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Old 07-15-2015, 06:04 AM   #1
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Ernest Cline's Armada Released! #Armada #ReadyPlayerOne


Ready Player One author Ernest Cline has released his new novel, Armada, a story which will seem somewhat familar to fans of 80's movies.

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Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames heís spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.

But hey, thereís nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues donít get chosen to save the universe.

And then he sees the flying saucer.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:37 AM   #2
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I really didn't like Ready Player One that much. Was incredibly disappointed, to be honest.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:45 AM   #3
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I absolutely adored Ready Player One. Easily one of my favorite books of all time. Was very excited to receive my copy of Armada yesterday so I've already started in on it. Very excited to see where it takes me.
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I've been looking forward to reading this one. Cheers for the heads-up
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I absolutely adored Ready Player One. Easily one of my favorite books of all time. Was very excited to receive my copy of Armada yesterday so I've already started in on it. Very excited to see where it takes me.
I'm only a few pages into it. Solid opening chapter.

I also snagged a western noir titled The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman (which is totally and believably not my pen name).
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Already almost done with the audio book. Wil Weaton speaks to me while I drive.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:21 PM   #7
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Loved RP1. Took me forever to read because I was constantly reminiscing... thinking, 'Oh, I remember that! That was so cool!'... ad infinitum. Without that hook (presuming), I wonder how 'Armada' will fare? Either way, at least we have an RP1 movie incoming. /woot
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Already almost done with the audio book. Wil Weaton speaks to me while I drive.
Why would anyone want to listen to that pretentious douche read to them?
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Why would anyone want to listen to that pretentious douche read to them?
I also listened to the audiobook for Ready Player One. Wil Wheaton does a pretty great job with it.
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So... it is or is not a retelling of The Last Starfighter?
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So... it is or is not a retelling of The Last Starfighter?
It seems to be very heavily inspired by. :P
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So... it is or is not a retelling of The Last Starfighter?
I think it starts out as a straight retelling of Last Starfighter and then veers off at some point into an original story.
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I think it starts out as a straight retelling of Last Starfighter and then veers off at some point into an original story.
It turns out, he was DEAD the whole time!
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