Ernest Cline

"Nerd Porn Auteur" dares to dream of a world where even more porn is made with geeky men in mind.
Ready Player One isn't just a book about video games--it's a hilarious, rollicking joyride through '80s pop culture featuring a big-hearted protagonist that you can't help but root for and his epic quest for fame, wealth, and love.
Ernest Cline's highly anticipated follow-up to his 2011 bestseller, Ready Player One, is just hours away from being released to the public. For whatever reason, novelists who achieve widespread critical and commercial success with their first novel are always under a microscope when a new novel is released.
Movie adaptations, for book lovers at least, simultaneously bring feelings of excitement and fear. Will the movie stay true to the book? Will it project off of the screen as it did when the words entered the mind?
Novels focused around gaming are somewhat of an oddity since they are such a distinct subtype of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Thanks to the perfect storm of a well-written book, a topic touching on both Internet possibilities and anxieties, and a masterful PR campaign, the book is everywhere -- poised to hit the New York Times bestseller list next month.
Ernest Cline, author of "Ready Player One," was kind enough to answer some burning questions I had: How did he come up with this fascinating concept? How does he see the Internet today? Are we destined to live online?
Here's a preview of the titles on the August Indie Next List flier, on its way to ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement