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Ernest Ernie Cline Austin author DeLorean Ecto 88
The film adaptation of Ernest Cline's best-selling book has a release date set for 2017. Photo courtesy of Ernest Cline
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline book cover cropped novel
Ready Player One follows one young gamer's virtual quest based on several geek-culture references. Courtesy of Amazon