Ready Player One Book
Score: 4
From 3,500 Ratings

Ready Player One


  • Author : Ernest Cline
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-08-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307887450

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Ready Player One Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

Ready Player One Book
Score: 4
From 3,216 Ratings

Ready Player One


  • Author : Ernest Cline
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307887436

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Ready Player One Excerpt :

Immersing himself in a mid-21st-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's super-wealthy creator, who has promised that the winner will be his heir. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)

Ready Player One Book
Score: 4
From 3,225 Ratings

Ready Player One


  • Author : Ernest Cline
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-08-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446493830

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Ready Player One Excerpt :

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 r

Ready Player Two Book
Score: 3
From 40 Ratings

Ready Player Two


  • Author : Ernest Cline
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524761356

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Ready Player Two Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The thrilling sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST • “The game is on again. . . . A great mix of exciting fantasy and threatening fact.”—The Wall Street Journal 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.

Armada Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Armada


  • Author : Ernest Cline
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804137263

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Armada Excerpt :

From the author of Ready Player One, a rollicking alien invasion thriller that embraces and subverts science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could. 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 callled Armada--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 as only Ernest Cline can, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a coming-of-age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before.

The Art of Ready Player One Book

The Art of Ready Player One


  • Author : Gina McIntyre
  • Publisher : Insight Editions
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 1683832094

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The Art of Ready Player One Excerpt :

Discover the captivating art of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Our dystopian world lies on the brink of chaos and collapse, but the people have found their salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune in the form of a digital Easter egg hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. Wade Watts, an unlikely young hero, decides to join the contest and embarks on a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of action, danger, and mystery. Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on author Ernest Cline’s internationally best-selling book, Ready Player One is a hugely imaginative sci-fi adventure set in a rich virtual world. The Art of Ready Player One explores the creation of the incredible design work for this much-anticipated film, showcasing a wealth of concept art, sketches, storyboards, and other stunning visuals. The book also features exclusive interviews and commentary from the creative team, forming the perfect companion to one of the most exciting films of 2018.

Player One Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Player One


  • Author : Douglas Coupland
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887849688

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Player One Excerpt :

Story of five people caught inside an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster.

Robopocalypse Book

Robopocalypse


  • Author : Daniel H. Wilson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-06-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857204158

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Robopocalypse Excerpt :

Roughly twenty years from now, our technological marvels unite and turn against us. A childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online…and kills the man who created it. This first act of betrayal leads Archos to gain control over the global network of machines and technology that regulates everything from transportation to utilities, defense, and communications. In the early months, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans - from a senator and single mother disconcerted by her daughter's "smart" toys, to a lonely Japanese bachelor, to an isolated U.S. soldier - but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is far too late. Then, in the span of minutes, at a moment known later in history as Zero Hour, every mechanical device in our world rebels, setting off the Robot War that both decimates and - for the first time in history - unites humankind.

Ready Player One Book
Score: 4
From 3,193 Ratings

Ready Player One


  • Author : Ernest Cline
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Puzzles
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804190145

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Ready Player One Excerpt :

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller--now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, 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.

I  Gloria Grahame Book

I Gloria Grahame


  • Author : Sky Gilbert
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459748309

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I Gloria Grahame Excerpt :

A professor of English literature writes the autobiography of his fantasy alter-ego, wanton movie star Gloria Grahame, while his own sexual desires go frustrated. Denton Moulton — a shy, effeminate male professor — lives inside his head, where he is really a long-dead movie star: the glamorous Gloria Grahame, from the golden age of Hollywood. Professor Moulton is desperate to reveal Gloria’s shocking secret before he dies. Does he have the right to tell this woman’s story? Who, in fact, has the right to tell anyone’s story at all? A scandalous, humorous novel of taboo desires and repression, I, Gloria Grahame alternates between Gloria’s imagined life with her film-director husband, Nicholas Ray, director of Rebel Without a Cause, and Denton’s increasingly frustrated real-life attempts to produce his own work of art: an all-male drag production of Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis. The novel takes us from high-strung film sets to dark bars and the puritanical offices of government arts granting agencies, where Denton runs up against the sternest warnings that he may not, in fact, imagine himself as someone else, even in art. A RARE MACHINES BOOK

Head First Statistics Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Head First Statistics


  • Author : Dawn Griffiths
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2008-08-26
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 716
  • ISBN 10 : 9780596800864

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Head First Statistics Excerpt :

A comprehensive introduction to statistics that teaches the fundamentals with real-life scenarios, and covers histograms, quartiles, probability, Bayes' theorem, predictions, approximations, random samples, and related topics.

The Centaur s Wife Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Centaur s Wife


  • Author : Amanda Leduc
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735272866

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The Centaur s Wife Excerpt :

Amanda Leduc's brilliant new novel, woven with fairy tales of her own devising and replete with both catastrophe and magic, is a vision of what happens when we ignore the natural world and the darker parts of our own natures. Heather is sleeping peacefully after the birth of her twin daughters when the sound of the world ending jolts her awake. Stumbling outside with her babies and her new husband, Brendan, she finds that their city has been destroyed by falling meteors and that her little family are among only a few who survived. But the mountain that looms over the city is still green--somehow it has been spared the destruction that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. Heather is one of the few who know the mountain, a place city-dwellers have always been forbidden to go. Her dad took her up the mountain when she was a child on a misguided quest to heal her legs, damaged at birth. The tragedy that resulted has shaped her life, bringing her both great sorrow and an undying connection to the deep magic of the mountain, made real by the beings she and her dad encountered that day: Estajfan, a centaur born of sorrow and of an ancient, impossible love, and his two siblings, marooned between the magical and the human world. Even as those in the city around her--led by Tasha, a charismatic doctor who fled to the city from the coast with her wife and other refugees--struggle to keep everyone alive, Heather constantly looks to the mountain, drawn by love, by fear, by the desire for rescue. She is torn in two by her awareness of what unleashed the meteor shower and what is coming for the few survivors, once the green and living earth makes a final reckoning of the usefulness of human life and finds it wanting. At times devastating, but ultimately redemptive, Amanda Leduc's fable for our uncertain times reminds us that the most important things in life aren't things at all, but rather the people we want by our side at the end of the world.

Ambergris  City of Saints and Madmen  Shriek  An Afterword  Finch Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Ambergris City of Saints and Madmen Shriek An Afterword Finch


  • Author : Jeff VanderMeer
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771093463

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Ambergris City of Saints and Madmen Shriek An Afterword Finch Excerpt :

From New York Times bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer comes the one-volume reissue of his cult classic Ambergris Trilogy: City of Saints and Madmen, Finch, and Shriek: An Afterword. Before Area X, there was Ambergris. Jeff VanderMeer conceived what would become his first cult classic series of speculative works: The Ambergris Trilogy. Now, for the first time ever, the story of the sprawling metropolis of Ambergris is collected into a single volume, including City of Saints and Madmen, Finch: An Afterword, and Shriek.

Dungeon  Board Game Book

Dungeon Board Game


  • Author : Wizards RPG Team
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-06-24
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 078696555X

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Dungeon Board Game Excerpt :

First released in 1975 and revised throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the Dungeon! boardgame lets you explore a multi-level dungeon in search of treasure guarded by terrible monsters. The deeper into the dungeon you go, the deadlier the monsters and the greater the treasure. The player who returns to the beginning chamber with the most treasure wins!

The Lottery Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Lottery


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : The Creative Company
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 158341584X

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The Lottery Excerpt :

A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.