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#4457076 - 01/13/19 12:32 AM Scifi Books that should be movies.  
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We all know the famous Book series Dune and others that just had to be made and rehashed in movie form.
Im enjoying the Uplift series by David Brin at the moment.What other series would you like to see made into film?
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The Uplift Universe is a fictional universe created by American science fiction writer David Brin. A central feature in this universe is the process of biological uplift.

His books which take place in this universe are:

Sundiver (1980)
Startide Rising (1983)
The Uplift War (1987)
The Uplift Trilogy (sometimes called the Uplift Storm trilogy):
Brightness Reef (1995)
Infinity's Shore (1996)
Heaven's Reach (1998)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uplift_Universe

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#4457080 - 01/13/19 12:52 AM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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Dan Simmon's 'Hyperion', and 'Fall of Hyperion'. Never read a science fiction book in remotely the same class.

#4457084 - 01/13/19 01:31 AM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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I think most of Jack McDevitt’s novels would make great movies.


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#4457112 - 01/13/19 12:35 PM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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If the scifi book is way too complex and has many complex characters, I think it would be much better served by being made into a multiple-episode miniseries than being made into a film.



And let's be honest here, the great majority of "hard" scifi is not popular with mainstream audiences so turning a book into a limited series on either cable tv or a streaming service like Netflix makes a LOT more sense than making a theatrical release film.


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#4457122 - 01/13/19 01:52 PM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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the Stainless steel Rat series - infact begging to be made into a series..

#4457148 - 01/13/19 05:12 PM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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The RIngworld is an obvious candidate for a series but would burn CGI money like crazy.
A World out of Time would have great potential as a film, though.
The Mote in God's Eye, maybe, or Lucifer's Hammer so we have at least one comet impact film that isn't total bollocks.

#4457174 - 01/13/19 08:51 PM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: 33lima]  
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Originally Posted by 33lima
Dan Simmon's 'Hyperion', and 'Fall of Hyperion'. Never read a science fiction book in remotely the same class.


Agreed, as well as Joe Haldeman's Forever War

Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld - into a GOOD movie, not the crappy SyFy garbage

Clarke - Rendezvous with Rama

Neil Stephenson - Snow Crash


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#4457193 - 01/13/19 10:31 PM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: Clydewinder]  
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Originally Posted by Clydewinder
Clarke - Rendezvous with Rama




Morgan Freeman and David Fincher tried for several years to get the funding to make it but it didn't work out.


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#4457198 - 01/13/19 11:06 PM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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"Helliconia" might make an interesting setting. Game of Thrones without fourth wall, so to speak.


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#4457238 - 01/14/19 10:48 AM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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Ooohh I vote second for the Rama Trilogy..

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Originally Posted by Ssnake
The Mote in God's Eye.


Yes, I think that would be a great one (especially now with Special Effects being as good as they are.) I would also throw in Future History by Jerry Pournelle and a personal old favourite of mine, Space Viking by H Beam Piper.

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Originally Posted by Ssnake
"Helliconia" might make an interesting setting. Game of Thrones without fourth wall, so to speak.


That could be great if done properly. I always loved how the early characters became the legends of the later ones. Danger is it could be seen as derivative (ironically) as they both (Helliconia & GoT) have long year cycles with one race preferring winter and the other flourishing during summer.


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#4457269 - 01/14/19 04:04 PM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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Originally Posted by 453Raafspitty
Ooohh I vote second for the Rama Trilogy..
Me too, but it will never happen as the plot is all exploration and no action.

A better bet is Greg Bear's Eon.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eon_(novel)

This has the exploration aspects of 'Rendevous with Rama', but with fighting.

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Non-Stop by Brian Aldiss,although Helliconia would be a great choice.


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#4457291 - 01/14/19 07:38 PM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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I think Iain M. Banks' Culture series could make for good viewing. It has action, it has humour. Better as a series than a movie though.

Hyperion. Gods I hate that book. Great buildup, then *blink* WHERE THE #%&*$# IS THE REST OF THE BOOK?!?!?!?!? It was half-a-book. Turned me off the author for life.

If you want action, turning Warhammer 40K into a TV-show would have rocked biggrin

Elisabeth Moon's "Vatta" series, or "Serrano" series could make good movies.

#4457292 - 01/14/19 07:39 PM Re: Scifi Books that should be movies. [Re: EAF331 MadDog]  
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Originally Posted by EAF331 MadDog


If you want action, turning Warhammer 40K into a TV-show would have rocked biggrin





How good was the Warhammer movie that came out a couple years ago? I assume you saw it?

edit: Oops, that was Warcraft, NOT Warhammer.

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Originally Posted by mikew
A better bet is Greg Bear's Eon.

This has the exploration aspects of 'Rendevous with Rama', but with fighting.


Loved Eon. The downside is, it's rather strongly tied to the (late) Cold War frame. But I suppose that could be replaced with a new Cold War; nevertheless, it requires a more or less duopolistic power structure on Earth.

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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by EAF331 MadDog


If you want action, turning Warhammer 40K into a TV-show would have rocked biggrin





How good was the Warhammer movie that came out a couple years ago? I assume you saw it?

edit: Oops, that was Warcraft, NOT Warhammer.


Yepp, but I enjoyed it. It was great for a Warcraft fan smile

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Warhammer 40k series will rock if they do the Heresy series (Battle for the Abyss for one).But its a loooong list.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Warhammer_40,000_novels#THE_HORUS_HERESY

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