Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two

"A 1980s cultural assessment of the fantastical future of online behavior continues the story that began in the internationally best-selling futuristic novel, Ready Player One, that inspired a blockbuster Steven Spielberg film"--

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest Cline
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2020-11-24
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781524761332


Ready Player One

Ready Player One

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest Cline
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2011-08-16
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780307887450


Armada

Armada

From the bestselling author of "Ready Player One." After sighting a UFO, high-school student Zack and his new comrades must scramble to prepare for an alien onslaught, in this rollicking, surprising thriller and coming-of-age adventure.

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Genre : High school students
Author : Ernest Cline
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2018-11-06
Total Pages : 528 Pages
ISBN : 9781984823151


Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two

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Author : Ernest Cline
Publisher : Arrow
Release : 2021-11-09
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 1784758027


Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two

La secuela de Ready Player One, el best seller mundial que Steven Spielberg adaptó al cine. «Esta historia trata sobre ti y sobre la influencia que han tenido los videojuegos en tu vida.» Trevor Noah Días después de ganar la competición ideada por James Halliday, el fundador de OASIS, Wade Watts hace un descubrimiento que lo cambia todo. Oculto en las cajas fuertes de Halliday y a la espera de que lo encuentre su heredero, se halla un avance tecnológico que volverá a cambiar el mundo y convertirá a OASIS en un lugar mil veces más asombroso (y adictivo) de lo que Wade jamás habría creído posible. Dicho avance da pie a un nuevo acertijo y a una nueva misión, un último Huevo de Pascua de Halliday que da a entender que existe un misterioso premio. Wade también se encontrará con un nuevo rival muy peligroso, increíblemente poderoso y capaz de matara millones de personas para conseguir lo que quiere. La vida de Wade y el futuro de OASIS vuelven a estar en juego, pero en esta ocasión también pende de un hilo el destino de la humanidad. Con una nostalgia y una originalidad que solo podrían salir de la mente de Ernest Cline, Ready Player Two nos adentra de nuevo en su querido universo virtual, embarcándonos en otra aventura imaginativa, divertida y llena de acción, y vuelve a impresionarnos con su apasionante representación del futuro. Sobre Ready Player One: «Un libro impresionante. Me pareció que estaba escrito para mí.» Patrick Rothfuss

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest Cline
Publisher : NOVA
Release : 2021-03-25
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9788418037092


Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two

Cultural stereotypes to the contrary, approximately half of all video game players are now women. A subculture once dominated by men, video games have become a form of entertainment composed of gender binaries. Supported by games such as Diner Dash, Mystery Case Files, Wii Fit, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood—which are all specifically marketed toward women—the gamer industry is now a major part of imagining what femininity should look like. In Ready Player Two, media critic Shira Chess uses the concept of “Player Two”—the industry idealization of the female gamer—to examine the assumptions implicit in video games designed for women and how they have impacted gaming culture and the larger society. With Player Two, the video game industry has designed specifically for the feminine ideal: she is white, middle class, heterosexual, cis-gendered, and abled. Drawing on categories from time management and caregiving to social networking, consumption, and bodies, Chess examines how games have been engineered to shape normative ideas about women and leisure. Ready Player Two presents important arguments about how gamers and game developers must change their thinking about both women and games to produce better games, better audiences, and better industry practices. Ultimately, this book offers vital prescriptions for how one of our most powerful entertainment industries must evolve its ideas of women.

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Genre : Games & Activities
Author : Shira Chess
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2017-10-01
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781452954998


Artemis

Artemis

Augmenting her limited income by smuggling contraband to survive on the Moon's wealthy city of Artemis, Jazz agrees to commit what seems to be a perfect, lucrative crime, only to find herself embroiled in a conspiracy for control of the city.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Andy Weir
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2017
Total Pages : 305 Pages
ISBN : 9780553448122


The Importance Of Being Ernest

The Importance Of Being Ernest

Familiar and resonant, Cline's collection takes readers into a private landscape of science fiction, pop culture, and pornography. Ernest Cline is a geek, novelist, poet, and screenwriter based in Austin, Texas. In addition to winning poetry slams, Cline is known for screenwriting "Fanboys," released in 2009. He also recently sold the film rights to his latest book, "Armada."

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Ernest Cline
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release : 2014-08-22
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781938912313


A Brightness Long Ago

A Brightness Long Ago

From the internationally bestselling author of Tigana and The Lions of Al-Rassan comes a masterful new novel set in a vivid world evoking early Renaissance Italy and offering an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition. In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man recalls his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a count--and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast. Danio's fate changed the moment he recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the Beast's chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger--and freedom--which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place. Unforgettable figures share the unfolding story. Among them: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting all these lives and many more, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders, lifelong adversaries, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance. A Brightness Long Ago offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-05-14
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780143192640


The Art Of Ready Player One

The Art Of Ready Player One

Discover the captivating art of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Our dystopian world lies on the brink of chaos and collapse, but the people have found their salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune in the form of a digital Easter egg hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. Wade Watts, an unlikely young hero, decides to join the contest and embarks on a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of action, danger, and mystery. Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on author Ernest Cline’s internationally best-selling book, Ready Player One is a hugely imaginative sci-fi adventure set in a rich virtual world. The Art of Ready Player One explores the creation of the incredible design work for this much-anticipated film, showcasing a wealth of concept art, sketches, storyboards, and other stunning visuals. The book also features exclusive interviews and commentary from the creative team, forming the perfect companion to one of the most exciting films of 2018.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Gina McIntyre
Publisher : Insight Editions
Release : 2018-04-17
Total Pages : 156 Pages
ISBN : 1683832094