If you’re an 80s buff (and even if you aren’t), check out Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. It’s the year 2044, and Wade Watts’ world is one big video game – it’s where he goes to school, socializes and lives his life. But in his hunt for an elusive “Easter Egg” hidden deep in one of the games, he may be getting more than he bargained for.
With references to 80s video games like Pacman and Joust, and movies like Wargames, Cline tells a suspenseful and often humorous story of the darker side of virtual reality. Available here as a book, download or audio CD.