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Title:
Sword art online. 1, Aincrad
Author:
Kawahara, Reki.
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Edition:
First Yen Press edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Yen Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
In the year 2022, some six thousand gamers excitedly explore the new Sword Art Online, which manipulates users' brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience, but soon learn it lacks a log-out button and to escape they must conquer all one hundred floors--or die trying.
General Note:
"First published in Japan in 2009 by KADOKAWA CORPORATION, Tokyo."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316371247
Format :
Book

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Read the novel that ignited the phenomenon!
In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online - a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other - debuts, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG - a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, "game over" means certain death - both virtual and real...


Author Notes

Reki Kawahara is an award winning author best known for his light novel series, Sword Art Online and Accel World .