Author Profile

Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and appeared on numerous "best of the year" lists. He has since written Armada that has been optioned for a film adaptation through Universal. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and large collection of classic video games.

In his past, he worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist, screenwriter and author.

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Reviews of Ready Player One

Triggers memories and emotions embedded in the psyche of a generation... [Cline crafts] a fresh and imaginative world form our old toy box, and finds significance in there among the collectibles.
-- Entertainment Weekly

A most excellent ride... the conceit is a smart one, and we happily root for [the heroes] on their quest... fully satisfying.
-- Boston Globe

An action-packed, highly entertaining, nostalgic thrill ride through the past combined with the danger and excitement of a not-too-distant future. It marries the fantastical world of Harry Potter with a touch of Orson Scott Card--where fantasy is reality, geeks are cool, and the possibilities are endless.
-- New York Journal of Book

Videos featuring Ernest Cline

Ready Player One Book Trailer

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