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Ernest Cline

Biography

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. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.

Ernest Cline

Books by Ernest Cline

by Ernest Cline - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

When he was growing up, Wade Watts dreamed of being James Halliday. Genius programmer, eccentric self-made billionaire, founder of the OASIS --- the vast virtual galaxy where humanity spends most of its days --- Halliday was an icon not just to Wade, but to the millions of outcasts who found joy and freedom in the world he created. Now, Wade’s inherited Halliday’s vast fortune --- and with it, control of the OASIS itself. Except that Halliday left behind far more than Wade bargained for. Including a jawdropping new technology that’s erased the lines between the virtual and the real. And with that technology comes a new riddle, a new quest...and an unimaginable enemy, risen from the dead to seek it. But what prize awaits at this finish line? What could be worth more than control of the OASIS itself?

by Ernest Cline - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

Zack Lightman dreams that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Then he sees the flying saucer. Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada --- in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. His skills --- as well as those of millions of gamers across the world --- are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

by Ernest Cline - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a genre-busting debut --- part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.