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Warn for sexually explicit or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.
Comments: Pretty good Original Flavor fics, and a lot of 'em. Frequently surpasses the writing of the show itself, especially in the later seasons.
Additional Comments: These are especially noteworthy because the author is familiar with the U.S. military from the inside, so her writing involving Atlantis' military characters is incredibly authentic feeling.
Comments: Another mostly Original Flavor fic writer, but also some great Alternate Universe Fic (including one that in itself plays with and mildly parodies the trope). 90% Gen Fic but very occassionally write slash, het and multiple pairings. I'm predominantly a Gen Fic reader myself, but I'd still recommend giving all the the stories a try. YMMV, of course. She specialises in fics about The Team (from season 2 onwards) with, it has to be said, a heavy emphasis on the McKay-Sheppard friendship (again YMMV, if you are that way inclined, you could see it as pre-slash). Stories vary from Action-Adventure to serious Tear Jerkers and not infrequently throws in a little Mood Whiplash for good measure. Spot on characterisations and all the humour seen on the show and then some. Does it sound like I'm gushing? Why yes, I am. These fics are brilliant.
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.Retrograde by Martha Wilson
Synopsis: A series of post-episode stories, The Defiant One through The Siege Part 3, focusing on the Sheppard-McKay friendship.
Comments: I've placed it under General because that's what most of them are, but Supergeek (the Brotherhood one) does venture into UST. It can easily be skipped if that's not your thing. The whole series is crammed full of sweet and funny, just like these two should be. And there's Fix Fic for Sanctuary, which really needed it.
Synopsis: SG-1/X-COM Crossover - As old enemies fall by the wayside new ones appear to challenge the Tau'ri and their allies.
amitakartok: as good as the prequel so far, if not better.
Night: Unclear how the story will develop yet. Still, like the other, it's got a feel-good asskicking flavor, and the Wraith have been delievered such a serious beating by the Expedition (who packed naquadria-based weapons this time) that any kind of resemblence to canon SGA before the appearance of the Pegasus!Replicators can be considered dead.
Sithking Zero: I agree with both Night and amitakartok. Given the far higher tech base of the XSGCOM universe compared to canon, things go wildly differently. Minor point of contention is that the series is not based exclusively to Atlantis and the Pegasus galaxy, but is split between Pegasus and our own Galaxy. In addition, the story is not devoting (In my opinion) enough time to the Aquatoids, the new Pegasus villain in addition to the Wraith. At the time of this comment, the story is up to the siege of Atlantis. Seems to be on Hiatus for the moment.
Sypnosis: AU Stargate One Shot. What could have happened if the Ancient battlecruiser Orion had been fully operational when she engaged the Wraith Hiveships in battle in the third season premier No Mans Land.
Synopsis: How much can one person change the outcome of a universe? Sheppard and his team are about to find out as Atlantis receives a new addition. Lines are crossed, boundaries drawn and old alliances formalized as the adventures in the Pegasus continue.
Comments: A novel-sized virtual new season of SGA with a huge focus on Wraith characters and culture. There is a growing romance between a Wraith and an OC involved, but I would recommend this fic to anyone for its inventiveness, attention to detail, and overall engaging style. There's also the continuation, Season 8.
YMMV on this one, the writing is a bit stilted, and the OC mentioned earlier seems pretty Sueish.
Synopsis: Listen well young Wraithling, for when you wake grown from the Long Sleep and breathe your first taste of sky, and feel the Hunger burn in your fingers you would do well to use more of your mind than the Instinct.
Comments: SGA adventures as told by the Wraith, oral tradition style. The look into wraith society and their point of view is really great.
Synopsis: One year after the end of the world, John meets another survivor.
Comments: Brilliant post-apocalyptic fic that has damaged!John meeting up with damaged!Rodney. They are messed-up as befits survivors of the apocalypse, and it is dealt with realistically and is not overblown. This fic also has some great funny moments in it.
Synopsis: A futurefic charting the post-Atlantis career of Rodney McKay over several years at a podunk nowhere college located somewhere in the American Midwest.
Comments: Though aspects of it have been Jossed by casting changes on the show it's still an awesome read. Be warned, there's a bit of slash but only in an implied sense.
skazka: This troper would like to add that all of the above is true, and the podfic version made me, um, weep like a child.
apollonia: This troper, who normally dislikes McKay/Sheppard found the implied slash perfectly tolerable and cried buckets when reading this. She is grateful for the podfic link and most keen to find out what effect having it read to her will have on her liquids.
Lady Ami: This troper has only just started watching the show. I still cried. This fic is beautiful.
Synopsis: He wondered if this was how it felt to go crazy — you didn't lose your mind, it just stopped synching up with the world around you. The Pegasus galaxy makes Rodney an expert in what he can survive without.
Comments: Every time I read this I get all weepy. I'm not a huge SGA fan (out of circumstance, not choice) but this was recced to me and I immediately fell in love, because everything's not all perfect at the end, but the author conveys a wonderful sense of hope. Also, I love finding disability fics that don't invoke pity. (Fair warning: it's 21,000 words long.)
Comments: Like Freedom's Just Another Word, listed above, this is one of those fics that just about everybody in the fandom has read, and for good reason. It is amazingly detailed, with an intriguing and well-executed premise: The history of Atlantis, as told in Pegasus and on Earth. It is also incredibly hard to describe, so if you haven't read it, just do so, and be pleasantly surprised.
Synopsis: In his rational mind, Rodney knew that following a girl who'd just dumped you into a strip club was really, really pathetic.
Comments: If the title isn't enough on its own to make you want to read this, I don't know what else I can say. It's not actually about strip clubs, except at the beginning, but it is utterly hilarious and exceptionally well written.
Synopsis: They hand over a fully functioning, loudmouthed genius with a penchant for sarcasm and slight irrationality. They get back a fully functioning, polite savant with a penchant for silence and serenity.
Comments: This is creepy as all get out, but it's really, really good. The resolution is killer (in a good way).
Synopsis: The strangest thing about John's job wasn't actually the Wraith, because he'd seen the first two Alien movies about fifty times apiece, and he figured as long as they didn't have mandibles and lay eggs in you, he was still a few points up on Ripley.
Comments: This was written back in first season, so it's been entirely Jossed, but that doesn't change that it's an extremely awesome fic, and one that I've successfully used to lure people into the fandom.