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Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two

Author: Ernest Cline Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/11/2020

_____________________ AN UNEXPECTED QUEST. TWO WORLDS AT STAKE. ARE YOU READY? Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday's contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday's vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous- and addictive- than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest- a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who'll kill millions to get what he wants. Wade's life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance. Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again. _____________________ Praise for Ready Player One: 'Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.' USA Today 'An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.' CNN 'Delightful . . . the grown-up's Harry Potter.' HuffPost 'As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.' Entertainment Weekly 'Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, [and] spectacularly successful.' Daily Mail 'A smart, funny thriller that both celebrates and critiques online culture.' San Francisco Chronicle 'A geek fantasia, '80s culture memoir and commentary on the future of online behavior all at once.' Austin American-Statesman

Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two

Author: Ernest Cline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2020

_____________________ AN UNEXPECTED QUEST. TWO WORLDS AT STAKE. ARE YOU READY? Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday's contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday's vaults, waiting for his heir to find it, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous - and addictive - than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest: a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who'll kill millions to get what he wants. Wade's life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance. Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again. _____________________ 'Delving back into the universe of OASIS is a nostalgic delight... fans will love returning to Cline's virtual world.' Press Association 'Living up to the smash hit Ready Player One - turned into a film by Steven Spielberg - was never going to be easy, but Ernest Cline's wry and savage sequel shows how it should be done... A wild ride. Make this into a movie now.' The Times 'Ernest Cline takes Ready Player One, gives it a software update, adds some more nostalgia and delivers sheer joy in Ready Player Two.' Phil Williams, Times Radio 'A stunning, futuristic thrill-ride, full of nostalgia and wonderful set-pieces. Ready Player Two improves on everything from its predecessor.' Daily Express _____________________ Praise for Ready Player One: 'Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.' USA Today 'An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.' CNN 'Delightful . . . the grown-up's Harry Potter.' HuffPost 'As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.' Entertainment Weekly 'Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, [and] spectacularly successful.' Daily Mail 'A smart, funny thriller that both celebrates and critiques online culture.' San Francisco Chronicle 'A geek fantasia, '80s culture memoir and commentary on the future of online behavior all at once.' Austin American-Statesman

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

PRE-ORDER NOW - READY PLAYER TWO: THE SEQUEL ______________________ ***NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG*** It's the year 2044 and the real world has become an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia when you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late 20th century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, as chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed ... ______________________ 'When I read Ready Player One, it was like the most amazing flash forward and flash back at the same time, to a decade I was very involved in, the 1980s, and to a future that's out there awaiting all of us, whether we like it or not.' Steven Spielberg 'Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.' USA Today 'Fresh and imaginative.' Entertainment Weekly 'Ridiculously fun.' NPR 'A geek fantasia.' Austin American-Statesman 'Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance and all heart.' CNN

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

Ernest Clines Bestseller "e;Ready Player One"e; ist DER Science-Fiction-Roman zur Virtual-Reality-Revolution und Vorlage fur den groen Kinoblockbuster von Steven Spielberg. Im Jahr 2045 ist die Welt ein hasslicher Ort: Die Erdolvorrate sind aufgebraucht, ein Groteil der Bevolkerung lebt in Armut. Einziger Lichtblick ist die OASIS, eine virtuelle Ersatzwelt, in der man leben, arbeiten, zur Schule gehen und spielen kann. Die OASIS ist ein ganzes Universum, es gibt Tausende von Welten, von denen jede ebenso einzigartig wie phantasievoll ist. Und sie hat ein Geheimnis.Der exzentrische Schopfer der OASIS hat tief im virtuellen Code einen Schatz vergraben, und wer ihn findet, wird seinen gesamten Besitz erben - zweihundertvierzig Milliarden Dollar. Eine Reihe von Ratseln weist den Weg, doch der Haken ist: Niemand wei, wo die Fahrte beginnt. Bis Wade Watts, ein ganz normaler Junge, der am Stadtrand von Oklahoma City in einem Wohnwagen lebt, den ersten wirklich brauchbaren Hinweis findet. Die Jagd ist eroffnet ..."e;Ready Player One ist absolut fantastisch - ein groer Spa fur den Geek in mir. Ich hatte das Gefuhl, als sei das Buch nur fur mich geschrieben worden."e; Patrick Rothfuss

