The Resource Ready player one, Ernest Cline

Ready player one, Ernest Cline

Label
Ready player one
Title
Ready player one
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Cline
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cline, Ernest
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
990
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3603.L548
LC item number
R43 2011
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.7
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Virtual reality
  • Utopias
  • Puzzles
Label
Ready player one, Ernest Cline
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780307887436
Lccn
2011015247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2011015247
  • 1240415
Label
Ready player one, Ernest Cline
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780307887436
Lccn
2011015247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2011015247
  • 1240415

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