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Book sequel to Ready Player One coming in November

Ready Player Two is happening

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Cover image of Ready Player Two Image: Ernest Cline/Penguin Random House

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is getting a sequel called — you guessed it — Ready Player Two. The novel is set to debut on Nov. 24 in North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cline had previously confirmed in 2017 that he was working on the novel.

Ballantine Books, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House, will publish the book, which is available for pre-order now. There are no further details are available on the book’s plot, which will likely take place after the events of Ready Player One. Ready Player One was published in 2011 in 58 countries — according to The Hollywood Reporter, Ready Player Two “is expected to exceed that number.”

The first book takes place in 2045 in a dystopian world where people largely live within a massively multiplayer virtual reality space called The Oasis. It follows protagonist Wade Watts as he seeks out clues to find an Easter egg in The Oasis; whoever finds it will get vast wealth and control of the virtual world.

Ready Player One was adapted to film in 2018 by director Steven Spielberg.

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