Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, August 1st from noon till 3:00 PM to sign copies of his new book, Armada. And we hear he’s bringing his famous DeLorean, Ecto-88!
High school student Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if 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 he’s going crazy. A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO 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 the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack’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 the 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 wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little too… familiar? Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline’s trademark pop-culture savvy.
About the Author:
ERNEST CLINE is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games. You can find him on Twitter, or at ernestcline.com.
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before.
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About this author
ERNEST CLINE has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003
Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, signs his new book at Powell’s City of Books on both Burnside and Cedar Hills on Wednesday, July 15, 2015!
Armada (Crown) is an inventive, heartwarming, and completely nerdtastic adventure from Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One. It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He’s daydreaming through his boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy. A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a popular online flight simulator called Armada — in which gamers protect the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack’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 the earth from what’s about to befall it.
Please note: Cline will join us for a lunchtime book signing at our downtown store at 12:30 PM and an evening event (reading and book signing) at our Cedar Hills Crossing location at 7:00 PM.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
Author Ernest Cline signs at Book Soup on Monday June 25th at 7:00pm.
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
Author Ernest Cline signs at Powell’s Books on Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00PM.
At once wildly original and stuffed with ’80s nostalgia, Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (Broadway), now in paperback, is an ambitious and spectacularly genre-busting debut novel that’s part quest, part love story, and part virtual space opera, set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland, OR
Author Ernest Cline signs at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday June 6th!
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Author Ernest Cline signs on Saturday, September 10th from 7-9 PM!
7020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Ernie Cline signs on Wednesday, August 24 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm!
Austin-based author Ernie Cline has expressed his love of pop culture as a spoken-word artist and screenwriter for the 2009 film Fanboys. Now we’re thrilled to have him join us for the release of READY PLAYER ONE, his first novel!
Genre-busting, ambitious, and irresistibly charming, READY PLAYER ONE is a jaw-droppingly cinematic debut that features a breathtaking, meticulously imagined world that’s simultaneously futuristic and charmingly retro – a universe where light-speed-traveling DeLoreans battle it out with X-Wing fighters and entire planets are inspired by classic video arcades – combined with a plot that incorporates pop-culture esoterica such as Cap’n Crunch commercials, John Hughes movies, and giant Japanese robots.
Brandon says: “Ready Player One features a cameo from almost everything I’ve ever loved about pop culture, cleverly plugged into a story about the ultimate treasure hunt. It’s my new favorite novel!”
Austin Books & Comics
5002 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751