Jun 20, 2012 — Michael Ondaatje returns with a seafaring coming-of-age story, while Lev Grossman delivers another literary fantasy and Ernest Cline makes his nerdy fiction debut. Journalist Ron Suskind casts Obama as a brilliant amateur and Amanda Foreman looks at Britain's role in the Civil War.
Jun 15, 2012 — Set in a gaming-oriented dystopia, Ernest Cline's Ready Player One debuts at No. 15.
Aug 26, 2011 — Ernest Cline's 1980s arcade-inspired novel, Ready Player One, debuts at No. 13.
Aug 22, 2011 — Though it is set in 2044 Oklahoma, Ernest Cline's unapologetically nerdy debut novel Ready Player One takes its inspiration directly from the geek arcade culture of the 1980s.
Aug 18, 2011 — NPR coverage of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Aug 11, 2011 — More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Jamestown by Matthew Sharpe. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Year of the Flood by Margaret Eleanor Atwood. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 19, 2010 — Sunday is the day we remember our doting, caring dads — but this Father's Day, Tess Callahan wonders whether it's possible for a dad to overextend his love. She looks at three books where a father's protection means keeping some dangerous secrets.