I had heard of this book, but never read it. Still when I began to see the movie trailers I got excited. I love science fiction, but the overall quality of fantasy movies feels higher than that of science fiction movies. That may be because science fiction movies have been around longer, but I think it's because Hollywood has turned science fiction into a cash cow. They will do so with fantasy eventually, but as long as they make the movies good, and don't release the fantasy version of Armageddon then I don't care if they make money.