Have you seen the trailer to this movie yet? It gave me goosebumps.
The three books by Philip Pullman are fabulous! He is a well known author in England, and after this movie, I'm sure he'll be well known here as well.
These books first showed up in the Young Adult section in bookstores, but the word got out about how great these novels are that you can now find them in the adult sci-fi section as well.
The movie will be out this December. Hopefully the next two books will follow.