The Resource Armada, Ernest Cline

Armada, Ernest Cline

Label
Armada
Title
Armada
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Cline
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 he has 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, there is nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? Zack tells himself, after all, that he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues do not get chosen to save the universe. And then Zack sees the flying saucer. Even stranger, the alien ship Zack is 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. What Zack is seeing is all too real, and his skills along with those of millions of gamers across the world are going to be needed to save Earth. But Zack can't help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, even through the terror and exhilaration, and wondering: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little... familiar?
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Cline, Ernest
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3603 .L548
LC item number
A89 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Wil Wheaton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wheaton, Wil
  • Random House Audio Publishing
  • Books on Tape, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High school students
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Science fiction fans
  • Computer flight games
  • Fathers and sons
  • Conspiracies
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Armada, Ernest Cline
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn907124675
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
10 sound discs (approximately 12 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804149136
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 4324
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1722219
  • (OCoLC)907124675
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Armada, Ernest Cline
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn907124675
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
10 sound discs (approximately 12 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804149136
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 4324
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1722219
  • (OCoLC)907124675
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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