November’s Ready Player Two is Ernest Cline’s sequel to the wildly successful Ready Player One. It, again, revolves around “The OASIS”, a VR world steeped in 80s culture acting as a panacea for humanity’s dying Earth. Cline sticks with his tried and true reliance on pop culture references; but this time around he (and his characters) are more ambivalent about the dystopic near-future he’s created and chooses to remain stuck firmly in the past.

For those of you that didn’t wade, pun intended, into Cline’s first entry here are the cliff notes. The OASISwas created by Gregarious Simulation Systems (GSS)…

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