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Ernest Cline to Host AMC’s ‘Geek Out’


Ernest Cline to Host AMC’s ‘Geek Out’

Good news for geekish girls and boys of all persuasions: AMC is adding to its already fan-friendly lineup (Walking Dead, Talking Dead, Comic Book Men) with a pilot for ‘Geek Out’, a new unscripted television program hosted by Ready Player One author Ernest Cline. ‘Geek Out’ focuses on different facets of pop culture fandom, from [...]

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‘Ready Player One’ Author Ernest Cline Gives Away DeLorean on X-Play


‘Ready Player One’ Author Ernest Cline Gives Away DeLorean on X-Play

Ready Player One author Ernest Cline appeared on G4’s gaming culture television program X-Play to present one lucky – and very persistent – reader with the keys to his very own DeLorean. The winner, Craig Queen, managed to locate a hidden web URL in Ready Player One and then defeat a series of on-line challenges [...]

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Ernest Cline’s DeLorean Claimed by One Lucky Gamer


Ernest Cline’s DeLorean Claimed by One Lucky Gamer

Do you remember a few months back when Ready Player One author Ernest Cline announced that he would give away his prized, flux capacitor-equipped DeLorean to the first person who successfully solved a series of three challenges associated with his novel? Well, someone has done it, and the time has come for Ernie to hand [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Suvudu Likes: 6/9/12


cline-readytpThere are some great sci-fi/fantasy bloggers out there, fans who are devoting a lot of time and energy into supporting authors and their readers. Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and with the menagerie of unique and very different individuals out there contributing, it produces a whole that is better than its parts.

Here is a list of what other bloggers on the internet(s) did in the last week—reviews, interviews, comments, giveaways, and the like.

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Ernest Cline Interview on Sword and Laser


Ernest Cline Interview on Sword and Laser

Ready Player One author and Delorean restorer Ernest Cline was a recent guest on Sword and Laser, a new online show featuring Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt.

Plus they discuss their thoughts after reading Dan Simmons’s Hyperion and cover a bunch of SFF news.

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Best of 2011: Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’


Best of 2011: Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’

Our look at the very best of 2011 continues with Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.
Wade Watts is a kid on the fringes in a world that’s on its last legs. As the global economy crashes and climate change speeds toward the point of no return, Watts plunders the depths of OASIS: an immersive virtual reality [...]

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Ernest Cline & Patrick Rothfuss Rock the Mic at W00tstock 3.0


Ernest Cline & Patrick Rothfuss Rock the Mic at W00tstock 3.0

For most people, attending Comic-Con in San Diego is more than enough convention-going for one week. But authors Ernest Cline, Ready Player One, and Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, are not most people.

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San Diego Comic Con: Interview with Ernest Cline, Author, ‘Ready Player One’


San Diego Comic Con: Interview with Ernest Cline, Author, ‘Ready Player One’

‘Ready Player One’ Ernest Cline discusses his new novel, a science fiction adventure set in a virtual reality world of wealth, danger and eighties pop culture, where your knowledge of things like ‘War Games’ and ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ can mean the difference between success and ‘Game Over’, and then is challenged to a game of [...]

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Gaming

In Conversation with Harold Goldberg and Ernest Cline: From Space Invaders to NBA Jam – Plus Win Their Books!


Harold Goldberg has reviewed video games for fifteen years. Ernest Cline, in between stints as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone, has held geeking out as his primary occupation. Harold’s book, All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture, just came out in April. Ernest’s novel, Ready Player One, part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera and all love letter to gaming, comes out in August. Can you say synergy? We sure did.

Check out a conversation between these two gaming gurus.

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Author Ernest Cline unveils ECTO88: An 80s geek tribute car


Ernest_Cline-Author_Photo2-cropped“What if Dr. Emmett Brown and Dr. Buckaroo Banzai collaborated with Knight Industries to create a unique trans-dimensional time vehicle for the Ghostbusters?”

It’s this sort of question that lead author Ernest Cline (Ready Player One) to find a DeLorean of his own and begin making some truly awesome modifications.

It’s all street-legal…we think.

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