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Ready player one

Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline's imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe."--Booklist, starred review.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Utopian fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Cline
ISBN: 9780307887436 030788743X 9780307887443 0307887448 9780553459388 0553459384
OCLC Number: 687652381
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
Children's award book.
"An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline's imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe."--Booklist, starred review.
"Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world. Stuffed to the gills with action, puzzles, nerdy romance, and 80s nostalgia, this high energy cyber-quest will make geeks everywhere feel like they were separated at birth from author Ernest Cline."--Chris Schluep, Amazon Best Book of the Month.
1st ed.
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Awards: ALA/YALSA Alex Award, 2012
Description: 374 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Ernest Cline.
Local System Bib Number:
.b32261780

Abstract:

"An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline's imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe."--Booklist, starred review.

"Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world. Stuffed to the gills with action, puzzles, nerdy romance, and 80s nostalgia, this high energy cyber-quest will make geeks everywhere feel like they were separated at birth from author Ernest Cline."--Chris Schluep, Amazon Best Book of the Month.

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Excellent and quick read.

by NatalieJVL (WorldCat user published 2015-08-03) Excellent Permalink

I highly recommend the book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2011) if you're interested in the dystopian sci-fi genre, 80s pop culture, Firefly, videogames, or philosophical questions about how technology is shaping humanity. Despite the grim settings the novel is funny, witty, and hopeful. A quick...
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candy for the speculative-tech lover

by brantles (WorldCat user published 2013-05-29) Excellent Permalink

A great read for anyone interested in gaming or science fiction. The description of environmental degradation and societal collapse is grim, but the action takes place in a fantasy virtual reality world, so that subject and the human suffering associated with it is minimal. It is mostly "underdog...
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