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Ernest Cline

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Ernest Cline is an American screenwriter and novelist. He was born in 1972 and grew up in rural Ohio. In 1998, Cline wrote a screenplay entitled, Fanboys, about the craze surrounding the prequels to the Star Wars movies. Over a decade later, the movie was finally released in 2009. However, creative visa mer differences and his dissatisfaction with the final edit, led Cline to quit screenwriting and write a novel. That novel, based on an idea he had been considering for years, became the New York Times Bestseller, Ready Player One. His second novel, Armada released in 2015 also became a New York Times Bestseller. He made the Hollywood Reporter's 'Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list, entering at number 12. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Ready Player One (2011) 18,441 exemplar
Armada (2015) 3,350 exemplar
Ready Player Two (2020) 2,772 exemplar
The Importance of Being Ernest (2006) 70 exemplar
Bridge to Bat City (2024) 4 exemplar
Untitled 3 exemplar
Ready Player Two (2020) 1 exemplar

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Ready Player One [2018 film] (2018) — Screenwriter — 354 exemplar
Press Start to Play (2015) — Förord — 259 exemplar
Robot Uprisings (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 186 exemplar
The Art of Ready Player One (2018) — Inledning — 16 exemplar


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Cline, Ernest Christy
Ashland, Ohio, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
store clerk
spoken word artist
Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe (wife)
Yfat Reiss-Gendell
Kort biografi
ERNEST CLINE is an internationally best-selling novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. He is the author of the novels Ready Player One and Armada and co-screenwriter of the film adaptation of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg. His books have been published in over fifty countries and have spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.



Ready Player Two i Science Fiction Fans (mars 2022)
Ready Player One i Gamers (mars 2019)
Ready Player One i The Green Dragon (juli 2013)
Ready PLayer One {Spoilers Possible} i The Green Dragon (juli 2012)
Chat about... Ready Player One by Ernest Cline i The SF&F Book Chat (februari 2012)


The Five Faces of ARMADA





Cline's characteristic style of writing, with loads of pop culture references and detailed descriptions of technology, that worked so well in Ready Player One, returns in Armada.

Will Wheaton does a great job narrating. The story allows him to play around with voices and accents more than on Ready Player One, which makes this one sound more lively. His British isn't completely flawless, though.


Sadly, the plot and the progression of the story mirrors Ready Player One almost exactly. The technological babble combined with pop culture references worked well in the fictional world of Ready Player One, but in Armada, it stands out too much and gets in the way of the story progression.

The story starts slowly and the introduction isn't as catchy as that of Ready Player One. And after the storyline starts properly, there's nothing to stop it.

The subplot and twist involving Zac's dad is predictable and lacks real emotional impact.

Ironically, while the best and most coherent parts of the novel are those that happen outside of battle, those are also parts where very little useful happen. The book keeps repeating the same questions over and over.

The novel discusses themes of humanity and our place in the universe but does not attempt to make a deeper statement or peer at the theme from a new angle.


After the slow start, Cline throws in new situations and characters with little to no build-up. That removes any tension from the story.

The pop-culture references spill over and most of the time there's no real reason for them to appear in the first place. They don't feel as naturally embedded into the story as in Ready Player One.

The fight sequences are numerous and would surely look amazing on the big screen, but as described by Cline through the medium of text, it's dry and heavy reading.

Cline keeps introducing new characters into the story, to flesh out the world, but does very little interesting with them.

Elements designed to be emotional don't carry any emotion since there is little build-up before the final battle. Most characters remain shallow.




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Wil Wheaton Narrator, Reader
Ralph Fowler Designer
Christopher Brand Cover designer
Jim Massey Cover designer
Hannes Riffel Translator
Sara Riffel Translator
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Jiří Mičkal Cover artist
Patrick Rothfuss Introduction
Laura Spini Translator
Will Staehle Cover designer
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