It seems another golden era of sci-fi is upon us. More and more sci-fi books are being adapted into television series or movies and we’ve got the latest on the list for you. Thanks to io9 we can reveal a list of the upcoming science fiction books that are being adapted into series for television. These new genre television shows were announced by Universal and fall under the genre of fantasy and science fiction. Shows like Game of Thrones, Outlander, Wynonna Earp have opened the path for more shows based on famous science fiction and or fantasy series to be adapted.
The Raven Sand of Titan
On the list of series to be adapted is of course Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle series. The Raven Cycle is a series of 4 books in the urban fantasy genre which “follows the story of Blue Sargent, Richard Gansey III, Adam Parrish, Ronan Lynch, and Noah Czerny as they attempt to find the sleeping Welsh king Glendower.” It’s going to be helmed by Andrew Miller (known for The Secret Circle) and Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke.
The other series to be adapted is Hugh Howey’s Sand. Sand is described as “post-apocalyptic drama surrounding a family of “sand divers” who scour the ravaged remnants of an ecologically devastated Earth for valuable objects.” This will be directed by World War Z’s Marc Forster and produced by Book of Eli’s Garry Whitta. Both of these will find a home in Syfy which is also home to the aforementioned Wynonna Earp.
Universal also revealed the first details to Sirens of Titan, Dan Harmon and Evan Katz’s long awaited newest series, which will be based on Kurt Vonnegut’s famous novel:
“Sirens of Titan follows the richest man in 22nd-Century America, Malachi Constant, who gathers his wealth through his “extraordinary luck” he believes is a divine power. But Constant’s luck runs out when he’s flung across the galaxy in a journey that sees him avoid a deadly war on Mars, flee to Mercury, be brought back to Earth in disgrace, and finally travel to Titan to meet the person behind his sudden downfall—a man named Winston Niles Rumfoord.”
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