I Have the Horn

Jake may have the horn for the new iPhone, but here’s what I get excited about (via SciFi Wire):

Diamond Age, based on Neal Stephenson’s best-selling novel The Diamond Age: Or a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, is a six-hour miniseries from Clooney and fellow executive producer Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Productions.

When a prominent member of society concludes that the futuristic civilization in which he lives is stifling creativity, he commissions an interactive book for his daughter that serves as a guide through a surreal alternate world. Stephenson will adapt his novel for the miniseries, the first time the Hugo and Nebula award winner has written for TV.

They need to work on their punctuation, but the info is good.  Granted, Diamond Age is my least-favorite Stephenson Novel (except the Big U, which doesn’t count because it was shit).  Still, a mini-series is perfect for any of Neal’s tomes.  Pissah.

~ by kinshay on 2007-01-12.

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  1. I think very highly of Diamond Age, actually.
    In fact, I look at Neal’s books in two separate eras: pre-Cryptonomicon and Cryptonomicon forward, and Diamond Age takes a solid second place in the first epoch.

    When does Snow Crash get some form of treatment, eh?
    My boys and I think it should be the story framework for the next MMORPG (think World of Warcraft, but the virtual world of Snow Crash – yeah, it would ruin lives).

  2. Would the game be in Hiro’s world or in his (and everyone else’s) Avatar world? I say both. You can see Sushi K rap after driving through a burbclave, then jack in to the Black Sun to hang out with Da5id.

  3. crikey… almost finished (maybe 30 pages left) cryptonomicon.

    msg for neal, get to the frakkin’ point. don’t you have a frakkin’ editor !?!?!

  4. Get the Baroque Cycle. It’s twice as good and twice as frustrating. Who wants a 5-page aside on numismatics? Me, actually. Keep doing what you doing, Neal.

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