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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 219): Panel Discussion of Which SF&F Books We Do, And Don’t, Want To See Made Into A Movie Or TV Show

In episode 219 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester, Sarah Chorn, Django Wexler and John Stevens discuss which SF&F book that you love would you like to see made into a movie? Which one do you really hope never gets made because you’re afraid they’ll ruin it?

Bonus this week – Books We Are Reading:

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16 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 219): Panel Discussion of Which SF&F Books We Do, And Don’t, Want To See Made Into A Movie Or TV Show

  1. Jeff Patterson // November 25, 2013 at 6:19 am //

    Pretty certain I am not on this one…

  2. Thanks to the gestalt known as “The Three Hoarsemen” people are now unable to tell us apart.

  3. Jeff Patterson // November 25, 2013 at 8:31 am //

    And my name goes to John’s link

  4. I felt like I was listening to a crossover to a different podcast, but then the topic I was expecting started half an hour later.

  5. I’d certainly be interested in seeing Apollo’s Outcast adapted to film. If done right it could appeal to a wide range of audiences. It was one of my favorite books read last year when it came out. Given how well I think Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld did with Ender’s Game, the right casting for that film could make it work really well.

    As much as I am a fan of Blade Runner, I’d be thrilled to see someone attempt a more faithful adaptation of the book.

  6. Tam:

    We did the “what are you reading?” thing first, which may be why you felt that.

    Here’s the book whose title I could not remember:,675680.aspx

  7. John’s idea to do the three California Trilogy movies with similar actors makes it seem something like Cloud Atlas.

  8. Make into TV/movies:
    Kate Elliott’s epic fantasy series: King’s Dragon. If HBO wants to reuse sets and some of the cast, that’s fine.
    Ringworld–with the CGI we have now, the Ringworld would look awesome. (to say nothing of Nessus and Speaker)
    Chronicles of Amber–do it as an animated series!

    Please avoid:
    Rendezvous with Rama. Unlike Ringworld, there is no story, there, and I can just imagine the crappy subplots they would foster onto it.

  9. Steve Oerkfitz // November 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm //

    Ringworld might be interesting. If they at least got a screenwriter who could write good dialogue. Something Niven can’t do.

  10. Nightmare scenario:

    The Shadow of the Torturer: Now a Major Motion Picture

    I’m not sure if that’s a story that transfers well to ANY other medium.

  11. So upcoming podcast topic is upcoming movies based on sf novels then, naturally, right?

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