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Old July 21 2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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Knights in Sci-Fi?

Hello all,

I'm looking for some recommendations for science fiction with a heavy focus on Arthurian/Fantasy-esque knights in a working sci-fi world. Novels, television, movies, comics, et cetera.

I'm not a fan of Star Wars and their Jedi Knights, but some notable examples of the type of thing I'm looking for is The Rangers/Marcus from Babylon 5 or the Knights of the Round/Suzaku from Code Geass. If anything else jumps to mind I'll drop it in.

I'd prefer if the Knight-esque characters/organization were the protagonists instead of secondary like Marcus or antagonists like Suzaku. Really though, anything with a lot of participation by that element would be welcome.
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Old July 21 2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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Re: Knights in Sci-Fi?

Try Camelot 3000.
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Old July 21 2010, 05:58 PM   #3
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Re: Knights in Sci-Fi?

Camelot 3000 is great (and would make an amazing movie), but you should also check out The High Crusade by Poul Anderson.
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Old July 21 2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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Re: Knights in Sci-Fi?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Camelot 3000 is great (and would make an amazing movie), but you should also check out The High Crusade by Poul Anderson.
I like Camelot 3000 too much to ever want to see it made into a movie. Unless it gets an A-List writer and director who 'gets it,' I fear it would be mangled beyond recognition.
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Old July 21 2010, 06:28 PM   #5
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Re: Knights in Sci-Fi?

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Camelot 3000 is great (and would make an amazing movie), but you should also check out The High Crusade by Poul Anderson.
I like Camelot 3000 to much to ever want to see it made into a movie. Unless it gets an A-List writer and director who 'gets it,' I fear it would be mangled beyond recognition.

Perhaps. But even if the movie disappointed, hundreds of thousands more people would read the original graphic novel because the movie was made. And that would be a good thing.

That's the great thing about movie versions. Even when they're bad, they're fantastic advertising for the original books!

By coincidence, I was actually talking to Mike Barr about this at Shore Leave. No surprise, he thought it would make a great movie, too!
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Old July 21 2010, 08:48 PM   #6
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Doctor Who: Battlefield. features Arthurian knights travelling from a parallel Earth to our Earth in the near future and clashing with the Seventh Doctor.

Morgaine and Mordred are the villains.
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Old July 21 2010, 09:00 PM   #7
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Re: Knights in Sci-Fi?

Knight Life by Peter David is very Arthurian.
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Old July 22 2010, 01:52 AM   #8
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Re: Knights in Sci-Fi?

One of the characters in Dan Simmons' Hyperion novel can be seen as a knight-ish figure. (and like all characters in the novel he is on a quest) Col. Kassad is a member of FORCE, a military organization that has adopted the "new bushido code", which has many chivalristic tendencies. (protecting innocents in battle, etc)
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Old July 22 2010, 02:01 AM   #9
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It's not exactly sci-fi, but The Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher feature fantasy elements likes wizards, knights and such in a modern setting. The graphic novels are pretty decent too.
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Old July 22 2010, 02:02 AM   #10
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It's just a longish short story, but Roger Zelazny's "The Last Defender of Camelot" brings Lancelot into the modern era.
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Old July 22 2010, 03:04 AM   #11
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Re: Knights in Sci-Fi?

Not really heavily influenced, but there's an episode of Primeval where a knight is hunting a dragon, and he ends up travelling through an anomaly into the present day.
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Old July 22 2010, 03:40 AM   #12
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Re: Knights in Sci-Fi?

The High Crusade by Poul Anderson. Very entertaining. What happens when knights board a spaceship?
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Old July 22 2010, 03:52 AM   #13
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Re: Knights in Sci-Fi?

Steven Lawhead's Pendragon Saga,along with Grail,and Hood have Knights in them for good measure.

I'm currently reading Andy McDermont's Excaliber,and Dr.Wilde is a female Indianna Jones that trying to find the pieces of both Excaliber,and Caliburn the swords of King Arthur.

I also have a copy of Camelot 3000,and thoroughly enjoyed it.

That's my take.

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Old July 22 2010, 03:45 PM   #14
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Re: Knights in Sci-Fi?

Not Arthurian but The Warlock In Spite Of Himself is about a society of actual medieval knights, barons and witches-set on another world. There are elves, dwarves, etc-even Puck makes an appearance. The hero is a starship- flying explorer who gets caught up in this society. Its by Christopher Staffesh, and its a fun read.
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Old July 22 2010, 05:32 PM   #15
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That's just the first book. There's a whole Warlock series.
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