Can Authors Be Wrong About The Adaptations Of Their Own Books?

We tend to trust an author's judgment when it comes to the quality of an adaptation of his or her books. But sometimes, maybe authors don't always know best, as an essay in AwardsCircuit points out. » 8/18/14 7:40am 8/18/14 7:40am

What Went Wrong With The Giver Movie?

The Giver by Lois Lowry isn't just a ground-breaking YA novel. It's a powerful fable about the relationship between an old man and a child, who struggle with the memories their "perfect" society has chosen to forget. And now it's been turned into an okay movie that's missing the magic of the book. What happened? » 8/15/14 9:00am 8/15/14 9:00am

Why The Giver Still Matters

This weekend, Hollywood will release the movie adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver, a film many of us have been waiting for since our junior high years. And in a world of Hunger Games, Divergents and many more popular YA novels, we'd like to talk about why this slightly older book still matters. » 8/14/14 11:00am 8/14/14 11:00am

Jeff Bridges Explains Why It Took Him 20 Years To Make The Giver

Jeff Bridges has been trying to turn Lois Lowry's novel The Giver into a feature film for twenty years. So what took so long? We asked him, and we also asked "The Receiver" how they developed the actual art of giving and taking in The Giver. » 8/12/14 10:40am 8/12/14 10:40am

Six Clips From The Giver Reveal The YA Dystopia From Your Youth

Lois Lowry's dystopian nightmare novel The Giver is required reading for most folks who grew up in the '90s. Needless to say, there's a lot of pressure on the movie adaptation to get the translation right. And this is the first chunk of footage to really give us a good feel for the film. » 8/11/14 8:20am 8/11/14 8:20am

Lois Lowry Explains How The Giver Movie Improves On Her Book

There's a lot the upcoming Giver movie has changed from the book: The age of the characters, the expansion of the film into a thriller, the addition of a character who is no longer around in the book. But there's one change Lois Lowry wishes she had thought of. » 7/25/14 3:00am 7/25/14 3:00am

Look How Much Better The Giver Movie Looks in Black and White

Earlier today the trailer for The Giver dropped. Unfortunately and somewhat surprisingly, the Hollywood adaptation of Lois Lowry's book is in color! This is NOT Giver canon. But don't worry — the internet has fixed that for you. » 3/19/14 4:40pm 3/19/14 4:40pm

Jeff Bridges finds a director for the role he was born to play: The…

We've been waiting years for good news on the adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver. The movie, which Jeff Bridges has been attached to for a very long time — because Jesus, just look at him — has been stuck in development hell forever. But now, Variety is reporting that Philip Noyce (Salt) is hot to direct this film.… » 11/07/12 3:37pm 11/07/12 3:37pm

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Miss in October!

October brings an amazing horde of great books, to keep you reading way into the night. Lois Lowry concludes the Giver saga, Justin Cronin continues the Passage trilogy, and Iain M. Banks has a new story of the Culture. Plus Catherynne M. Valente's latest Fairyland novel, and Cory Doctorow's follow-up to Little Brother » 10/02/12 3:54pm 10/02/12 3:54pm

Jeff Bridges will bring The Giver to the big screen

The Dude has nabbed the rights to the influential novel The Giver by Lois Lowry. Bridges hopes to play the title role — the one person chosen to feel for the whole of a future community. » 6/28/11 6:30am 6/28/11 6:30am

10 great science fiction novels that have been banned

In honor of Banned Books Week, Geekosystem's Susana Polo looks at 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned, or at least threatened with removal from libraries and schools. Including some major classics of the genre! » 10/01/10 2:34pm 10/01/10 2:34pm

"The Giver" gets a comic book treatment

Lois Lowry's dystopian classic The Giver hasn't been adapted as a graphic novel, but cartoonist Lucy Knisley gives us the next best thing. She has been illustrating brief moments from the book, rendering the colorless sameness of its false utopia. » 7/17/10 11:00am 7/17/10 11:00am