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FSPC 005 – Ernest Cline Gets Geeky

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UPDATE: Added links to Ernest Cline’s Site, and a link to RP1 on Amazon.

UPDATE 2: Added a correction to the show notes of a mistake I made in the podcast.

This weeks podcast contains another interview. This time we talk to Ernest Cline. Ready Player One comes out August 18th, but you can listen to what the author thinks about the book now.

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Wunderkind PR sent me an advance reader copy (at no cost to me, full disclosure) of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. I enjoyed his movie Fanboys, and started to read it as soon as possible. I’m very happy they sent it to me, RP1 is a book full of nerdy goodness.

Story

From the synopsis on ReadyPlayerOne.com

It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.

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