This book is a #1 new york times bestseller and it became a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. This book is set in the year 2045. The earth is in decline. Wade Watts regularly connects into the OASIS which is a vast virtual world. Most humans spend their days there. The creator of the OASIS dies and he leaves behind tricky. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit the creators fortune and control of the OASIS system itself.