It sounds like an almost unconquerable challenge: condensing down to a manageable list all of the world's classic science fiction novels which were turned into movies.
Hollywood has never shied away from looking to the literary world for a little bit of lightning in a bottle; that precious inspiration for a screenplay which is so often found within the pages of a good book. Science fiction novels in particular have served as a wellspring from which cinema screenwriters have drawn again and again...with often divisive results. It's a common tale: popular, beloved story undergoes chopping 'n changing for its big screen debut, with legions of its fans crying fowl that their source material wasn't respected.
"The Giver" is just one science fiction novel among many which has received the silver screen treatment. It's not the first, and it certainly won't be the last, but it does provide a fantastic opportunity to mosey on down memory lane and revisit some of the best science fiction novels before they were turned into movies.