Best sci-fi adaptations for a screen

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The Best Science Fiction Adaptations Ever, According to Our Readers

By BookBub•April 30, 2020•2 min read

We set out on a mission to find the very best science fiction adaptations. But with many universes to choose from, we couldn’t do it alone. So we asked you: What are the best sci-fi film adaptations? And you answered! Below are the best science fiction movie adaptations ever, according to our savvy BookBub readers.

The Martian by Andy Weir

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Kimberly said: “The Martian was by far the best book to movie adaptation. Matt Damon portrayed the main character to a T with his dry humor. The environment and the struggles were also visually captivating like the book, which was perhaps difficult to pull off since the book was tech-heavy.”

Arrival by Ted Chiang

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Randy said: “I would have to go with Arrival. It is an excellent adaptation of the original story. That is an impressive feat for a book that is more of a thinking man’s book than an action novel.” 

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

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Chris said: “Ender’s Game! It certainly had a different atmosphere and feel than the book, but it was a great movie in its own right.”

Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

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Michael said: “A lot of good suggestions here. While Minority Report and Ready Player One come to mind, I’d have to give it to The Expanse television show.”

Nancy said:  “It’s TV, not a movie, but The Expanse is exceptional. I’ve read all the books in the series (the show hasn’t caught up), and love both media. The casting is impeccable.”

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

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Laurie said: “I loved Jurassic Park, both book and movie. They were different but enjoyed both.”

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

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Jackson said: “2001: A Space Odyssey. Holds up even today.”

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

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Andre said: “Has to be Blade Runner.”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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Nate said: “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The original BBC production.”

Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

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Francis said: “Hot take, Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comics (please count it). It’s funny, exciting, and genuinely tense at times (so many superhero movies lack tension because you can so easily guess who’s gonna win and who’s gonna survive). The best part of the film is its characters. They’re so fun and unique. Way to go, whoever wrote this film.”

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