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  1. #31
    Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga would be interesting - I find his space opera style a bit boombastic and generally prefer darker and/or harder SF, but yeah. The battle scenes in Pandora's Star would make good viewing, relativistic projectiles coming out of wormholes and all.

  2. #32
    Originally Posted by the100thmonkey View Post (Source)
    Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga would be interesting - I find his space opera style a bit boombastic and generally prefer darker and/or harder SF, but yeah. The battle scenes in Pandora's Star would make good viewing, relativistic projectiles coming out of wormholes and all.
    That would definitely need the Expanse-style TV treatment to do it justice.

  3. #33
    Eric "Winkle" Browns Wings on my Sleeve. What a Bio film that would make.

  4. #34
    The series I'd like to see done, either through netflix, or whatever, would be the Incarnations_of_Immortality series:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarn...of_Immortality

    As I hadn't read it since the 90's, and I had to google it to remember what it was called, I had no idea there was another book added.

  5. #35


    To be directed by Chris Nolan please!

  6. #36
    Originally Posted by metatheurgist View Post (Source)
    Snow Crash. That'd fit nicely in 2 hours I think.
    Or Seven Eves, by the same author. Not the easiest material to translate to film, but would be visually spectacular.

  7. #37
    Old Man's War. It would translate nicely into a movie as long as Hollywood found a way to do it right.

  8. #38
    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    http://cosmiccauldronbooks.com.au/wp...hall-smith.jpg

    To be directed by Chris Nolan please!
    YES!!!

  9. #39
    Like some have said - not a movie but in extended series productions.

    Foundation series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_series

    Lensmen series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lensman_series

    Pliocene Exile and Galactic Mileu series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_May

    and for a one-off:

    Stranger in a Strange Land https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_May

  10. #40
    I'd love to see Robin Hobbs Liveship books made into a TV series.

  11. #41
    "The Stainless Steel Rat" by Harry Harrison, but this is starting to be a crowded genre what with Valerian and Guardians of the Galaxy

    Maybe some real William Gibson would be nice. "Neuromancer", "Count Zero", "Mona Lisa Overdrive"

    Greg Egan did an interesting book "Quarantine" where the hero had a device that could pick which universe out of the forever-branching multiverse would become his reality... a kind of luck machine

  12. #42
    John Wyndam's The Kraken Wakes.

  13. #43
    Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Empire. o7

  14. #44
    With the proviso that a series.woiod be better than a film to give the material room to breath

    Not sci find but still awesome - "the first law trilogy" by Joe Abercrombie. With Ian McShane as Bayaz.

    SciFi, "Inherit the stars" just the first book would do (those others are good but it gets a bit timeywimey). Based around the discovery of a 50,000 year old human skeleton in a space suit on the moon and going off from there it would make a fine short (4ish hour long episodes) series. There are no "bad guys" as such, just a really good detective mystery with profound conveniences.

    Peter F Hamilton trilogies, "Greg Mandel" would be a good series, you could do each book as 2/3 episodes so a 9 episode series. The first 2 wouldn't be to expensive.and with a bit of updating to the political situation (swap the socialist PSP for a far right government, stretch the time lines) it could be very relevent.

    NightsDawn and Commonwealth trilogies would require a much bigger budget and planning for several 20 episode series so would be a bigger risk. Done right either would be great. The only thing is they would need to rewrite the end portions. There's nothing wrong with them per second, but PFH does tend to wrap up a 1000 page series in a couple of pages!

    The Laundry files by Charles Strode would be a good ongoing series, very British.

    And his Merchant Princes series would also be great.

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