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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 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 - 2018-06-01 (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 - 2007-03-03 (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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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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Only You Can Save Mankind
Terry Pratchett - 2006-07-25 (first published in 1992)
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In this sci-fi adventure, a boy named Johnny is immersed in a video game when he receives an unexpected message from an alien race that has him questioning reality. As he navigates a surreal world of aliens and war, Johnny must decide whether to risk everything to help these creatures or continue on with his anonymous life. Only You Can Save Mankind is a thought-provoking and thrilling tale of heroism, friendship, and what it truly means to be alive.
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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
Otherland by Tad Williams
Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
The Running Man by Stephen King
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
Omnitopia by Diane Duane
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
Genius by Leopoldo Gout
Synners by Pat Cadigan
Arena by Holly Jennings
Otherworld by Jason Segel
Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
The Martian by Andy Weir
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline