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Prince of Wolves by Dave Gross?

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If done well.....anything by lovecraft!


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Hrm. a Short List

The Deed of Paksennarrion(Elizabeth Moon)
The Serrated Edge (Mercedes Lackey)
Any of the Valdemar series. (also Mercedes Lackey)

Would be enjoyable for me. Other's i'd like have already been mentioned above as well.

(zero interest in a Thomas Covenant product though.)


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Going slightly obscurer-r, I'd love to see an adaptation of C.S. Friedman's Coldfire Trilogy.

Tarrant is my template for Lawful Evil characters, I love the guy.

Of course this:

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I agree with Jak though, that if you remove the restriction of has never been adapted, I'd pick Dresden Files, since the short 1 season it got didn't really do it justice.

Jumps to the top if allowed.

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Prince of Wolves by Dave Gross?

Hell, any one of those books would be fun as tv series.

I'd love to see Kingkiller Chronicles done as a tv series.


Sundakan wrote:

Going slightly obscurer-r, I'd love to see an adaptation of C.S. Friedman's Coldfire Trilogy.

Tarrant is my template for Lawful Evil characters, I love the guy.

Oooh yes this could be amazing. Haven't read the novella told from Tarrant's point of view yet, must remember to do that.


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The Redwall series (by Brian Jacques) would make for some wonderful animated features.


The Solar Queen series by Andre Norton (writing as Andrew North)
The Witch World series by Andre Norton
Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen by H. Beam Piper
The Fuzzy Series H. Beam Piper
Elric of Melnibone or any of the other eternal champion series by Michael Moorcock

Just a few of my favorites that have never made it to the movies or the small screen.


Gloriana by Michael Moorcock

I'd love to see Terry Gilliam direct this!

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Scythia wrote:
The Redwall series (by Brian Jacques) would make for some wonderful animated features.

Oh heck yes.


Orthos wrote:
Scythia wrote:
The Redwall series (by Brian Jacques) would make for some wonderful animated features.
Oh heck yes.

Redwall is already on netflix. My kids loved it and it was true to the book. Two seasons on just the one book.

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Did not know that! Putting that on my to-watch list then =D


The Coldfire trilogy by C.S. Friedman. How often do a paladin and a vampire team up to save the world?

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Man, I would LOVE to see a really well done, Lord of the Rings / Game of Thrones quality DragonLance series. It's a good story with great characters!


Abraham spalding wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Scythia wrote:
The Redwall series (by Brian Jacques) would make for some wonderful animated features.
Oh heck yes.
Redwall is already on netflix. My kids loved it and it was true to the book. Two seasons on just the one book.

Apparently I should explore the kids side of Netflix more, thanks for letting me know.


No problem

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The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman.

Here's the Book's Synopsis:

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The world is only half made. What exists has been carved out amidst a war between two rival factions: the Line, paving the world with industry and claiming its residents as slaves; and the Gun, a cult of terror and violence that cripples the population with fear. The only hope at stopping them has seemingly disappeared—the Red Republic that once battled the Gun and the Line, and almost won. Now they're just a myth, a bedtime story parents tell their children, of hope.

To the west lies a vast, uncharted world, inhabited only by the legends of the immortal and powerful Hill People, who live at one with the earth and its elements. Liv Alverhyusen, a doctor of the new science of psychology, travels to the edge of the made world to a spiritually protected mental institution in order to study the minds of those broken by the Gun and the Line. In its rooms lies an old general of the Red Republic, a man whose shattered mind just may hold the secret to stopping the Gun and the Line. And either side will do anything to understand how.

The prologue is a war scene where the general mentioned in the synopsis actively has his mind shattered. There's lots of supernatural stuff going on. The Engines of the Line (train engines) are nigh deities and the demons of the Gun are remorseless, though the story's Gun representative tries to avoid violence. Gillman manages thematic motifs expertly making the world both wild and consistent. Super Steampunk, lots of subtle (and some overt) magic. Flashy without losing character.

A pivotal part of the novel is that it follows not only Liv, but also a Gun and an agent of the Line, and all of their stories come together excellently

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I've always wanted an adaptation of the Wild Cards anthology series. It was a great series where the authors, all big names in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre, where (as the story goes according to John J. Miller) had all gotten hooked on playing Champions and found themselves no longer writing and therefore their families were getting mad. So, they turned their obsession into an anthology series. However, just another superhero world wasn't interesting, they needed a good hook to make it different. So, they asked the question... What if superhero powers were suddenly thrust upon the world? How would that change world history? So, Melinda M. Snodgrass came up with the idea of an alien virus released on Earth (a bioweapons test, since we are the closest genetic match to the aliens) that randomly rewrites DNA to give powers.

Thing is, the virus is highly flawed. 90% of those affected die. Horribly. These are known as "drawing the Black Queen." 9% survive, but many may wish they had not, and these "Jokers" tend to live in the ghetto/slums, the most famous being "Jokertown" in New York's Bowery area. But the Aces, those lucky 1%... They're the superheroes.

Then there is also the 'deuce' which is what they call someone who may actually be technically an Ace, but seriously? Is the ability to change the color of your fingernails actually useful? Nope, you're not an Ace, you're a Deuce.

