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    ERNEST CLINE has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone.  His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His 2009 film Fanboys, much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon.  These days Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, their daughter, and a large collection of classic video games.  READY PLAYER ONE is his first novel.

    In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 
       But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

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    ISBN 9780307887443
    Genre FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure
    Format Paperback
    Pages 374
    Publisher Date 2012-06-05 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Broadway Books
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Cline, Ernest
    Country of Origin United States

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