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I'm generally very wary of the Fandemonium books since I have a strong aversion to any Jack/Sam but I am currently re-reading Siren Song, which is very enjoyable, and I love Hydra, and especially Sacrifice Moon. Team is my happy place.
I've read all of the SG1 fics, and none of them have anything but the most minor of suggestions of shippiness. Or, if you blink, you'll miss any shippiness.
yeah I've bought from stargate novels as well. But amazon was offering the book cheaper and I was able to get free shipping as part of other things I bought. I love the site but once I pay for the book and shipping I am getting up there in money. Guess if I want the paperback version I might have no choice though.
I just finished Oceans of Dust. I feel kind of blah about it. I thought the idea of the story was pretty good. But the execution left me cold. I just could not get into the story. One reason also was that the author repeatedly referred to Sam as Carter throughout the book when the story was told from her point of view. I know Jack always referred to her as Carter when speaking about her, but something about referring to her as that way when it is from her point of view makes the story seem impersonal to me at least. two other authors have done that in other stories with Daniel and Jack. It is a small pet peeve of mine, as well as when I see it in fanfic. It just takes me out of the story.
The story also seemed to just lack something that I cannot put my finger on. I may have to re-read through to really understand what it is. And the ending through me off. I did not get it. What was the point of thatSpoiler:
One other thing I thought was funny and a little misstep by the author, was when Carter was talking to one of the Jaffa she mentioned something about a buffet. the Jaffa said indeed like he knew what a buffet was. I thought that was strange, then again maybe Jaffa do know about buffets, maybe they have an all you can eat buffet on some planet out there.
I still am appreciative of the fact that we got an SG-1 book. Just bummed that it did not quite turn out to be as good as some of the others I read. I am glad to hear others enjoyed it.
The cover for the next SG-1 book, Heart's Desire!
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Now, see, I was looking forward to this book, but the cover just makes my non J/S-loving heart sink. Where's my team?!
I think I'll hold off buying until I get a reliable report on the Defcon Levels of Shippiness from the good folk who know about about these things. But ohhhh, airship pirates! and love-lorn Daniel! I'm so torn!
Caveat: My ship detectors are verrrry strong. Any hints, I'll find 'em.
Down the Rabbit Hole (M-rated):
A malfunctioning quantum mirror causes an explosion and catches Major Samantha Carter unaware. When she comes to she discovers she has not only ended up on the wrong side of the mirror, but also the law! Forced to live as her counterpart, she tries to find a way home. Can she trust her CO's alternate or does he have a plan of his own?
-> Chapter 3 is up!
My S/J fics can be found on FFnet and AO3.
Anyone still have the email from the publisher with the upcoming books and release dates?
I'd be fine with a book that didn't focus on Daniel. I'm not a shipper, but I'd rather that than Daniel overkill. So the pic would make me want to buy (it can't get but so shippy) and the synopsis might make me wait. At the very least.
I read the synopsis. it looks like a good division of story. Now if only I could believe the synopsis.
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Thanks for the good times!
Currently trying to read Do No Harm, but not feeling the book. It just seems off to me. The characters don't seem to be themselves, thought processes etc seem to have the same voice. They way it's written is also choppy and the book doesn't have the SG-1 feel. Any one have thoughts on this book? Is it just a slow start? Debating setting this one.
I actually liked the book, although a continuity error with Dixon annoyed me. If you are looking for action, there really isn't any in here. I also thought the book focused more on Frasier than SG-1 really.
Speaking of Heart's Desire I see amazon has the kindle edition for sale right now.
That's true. I was hoping Barnes and nobles would have it, so I can get it for my nook. I don't like reading on my laptop so I won't buy it from amazon (unless they had the darn paperback). I also did not see it on stargatenovels.com, which I thought was strange.
And speaking of Heart's Desire, I am actually shocked that the book came out as scheduled, according to the article on gateworld back in May. At this rate we might have a book to read each month up to November (with the exception of October.)
Crossroad Press (who actually handles making the ebooks) has them for sale at the same time as Amazon. If you purchase the ePub version from them, that will work on your Nook.
Benford's Corollary to Clarke's Law:
"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."