And, there is the term 'Joker-Ace' which is someone who, while technically a Joker because they have some non-human mutation, they got lucky and their mutation isn't hideous. Best example being Peregrine, who is a Playboy playmate (like literally, she was in the series) whose "joker" mutation was bird wings, making her look more like an angel. (Later you find out that the wings don't actually work, her flight is psionic levitation)

Then lastly, a "Suicide King" is the child of two Wild Card parents who didn't manifest the virus at birth. Usually in puberty it will, and they will more than likely die.

The authors?

George R.R. Martin
Melinda M. Snodgrass
Roger Zelazny
John J. Miller
Victor Milan

and many more later did guest stories, like Chris Claremont (from Marvel) was one of my favorite cameo writers.

Wild Cards Wikipedia page which reminds me, I really need to start reading it again since the series has been re-started... Last I read was Black Trump in 1995!

As to it fitting the "rules" of the thread, it WAS announced that it would be made into a movie back in 2011, but as of 2015 there is nothing more said. IF it's still in development, it's being kept hush-hush. Odds are, it was abandoned.


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WILD CARDS was optioned by SyFy, but then all the interested people at SyFy left. The rights are due to revert to GRRM any day now.

When they do, I suspect we could see interest from HBO.

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I'm gonna second the RiftWar series by Feist, starting with Magician: Apprentice and going through to the SerpentWar Saga.

I'd also love to see The Misenchanted Sword by Lawrence Watt-Evans!

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Callous Jack wrote:

I'm gonna second the RiftWar series by Feist, starting with Magician: Apprentice and going through to the SerpentWar Saga.

I'd also love to see The Misenchanted Sword by Lawrence Watt-Evans!

It would be great to see Misenchanted Sword and the entire Ethshar series done as TV, but not sure if a mostly lighthearted set of stories like that would do well. Not that it doesn't deal with serious issues, but for the most part they're about as non-epic stories as you can create. An anthology series like Twilight Zone set in this world could be a lot of fun though. Some of the bigger stories could be more than a single episode, but others would easily fit into an hour of TV.


JoelF847 wrote:
It would be great to see Misenchanted Sword and the entire Ethshar series done as TV, but not sure if a mostly lighthearted set of stories like that would do well. Not that it doesn't deal with serious issues, but for the most part they're about as non-epic stories as you can create. An anthology series like Twilight Zone set in this world could be a lot of fun though. Some of the bigger stories could be more than a single episode, but others would easily fit into an hour of TV.

Heck, if they're going to go that route, The Dying Earth would make a good setting.

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TV Series?

The Chanur Series by CJ Cherryh (Imagine if Babylon 5 was good!) The could seriously just use Meetpoint Station as the setting and use all new characters for a station-based series if the powers that be don't want to do a space opera.
The Foreigner Series by CJ Cherryh (Imagine an SF series where conflict was mostly resolved through talking.
Vlad Taltos series by Steven Zoltan Brust. He already wrote a (free!) un-produced episode of Firefly. Anyways, Vlad is a mustachioed human in the "elvish" capital, where he is a crimelord/witch/sorcerer/assassin/chef on the run. Sometimes. The series is being written out of chronological order because. Elves are 7 feet tall and live tens of thousands of years unless assassinated with special, dreadful, souleating weapons. And it's hilarious.
Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison. Fun Urban fantasy with a kickass pixie infiltrator, a sexy Asian ninja vampire computer hacker, and a curvy redheaded earth witch-cum-daywalking demon.
Kushiel's Dart series by Jacqueline Carey. It's like GRRM with only a single POV character and more sex and less violence.
The Lies of Locke Lamor by Scott Lynch. Because fantasy + capers = the best.

For a Movie:

Azure Bonds by Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak. Best D&D novel ever.

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For my money? The Rogues of the Republic Series: The Palace Job, The Prophecy Con, and The Paladin Caper.

High fantasy AND a caper movie? Sign me up, please.

Those sound amazing! Who is the author???


If that's your cup of tea, consider checking out the Eli Monpress series by Rachel Aaron. They're pretty fun, and a fun twist on the con man character and wizards in general.


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JoelF847 wrote:


I agree with Jak though, that if you remove the restriction of has never been adapted, I'd pick Dresden Files, since the short 1 season it got didn't really do it justice.
Jumps to the top if allowed.

I keep wanting to see the world of Dresden in a different series. The paranormal network would work well as one of those monster-of-the-week type series. It could even use the meta-plot formulas so many shows use now that could tied back into the books.

Michael & Charity could have a serious series. I have storyboarded an opening sequence & wish I knew more about actual film editing.

Elfquest says in production, but I would love to see that on film.

Loved Azure Bonds, it was tied up nice enough it might work. I am surprised no Drizzt films, but then again I am glad their aren't. It would take a Brian Singer level fan to make it work.


Hmmmm... Maybe Stormwarden/Keeper of the Keys/Shadowfane could make a good TV series. It is pretty special. If I can't have Lord of Light, I mean.


Would be interesting to see Iain Banks' Culture books adapted. Not necessarily all of them but I can't think of specific books I'd want to see right offhand.

Most of my possible choices other than that have already been mentioned.

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The Emberverse series, by SM. Stirling. The big thing I'm worried about is the big shift in focus after "A Meeting at Corvallis" from post-apocolyptia to (admittedly very grounded) fantasy.

Maybe the first three books could be a long-ish miniseries to gauge interest for the back eight or nine?

Or maybe a "Tales from the Emberverse" spin-off using some of the other short stories?

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