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Top 10 sci-fi/fantasy books that should be movies

Our old friends at SFSignal recap MSN's suggestions for 10 sci-fi/fantasy novels that should be made into blockbusters post haste. They might have missed a few. Just remember, don't judge a book by its movie.

Our old friends at SFSignal recap MSN's suggestions for 10 sci-fi/fantasy novels that should be made into blockbuster movies post haste:

  1. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  2. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  3. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
  4. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
  5. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  6. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  7. Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
  8. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
  9. Elric of Melnibone by Michael Moorcock
  10. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

I'd rage against the omission of Ender's Game except that Wolfgang Petersen is working on it. Of course, the same could be said of Rendezvous with Rama, but that daunting project is in a deeper circle of development hell than Ender. Also, HBO is doing A Song of Ice and Fire as an epic miniseries, but I guess the small screen doesn't count. After what we got with the Sci Fi Channel's Earthsea miniseries—which infuriated Le Guin—I can maybe understand that.

We've been down this road at TR before, but it's been almost a year, so let's see if anyone's tastes have changed in 2007. What sci-fi/fantasy book(s) would you like to see adapted for the cineplex?

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