Armada is a fictional novel copyrighted in 2015 by Dark All Day, Inc. Armada was published in the United States by Broadway Books of Crown Publishing Group.
Armada is a science fiction novel by Ernest Cline. The book's back cover synopsis reads as follows:
"Zack Lightman has never much cared for reality. He vastly prefers the countless science-fiction movies, books, and videogames he's spent his life consuming - and too often he catches himself wishing that some fatnastic, impossible, world-altering event could arrive to whisk him off on a grand spacefaring adventure.
So when he sees the flying saucer, he's sure his years of escapism have finally tipped over to psychosis.
Especially because the alien ship he's staring at is straight out of his favorite videogame, a flight simulator called Armada - in which gamers just happen to be protecting Earth from alien invaders.
As impossible as it seems, what Zack's seeing is all too real. And it's just the first in a blur of revelations that will force him to question everything he thought he knew about Earth's history, it's future, even his own life - and to play the hero for real, with humanity's fate in the balance.
But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can't help thinking: Doesn't something about this scenario feel a little bit like... well... fiction?
At once reinventing and paying homage to science-fiction classics as only Ernest Cline can, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a coming-of-age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before."
Armada was written by Ernest Cline, the author of Ready Player One. Armada was on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks.
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