Ready Player One

Ready Player One

by

Ernest Cline

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The OASIS

The Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation, nicknamed the OASIS, is a massive multiplayer online game in which the characters in the novel spend most of their time. The OASIS was developed by James Halliday and…

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Innovative Online Industries (IOI)

Innovative Online Industries, known as IOI, is a communications company and the largest internet service provider in the world. As such, it wields an extremely large amount of power and embodies the trope of the…

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Middletown, Ohio

Middletown is James Halliday’s childhood hometown. Its name indicates speaks to the fact that it is normal and average––an “everytown.” This is a contrast to Halliday himself, who was extraordinarily intelligent and eccentric from…

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