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prion
December 1st, 2007, 02:03 PM
http://www.stargatenovels.com/sga-8_bloodties.shtml

STARGATE ATLANTIS:
Blood Ties
By Sonny Whitelaw & Elizabeth Christensen

Price: £6.99 (UK) | $7.95 (USA) | $9.95 (Canada)
ISBN: 978-1-905586-08-0
Published December 2007


Creatures of the night…

When a series of gruesome murders are uncovered around the world, the trail leads back to the SGC—and far beyond…

Recalled to Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir, Colonel John Sheppard, and Dr. Rodney McKay are shown shocking video footage—a Wraith attack, taking place on Earth. While McKay, Teyla, and Ronon investigate the disturbing possibility that humans may harbor Wraith DNA, Colonel Sheppard is teamed with SG-1’s Dr. Daniel Jackson. Together, they follow the murder?*ers’ trail from Colorado Springs to the war-torn streets of Iraq, and there, uncover a terrifying truth…

As an ancient cult prepares to unleash its deadly plot against humankind, Sheppard’s survival depends on his questioning of everything believed about the Wraith…


Stargate Atlantis: Blood Ties is available from our website as well as from an ever-expanding range of booksellers in the UK, USA and rest of the world

Elite Anubis Guard
December 2nd, 2007, 02:49 AM
*orders the novel*

P2J
December 2nd, 2007, 04:21 PM
The next Stargate Atlantis novel has been released from Fandemonium! Authors Elizabeth Christensen and Sonny Whitelaw once again join forces to bring Stargate characters to life on paper in "Blood Ties", the latest Stargate offering from the publisher.

Here's what they have to say about the story:

When a series of gruesome murders are uncovered around the world, the trail leads back to the SGC—and far beyond ...

http://www.gateworld.net/news/2007/12/blood_ties_novel_now_available.shtml

Calhoun
December 3rd, 2007, 02:40 AM
Wow, sounds like a good read! It's on my Christmas list!

I hope the upcoming Atlantis episode "Midway" (which apparently deals with at least one Wraith making it to earth) doesn't step on the proverbial toes of this novel.

Lightbane
December 3rd, 2007, 02:44 AM
I doubt it, the authors of these novels talk to the MGM script writers so they know exactly what they can do without it being completly screwed up with the universe cannon.

jenks
December 3rd, 2007, 04:36 AM
Are these considered canon?

prion
December 3rd, 2007, 05:23 AM
Are these considered canon?

to my knowledge all books are not canon; the show will never reference anything that happened in a book.

Lorien
December 3rd, 2007, 07:23 AM
I'm looking so forward to this book! I've already ordered it months ago and was waiting impatient for the end of November, but now they told me there's a delay and I have to wait until February. *sniff*

Atlantis1
December 3rd, 2007, 10:38 AM
Amazon says it won't ship until after Christmas.
Barnes and Noble has the 18th as shipping date.

Elite Anubis Guard
December 3rd, 2007, 02:51 PM
to my knowledge all books are not canon; the show will never reference anything that happened in a book.

He's right. They're just EU but the guys take extreme care in making sure they don't contradict canon.

Elizabeth Christensen
December 3rd, 2007, 03:05 PM
I doubt it, the authors of these novels talk to the MGM script writers so they know exactly what they can do without it being completly screwed up with the universe cannon.

Hi, folks --

Cool, the book's got its own thread now. :cool: As far as talking to the showrunners: unfortunately, we don't get advance info when we're working on the novels. MGM reviews the manuscripts and gives input on what we're doing, so they can catch any inconsistencies with episodes that have been written up to that point, but when Sonny and I were working on Blood Ties, we had only Seasons 1-3 to draw from -- we finished the first draft last May.

That said, having seen last week's new SGA ep, I think I can say with a strong degree of confidence that our plot does not markedly impact the current show arc or vice versa. Our Wraith threat is a little ...different. :wraithqueen10:

As far as whether or not the novels are considered canon: prion and EAG got it right. The show's production staff does not read the novels (they've got enough on their plate as it is), so they won't ever reference an event from the novels on screen. We do our level best to align our work with theirs so that readers can consider the novels as supplementary canon if they so choose; but I wouldn't be offended by anyone who believes the novels don't count.

Hope everyone enjoys the book! If Amazon's being slow about getting it out there (wonder if they're prioritizing Christmas orders over preorders?), you can always order directly from http://www.stargatenovels.com. There's more novel-related discussion over on the Ask the Authors thread, too ...

prion
December 3rd, 2007, 04:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by prion
to my knowledge all books are not canon; the show will never reference anything that happened in a book.


He's right. They're just EU but the guys take extreme care in making sure they don't contradict canon.

*cough*. I'm a she ;) Sorta thought my drooling over Sheppard was a tiny indication :D


Hi, folks --

Cool, the book's got its own thread now. :cool: As far as talking to the showrunners: unfortunately, we don't get advance info when we're working on the novels. MGM reviews the manuscripts and gives input on what we're doing, so they can catch any inconsistencies with episodes that have been written up to that point, but when Sonny and I were working on Blood Ties, we had only Seasons 1-3 to draw from -- we finished the first draft last May.

That said, having seen last week's new SGA ep, I think I can say with a strong degree of confidence that our plot does not markedly impact the current show arc or vice versa. Our Wraith threat is a little ...different. :wraithqueen10:

As far as whether or not the novels are considered canon: prion and EAG got it right. The show's production staff does not read the novels (they've got enough on their plate as it is), so they won't ever reference an event from the novels on screen. We do our level best to align our work with theirs so that readers can consider the novels as supplementary canon if they so choose; but I wouldn't be offended by anyone who believes the novels don't count.

Hope everyone enjoys the book! If Amazon's being slow about getting it out there (wonder if they're prioritizing Christmas orders over preorders?), you can always order directly from http://www.stargatenovels.com. There's more novel-related discussion over on the Ask the Authors thread, too ...

Well, I ordered from Stargatenovels.com direct. got an email today saying the order shipped and I should have it in 1-2 days, which proably means 2-4 days depending upon my local post office actually sorting it properly... ;) I really can recommend ordering straight from stargatenovels.com as they're easy to order from, very decent postage prices, and they're pretty quick.

Dark lord me
December 11th, 2007, 04:56 PM
well I got the book on the weekend from a store here in Canada and i can say tat it is really good and i love the way you used the wraith w/o breaking cannon

prion
December 13th, 2007, 02:31 PM
well I got the book on the weekend from a store here in Canada and i can say tat it is really good and i love the way you used the wraith w/o breaking cannon

Ah, you should drop this note in the ASK THE AUTHORS thread :)

HirogenGater
December 17th, 2007, 05:36 PM
Got it on order....

Elizabeth Christensen
December 18th, 2007, 04:57 PM
well I got the book on the weekend from a store here in Canada and i can say tat it is really good and i love the way you used the wraith w/o breaking cannon

Hi there -- thanks very much! That's great to hear. Sorry to be a bit late in replying; I generally just check the author thread and forgot this one was here. :o

Happy holidays, all ...

NicKarnak1987
December 18th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Ordered from Amazon as soon as the price came down from £8 plus change. Which is pretty absurd. The most i've ever spent on a book is £7.00. Unless you count four parts as one book. I should have the book in a few days depending on if the local post office get it in time to deliver it before christmas.

My post man is a joke. In three areas in the same town that we've lived in we've always been in the overtime post slot. So somedays we get nothing. Which sucks. Aswell as having to wait until about 3pm for post.