Glenn Reynolds pointed out the following highly interesting story over at SciFi.com today:
Diamond Age, based on Neal Stephenson’s best-selling novel The Diamond Age: Or a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, is a six-hour miniseries from Clooney and fellow executive producer Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Productions.
When a prominent member of society concludes that the futuristic civilization in which he lives is stifling creativity, he commissions an interactive book for his daughter that serves as a guide through a surreal alternate world. Stephenson will adapt his novel for the miniseries, the first time the Hugo and Nebula award winner has written for TV.
My heart simultaneously leaped and sunk as I read those words in roughly the following order of rationales:
Well, at least Stephenson is being tasked with writing the screen adaptation.
So, I guess we’ll see what comes of it. If it completely rocks, maybe SciFi and Stephenson can work on Snow Crash as a follow-up. I so want to see The Deliverator and “Reason” brought to the screen, silver or small, it matters not which.
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I initially reacted with some disappointment that Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica is due to be delayed until October, that is, until reading the following tidbit:
There are mutterings that one reason could be that parent network NBC is considering lifting the critically acclaimed show from the smaller niche channel to NBC proper, as there’s a dearth of promising new shows in the pipeline, according to SyFy Portal.
Galactica, coming to network TV full-time? Wooohooo!