Ready player one / Ready Player One (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
Ready player one / Ready Player One Cover Image
Email or call for price
Hard to Find

Staff Reviews


Although I missed out on the majority of the 1980's, reading Ready Player One was intensely enjoyable despite being stuffed full of 80's references, from the common to the obscure. Wade is a teen who lives in the incredibly grim future–year 2044, where most of the world's resources have been used up and there's little hope for improvement. The only thing keeping him and the rest of the impoverished world sane is Oasis, a sophisticated virtual reality that far surpasses our current reality. When the founder of Oasis died he left keys buried around the many planets he created. The person who solves the clues (all involving his obsession with the 1980's) will inherit his massive fortune. No one has made any progress on the challenging puzzle–until Wade. Now he's fighting for a fortune and his life. I foresee this being a huge crossover hit with both adults who miss the sweet sounds of synthesizer-laden music and teens who've never had the privilege of playing a coin-operated arcade game. Don't miss this one!

Lauren's Staff Picks

August 2011 Indie Next List


“The world in 2044, is a mess. Energy sources are depleted, cities are jam-packed and the lives of average people are full of misery. In order to escape the hardships of everyday life, billions escape into the electronic virtual world OASIS. When the multi-billionaire creator of OASIS dies, he leaves his fortune in trust for the first avatar to complete three virtual quests. Wade Watts, a lonely teenage misfit, decides to compete and win the prize. Filled with references to 1970s and '80s pop culture, Ready Player One is a love story, a quest novel and a parable for the electronic age.”
— John Hoover, Misty Valley Books, Chester, VT

Fall '12 Reading Group List


“The world in 2044 is a mess. Energy sources are depleted, cities are jam-packed, and the lives of average people are full of misery. In order to escape the hardships of everyday life, billions escape into the electronic virtual world OASIS. When the multi-billionaire creator of OASIS dies, he leaves his fortune in trust for the first avatar to complete three virtual quests. Wade Watts, a lonely teenage misfit, decides to compete and win the prize. Filled with references to 1970s and '80s pop culture, Ready Player One is a love story, a quest novel, and a parable for the electronic age.”
— John Hoover, Misty Valley Books, Chester, VT

Description


La novela cibernética que ha inspirado la gran producción de Warner Bross, a medio camino entre Avatar y Matrix.

Estamos en el año 2044 y, como el resto de la humanidad, Wade Watts prefiere mil veces el videojuego de OASIS al cada vez más sombrío mundo real. Se asegura que esconde las diabólicas piezas de un rompecabezas cuya resolución conduce a una fortuna incalculable. Las claves del enigma están basadas en la cultura de finales del siglo XX y, durante años, millones de humanos han intentado dar con ellas, sin éxito.

De repente, Wade logra resolver el primer rompecabezas del premio, y, a partir de ese momento, debe competir contra miles de jugadores para conseguir el trofeo. La única forma de sobrevivir es ganar; pero para hacerlo tendrá que abandonar su existencia virtual y enfrentarse a la vida y al amor en el mundo real, del que siempre ha intentado escapar.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

It’s the year 2044. Wade Watts spends hours jacked into the OASIS, a videogame, dreaming of being the one to discover, like most of humanity, the lottery ticket that lies concealed in this virtual world. OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of puzzles that will yield massive fortune to whoever can unlock them.

About the Author


Ernest Cline (Ohio, Estados Unidos, 1972) es poeta, escritor y guionista. En 2010, vendió los derechos de su primera novela, Ready Player One, a la Warner Bros, que proyecta hacer una gran producción, con el propio Cline como guionista. Los derechos de la novela se han vendido en medio mundo, después de convencer a los medios y lectores en lengua inglesa, y cautivar a autores de la talla de Charlaine Harris y Patrick Rothfuss, a quien, según ha confesado, le pareció haberla escrito él mismo.

Actualmente, Cline vive en Austin, Texas, con su esposa, su hija y una gran colección de videojuegos clásicos.
Product Details
ISBN: 9788466649179
ISBN-10: 8466649174
Publisher: Ediciones B
Publication Date: February 1st, 2008
Pages: 462
Language: English
Merchant Services
SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment