figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Janet Frasier
Categories: team, Hammond
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_wonderland
Author's Website: sg_wonderland at AO3
Link: F is for Finding Her Place

Why This Must Be Read: I always love early season fic. This is a wonderful exploration of Janet's first real interaction with SG-1, when she is allowed off-world, at her insistence, to assess and judge the needs of medical assistance in the field. You'll enjoy her take-charge attitude, her outside observations of the team, and the trust she quickly wins. For Janet fans, this one is a real treat.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Walter the Chevron Guy
Categories: five things, Hammond, Jack, character study
Warnings: references to canonical post-series character death
Author on LJ: [personal profile] splash_the_cat
Author's Website: Splash the Cat at AO3
Link: Five times Walter wished George was back at the SGC

Why This Must Be Read: This shiny new fic is exactly what it says: five times Walter, from Season 8 and onwards, wishes George Hammond was still running the SGC - a bit of wry humor, a generous dose of angst, and Walter as the observer of events. Definitely well worth reading!


Sometime in the middle of SG-1's third mission as a trio, he poked his head into O'Neill's office. "Colonel Carter just called in their check-in, right on time. She said all's clear."

O'Neill blinked at him a moment before biting out a gruff "Thanks," but as Walter eased the door shut he didn't miss the soft sigh of relief. Back at his station, he added a note to the desk log: New task: email O'Neill when SG-1 checks in
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Walter the Chevron Guy
Categories: humor, episode related, team, time travel, General Hammond, Catherine Langford, Cassie
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] gategremlyn
Author's Website: Gategremlyn at AO3
Link: What Would Walter Do?

Why This Must Be Read: This is a joyful episode tag to 1969, flashing between Walter following up on his paperwork and various characters following up on events that took place thirty years before (or long in the future). The ending is one of my all-time favorite tropes, and the entire fic is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


Walter grinned. Best. Damn. Job. Ever.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: General Hammond
Categories: ep related, Janet, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] annieb1955
Author's Website: Annieb at AO3
Link: Those Who Give the Most

Why This Must Be Read: In a missing scene from Heroes, George steals some quiet time to bid Janet a proper goodbye. This is a beautiful tribute to both the Little Doc and the SGC's best general in one powerful little package!


Such small hands for one who'd done so much with them.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Clone!Jack
Categories: episode related, clone!Jack, Hammond, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] busaikko
Author's Website: busaikko at AO3
Link: I is for I Know You Are But What Am I?

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is for everyone who refuses to believe that clone!Jack would be satisfied with high school...

Brutally honest, beautifully painful, Hammond and clone!Jack discuss his options and his future with brilliant characterization and pauses that say as much as the words. Powerfully good!


"The galaxy desperately needs all Jack O'Neills," Hammond said.
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Jack, Daniel, Sam, Teal'c, Hammond, Walter, Siler, character study, slice of life
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: C is for Coffee

Why This Must Be Read: This is an utterly charming day-in-the-life series of individual vignettes, revolving around the all-important theme of that first cup of coffee in the morning. Team, George, Siler, Walter the Chevron Guy, even the hapless Felger... This is a coffee-flavored love letter to SG-1, guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: General Hammond
Categories: team, Daniel, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg1jb
Author's Website: Jb at AO3
Link: Command Constants

Why This Must Be Read: George Hammond was the best general that Stargate Cammond ever had. In this thoughtful, perceptive episode tag to New Ground, Jb proves it in spades.


Debriefings featured heavily in George's command routine; he had a lot of experience with them and was no slouch in reading between the lines.
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: General Hammond
Categories: drama, team, Teal'c, Sam, Daniel, Walter the Chevron Guy, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: magistrate at AO3
Link: U is for Unheimlich

Why This Must Be Read: The team brings a literal ghost story back to the SGC, and General Hammond has to guide his people through to a safe exorcism.

This is a fabulous, spooky story that speaks of strength of character, leadership, alienness, and personal courage. There is so much here: Sam and Daniel in an unusual Wonder Twins mode, Teal'c with his experience and weight of history, Hammond's determination to protect his people despite themselves, and competence from just about everyone, which is something I always love!

This will grip you and absorb you, and leave a lingering knowledge that the SGC will never really understand everything that they encounter through the Stargate.

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figs_sg1_rec: (hammond phone)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: humor, General Hammond
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] ami_ven
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Post Mission

Why This Must Be Read: Classic teamy goodness in the form of the immediate post-mission mortem to George. Guaranteed to leave you with a grin on your face!


“Yes, sir, general. Today’s escape was brought to you by the letter ‘C’ and the number ‘4’.”
figs_sg1_rec: (hammond phone)
Rec Category: General Hammond
Categories: team, humor, angst, five things
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: Fic list
Link: Hammond Had No Idea

Why This Must Be Read: This is George at his finest: dealing with his flagship team, in all their shades of eccentricity, with style and aplomb. I love that he knows when it's best not to push, or even ask. You'll enjoy all five of these -- just watch out for the sucker punch of that last one!


“SG-1,” he said in greeting. “Care to explain your state of dress?”

“When in Rome, General,” came Jack's reply.

“I don't remember sending you to Rome, Colonel.”
figs_sg1_rec: (stargate alien)
Rec Category: Original character
Categories: Hammond, Janet, drama, angst
Warnings: OC character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: Fic List
Link: In the Shadow of Giants

Why This Must Be Read: Here is a bittersweet glimpse of life at the SGC outside the confines of SG-1. Full of competence and ripples and repercussions and unsung heroes, this fic gives us a chance to visualize the courage of those who are not part of the flagship team. Add some excellent George and Janet cameos, and you've got a story you're sure to enjoy.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Okay, yes, I host the Alphabet Soup and am a very smug enabler here. Expect more Bra'tac recs this month!

Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: General Hammond, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] gategremlyn
Author's Website: Master Post
Link: S is for Scrutiny

Why This Must Be Read: This wonderful episode tag gives us a truly proper meeting between Bra'tac and "Hammond of Texas" after the events of Within the Serpent's Grasp/Serpent's Lair. You'll love the mutual respect, the unstated humor, the wry acknowledgment of the nature and challenge of leadership. It's a real treat to see the first encounter between these two, and you'll be left with a smile on your face when you're done!


“I am Jaffa, Hammond of Texas, but I am just one Jaffa who does what he can—although I do not let my pupils learn of this until after their training is complete. And I am also bald.” His grin lit up his face. “Is it possible we old men are bald for the same reason?”
figs_sg1_rec: (hammond phone)
Rec Category: General Hammond
Categories: humor, team, five things
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] beanpot
Author's Website: fic master list
Link: Five headaches SG-1 gave George Hammond, which he was finally able to laugh about at his retirement party.

Why This Must Be Read: Because George Hammond is awesome and took the most insane SG-1 shenanigans in stride with unflappable aplomb. And despite the light, humorous tone of this five things, the last one is the most solemn -- and the best one of all.


It seemed that every other mission SG-1 went on resulted in new chapters being added to the “Thou Shall Not On Missions” book. His favorite, although it meant fudging every single mission report, was the one that necessitated the chapter on “Thou shall not insult a planet’s sacred jackeloupe or unicorn as silly, imaginary, and/or stupid.” It was worth it, though, when he had locked himself in his office to laugh at Col. O’Neill’s hair and body being dyed purple for a week.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: Jonas, Hammond, Teal'c, Sam
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] redbyrd_sgfic
Author's Website: Redbyrd's Stargate Fanfiction
Link: N is for New

Why This Must Be Read: The morning after Jonas first gets official permission to stay on Earth as a refugee: Hammond at his classy best, Teal'c at his most perceptive, Sam still hurting, Jonas astonished at this very new world. Redbyrd's fics always do a marvelous job of filling in the corners of canon, and this one is no exception.


"Teal'c," a light voice sounded behind him. "Jonas," the tone flattened as Major Carter recognized him.

"MajorCarter," Teal'c said, inclining his head gravely. "Please join us."

Jonas thought she looked like she'd rather be shot, but she set down her tray beside him and pulled out a chair.
figs_sg1_rec: (Daniel S3 smile)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: five things, Daniel, ep related, character study, Jack and Daniel friendship, Jack and Teal'c friendship
Warnings: reference to canon minor character death
Author on LJ: [personal profile] rachel500
Author's Website: My fic @ AO3
Link: Father and Brothers

Why This Must Be Read: This stunning piece offers glimpses of Daniel's life and the men for whom he felt a deep (and platonic) love.

From his father to Nick to Jack to Teal'c to General Hammond, every one of these is a treasure to read slowly and savor.

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figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
FIVE YEARS. 675 recs and counting. Thank you, SG-1 fandom!

