Ready Player One is Ernest Cline’s debut novel. Published in 2011, it is a set in a dystopian future on planet Earth. Corporate greed has caused global warming, widespread poverty, and ever-present threats of violence. With the real world being so bleak, many people spend most of their lives in the OASIS, an online virtual reality world. It’s up to a group of unlikely heroes to keep the OASIS from falling into the hands of a greedy corporation. Ready Player One tells a story of everyday people coming together and taking back power over their own lives.