I know it’s fantasy, not strictly sci-fi, but I feel like GWC generally covers the holy trinity of what most sci-fi communities do: science fiction, fantasy, and science. in that vein, one of the best modern fantasy series is going to start airing on HBO in April or so, and with four books done (and three more forthcoming, including the fifth one, uh, “soon”). These are some of the best books I’ve ever read, and a big push by HBO is going to put this series in front of a much bigger audience than adult fantasy ever sees.
I’d like to see how many people are interested in an arc following the biggest “classic” fantasy property to hit the public eye since Lord of the Rings took the world by storm and just about nothing carried the torch after. It could certainly be an important tipping point for seeing more fantasy on TV and in film, especially as other works (like Shannara and Magic Kingdom) have stalled and dropped recently.
I know A Game of Thrones was a Book Club Selection, and I hope people liked it enouhg to stay on with the series, which really ratchets up another notch with the next volume. The amount of talent, money, and attention to detail going into the HBO show is also pretty staggering, being comparable to the expensive and epic Rome.