Friday, March 2, 2012

Follow Friday - Fifty Years Is the Traditional Length of a Jubilee

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Mercurial Musings and Owl Tell You About It.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: What book would you love to see made into a movie or television show and do you have actors/actresses in mind to play the main characters?

I don't think that it should come as a surprise to anyone who has read this blog that I love Samuel R. Delany, and that my favorite book of his is the cyberpunkish space opera Nova (read review). A star-spanning rivalry fueled by commercial requirements and personal animosity drives the hero Lorq von Ray and his antagonist Prince Red to search the galaxy for a star that is about to go supernova and dive through it, collecting the bounty of heavy elements that the massive stellar explosion will spew out and giving their corporation an unassailable edge. It is dark, gritty, full of interpersonal conflict and heavy on space travel. It would be a beautiful film.

I have no idea who should play the characters: Lorq von Ray, Prince Red, Ruby Red, Mouse, and so on. Nova is also the only book by Delany that I have read that is translatable to the screen: Triton, Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, and Dhalgren (read review) are probably all just too weird to be put on the screen.

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  1. Had never heard of the book but sounds interesting!
    Check out my FF

  2. You have a great blog :D Haven't read this one yet but I will get around to it.

    New follower on all the ones you have.

    Here is my FF :D

  3. Hey, hey! Thank for stopping by my blog. I haven't heard of this book.

  4. Today is also the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game.

  5. Hopping through. I haven't heard of this but I always like how you make different suggestions than other people.

  6. I've never heard of this author or book, but it seems to be completely my style. Thanks for the recommendation :)

  7. @Wicked Willow: Nova is very interesting, even more interesting that I was able to describe here. Delany is a fascinating writer.

  8. @Book Slave: Thank you, I try to do my best with my blog. I hope you do read Nova, and when you do, let me know what you thought of it.

  9. @Laura Ashlee: You're not alone. Every week I am reminded of just how out of the mainstream my reading choices often are.

  10. @Julia Rachel Barrett: I thought about using that, but I figured I'd save it for Follow Friday #100.

  11. @Alison Can Read: I'm not trying to recommend unusual stuff, I promise! I'm just recommending the stuff I read. Which I suppose means that I read weird stuff.

  12. @Danielle K: I hope that you enjoy it!