File-Ready Player One cover

Front cover of Ready Player One.

Ready Player One is a science fiction novel written by Ernest Cline. It was first published on August 16, 2011.


The year is 2044, and Wade Watson escapes the grim reality of Earth by entering a virtual utopia called OASIS. Within OASIS, there is a puzzle that will offer fortune and fame to the person who unlocks them and gets the secret prize. Unfortunately, there are other players who will resort to murder to get to the prize before Wade.

Movie adaptation

Warner Bros. bought the rights to Ready Player One in 2010.

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