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2018

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2018

PRE-ORDER NOW - READY PLAYER TWO: THE SEQUEL ______________________ THE BOOK BEHIND THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG Now available for the first time in a beautiful hardback edition, perfect for hardcore fans and collectors A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed. ____________________________________ If you loved READY PLAYER ONE and can't wait for more, check out ARMADA, Ernest Cline's geek masterpiece! 'Wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut' Independent 'Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart' CNN 'Ernest Cline's novel deserves to be a modern classic' SciFiNow 'Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, this really is a spectacularly successful debut' Daily Mail

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2017

Ernest Clines Bestseller Ready Player One ist DER Science-Fiction-Roman zur Virtual-Reality-Revolution und Vorlage fur den groen Kinoblockbuster von Steven Spielberg. Im Jahr 2045 ist die Welt ein hasslicher Ort: Die Erdolvorrate sind aufgebraucht, ein Groteil der Bevolkerung lebt in Armut. Einziger Lichtblick ist die OASIS, eine virtuelle Ersatzwelt, in der man leben, arbeiten, zur Schule gehen und spielen kann. Die OASIS ist ein ganzes Universum, es gibt Tausende von Welten, von denen jede ebenso einzigartig wie phantasievoll ist. Und sie hat ein Geheimnis.Der exzentrische Schopfer der OASIS hat tief im virtuellen Code einen Schatz vergraben, und wer ihn findet, wird seinen gesamten Besitz erben - zweihundertvierzig Milliarden Dollar. Eine Reihe von Ratseln weist den Weg, doch der Haken ist: Niemand wei, wo die Fahrte beginnt. Bis Wade Watts, ein ganz normaler Junge, der am Stadtrand von Oklahoma City in einem Wohnwagen lebt, den ersten wirklich brauchbaren Hinweis findet. Die Jagd ist eroffnet ..."e;Ready Player One ist absolut fantastisch - ein groer Spa fur den Geek in mir. Ich hatte das Gefuhl, als sei das Buch nur fur mich geschrieben worden."e; Patrick Rothfuss

Armada

Armada

Author: Ernest Cline Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2017

Zack Lightman ist ein Traumer und Geek. Seine Freizeit verbringt er am liebsten vor dem Computer, und richtig gut ist er nur in Armada einem Virtual-Reality-Shooter, in dem eine auerirdische Spezies versucht, die Erde zu erobern. Damit ahnelt sein Leben dem zahlreicher anderer Gamer. Bis eines Tages ein echtes Alien-Raumschiff uber seiner Heimatstadt auftaucht - und aus dem Computerspiel bitterer Ernst wird. Denn als sich die ersten Wellen auerirdischer Raumschiffe ankundigen, sind es allein die Gamer, die ihnen im Drohnenkampf gewachsen sind. Die besten unter ihnen werden von der Earth Defense Alliance angeworben und ausgebildet. Von einer geheimen Operationsbasis auf dem Mond aus fuhren Zack und seine Freunde einen Krieg, in dem es um das Schicksal der Erde geht.Armada ist groe Science Fiction vom Autor des Weltbestsellers Ready Player One der derzeit von Steven Spielberg verfilmt wird. Das perfekte Buch fur alle Gamer, Popkultur-Nerds und Fans von Independence Day EVE Online Elite: Dangerous oder Star Citizen und fur alle User von Oculus Rift, Vive oder PlayStation VR.

