Charlie Jane Anders ‘The City in the Middle of the Night’ optioned for TV

The City in the Middle of the Night, the latest novel by author Charlie Jane Anders, has been optioned for a TV adaptation.

Sony Pictures have snapped up the rights to the sci-fi novel. Sharon Hall’s Mom de Guerre Productions are attached to the project, they previously made The Expanse and Utopia. While the novel is now in development as a screen project there’s no guarantee it’ll make it to audiences, with thousands of books being optioned each year.  

The novel tells the story of a revolutionary on an alien planet which has extremes of climate, a scorching hot bright side, and a cold dark night side. The lead character Sophie is tasked with bringing the humans on the planet and the native alien race together.

The author, who is transgender, visited Perth earlier this year and was the headline guest at Swancon: The West Australian Science Fiction Convention.

She spoke to Graeme Watson about writing and creating her latest book and started by asking her how she came up with the characters for her book  All The Birds in the Sky. 

All The Birds in the Sky, won the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Her short story, Six Months, Three Days, received the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and was also put into development as a screen project.

Graeme Watson

The interview with Charlie Jane Anders first aired on ‘All Things Queer’. Team members from OUTinPerth volunteer on the program that airs on RTRFM in Perth and JOY FM in Melbourne.