Cline Vs. Rothfuss

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McLean & Eakin Booksellers, my favorite bookstore, will be hosting authors Ernest Cline and Patrick Rothfuss in a special one-night event. Cline’s new book, Ready Player One, which will be released in August; is an amazing piece of geek fiction. I was able to get my hands on an advanced reader’s copy. I loved every second of it. I can’t recommend it enough. Mr. Rothfuss is a writer who I’ve already mentioned in this blog. His books The Name of the Wind and A Wise Man’s Fear are truly epic pieces of fantasy. Together these are 3 pieces of the best fiction I’ve read in the past year or more.

McLean and Eakin’s event will be mostly based around Mr. Rothfuss interviewing Ernest Cline. Apparently there will also be head-to-head 80’s arcade competition between the two authors. This is due to the fact that much of Cline’s Ready Player One is based around 80’s vintage video games.

I can say I’ll be there. But after i heard about the event i couldnt help but picture this poster in my head and i just had to create it. Due to the competitive nature of the event I found the idea of a fight poster involving to geekcentric authors too amusing to resist. Add to that the pixelated charicatures of the authors and I call it a poster.

I had quite a bit of fun on this.

Enjoy.