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Books on TV: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

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Books on TV is back, and this time we’ll take a look at TV shows that are based off of Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror books. Some of these shows fit in to one of these three genres while others have elements of more than one of them. Take a look at the list below and reserve the shows and/or the books they are based off of with your FRVPLD card today!

 

Cover art for The Expanse season 1

 

 

The Expanse: Set 200 years into the future, humans have colonized the solar system and have civilizations in three main areas: Earth, Mars, and The Belt (asteroid belt). As tensions mount between the three, a police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt. This show is based on the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey.

 

 

 

 

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Wayward Pines: When two federal agents go missing in the mysterious town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, Secret Service agent Ethan Burke is sent to try and locate them. He begins to realize that this strange town is filled with dark secrets and wonders if he’ll ever get out of there alive. This show is based on the Wayward Pines trilogy by Blake Crouch.

 

 

 

 

 

Cover art for Under the Dome season 1

 

 

Under the Dome: A mysterious, invisible and impenetrable force field suddenly appears around the small town of Chester’s Mill, Maine, cutting the townspeople off from the rest of civilization. The townspeople must determine the purpose of the dome and how to destroy it or somehow escape. However, with some people getting consumed by desperation and hunger for power and others having dark secrets revealed, they must learn how to deal with each other in order to survive. This show is based on the book Under the Dome by Stephen King.

 

 

 

 

 

Cover art for The Magicians season 1

 

 

The Magicians: Quentin Coldwater has been fascinated with magic ever since he read a series of fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory. He discovers that magic is real and enrolls at Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy to become a magician. He and his friends also learn that Fillory, the fantasy land that Quentin adores, is also real and more dangerous than they could have ever imagined. This show is based on the Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman.

 

 

 

 

Cover art for Sleepy Hollow season 1

 

 

Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod Crane, a double agent who worked for George Washington during the Revolutionary War, is resurrected 250 years later in 2013. He learns that the supernatural, biblical creature, the Headless Horseman (aka the Horseman of Death), whom he fought on the battlefield in 1781, was resurrected as well. Ichabod works with Abbie Mills, a Sheriff’s Lieutenant, to try to defeat the horseman and other supernatural creatures that appear in the small town of Sleepy Hollow, New York, all while getting used to the year 2013. This show is loosely based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (and also has concepts from Rip Van Winkle, also by Irving).

 

 

 

 

 

Cover art for Game of Thrones season 1

 

 

Game of Thrones: Several noble families fight for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms on the fictional continent of Westeros. As their war is erupting, an ancient enemy awakens that will threaten the entire continent. Meanwhile, the remaining heirs of an exiled family that previously ruled Westeros look to exact their revenge and reclaim the throne. This show is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin.