A ‘60 Minutes’ Breakdown. (Dan Winters) Geeks, nerds and gamers are rejoicing as “Ready Player Two” hits bookshelves on Tuesday. It doesn’t take long for Ernest Cline’s Ready Player Two to reunite gunter-turned-billionaire Wade Owen Watts with a vintage video game that holds a … Ready Player Two is an upcoming 2020 science fiction novel by American author Ernest Cline, and is the sequel to his 2011 debut novel Ready Player One. The first book employs varied pacing; Wade solves some clues instantaneously, but others take him months to decipher. Ready Player Two is scheduled to be published and released on November 24, 2020. It’s Charles Dance’s Moment, and We’re All Living in It. This limited focus also harms character development. Global warming and income inequality are concerns—right up until a planet devoted to John Hughes’s filmography needs exploring, and then never again. 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Life is certainly imitating art, at least as far as the dystopian nature of 2020 is concerned. The first 500 registrants will receive a signed copy of Ready Player Two and a limited edition enamel pin; only two per household can purchase a ticket. This sort of artificial inflation of stakes is a common issue with sequels, afflicting even the most lucrative and famous franchises. "So I told him I would definitely put more Sorrento in the book and that I would also let Ben Mendelsohn know that Steven was looking out for him.". On page 6, the main character learns about a new piece of civilization-changing technology; on page 17, after one brief test run, he unleashes it on the world. Krauser Kat. "I think it's because he's really good friends with Ben Mendelsohn, the actor who portrays Nolan Sorrento in our film," he says. The sequel is due out on November 24th after 2011’s Ready Player … In the opening pages of “Ready Player One,” Halliday dies, leaving behind his fortune and total control of his brainchild. Aech was enjoying an extended vacation in Senegal, a country she’d dreamed of visiting her whole life, because her ancestors had come from there. Wade’s company (and the protagonist himself) steals consumers’ data and spies on their homes, builds and controls its own police force, and simultaneously attacks its critics while lying to its entire user base—and all of this malfeasance is curiously forgotten once the plot gets going and the quest begins. Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Ernest Cline about “Ready Player Two,” his sequel to the best selling “Ready Player One.”The first book became a hit film directed by Steven Spielberg. Halliday himself must have programmed it to appear on the egg’s surface. In the director's feedback, Spielberg requested more appearances of his favorite character, Nolan Sorrento. In his first book, Cline brought awareness to the potential calamity of climate change. But in the process, and in the rush to leap into a breakneck plot, the sequel loses the creativity and balance that made the fictional world worth mining. “I think empathy is something we are in dire need of,” he says. Ready Player Two is the follow up to one of the most GUSH WORTHY books I have ever discussed, reviewed and passed on to others. To avoid getting mobbed, I teleported inside the castle, into Anorak’s study—a room in the highest tower that I alone could enter, thanks to the Robes of Anorak I now wore. I walked over to admire it, and that was when I noticed something strange—an inscription on the egg’s otherwise pristine surface. sometimes… can strike twice… sometimes. Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One was a jukebox musical for trash culture of the 80’s, a vision of a near-future dystopia where things were so bad, Zaxxon and Twisted Sister were classic works of art meriting serious scholarly attention. Plus, Ben Macintyre on Spies. Hear Wil Wheaton read an excerpt from the book here. Cline and his wife, writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, celebrated their wedding anniversary this summer on virtual reality, an event that made it seem like they had “mastered social distancing.”. If those two sentences sound eerily similar, that’s because they encapsulate the first problem with RP2: its embodiment of sequel creep.