Ready player one / Ernest Cline

Author(s): Cline, Ernest
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Subjects: Regression (Civilization)--Fiction
Virtual reality--Fiction
Utopias--Fiction
Puzzles--Fiction
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Crown Publishers, c2011
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: 374 p. ; 25 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2011015247
ISBN: 9780307887436
ISBN: 030788743X
ISBN: 9780307887450 (ebk.)
ISBN: 0307887456 (ebk.)
Summary: "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
Summary: "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
IMC copy purchased with monies from the Richard & Dorothy Duncan Fund
Donation Info: Donor : Duncan, Richard
Donor : Duncan, Dorothy
OCLC Number: 687652381
ISBN/ISSN: 9780307887436
030788743X
9780307887450
0307887456