Re: Another book that should be a movie - The Mote in God's Eye
It could make a good movie, but I think I might prefer Footfall as a movie, just to hear the gloriously cheesy line, "They have thumbs."
would make an excellent mini-series for one of the cable networks. It has the advantage of taking place (mostly) on Earth in the present-day which help keep a lot of the production costs down. So you could afford to do the aliens right.
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