Episode 96 | Ernest Cline Interview

Ready Player One author Ernest Cline Interview

cline booksFrom Star Wars Fanboy to writer of instant classics like Ready Player One and Armada, Ernest Cline’s journey to geek stardom has been a fascinating one. I was happy to get to sit down with Ernest to get the story behind the story teller.

This week ARMADA releases in paperback.

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 was his first novel.

Listen to the audiobook of Ready Player One or Armada for free if you sign up for Audible at audibletrial.com/hank.

Thanks to Andy Weir for connecting me with Ernest. Listen to Andy on episode 50 of Author Stories. 

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3 thoughts on “Episode 96 | Ernest Cline Interview

  1. Great interview. I can’t believe how crazily similar his answer about getting into writing is to my own experience, down to so many specific details (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Buckaroo Banzai, Script City, it goes on and on).

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