Ready Player One

Love the 80s?  Enjoy science fiction? Then have I got a novel for you.   Ernest Cline has written a book with arguably the most 80s references ever compiled.  Set in the near future where humanity spends most of its time living in a more pleasant virtual reality, a contest by a super-billionaire invites players to test their retro knowledge.  The prize:  inheritance of his vast fortune.  Mr. Cline has jam-packed the fast-paced novel with facts about video games, music, movies and television.  I found it to be nonstop fun.  I’ll confess, I just wasn’t a fan of his earlier work – the movie Fanboys.  But here Mr. Cline hits all the right notes.  If you can read English (and if you’re reading this, I’ll assume you can) then do yourself a favor and check this book out.  Hurry – because the movie rights have been optioned, and we all know that books are better than their movie counterparts.  Well, aside from Star Wars.    Oh, and if you happen to Google Mr. Cline, be sure to check out his sweet ride – a DeLorean outfitted like Ecto1.  This guy knows his retro entertainment.

Ready Player One [via] Amazon

vinvectrex

Author at Retroist
Vinvectrex has not only reviewed every game made for the Vectrex, but discovered a long lost game for the IBM Jr. and probably changed the history of Star Wars fandom.

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