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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 32 books that you’ll like if you liked Ready Player One.

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Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card - Mar 04, 2014 (first published in 1985)
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The worldwide bestseller, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card comes to the screen at last in a major motion picture event in November 2013. Starring Hugo's Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, and Ben Kingsley, the movie is sure to inspire a new audience of fans to read the book that started it all.Once again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poi...
Illuminae
Amie Kaufman - Apr 25, 2017
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Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she'd ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. But the warship could be the least of their problems. A deadly plague ...
Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1
Precious Little Life (1)
Bryan Lee O'Malley - Aug 14, 2012
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Scott Pilgrim's life is totally sweet. He's 23 years old, he's in a rockband, he's "between jobs" and he's dating a cute high school girl. Nothing could possibly go wrong, unless a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. Will ...
Warcross
Marie Lu - Jun 26, 2018
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For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the g...
The Three-Body Problem
Cixin Liu - Jan 12, 2016 (first published in 2006)
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The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization o...
Insignia
S. J. Kincaid - Jun 04, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.Then one day, Tom stops ...
32 Candles
A Novel
Ernessa T. Carter - Jun 28, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Davie Jones--an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi with a mother who couldn't get any meaner--is positive her life couldn't be any worse. Just when she's resigned herself to her fate, she sees a movie that will change her life--Sixteen Candles. But in her case, life doesn't imitate art. Tormented in school and hopelessly in unrequit...
Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - Jan 01, 2011 (first published in 1992)
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After the Internet, what came next?Enter the Metaverse - cyberspace home to avatars and software daemons, where anything and just about everything goes. Newly available on the Street - the Metaverse's main drag - is Snow Crash, a cyberdrug. Trouble is Snow Crash is also a computer virus - and something more. Because once taken it infects the person...
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
A Novel (The Carls)
Hank Green - Jul 30, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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The Carls just appeared.Roaming through New York City at three AM, twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April...
Off to Be the Wizard
Scott Meyer - Mar 18, 2014
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Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little “tweaks” have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages an...
8-Bit Christmas
Kevin Jakubowski - Oct 02, 2013
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It's 1980-something and all nine-year-old Jake Doyle wants for Christmas is a Nintendo Entertainment System. No Jose Canseco rookie card, no GI Joe hovercraft, no Teddy friggin' Ruxpin--just Nintendo. But when a hyperactive Shih Tzu is accidentally crushed to death by a forty-two-inch television set and every parent in town blames Nintendo, it's up...
The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Gnomon by Nick Harkaway
The Running Man by Stephen King
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Genius by Leopoldo Gout
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett
Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
Artemis by Andy Weir
Otherworld by Jason Segel
Infomocracy by Malka Older
Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
Crypt Quest/Space Battles by Gabe Soria
The Atopia Chronicles by Matthew Mather
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Armada by Ernest Cline
The Circle by Dave Eggers