Illuminae

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Illuminae is a 2015 young adult[1] space opera epistolary novel written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This is the first novel of the series The Illuminae Files.[2][3] The story is told through a series of classified documents, censored emails, interviews, and others.[4] Illuminae is set in 2575 and is the story of teenage colonist Kady Grant and her fighter pilot boyfriend Ezra Mason.[5]

The series was acquired by Random House in a preempt in 2013.[6] The first book in the series was published in late October 2015. It debuted at #5 on the New York Times Best Seller List Young Adult Hardcover list,[7] and eventually reached the #2 spot.[8] Illuminae was nominated for the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award,[9] won the 2015 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction novel,[10] the 2016 Gold Inky Award for best teen fiction,[11] and the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award Book of the Year for Older Children.[12] The sequel Gemina, debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list[13] and won the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction novel.[14] The third book in the series, Obsidio, debuted at #6 on the New York Times children's series list,[15] as the #1 young adult bestseller in Australia,[16] and as a USA Today bestseller.[17]

Film Adaptation[edit]

In November 2015, Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B Entertainment, and Warner Bros bought the rights to Illuminae.[18][19] Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner are set to produce.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feldman, Lucy (2015-12-08). "Best Books of 2015: Best of the Best-of Lists". WSJ. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  2. ^ Bell, Crystal (2015-09-21). "This Sci-Fi Space Adventure Will Be Your New YA Obsession". MTV News. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  3. ^ "Holiday romances are headed our way". USA TODAY. 2015-10-23. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  4. ^ "Bustle". Bustle. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  5. ^ Morris, Linda (2015-11-21). "Brad Pitt to turn Australian young adult thriller Illuminae into major Hollywood film". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  6. ^ "Literary Giant". November 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "Young Adult Hardcover Books - Best Sellers - November 8, 2015 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  8. ^ "Young Adult Hardcover Books - Best Sellers - November 29, 2015 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  9. ^ https://www.arts.gov.au/pm-literary-awards/current-awards
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  14. ^ "Announcing the winners of the 2016 Aurealis Awards!". Aurealis Awards. 2017-04-14. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  15. ^ "Children's Series Books - Best Sellers - April 1, 2018 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  16. ^ "Jay Kristoff on Instagram: "In the past 20 days I have: - Visited 14 cities - Boarded 13 aircraft - Flown around 50,000kms - Signed countless books - Met thousands of…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  17. ^ "Obsidio". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  18. ^ McNary, Dave (2015-11-20). "Brad Pitt, Warner Bros. Developing Sci-Fi Movie 'Illuminae'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  19. ^ "Brad Pitt, Warner Bros Team to Adapt Sci-Fi YA Novel 'Illuminae' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  20. ^ "Brad Pitt, Warner Bros. Developing Sci-Fi Movie 'Illuminae'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-15.