Tuesday, February 19, 2019

NEW FANTASY BOOK ADAPTATIONS: HUXLEY'S BRAVE NEW WORLD, JENN LYONS' THE RUIN OF KINGS, ADAM SILVERA'S THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END TO BECOME TV SERIES

'THE RUIN OF KINGS' TO
BECOME EPIC FANTASY TV SERIES
A number of new fantasy books are getting adaptations, people! Annapurna TV will turn Jenn Lyons' THE RUIN OF KINGS into an epic fantasy
The Ruin of Kings was published this month
television series. It is the first book of her five part saga A Chorus of Dragons.
Set in a sprawling, magic filled world populated by gods, dragons, krakens, witches, demons, ghosts, shape shifters and zombies, THE RUIN OF KINGS follows the story of Khirin, a young thief who discovers he may be the son of a prince and involved in a complex prophecy where he is more valuable alive than dead. Lyons, who worked as a graphic artist on video games before, has published this one just two weeks ago for Tor Books!

  'BRAVE NEW WORLD'
TO BECOME USA NETWORK SHOW
USA Network has taken over from SyFy the series adaptation of Aldous Huxley's seminal work BRAVE NEW WORLD set in a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy,
Brave New World has been in work since 2015
privacy, money, family, and history itself. As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage, who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions.

'THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END'
TO BECOME SF SHOW AT HBO
Silvera's bestseller will become HBO series
Over at HBO they've decided to turn Adam Silvera's fantasy novel THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END into a half hour series produced by Chris Kelly and J.J. Abrams. The story is set in the near future where everyone receives a bureaucratic phone call notifying them at the start of their last day on Earth! The series will follow a seemingly disparate group of people as they live their scary, funny, weird, hopeful, romantic, and unexpected final hours, all connected through the two gay teenage boys who are both looking to make a new friend on their End Day and will meet up for one last great adventure — to live a lifetime in a single day.

12 comments:

  1. Oh, my what a mixture in The Ruin of Kings adaptation! We have a thief and royalty, gods and dragons, prophecy and magic. Something for everyone, nothing for me:)

    Aldoux Huxley's Brave New World doesn't seem so brave after all, but I might give it a try, because even today it still "makes some waves".

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    1. you don't like dragons? What's there not to like about them? :)

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  2. They Both Die In The End... I was so stressed out reading that book because you keep thinking or hoping that somehow they are both going to escape their untimely demise. Even though the title tells you exactly how the story ends, I still found myself pissed off they didn't make it after all.

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  3. I've never read "Brave New World" -- I really should get around to doing so some day.

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    1. yes, it's been written almost a century ago :)

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  4. Brave new World sounds very interesting as does They both Die at the End.

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