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Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline has 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 and screenwriter. His 2009 film Fanboys, much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon. These days Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, their daughter, and a large collection of classic video games.

Ready Player One is his first novel. The film adaptation of Ready Player One (see below) and Cline's new novel, Armada, are both forthcoming.

"X-Men' Scribe Zak Penn to Rewrite 'Ready Player One' for Warner Bros." -- Jeff Sneider and Lucas Shaw, The Wrap, June 23, 2014