Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two
Author : Ernest Cline
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2020-11-24
ISBN 10 : 9781524761356
ISBN 13 : 1524761354
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready Player Two Book Description:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST • “The game is on again. . . . A great mix of exciting fantasy and threatening fact.”—The Wall Street Journal AN UNEXPECTED QUEST. TWO WORLDS AT STAKE. ARE YOU READY? Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous—and addictive—than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest—a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants. Wade’s life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance. Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.

Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two
Author : Shira Chess
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2017-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9781452954998
ISBN 13 : 1452954992
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready Player Two Book Description:

Cultural stereotypes to the contrary, approximately half of all video game players are now women. A subculture once dominated by men, video games have become a form of entertainment composed of gender binaries. Supported by games such as Diner Dash, Mystery Case Files, Wii Fit, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood—which are all specifically marketed toward women—the gamer industry is now a major part of imagining what femininity should look like. In Ready Player Two, media critic Shira Chess uses the concept of “Player Two”—the industry idealization of the female gamer—to examine the assumptions implicit in video games designed for women and how they have impacted gaming culture and the larger society. With Player Two, the video game industry has designed specifically for the feminine ideal: she is white, middle class, heterosexual, cis-gendered, and abled. Drawing on categories from time management and caregiving to social networking, consumption, and bodies, Chess examines how games have been engineered to shape normative ideas about women and leisure. Ready Player Two presents important arguments about how gamers and game developers must change their thinking about both women and games to produce better games, better audiences, and better industry practices. Ultimately, this book offers vital prescriptions for how one of our most powerful entertainment industries must evolve its ideas of women.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Author : Ernest Cline
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2011-08-18
ISBN 10 : 9781446493830
ISBN 13 : 1446493830
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready Player One Book Description:

PRE-ORDER NOW - READY PLAYER TWO: THE SEQUEL ______________________ THE BOOK BEHIND THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG Now available for the first time in a beautiful hardback edition, perfect for hardcore fans and collectors A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed. ____________________________________ If you loved READY PLAYER ONE and can't wait for more, check out ARMADA, Ernest Cline's geek masterpiece! 'Wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut' Independent 'Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart' CNN 'Ernest Cline's novel deserves to be a modern classic' SciFiNow 'Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, this really is a spectacularly successful debut' Daily Mail

Armada

Armada
Author : Ernest Cline
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2015-07-16
ISBN 10 : 9781448184088
ISBN 13 : 1448184088
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armada Book Description:

PRE-ORDER NOW - READY PLAYER TWO: THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO READY PLAYER ONE _______________________ '[A] masterful tale of Earth's desperate struggle against a powerful alien foe.' - Andy Weir, bestselling author of The Martian _______________________ It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom-if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he's going crazy. A minute later, he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada-in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills-as well as those of millions of gamers across the world-are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too... familiar? Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before-one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline's trademark pop-culture savvy. _______________________ Here's what everyone's saying about this epic masterpiece: 'a modern classic' - R.M. Rangeley on Amazon, 5 stars 'A modern masterpiece full of a new style of literary magic' - Spiros Kagadis on Amazon, 5 stars 'Excellent. Even better than Ready Player One.' - David Hay on Amazon, 5 stars 'One of my favourite books of all time. Incredibly well written' - Erin Coppin on Amazon, 5 stars 'Awesome! If you liked Ready Player One, would be very surprised if you don't like this' - T. Llewellyn-Sanders on Amazon, 5 stars 'Absolutely awesome!!! Read in less than 24 hours, hooked on every page' - R. Nicholson on Amazon, 5 stars 'Amazing and a great follow up read to Ready Player One!' - Chris on Amazon, 5 stars 'an incredible story which had me on the edge of my seat the whole time... a joy to read' - Helen Ratcliffe on Amazon, 5 stars 'Cline brings you back to all those amazing, unbelievable things you imagined could happen as a kid and makes them real' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Absolutely brilliant! Couldn't put it down, a must read' - Sam Bean on Amazon, 5 stars 'a love letter to old school alien invasion sci-fi... Highly, HIGHLY recommended for all fans of Cline's previous novel, Ready Player One, as well as any classic science fiction fan' - Izzy on Amazon, 5 stars 'Ernest Cline is celebrating this culture in a way that's not just adding another book to the genre, but actually truly celebrating it, the possibilities, wonders and madness of it all' - Heather on Amazon, 5 stars 'majorly, fantastically geeky... Armada just ticked all my boxes' - H. Ross on Amazon, 5 stars This book has been published with two different covers and may be delivered with either cover. Please rest assured that regardless of the cover, the content of the book is the same.

Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two
Author : University Press
Publisher :
Total Pages : 58
Release : 2020-11-12
ISBN 10 : 9798563757608
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready Player Two Book Description:

University Press returns with another short and captivating book - a brief history of science fiction. Science fiction is a speculative genre that often explores the potential consequences of scientific, social, and technological innovations. Centuries before the Scientific Revolution, storytellers had already imagined space travel, human contact with alien life forms, battles for control of the moon, and time travel. After the Scientific Revolution, visionaries like Jonathan Swift, Isaac Asimov, Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Stanley Kubrick, and George Lucas captured our imaginations, challenged us to consider all possibilities, and inspired a collective sense of wonder. This short book peels back the veil and - from alien invasion, to cyberpunk, to post-apocalyptic, to space opera, to steam punk - provides a brief, fascinating glimpse into the heart and history of science fiction - a glimpse that you can read in about an hour.

Expert Guide to Visual Basic 6

Expert Guide to Visual Basic 6
Author : Wayne S. Freeze
Publisher : Sybex
Total Pages : 909
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 078212349X
ISBN 13 : 9780782123494
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expert Guide to Visual Basic 6 Book Description:

Visual Basic 6 lets programmers create everything from simple programs to advanced, enterprise-wide client/server and three-tier applications. New features in Visual Basic 6 include VB-to-web applications using Active Server Pages, an optimized p-code .EXE compiler, Visual Interdev object support, SQL, COM, and ActiveX support, and the capability to build powerful Windows interfaces. Visual Basic 6 enables an intermediate VB programmer to link Access, SQL, and larger databases to ActiveX and CGI controls on Intranets and the Internet.

Proceedings

Proceedings
Author :
Publisher : Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)
Total Pages : 295
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 0818683503
ISBN 13 : 9780818683503
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Teacher Guide and Novel Unit for Ready Player One

Teacher Guide and Novel Unit for Ready Player One
Author : John Pennington
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 44
Release : 2018-02-17
ISBN 10 : 198567002X
ISBN 13 : 9781985670020
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teacher Guide and Novel Unit for Ready Player One Book Description:

This series is designed to provide ready-to-use resources for novel study and includes key vocabulary, student organizer pages, and assessments.

Project Hail Mary

Project Hail Mary
Author : Andy Weir
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2021-05-04
ISBN 10 : 9781473582583
ISBN 13 : 147358258X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Hail Mary Book Description:

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW: from the bestselling author of THE MARTIAN 'If you like a lot of science in your science fiction, Andy Weir is the writer for you. . . This one has everything fans of old school SF (like me) love.' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN 'Brilliantly funny and enjoyable. One of the most plausible science fiction books I've ever read' TIM PEAKE, astronaut 'Weir's finest work to date. . . This is the one book I read last year that I am certain I can recommend to anyone, no matter who, and know they'll love it.' BRANDON SANDERSON ________________________________________ A lone astronaut. An impossible mission. An ally he never imagined. Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission - and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. And he's just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it's up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery-and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he's got to do it all alone. Or does he? An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could imagine it, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian -- while taking us to places it never dreamed of going. ________________________________________ 'One of the most original, compelling, and fun voyages I've ever taken.' ERNEST CLINE, author of Ready Player One and Ready Player Two 'Undisputedly the best book I've read in a very, very long time. Mark my words: Project Hail Mary is destined to become a classic.' BLAKE CROUCH 'An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship - nothing short of a science-fiction masterwork.' KIRKUS REVIEWS 'A suspenseful portrait of human ingenuity and resilience [that] builds to an unexpectedly moving ending. A winner.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Weir returns with gusto . . . his writing flows naturally, and his characters and dialogue crackle with energy. With this novel, he takes his place as a genuine star in the mainstream SF world.' BOOKLIST

Basketball Fundamentals

Basketball Fundamentals
Author : Jack Lehane
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages : 242
Release : 1981
ISBN 10 : PSU:000019248851
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basketball Fundamentals Book Description: