Waiting on Wednesday (124) ARMADA by Ernest Cline (Take Two)


WOW 2014 copy

Welcome to the Sci-Fi November version of Waiting on Wednesday! Sci-Fi November is hosted by Oh, The Books! and Rinn Reads, and Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. This month I’m highlighting upcoming science fiction titles that I’m dying to read.

I say “Take Two” up there because I have already highlighted Armada in a WoW post, WoW #68, more than a year ago. Apparently, the publication date was pushed back, and now Armada isn’t due out until July 2015. So…


Let’s try this again! I have been waiting for this darn book to come out for almost THREE YEARS. I reviewed Ready Player One back in the first months of this blog, and loved it to pieces, and I’ve been dying to read another book by Cline ever since. Here’s the description from Goodreads:

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.


Please, Crown Publishing, let it be for reals this time!! Let me know what you’re waiting on this week:-)

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Posted November 5, 2014 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 13 Comments


13 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (124) ARMADA by Ernest Cline (Take Two)

  1. Wow, I had no idea that the concept for Armada had been floating around for so long! That could be because I just read Ready Player One this year though…I really liked RPO and I’ll definitely be giving Armada a shot!

  2. I was gonna say, I could have sworn I remember seeing Armada in one of your past WoWs! Makes sense to feature it again, as the release date keeps getting pushed back or remains not confirmed. I featured it for my WoW a while ago too, just give me this damn book already!

  3. I’ve just discovered your blog and see that you’re an SF fan!! Me, too!! ( I’m an eclectic blogger, and this is one of my fave genres.)

    BTW, I’m now following you.

    I’m going to check out “Sci-Fi November”! Meanwhile, I LOVE your WOW!! I think I remember hearing about this novel quite a while back, and now you say you’ve been waiting for three years. Gee, I wonder what’s taking so long! Well, anyway, I’m adding it to my TBR right away! I hope we’ll both enjoy it when it finally comes out!! Lol. : )