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Ready player one

Ernest. Cline

1st ed.. ©2011

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (PS 3603 .L548 R43 2011 )()

  • Title:
    Ready player one
  • Author: Ernest. Cline
  • Description: "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.
    It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune -- and remarkable power -- to whoever can unlock them.
    For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved -- that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt -- among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life -- and love -- in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?
  • Local Note: acq2018enl
  • Publication Date: ©2011
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers
  • Format: 374 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780307887436;ISBN 030788743X;ISBN 9780307887443;ISBN 0307887448;ISBN 9780553459388;ISBN 0553459384;ISBN 9781524763282;ISBN 1524763284
  • Subjects: Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction; Virtual reality -- Fiction; Utopias -- Fiction; Puzzles -- Fiction; Virtual reality -- Fiction; Puzzles; Regression (Civilization); Utopias; Virtual reality; Virtual reality -- Fiction; Utopias -- Fiction; Puzzles -- Fiction; Fantasy fiction; Fantasy fiction -- Young adult; Utopian fiction; Fantasy fiction; Fiction; Science fiction; Fantasy fiction; Science fiction; Utopian fiction
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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