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 fantastic, impossible, world-altering event could arrive to whisk him off on a grand spacefaring adventure.Â
So when he sees the flying saucer, he's sure his years of escapism have finally tipped over into madness.Â
Especially because the alien ship he's staring at is straight out of his favorite videogame, a flight simulator callledÂ Armada--in which gamers just happen to be protecting Earth from alien invaders.Â
As impossible as it seems, what Zack's seeing is all too real. And it's just the first in a blur of revlations that will force him to question everything he thought he knew about Earth's history, its future, even his own life--and to play the hero for real, with humanity's life in the balance.Â
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?Â
At once reinventing and paying homage to science-fiction classics,Â ArmadaÂ is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a coming-of-age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before.
About: Its just another day of high school for Zack Lightman Hes daydreaming through another boring math class with just one more month to go until graduation and freedomif 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 hes going crazy A minute later hes sure of it Because the UFO hes staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armadain which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders But what Zacks seeing is all too real And his skillsas well as those of millions of gamers across the worldare going to be needed to save the earth from whats about to befall it Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught Zack cant help thinking of all the sciencefiction books TV shows and movies he grew up reading and watching and wonder Doesnt something about this scenario seem a little tooS familiar
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