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Ready Player One

Ernest Cline Book gets the Spielberg Treatment

19 March 2018

Dystopian Science Fiction novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline will be hitting cinema screens on March 29th. The film rights were picked up by Steven Spielberg who, judging by the films he has produced before, was a viable candidate to do justice to this book.

The story is set in 2044 where resources have run out, the climate is wrecked and humanity hangs on by a thread. The only escape for people is the Oasis, a virtual reality world in which the inhabitants can immerse themselves and be anything they want to be. The founder of the Oasis, James Halliday, has died without an heir. As his last act, he left clues hidden in the Oasis for users to find and unlock - whoever solves all of them gains control of the Oasis and inherits the fortune left by James. Young player Wade Watts has just found and solved the first clues and is suddenly pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize. With his friends in the virtual world all after the same thing he must decide who he can trust.

Ready Player One is a very readable and enjoyable story and the perfect book to introduce new readers to the genre of science fiction. This book may surprise those who think that sci-fi is not for them. If you want to give it a try then it is available in Calibre’s audio library:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline   (012489)