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Ernest Cline (born March 29, 1972) is the author of Ready Player One. He is an American novelist and screenwriter.



Film / Screenwriting

  • Fanboys (2009)
  • Thundercade (TBD)

Spoken Word

  • "Dance, Monkeys, Dance"
  • "When I Was a Kid"
  • "Nerd Porn Auteur"
  • The Importance of Being Ernest (2001)
  • The Geek Wants Out (2001)


  • Cline's favorite video games are Black Tiger and Battlezone. They inspired him to write 'Ready Player One and Armada.
  • When asked who would star in the Ready Player One film adaptation, as his “dream cast,” he would actually prefer a cast of unknown actors — with the exception of Wil Wheaton (who is his own character in the book).
  • Of all the characters in Ready Player One, he identifies most with Wade and Halliday.
  • He participated in a Reddit AMA on July 14th, 2015 via the subreddit /r/books.