Ready for Ready Player One?
There’s still time to read the best selling book, Ready Player One, before it comes out in theatres on March 30th. It takes place in a bleak future where people escape their
poverty laden lives by plugging into OASIS, an online utopia. The creator has left three keys in this online world and the finder will inherit his fortune.
Read it before you watch it here!
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Or read Ernest Cline’s second novel
Armada If you enjoy your alien taking over the world stories with an abundance of pop culture and nerd references thrown in, then this might be your book.
And finally check out one of these if you’ve already availed yourself of Ernest Cline’s books and find yourself wanting more.
In Real Life Graphic novel by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang featuring Anda, a gamer who enjoys spending time on Coarsegold Online, a multiplayer role playing game. After spending most of her time in Coarsegold, Anda’s ideas of right and wrong develop complexity as she meets a user who is doing something illegal but necessary for survival.
Death Dream Ben Bova’s “novel of “technology gone too far” could easily take place today. Dan Santorini has been hired to develop the ultimate virtual-reality simulation game. He moves to Florida only to find that something is very wrong. First his daughter has some disturbing encounters in the games that the company provides for her school, and then a colleague is killed while practicing one of his VR programs. As Dan races against time to find the answers and to save his family, he is hampered at every turn by greedy investors, a desperate boss, and government investigators. A well-researched and timely book.-Susan McFaden, Fairfax County Public Library, VA 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The Eye of Minds “Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secrets out”– Provided by publisher.
Reamde When his own high-tech start up turns into a Fortune 500 computer gaming group, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa family who has amassed an illegal fortune, finds the line between fantasy and reality becoming blurred when a virtual war for dominance is triggered.