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Ready player one [electronic resource]. by Cline, Ernest.; Wheaton, Wil.;
Narrator: Wil Wheaton.At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground...Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 441518 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Science Fiction.; Thriller.;
© 2011., Random House Audio,
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What if? : [electronic resource] : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions. by Munroe, Randall.; Wheaton, Wil.;
Narrator: Wil Wheaton.From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd comes this hilarious and informative book of answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 186033 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Humor (Nonfiction).;
© 2014., Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC,
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Ready player two [electronic resource] : Ready player one series, book 2. by Cline, Ernest.; Wheaton, Wil.;
Narrator: Wil Wheaton.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 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.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 387611 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Fantasy.; Science Fiction.; Thriller.;
© 2020., Random House Audio,
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