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Books like Ready Player One

Enjoyed Ready Player One? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Ready Player One. Here are 23 books that you may like if you liked Ready Player One.

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A novel by the author of Ready Player One
Ernest Cline - 2015-07-14
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Virtual reality becomes reality in this thrilling sci-fi adventure. When teenage gamer Zack Lightman witnesses a flying saucer straight out of his favorite video game, he realizes that the world of fiction is not so far off from the real world. With his gaming skills and those of millions of others worldwide, they must band together to save the earth from an impending alien invasion. Will Zack finally get his chance to be the hero he's always dreamed of being? Ernest Cline's Armada is a genre-bending classic, combining coming of age themes with a subversive twist on classic sci-fi tropes.
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Marie Lu - 2017-09-12
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In a world where Warcross is more than just a game, teenage hacker Emika Chen struggles to make a living as a bounty hunter. But when she accidentally glitches herself into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships, she catches the attention of the game's elusive creator, Hideo Tanaka. He offers her a job as a spy within the tournament to uncover a security problem. Emika is whisked off to Tokyo, where her investigation uncovers a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
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Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - 2003-08-26 (first published in 1992)
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Step into the Metaverse, a cyberspace where anything goes. Snow Crash has hit the market - a cyberdrug and computer virus that infects the user behind the avatar. Follow Hiro, a freelance hacker and the Metaverse's top swordfighter, and Y.T., a mouthy teenage girl, as they navigate a reality altered by Snow Crash. With themes spanning linguistics, religion, computer science, politics, philosophy, cryptography, and even pizza delivery, this fast-paced adventure is a glimpse into the not-too-distant future.
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William Gibson - 2000-07-01 (first published in 1984)
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Experience a world within a world where technology and art collide in Neuromancer, a cyberpunk sci-fi masterpiece that rivals the likes of 1984 and Brave New World. Follow Henry Dorsett Case, once the sharpest data-thief in the business, on a dangerous quest to take down a powerful artificial intelligence controlled by ominous business magnates. With award-winning writing and a gripping plot, Neuromancer challenges our assumptions about technology and ourselves, forever changing the landscape of our imaginations.
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Ender's Game
Ender's Saga Series
Orson Scott Card - 2004-09-30 (first published in 1985)
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Child prodigy Ender Wiggin has spent his entire life training for one purpose: to save humanity from an impending alien invasion. But the pressure and isolation of Battle School, where he is taught to be a tactical and strategic mastermind, may be taking its toll on him. Can Ender lead Earth's military to victory in a real-life battle against the enemy? This bestselling sci-fi novel is now a major motion picture event, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, and Ben Kingsley.
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A Novel
Andy Weir - 2017-11-14
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Follow Jazz Bashara, a young criminal living on the only city on the moon, who risks everything to commit the perfect crime. But when she becomes tangled in a conspiracy for control of the city, survival seems out of reach. From the author of a beloved science-fiction classic, this thrilling novel is packed with danger, wit, and heart.
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Max Levchin
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams - 2005-01-01 (first published in 1979)
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This hilarious sci-fi adventure follows Arthur Dent, a man saved from Earth's destruction by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Using advice from the guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have"), they traverse space with eccentric characters like Zaphod Beeblebrox and the depressed robot Marvin. Get ready for a galaxy full of laughs and absurdity.
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We Are Legion
Bobiverse Series
Dennis E. Taylor - 2016-09-20
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After being uploaded into a computer and declared property of the state, Bob becomes the controlling AI in an interstellar probe searching for new planets. If he declines, he'll be switched off, and if he accepts, he becomes a prime target for other nations vying for the first claim to entire worlds. But flying through space isn't as safe as Bob hopes, as he discovers the dangers of the universe and the wrath of its inhabitants.
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Andreas Klinger
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S. J. Kincaid - 2012-07-10
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Virtual-reality warrior Tom Raines has always wanted to be important, but his life is anything but. That is until he's offered a place at an elite military academy where his combat abilities will be put to the test in hopes of becoming a superhuman war machine with tech skills that can lead his country to victory. But at what cost? Discover the thrilling tale of triumph and sacrifice in this captivating book.
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City of Golden Shadow
Tad Williams - 1998-01-01 (first published in 1996)
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This classic cyberpunk fantasy series involves a dangerous and seductive realm called Otherland. The best minds have built it, and only a few are aware of its danger. Renie Sulaweyo, a teacher, a shaman's apprentice, and more, will team up with three others to take on the secrets and challenges found within Otherland. Every age has its heroes, and now is the time for these unusual champions.
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The Martian
Andy Weir - 2014-02-11 (first published in 2011)
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Survival on Mars becomes a matter of wit and resourcefulness for astronaut Mark Watney, as he battles against a hostile environment and dwindling supplies. Abandoned by his crew and with no way to contact Earth, Watney must rely on his engineering skills and sense of humor to outwit the odds stacked against him. Will he make it back home alive?
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Genius by Leopoldo Gout
Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett
Otherworld by Jason Segel
Synners by Pat Cadigan
Arena by Holly Jennings
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