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  • Amazon Developing Condsider Phlebas as a TV show

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/21/1...elevision-show

    This cannot end badly for me. If they screw it up I can take great Joy in ripping it to shrreds, if they don't I shall consume it with utter wild abandon.

    Thoughts? I'm ot sure how much JMS/Banks crossover fandom exists but I would say a lot of you would enjoy reading him.
    "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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    I am not really familiar with the work, but I will say from reading the first bit of the article that I am not a fan of shapeshifting. I feel like too much Science Fiction falls back on the crutches of shapeshifting and time travel, two things Babylon 5 did right.

    As to this show, I hope it is great for Phaze's sake, but I will likely not watch it. There are too many shows. There are probably twenty current shows I wish I had time to watch, but will likely never get to because of all of the other stuff I am watching.
    Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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      Banks is up there with some of the best SF authors. Consider Phlebas is not his best, work though, I would have expected something like Player of Games, Use of Weapons, or Look to Windward as better candidates for adaptation. But, if we could get a wider Culture Universe TV show going, I am totally game.
      Last edited by Ubik; 02-22-2018, 03:52 PM.
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