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    The 10 Best Sci-Fi Books That Should Be Box Office Blockbusters


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    Damn fool idealist DailyRich's Avatar
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    Well that article is a little out of date, because three of those are already in production (Ender's Game, Neuromancer and Snow Crash).

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    Cool Books to Movies

    I remember reading that book, didn't really care for the book so if they were to put that in a movie, would I see it? Probably would, maybe it would make me see the book in a different way. But for now, didn't really care for it.

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    Rendezvous with Rama!!

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    There are mostly classic titles in this list, so it is incomplete without Tales of the Ketty Jay by Chris Wooding.

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    Its imagery and themes have been so cannibalized over the years, I don't know if it could reasonably be done, but Childhood's End belongs on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DailyRich View Post
    Its imagery and themes have been so cannibalized over the years, I don't know if it could reasonably be done, but Childhood's End belongs on the list.
    I agree: It rewrote the canon for alien visitation and human-alien interaction; but the second half of the story is the real meat, and has rarely been touched on in other books (and never in movies).

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    I did not see any list here. Must have scrolled off the bottom of the page.

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    Here's an idea: G.R.R. Martin's Wild Cards series. That'll keep Hollywood going for decades!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DailyRich View Post
    Well that article is a little out of date, because three of those are already in production (Ender's Game, Neuromancer and Snow Crash).
    I missed something, I was unaware the last two were in production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulfen View Post
    I missed something, I was unaware the last two were in production.
    Director Vincenzo Natali (director of Cube and Splice) is currently working on Neuromancer, and Attack the Block director Joe Cornish is set up with Snow Crash at Paramount.

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    Firstly I find it funny that the author of the linked article berates Hollywood for its lack of creativity, then goes on to list 4 books that have already been filmed.
    For my money some better examples would be
    Altered Carbon
    The Scar
    The Iron Council
    Chasm City
    The Lost Fleet Series
    Thee Blue Ant Series by William Gibson
    Coyote
    The Serrano Legacy books
    Pushing Ice
    The Heorot Books

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    The problem is the a BLOCKBUSTER has to attract a lot of people who don't read science fiction. It probably has to attract a lot of people who don't read much of anything.

    Hence we have so many comic book movies.

    psik

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    Quote Originally Posted by psikeyhackr View Post
    The problem is the a BLOCKBUSTER has to attract a lot of people who don't read science fiction. It probably has to attract a lot of people who don't read much of anything.

    Hence we have so many comic book movies.

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    I don't see why "comic book movie" seems to be used as a pejorative so often. Like any genre there are good and bad. OK maybe more bad than good, but there have been some excellent movies that are spawned from comic books. Comic books are not all superheros BTW. The Road to Perdition staring Tom Hanks and directed by Sam Mendez was based on a graphic novel and is a 30s crime drama (and an excellent film)

    Jim

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    I like SF. SF is cool. Steven L Jordan's Avatar
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    I second Coyote, that would make a great movie: SF but mostly without looking it, obvious parallels to the American revolution and continental exploration and expansion, lots of action, animals similar to our prehistoric past (and not wildly alien). If it did well, you have the rest of the series for new movies.

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