A few years ago, Sonic popped up in the movie adaptation of Ernest Cline’s pop culture-laden novel, Ready Player One. The book’s sequel, Ready Player Two, came out recently, and people on Twitter have spent much of the previous few days posting excerpts from it and absolutely tearing it apart.
Cline’s Ready Player novels are known for focusing largely on surface-level pop culture references from the eighties and nineties, so of course a certain blue hedgehog had a good shot of popping up in the sequel novel.
And he has. Amongst the excerpts posted is a paragraph-long reference to Sonic, posted by Twitter user Jacob Mercy. Take a look:
If nothing else….I at least appreciate Mobius Prime being name-dropped.