The Diamond Age

Tags: 

George Clooney, et.al., are developing a 6 hour mini-series of Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age for the Sci Fi Channel. I so want this to be good but it probably won't be. Fingers crossed, anyway! Update: And HBO is going to produce George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Each book in the series is around 1,000 pages so they are going to devote a season's worth of episodes to each book. Now that's the way to adapt an epic.

I hope HBO doesn't cut off A Song of Ice and Fire as quickly as they cut out Carnivale.

I'm happy to see novels adapted more fully via television, but sci-fi and fantasy works are going to suffer the most from the lower budgets of the medium.