Ballantine Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House announced Ready Player Two, Ernest Cline’s long-awaited sequel to his 2011 debut novel Ready Player One, is set to publish on November 24th.
The book can be pre-ordered beginning today. International publication dates will be announced in coming months, and are expected to exceed the 58 countries and 37 languages in which the original was published.
Ready Player One was set in a near-future dystopia where people escape the chaos of the real world for an expansive virtual universe called the OASIS where they can create their own reality. The book spent over 100 weeks on the New York Timesbestseller lists, and was voted one of America’s 100 Most Loved Books of All Time on PBS’ The Great American Read.
International publication dates for Ready Player Two will be announced in the coming months, and will exceed the 58 countries and 37 languages in which Ready Player One was published. The new book is available for pre-order beginning today. There are no further details are available on the book’s plot, which will likely take place after the events of Ready Player One.
In 2018, Ready Player One was brought to the big screen by director Steven Spielberg, and the film grossed $583 million worldwide. Tye Sheridan starred as young protagonist Wade Watts, and the supporting cast included Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Simon Pegg and Oscar winner Mark Rylance It went on to gross $582.8 million globally, making it Spielberg’s highest grossing film since 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.