Rec Category: Drama
Categories: Sam, Jack, Daniel, Teal'c, Hammond, Janet, Siler, McKay, Jacob, AU, angst, friendship
Warnings: major character death (but hey, this is Stargate)
Author on LJ: [info]draegonhawke / [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: magistrate
Link: Beneath a Beating Sun

Why This Must Be Read: This novel-length story is everything you could want in an epic SG-1 adventure. It takes a hard right into AU after Death Knell, and it's chock-full of Daniel and philosophy and Sam and science and Teal'c with his unique viewpoint and the Free Jaffa and Jack as the CO, the one who makes the hard decisions, the one who keeps the team working, and the one who has to deal with the ultimate agony when someone gets irrevocably left behind.

Add McKay and Siler and Hammond and Janet and Jacob into the mix, with heavy elements of Anubis and Ascension and communication with the uncommunicable, and fantastic friendship and dialogue. You'll spend hours reading this, and quite likely want to go right back to the beginning when you're done!

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figs_sg1_rec: (stargate team)
Rec Category: Crossover
Categories: drama, team, Jacob, humor
Warnings: language, crossover with Supernatural
Author on LJ: [info]claudiapriscus
Author's Website: Master List
Link: Syndicated Sci-Fi Show

Why This Must Be Read: The best crossovers are completely accessible to readers who only know one of the fandoms. Despite never having seen a single ep of Supernatural, I found this hugely entertaining and easy to follow. If you are a fan of SPN, this story slots into Changing Channels, with a new show added to the mix: SG-1!

So what happens when Sam and Dean suddenly find themselves off-world and part of SG-15... only they think it's just another TV show, and not actually real? Things blowing up, Jacob snark, Teal'c hero-worship by young Jaffa, teamy goodness, a cheerful swipe at the Ancients, and a long, satisfying read!

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figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c)
Rec Category:Teal'c
Categories: Teal'c, Hammond, ep related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] mad_maudlin
Author's Website: [profile] 10leaguesbeyond
Link: Act of Contrition

Why This Must Be Read: Gorgeous fic of a conversation between General Hammond and Teal'c in the wake of Cor-Ai, written in superb George voice. The nature of justice and mercy, pain at the past and courage for the future -- all of it laid bare, with cool frankness and honest exchange. Just beautiful, and worth savoring every word.

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figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c)
Rec Category:Teal'c
Categories: Teal'c, General Hammond, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] astrogirl2
Author's Website: Master Index of My Fan Fiction
Link: Like a Bicycle

Why This Must Be Read: I love stories that highlight Teal'c's different ways of cultural thinking and his observations on the Tau'ri. This marvelous early S1 fic not only treats us to Teal'c's unique perspective, but also gives us an excellent General Hammond, with all his wisdom and courtesy. Thoughtful, wry, just a little removed: this is perfect Teal'c, and a perfectly wonderful fic.

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figs_sg1_rec: (team off-world)
Rec Category: Pre-series
Categories: pre-series, five things, Jack, Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, Hammond
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_wonderland
Author's Website: Fic Page
Link: Five Things That Happened Pre-Stargate

Why This Must Be Read: This five things is a lovely weaving of threads, showing us the paths that George, Daniel, Sam, Jack, and Teal'c all take that lead inexorably to the Stargate and SG-1. My personal favorite is Teal'c's, because it brings them all together and resonates so well with Teal'c's shouted line of defiance to Jack in COTG. Too short for a snippet, so just click on the link and enjoy!
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: AU
Categories: AU, episode related, drama, angst, team, Jack, Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, Sha're, Kawalsky
Warnings: Sam/Jack, language, temporary character death
Author on LJ: [profile] annerbhp
Author's Website: Fic Master List
Link: Falling Back to Earth

Why This Must Be Read: In over four years and nearly 600 recs, this is my second Sam/Jack fic rec ever. That should tell you something. :)

In this fabulous AU rewrite of COTG, Sam and Jack are already involved before the story begins. (There are two backstories in this series, both linked at the master post for the fic, which I did not read and are not necessary to enjoy Falling Back to Earth.) What follows is a painfully honest exploration of Jack's struggle to reconcile the regs and Hammond's orders (“ I hereby order you both to cease and desist your personal relationship from this moment forward.”) with his very human reactions and Jack's second-guessing of the choices he makes on the mission, and the twists and turns that happen when Sam is left behind in the Abydos Gate room when Apophis comes calling.

