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About the Book


As it opens, high-school student Zack Lightman glances out his classroom window and spots a UFO. At first he thinks he’s going crazy. A minute later he’s sure of it, because the ship 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 Earth from alien invaders.  
Zack is sure he’s lost his mind. But what he’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 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? 

by Ernest Cline

  • Publication Date: April 12, 2016
  • Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN-10: 0804137277
  • ISBN-13: 9780804137270