It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 05 / 2016
- 129 x 198mm
This book is the ultimate pop culture timewarp set in the dystopian future of 2044. Perfect for anyone's inner geek! - Aaron (QBD)
If you love 80's pop culture, MMO's and generally awesome things, like a well hidden easter egg, then you need to have this book in your hand right now. There should be no humming or harring about purchasing this book because you will regret not immersing yourself in a nostalgic world that's slowly dying. Jump right into the OASIS with Wade as he follows the riddles from the founder, James Halliday, to win the ulitmate prize. Read it first before it becomes a movie! - Chelsea (QBD)
Ready Player One is an excellenet blend of fantasy and dystopian fiction and a very well regarded debut novel by Ernest Cline.
It is a number one pick for fans of video games and 80s culture as it makes consistent references to various pop culture trends in music, film and video games and systems from the decade.
It was very hard to put down with dramatic twists and moments that kept the reader on their toes. - Joshua (QBD)