You will love the Jack-voice here. You will love this for Kawalsky, for Sha're, for Daniel. But most of all, you will love this for Sam - wonderfully competent determined Sam, who bonds so fiercely with Teal'c and never, ever stops fighting. By the end of the fic, the formation of SG-1 and SG-2 are delightfully altered, and you'll join me in hoping that Annerb continues to write in this fascinating AU.

If you're a Sam/Jack fan, go read this. And if you're not a Sam/Jack fan, go read this anyway. I most certainly am not, and I loved it!

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figs_sg1_rec: (hammond phone)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: five things, George Hammond, team, episode related, humor, angst
Warnings: copious amounts of alcohol, spoilers through the show
Author on LJ: [profile] tarimanveri
Author's Website: [profile] tarimanveri_fic
Link: Five headaches SG-1 gave George Hammond, which he was finally able to laugh about at his retirement party

Why This Must Be Read: We all agree that George Hammond was the best general to command the SGC. And in this delightful Five Things, we join George in looking back, from the vintage point of his retirement party, at five headache-inducing moments that the SG-1 gave him over the years that he can finally laugh about in retrospect. From pranks to paperwork to pizza, both laughter and tears, these moments give us the best of Hammond throughout the years, and the care and affection he has for his people.


He brought out his last bottle of Ibuprofen and set it down in front of Jack. Jack took it in and turned his intense gaze on George. "Was it worth it, sir?" he asked. George picked up the bottle, tossed it into the trash, and smiled broadly at one of the finest officers and finest men he’d ever had the privilege to command. "Absolutely."
figs_sg1_rec: (jonas fic)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: five things, Jonas Quinn, General Hammond, episode related, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] nightspear
Author's Website: List of Stories
Link: Scientists, Slaves, and Soldiers

Why This Must Be Read: There is very little Jonas Quinn fic out there, and these five snapshots of time for Jonas is a real treat.

From his first painful efforts to make a place for himself on Earth to the last painful effort of trying to make a place for himself on Ori-occupied Langara, Nightspear treats us to his interactions with the team, with Hammond, with Daniel... and even with his own people, when he's changed enough that they also treat him as a stranger. Written with Nightspear's typical stellar characterization, and a final note of hope, Scientists, Slaves, and Soldiers is an excellent Five Things that you're sure to enjoy.



"Hi," Jonas said, smiling and hoping that openness would bridge the gap between him and the members of SG-1. "Can I ask you a question?"

"No," Teal'c said, and walked away.
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Original Character
Categories: original character, team, Daniel, Jack and Daniel friendship, humor, Hammond, Janet
Warnings: language
Author on LJ: [personal profile] synecdochic
Author's Website: different colors made of tears
Link: The Only Winning Move

Why This Must Be Read: This story hits one of my all-time favorite fic buttons: competence. Not just from SG-1, but from all of the SGC.

The Only Winning Move is a no-holds-barred hilarious romp throughout Stargate Command as a training scenario takes place, complete with high-spirited competition, delightful original characters, and delicious hints of entertaining previous scenarios. You will love this for the deft characterization, general intelligence, and the sheer glee with which all SGC personnel take up the challenge and put their own unique spin on the situation. Add in some marvelous teamwork, Daniel at his most wickedly "innocent," and lovely Jack and Daniel friendship, and you'll understand why this fic has already been recced in multiple categories... and deserves to be recced again and again and again! :)

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figs_sg1_rec: (teamy goodness)
Rec Category: Team
Pairing: none
Categories: team, gen, humor, angst, five things
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] kellifer_fic
Author's Website: Kellifer Fic Online
Link: Five Birthdays Missed Working at the SGC

Why This Must Be Read: Kellifer traces five missed birthdays over the years for SG-1. These range from angsty (Daniel's year in Omaland) to touching (George wanting Teal'c to have the day off) to adorable (Sam and her boys!) to whumpage (Jack in prison, Mitchell in the infirmary.) It's all written with Kellifer's deft touch and lovely characterization, and it's guaranteed to make you smile!


“Birthdays are supposed to be spent just sitting around on my couch, guzzling beer and eating pizza. Not, I repeat not in a Goa’uld cell waiting for the latest gaudily dressed bad guy to come down and tell us that he has finally defeated the Tau’ri.”

“I too find our current predicament troubling, O’Neill,” Teal’c allows. “But if it were a choice between this and watching your sport of ice and large sticks, I would choose this.”
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