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Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Martian Chronicles’ Heading To The Big Screen

John Davis, in association with 20th Century Fox, has optioned the rights to The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury’s collection of short science fiction stories.

The basic premise of the book is that Earth is well on its way to becoming all but uninhabitable, and the human species has come to the conclusion that they must colonize Mars. When they arrive many complications arise, including trying to make the red planet a new Earth, a worldwide nuclear war looming back on their home planet, and the differences between them and Mars’ native inhabitants. Many of Bradbury’s short stories were written and published in science fiction magazines in the late 1940s before coming together in the 1950 book.

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Richelle Mead talks about Vampire Academy books

By Alicia Rancilio on SFGate

Richelle Mead’s popular Vampire Academy series is taking a bite out of the publishing world.

The young adult books follow Rose Hathaway, a 17-year-old half-vampire training to be a protector against evil vampires who are out for blood.

Of course, there’s romance mixed in when Rose falls for one of her instructors.

“Spirit Bound,” the fifth book in the series, hit the best-seller lists when it was released last month. The sixth and final book in Rose’s story will be published in December. Mead will then begin writing another six Vampire Academy books about different characters.

The author talks about her protagonist, adult readers and whether Vampire Academy will appear on the big screen or television.

Q: Did you intend for the character of Rose to be so strong?

A: I’m not sure how I would write someone not strong. … I wanted someone who has so much potential and isn’t afraid to throw herself into danger … but she’s learning self-control.

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Oh The Martian Chronicles might become a movie? That would be cool, I will be looking forward to hearing more!

Would you want to go see The Martian Chronicles? Are you interested in it becoming a movie? What about the Richelle Mead article?