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I’m excited that the cover of Ernest Cline’s latest book, Armada, was unveiled this week! Armada doesn’t come out until Summer of next year, but when I saw the cover I couldn’t help but feature it.
Armada by Ernest Cline
Publication Date: now July 14, 2015! (publisher book page)
Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another dull math class when the high-tech dropship lands in his school’s courtyard-and when the men in the dark suits and sunglasses leap out of the ship and start calling his name, he’s sure he’s still dreaming.
But the dream is all too real; the people of Earth need him. As Zack soon discovers, the videogame he’s been playing obsessively for years isn’t just a game; it’s part of a massive, top-secret government training program, designed to teach gamers the skills they’ll need to defend Earth from a possible alien invasion. And now…that invasion is coming.
As he and his companions prepare to enter their ships and do battle, Zack learns that the father he thought was dead is actually a key player in this secret war. And together with his father, he’ll uncover the truth about the alien threat, race to prevent a genocide, and discover a mysterious third player in the interplanetary chess game he’s been thrown into.
In Armada, a gamer has to use his skills to prevent an alien invasion, and reunites with his father along the way. Sounds cool, right? I’m a big fan of Cline’s Ready Player One, and while Armada isn’t a sequel it definitely sounds like it will appeal to the same audience. And there’s going to be a movie too. I expect we’ll hear a lot more about this book next year! The cover has a retro videogame Galaga thing going on that seems fitting to the story – what do you think of it?
What book(s) are you eagerly anticipating this week?