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Which cult authors deserve adaptations in the new decade?

10 December 2009 2:22 PM, PST | | See recent QuietEarth news »

Back when I was in highschool, Jeff Noon's "Vurt" was easily my favorite book. Heavily influenced by equal parts Irvine Welsh, William Gibson and "Alice in Wonderland," the book is dystopian cyberpunk on meth. I also remember that the rights were picked up by UK production house, Pathe, but then everything feel to s#!% when it was decided the project was unfilmable.

Another book that really got to me was "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson. Coincidently it is also a Cyberpunk book, though when I learned that Stephensen was one of the most erudite and prolific contemporary science fiction writers around, I picked up two more of his books: the code-breaker tome, "Cryptonomicon" and "The Diamond Age." A couple years back, George Clooney's production company reported it would a mini-series based on "The Diamond Age." Nothing has happened since, and I highly doubt anything will.

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