Wunderkind PR sent me an advance reader copy (at no cost to me, full disclosure) of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. I enjoyed his movie Fanboys, and started to read it as soon as possible. I’m very happy they sent it to me, RP1 is a book full of nerdy goodness.
From the synopsis on ReadyPlayerOne.com
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, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.
The last time we saw the crew of After the End Times, they were a dominate, albeit new, online news site. Uncovering conspiracy, shouting truth at the world and poking dead things with sicks. (Gotta have some fun, right?) Things started going bad. Don’t worry, no spoilers, but in a world where the dead stand up and chow down on the living… saying things went bad means they went very bad indeed.
Jane Badler returns to V to re-invent her character Diana for the current series.
In an interview on EW.com Jane talks about her role in the sci-fi show’s reboot. While she’s at it she dishes out enough spoilers in 8 questions that you might not need to watch this season of V.
The year 2014 brought mankind two of its greatest medical breakthroughs, the cures for cancer and the common cold. Unfortunately, when the cures met there was an unexpected interaction, zombification. Kellis-Amberlee changed the nature of life and death, and in the process it change the world.
More than twenty years later civilization has adapted to the darker side of Kellis-Amberlee. One of the changes brought about is a shift away from mainstream media. Bloggers are the trusted source of news in this dangerous new era.
While covering a presidential campaign, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason expose a terrifying conspiracy. Following this story could uncover dangerous secrets about the infected, secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden.
The truth could easily get them killed… or worse.
From the cover…
They call them revivors – technologically reanimated corpses – and away from the public eye, they do humanity’s dirtiest work. In the near future, where a never-ending war drones on, they are the infantry. Back home, they sustain a black-market trade in labor and pleasure models.
Nico Wachalowski is an FBI agent investigating the revivor black-market. While undercover to bust a smuggling ring trading in revivors for the sex trade, Nico uncovers something far more sinister.
Someone wants to start a war, and the best front line troops are the ones that are already dead.