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Ready Player One
By Wil Wheaton (narrator) and Ernest Cline
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date August 16, 2011
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307913142
ISBN-10 0307913147
Dimensions 1.75 by 5.25 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The bestselling cult classic—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.


At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

It’s the year 2045, 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?



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780307887436
 
1 edition from Crown Pub (August 16, 2011)
9780307887436 | details & prices | 374 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $25.00
About: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.
Paperback
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from Broadway Books (June 5, 2012)
9780307887443 | details & prices | 374 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The cult classic—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Wil Wheaton (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (August 16, 2011)
9780307913142 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $40.00
About: Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThe bestselling cult classic—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606264129
 
from Turtleback Books (June 5, 2012)
9780606264129 | details & prices | 374 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $28.20
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