We’ve known for a while that a Steven-Spielberg-directed adaptation of Ernest Cline’s nerd-fantasy novel Ready Player One was happening—but now we know when it’s actually going to land in theaters, and it’s sooner than you might think: December 15th, 2017.
Ernie Cline took the world by storm with his video game epic Ready Player One. Now he’s back with a brand new novel Armada — with a premise that will sound very familiar to fans of The Last Starfighter. Read the first chapter, right here — and we just gave away 40 signed copies!
Summer is almost here, and that means one thing: Escape! Everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, humans will be fleeing their buildings and shedding their protective outer garments, even as the sun grows hotter and more intense. But for some of us, simply fleeing to large bodies of water isn't enough — we need to…
In March, the io9 Book Club read Ernest Cline's Ready Player One. Now Cline is coming to answer your questions about the book tomorrow, March 23.
Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In February, we read Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!
Many works of science fiction agree that we'll all be reading Shakespeare until the heat death of the universe. But what about the works of Isaac Asimov, George Lucas, JK Rowling, and Steven Moffat? What, if any, cultural legacy will we leave to people the who come after us, and will we like the way that legacy looks?
The next few months are positively packed with literary science fiction and fantasy goodness. Neal Stephenson returns to virtual reality! Vernor Vinge finally delivers the sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep. Plus dueling magicians and digital revolutionaries.
We caught up with Ernest Cline, author of dystopian gamer novel Ready Player One, and challenged him to the ultimate geek test. Could he play Joust and talk about the cultural meaning of videogames at the same time? See for yourself!
We're excited about Ernest Cline's first novel, Ready Player One, which is about a dystopian future where gamers fight to control the future of their virtual world, the OASIS. Will it fall into the hands of the IOI Corporation, which wants to make the OASIS pay-per-access and to prevent people from using anonymous…
In the 2040s, energy resources and the economy in America have collapsed. The poor live in "stacks," vertical trailer parks outside cities where old mobile homes are piled on top of each other. A few lucky kids get to attend school online, in a virtual world called the OASIS that has replaced the Web with an…
San Diego Comic Con is a mosh pit of tastemakers. A good showing at Comic Con can generate unstoppable buzz for a project, that can last for months. A weak showing can deal a devastating setback to a creator's dreams.