Ready Player One

2011 science fiction novel by Ernest Cline / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Ready Player One is a 2011 science fiction novel, and the debut novel of American author Ernest Cline. The story, set in a dystopia in 2045, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a worldwide virtual reality game, the discovery of which would lead him to inherit the game creator's fortune. Cline sold the rights to publish the novel in June 2010, in a bidding war to the Crown Publishing Group (a division of Random House).[1] The book was published on August 16, 2011.[2] An audiobook was released the same day; it was narrated by Wil Wheaton, who was mentioned briefly in one of the chapters.[3][4]Ch. 20 In 2012, the book received an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association division of the American Library Association[5] and won the 2011 Prometheus Award.[6]

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Ready Player One
First edition cover
AuthorErnest Cline
Audio read byWil Wheaton
CountryUnited States
SubjectVideo games, Virtual Reality
GenreLitRPG, science fiction, pop culture fiction, dystopian
PublisherCrown Publishing Group
Publication date
August 16, 2011
Media typePrint (hardcover and paperback), e-book, audiobook
Followed byReady Player Two 

A film adaptation, screenwritten by Cline and Zak Penn and directed by Steven Spielberg, was released on March 29, 2018. A sequel novel, Ready Player Two, was released on November 24, 2020, to a widely negative critical reception.[7][8]

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