News broke today that Jonathan Nolan, brother of acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, is planning to adapt Asimov’s classic Foundation series for HBO. The Foundation series is one of the classic works of science fiction (here’s io9 discussing its importance) and the news will likely thrill SF fans. Jonathan Nolan is most famous for co-writing The Prestige, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar (now in theaters) with his brother. He also wrote a short story, “Memento Mori,” that was the basis for Memento. In a recent interview with Indiewire, Nolan expressed his love for the series: Well, I fucking love the “Foundation” novels by Isaac Asimov — they’re certainly not well-known, but that’s a set of books I think everyone would benefit from reading. That’s a set of books where the influence they have is just fucking massive; they have many imitators and many have been inspired by them, but go back and read those, and there are some ideas in those that’ll set your fucking hair on fire. Earlier this year, HBO announced plans to adapt Margaret Atwood’s dystopian MaddAddam series. Looks like the success of Game of Thrones is encouraging the network to take a chance on more epic SF&F works. 6 Responses Critical Linking: November 11th, 2014 - BOOK RIOT November 11, 2014 […] Prepare ye for the coming of The Mule. […] Reply Book News: Battle Over Maurice Sendak’s Book Collection Sparks A Lawsuit November 11, 2014 […] from the major players involved have yet to comment on the story, this has done little to slow the Internet’s volcanic reaction to the […] Reply Book News: Battle Over Maurice Sendak’s Book Collection Sparks A Lawsuit | Pog Goblin November 11, 2014 […] from the major players involved have yet to comment on the story, this has done little to slow the Internet’s volcanic reaction to the […] Reply Science Fiction Novels to Help With Your Interstellar Hangover | Electric Literature November 13, 2014 […] and bookish. With the existence of Interstellar and the news that co-writer Jonathan Nolan is set to adapt Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, it appears literary science fiction is making a huge comeback. And since we already live in the […] Reply ספרות ברשת: פורסמה הרשימה הארוכה של פרס ספיר; טענות נגד הוצאת כנרת שמנצלת את תקנות הפרס לטובתה; בית המשפט קבע כי נעמי רגן העתיקה קטעים בספרה &q November 13, 2014 […] HBO תצלם סדרה חדשה על פי סדרת ספרי המדע הבדיוני "המוסד&… […] Reply » Sunday Sundries: Literary Links from Around the Web (Nov. 16th) May 16, 2016 […] Speaking of HBO science fiction adaptations, did you hear the network is planning to adapt Asimov… […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.