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  • Ernest Cline

    Brought to you by Penguin. ***NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG*** 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...read more

  • Ernest Cline

    THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF READY PLAYER ONE It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy. A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack’s...read more

  • Ernest Cline

    #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,...read more

  • Ernest Cline

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A rollicking alien invasion thriller that embraces and subverts science-fiction conventions, from the author of the worldwide phenomenon Ready Player One  “Exciting . . . mixes Star Wars, The Last Starfighter, Independence Day, and a really gnarly round of Space Invaders.”—USA Today • “A thrilling coming of age story.”—Entertainment Weekly 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...read more

  • Ernest Cline

    The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the “ridiculously fun and large-hearted” (NPR) near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.   Praise for Ready Player One   “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today   “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN   “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost   “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment...read more

  • Ernest Cline

    Zack Lightman ist ein Träumer und Geek. Richtig gut ist er nur in Armada, einem Virtual-Reality-Spiel, in dem eine außerirdische Spezies versucht, die Erde zu erobern. Damit ähnelt sein Leben dem zahlreicher anderer Gamer. Bis eines Tages ein echtes Alien-Raumschiff über seiner Heimatstadt auftaucht - und aus dem Computerspiel bitterer Ernst wird. Denn als sich die ersten Wellen außerirdischer Raumschiffe ankündigen, sind es allein die Gamer, die ihnen im Drohnenkampf gewachsen sind. Und so führen Zack und seine Freunde einen Krieg, in dem es um das Schicksal der Erde...read more