The sequel to the beloved sci-fi novel, “Ready Player One,” was at last released last week.
WBUR reports that the novel’s author, Ernest Cline, takes readers deeper into a bleak, dystopian future plagued by technology’s darker side. This time around, however, the evil that threatens protagonist Wade Watts and the world he lives in is far more sinister than OASIS.
As a quick refresher, the plot of “Ready Player One” focuses on a hopeless world that’s consumed by a virtual reality simulator, OASIS, which was created by the eccentric scientist James Halliday. When Halliday dies, it is announced that the ownership of the entire OASIS is up for grabs by the player who can find a mysterious Easter Egg. Suddenly, Wade finds himself involved in corporate intrigue as he rushes to find the Easter Egg before anyone else does. Luckily, he wins, freeing the population from greedy overlords and a