Amazon Video’s next big project is an adaptation of Consider Phlebas, the first novel in Iain M Banks’ Culture series. Not many details yet, but I choose to live in hopeful optimism as opposed to cataloging the ways they might fuck it up. This quote from the writer made me immensely happy:

“Iain Banks has long been a hero of mine, and his innate warmth, humor and humanism shines through these novels. Far from being the dystopian nightmares that we are used to, Banks creates a kind of flawed paradise, a society truly worth fighting for—rather than a warning from the future, his books are a beckoning.”