Holy crap, that’s exciting!!!
I’m not entirely surprised by that news considering the love that RP1 has garnered. I’ve started reading Armada since returning from our mountain vacation and I definitely see the images from the book in my head as if they were coming from the big screen.
You know what this means??? A chance to get your book signed by Cline at one of his many appearances (and you MUST meet this guy, he’s smart, funny, charming and full of geekery. If you are lucky he’ll bring his DeLorean. Go. Do it. Get thee to the nearest book signing event. Now!)
Book Synopsis from the Armada website:
THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF READY PLAYER ONE
It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He’s daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if he can make it that long without getting suspended again.
Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.
At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy.
A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.
But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.
Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can’t help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little too… familiar?
Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline’s trademark pop-culture savvy.
Read early internet love for Armada here:
The website for the book – http://armadabook.com
I’ll post a review once I’m done (getting close). Can’t wait to see all the fan art that you guys come up with!