Dreaming of the Knight

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Title: Dreaming of the Knight
Publisher: Penguin Press
Author(s): Susan M. Garrett
Cover Artist(s): Ann Larimer
Date(s): 1994
Medium: print
Fandom: Forever Knight
Language: English
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Dreaming of the Knight is a 78-page gen digest-sized Forever Knight novel by Susan M. Garrett, with cover art by Ann Larimer. There were 300 copies, along with 2 special editions for charity, in the original print run. The fanzine won a 1994 FanQ. Jude Wilson wrote an authorized sequel, A Little Knight Music.

In the editorial, the author talks about her entrance into Forever Knight fandom:

I didn't need another fandom. My plate—writing and editing wise—is quite full. Not to mention this drawing thing that I've been doing for the past three years. So when Forever Knight first aired, I taped it, watched scattered moments (it was, after all, on in the wee hours of the morning and some of us have nine-to-five jobs, yes?), and generally shied away from getting involved.

Until I read Forever Net, the fanzine that contained fiction that had been posted to the Internet list (if you don't have a copy of issue one or two—run, do not walk, to your nearest mailbox and order a copy). To say that I was impressed with the quality of the fiction was an understatement. And it's why I broke a personal rule and actually subscribed to an on-line system for the second time in my life.

Of course, it had a fiction list. So I started writing. And writing. And writing.

Dreaming of the Knight was rewritten as a Forever Knight TV tie-in novel, Forever Knight: Intimations of Mortality. [1] The zine's editorial provides an interesting related note:

As of this moment, this particular story has not been posted to the list. Not will it be...in this format. There are actually two versions of this story, the first being this 'fairy tale,' titled "Dreaming of the Knight." The second, which will be posted to the Forever Knight fiction list (FKFICL@PSUVM.PSU.EDU) will be vastly different in many respects and will be titled "Intimations of Mortality." It seemed the most rational way to handle some problems I had been having with the structure and content.

How similar this proposed version would have been to the published novel is unknown.


  1. ^ New York: Boulevard Books (Berkeley Publishing Group), Nov 1997