Armada

Armada

Author: Ernest Cline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

PRE-ORDER NOW - READY PLAYER TWO: THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO READY PLAYER ONE _______________________ '[A] masterful tale of Earth's desperate struggle against a powerful alien foe.' - Andy Weir, bestselling author of The Martian _______________________ It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom-if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he's going crazy. A minute later, he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada-in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills-as well as those of millions of gamers across the world-are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too... familiar? Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before-one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline's trademark pop-culture savvy. _______________________ Here's what everyone's saying about this epic masterpiece: 'a modern classic' - R.M. Rangeley on Amazon, 5 stars 'A modern masterpiece full of a new style of literary magic' - Spiros Kagadis on Amazon, 5 stars 'Excellent. Even better than Ready Player One.' - David Hay on Amazon, 5 stars 'One of my favourite books of all time. Incredibly well written' - Erin Coppin on Amazon, 5 stars 'Awesome! If you liked Ready Player One, would be very surprised if you don't like this' - T. Llewellyn-Sanders on Amazon, 5 stars 'Absolutely awesome!!! Read in less than 24 hours, hooked on every page' - R. Nicholson on Amazon, 5 stars 'Amazing and a great follow up read to Ready Player One!' - Chris on Amazon, 5 stars 'an incredible story which had me on the edge of my seat the whole time... a joy to read' - Helen Ratcliffe on Amazon, 5 stars 'Cline brings you back to all those amazing, unbelievable things you imagined could happen as a kid and makes them real' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Absolutely brilliant! Couldn't put it down, a must read' - Sam Bean on Amazon, 5 stars 'a love letter to old school alien invasion sci-fi... Highly, HIGHLY recommended for all fans of Cline's previous novel, Ready Player One, as well as any classic science fiction fan' - Izzy on Amazon, 5 stars 'Ernest Cline is celebrating this culture in a way that's not just adding another book to the genre, but actually truly celebrating it, the possibilities, wonders and madness of it all' - Heather on Amazon, 5 stars 'majorly, fantastically geeky... Armada just ticked all my boxes' - H. Ross on Amazon, 5 stars This book has been published with two different covers and may be delivered with either cover. Please rest assured that regardless of the cover, the content of the book is the same.

Armada

Armada

Author: Ernest Cline Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2015

From the author ofReady Player One, a rollicking alien invasion thriller that embraces and subverts science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline can.Zack Lightman has never much cared for reality. He vastly prefers the countless science-fiction movies, books, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. And too often, he catches himself wishing that some fantastic, impossible, world-altering event could arrive to whisk him off on a grand spacefaring adventure.So when he sees the flying saucer, he's sure his years of escapism have finally tipped over into madness.Especially because the alien ship he's staring at is straight out of his favorite videogame, a flight simulator callledArmada--in which gamers just happen to be protecting Earth from alien invaders.As impossible as it seems, what Zack's seeing is all too real. And it's just the first in a blur of revlations that will force him to question everything he thought he knew about Earth's history, its future, even his own life--and to play the hero for real, with humanity's life in the balance.But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can't help thinking: Doesn't something about this scenario feel a little bit like...well...fiction?At once reinventing and paying homage to science-fiction classics,Armadais a rollicking, surprising thriller, a coming-of-age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

PRE-ORDER NOW - READY PLAYER TWO: THE SEQUEL ______________________ THE BOOK BEHIND THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG Now available for the first time in a beautiful hardback edition, perfect for hardcore fans and collectors A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed. ____________________________________ If you loved READY PLAYER ONE and can't wait for more, check out ARMADA, Ernest Cline's geek masterpiece! 'Wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut' Independent 'Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart' CNN 'Ernest Cline's novel deserves to be a modern classic' SciFiNow 'Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, this really is a spectacularly successful debut' Daily Mail

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2011

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadThe bestselling cult classicnow 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 debutpart 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 fortuneand remarkable powerto 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 lovedthat 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 huntamong 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 lifeand lovein the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.A world at stake.A quest for the ultimate prize.Are you ready?

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