Why Can’t HBO Make a Series With Kristine Kathryn Rusch or Sarah Hoyt?

HBO developing Margaret Atwood sci-fi series with Darren Aronofsky | The Verge

HBO is developing a new television series based on Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed trilogy of science fiction novels, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddamaccording to Deadline. Darren Aronofsky, the director of Requiem for a Dream and — most recently — Noah, is reportedly executive producer for the series, and there’s a potential that he’ll end up directing too. The books were released over the last decade and take place in a world of advanced genetic engineering where big corporations are in control. The series will reportedly be titled MaddAddam, but production appears to be just getting started, so there are few tangible details for now.

Great.  Just what I want to watch:  An extravaganza from yet another socialist, feminist SF author.  Complete with evul corporations, of course.

I’ve avoided Atwood like the plague she is ever since the execrable Handmaid’s Tale was clutched to the heaving bosom of the budding leftist takeover of SF’s governing bodies back in the eighties.


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Why Can’t HBO Make a Series With Kristine Kathryn Rusch or Sarah Hoyt? — 10 Comments

  1. Yah, I, too, read The Hangdog Tale based on the recommendation of someone whose recommendations I never again listened to. “Tried to read”, I should say. I couldn’t even get far enough into it to get to the “women are oppressed and men suck” theme because the writing was so bad.

  2. Apropos nothing, I’ve been thinking about making a biographical film of Hillary Clinton.

    Does anyone know where I can cast a flat-chested, fat-assed, goofy-looking porn starlet? She’d have to be open-minded because the scene in which Hillary conceives of the idea of HillaryCare will have a german shepherd on viagra. (And someone will no doubt have to take the dog out for drinks afterward, to wash away its shame.)

  3. Well, There is a fantastic series about female empowerment, demonstrating the horrors a woman might suffer at the hands of evil men, but with a resolution that is nearly Messianic, though she is not quite the messianic, though actually she is, written by Elizabeth Moon.

    If the graphic brutality of “A Game of Thrones” can be depicted then why not the images of Elizabeth Moon’s “A Deed of Paksenarrion?” I understand she is a lefty, but the way people might view the tales of Paks, might not establish the patriarchal eternal “War on Women.”

    Or how about a series, about a man written by a woman, that can easily turn into one of the seasons of “True Detective” in the same way, one story of “The King in Yellow” turned into the first season so brilliantly, Katherine Kurtz’s “The Adept.”

    I thought Kurtz had another book but I can’t find the reference, I think it’s called “On Stranger Shores.” About space travel, and caste isolation, excellent book, but I can’t remember the phrase.

    Another female author with numerous female protagonists, who need not be the main characters, since it can be turned into an episodic revolving around the primary characters. Nancy Kruss’s “Beggars in spain.”

    I had no idea who she was until about 15 years ago, and really barely know anything about her, but “Beggars in Spain” is a far better randian tale than any of the hyperbolic crap that Ayn could every bring herself to write.

    Serialize it, and tell the story of the “Beggars in Spain.”

    You don’t have to go to a womans studies group study clatch to find talented female authors or good female protagonists.

    Hell Honor Harrington, is a superior female protagonist than any of the sex obsessed, free wheeling, self hating, though projected into man hating tripe that a lot of modern female authors toss out.

    Also, toss in, Bujold, the Vorkosigan series is brilliant, though Peter Dinkledge is contractually obligated for at least three more seasons.

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