Roadmarks

The story broke a few days ago, and is now all over the internet: I am developing a new series for HBO, a science fiction show based on ROADMARKS, a novel by the late great Roger Zelazny. And what do you know — the story is actually true. Which is more than can be said about most of the stories about me that I stumble over these days, boys and girls. (I have said it before, and will say it again, but sometimes it seems no one listens. Do not believe everything you read).

Anyway… YES! We had not intended to announce anything yet, to be sure. Development is a long and uncertain process. Thousands of shows are pitched, hundreds of pilots are written, dozens of pilots are filmed, but only a very few of them ever get greenlit to series. There is a reason that Hollywood insiders call it “development hell.” And what’s the point of announcing projects that might never make it to air? That’s why HBO — like most other networks and streamers — prefers to keep these things quiet.

Even so, even so… you cannot win the lottery unless you buy a ticket, so we all keep playing.

Which brings me back to ROADMARKS.

DEADLINE was the first to break the story, but the best and most complete account appeared on the WERTZONE, here: https://thewertzone.blogspot.com/2021/02/hbo-developing-roger-zelaznys-roadmarks.html

Roadmarks – Roger Zelazny

Kim Stanley Robinson


Icehenge
The Memory of Whiteness: A Scientific Romance
Escape From Kathmandu
A Short Sharp Shock
Antarctica
The Martians
The Years of Rice and Salt
Galileo’s Dream
2312
Shaman
Aurora
Green Earth
New York 2140
Red Moon
The Ministry for the Future

Three Californias (Orange County trilogy, Orange County triptych)
The Wild Shore
The Gold Coast
Pacific Edge

The Mars Trilogy
Red Mars
Green Mars
Blue Mars

Science in the Capital
Forty Signs of Rain
Fifty Degrees Below
Sixty Days and Counting

History


Rise & Fall of British Empire – Lawrence James
The Honourable Company – John Keay
India: A History – John Keay
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America – Erik Larson
Thunderstruck – Erik Larson
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin – Erik Larson
Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi – Timothy R. Pauketat
A Social History of Greece and Rome – Michael Grant
Early Greece – Oswyn Murray
Democracy and Classical Greece – J. K. Davies
The Hellenistic World – F. W. Walbank
The Roman Republic – Michael Crawford
The Roman Empire – Colin Wells
The Later Roman Empire – Averil Cameron
The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic – Mike Duncan
Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine – Barry Strauss

Maritime History


Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time – Dava Sobel
The Endurance : Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition – Caroline Alexander
The Bounty: The True Story of the mutiny on the Bounty – Caroline Alexander
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette – Hampton Sides
The Pirate Wars – Peter Earle
The Civil War at Sea – Craig L. Symonds
In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine – Rachel Lance
War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II – Nathan Miller
Hellcats of the Sea: Operation Barney and the Mission to the Sea of Japan – Charles A. Lockwood & Hans C. Adamson
The Vikings: A History – Robert Ferguson
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania – Erik Larson