figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: drama, angst, AU, apocafic, team
Warnings: AU deaths, etc.
Author on LJ: [personal profile] selenay
Author's Website: Selenay at AO3
Link: Five Things That May Never Happen To SG-1

Why This Must Be Read: From apocafic to happy endings to disasters on- and off-world, here are five different AUs that could have happened to classic SG-1.
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Apocafic
Categories: Cam, crossover, angst, team, AU, hurt/comfort, friendship, Sam, Jack, Daniel, Teal'c, SGA characters
Warnings: it's apocafic! :) Includes major character deaths/permanent injuries (mental and physical)
Author on LJ: [profile] abyssinia4077
Author's Website: Abyssinia at AO3
Link: Drfiting Out at Sea

Why This Must Be Read: The hardest part about the apocalypse isn't losing Earth. The hardest part is holding everything together afterwards.

Here is solid, aching Cam perspective as the Earth is lost and the survivors scrabble to find new footing on a cut-off Atlantis. Characterization all-round is moving, powerful, and poignant. This is a long, gripping story that ends, despite everything, with Cam's eternal optimism offering hope.

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: AU, angst, character study, Daniel
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: catalysticskies at AO3
Link: anomia; antipodes

Why This Must Be Read: I have a massive soft spot for Fallen AUs that allow us a deeper exploration into the enigma that is Arrom. This version eventually gets us back into canon, but diverges into a longer time for amnesiac!Daniel with the nomads, including a side-trip to a lost Abydos and the search for himself when he doesn't quite understand what he's seeking. It's a sort of outside perspective of Daniel, with Daniel himself serving as the outside POV, and an interesting read.


They tell him they found him in the outskirts of the city, tell him he must have fallen from the sky. They tell him a lot of things, and he has little else to believe.
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Samantha Carter
Categories: drama, hurt/comfort, AU, angst, ep related, Sam and Janet friendship, character study, original characters
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] gunhilda
Author's Website: SG-1 Fanfiction by Strix varia
Link: The Knife's Edge of Madness or at FF.net

Why This Must Be Read: In this powerful piece, Sam manages to escape the hospital in Desperate Measures on her own... but she doesn't get away unscathed.

Take Sam Carter and strip away her memories, her physical health, her very sense of self. Plague her with memories that make no sense and give her no resource to discover the truth. Then sit back and watch as she still is strongly, powerfully Sam, and finds her own way back to her old self and her old life.

I love her determination, her courage, and driving need for discovery. No matter what the circumstances, that aspect of Sam never changes.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: drama, time travel, episode related, crossover, AU, Teal'c/Drey'auc
Warnings: technical crossover with Farscape
Author on LJ: [profile] antonomasia09
Author's Website: antonomasia at AO3
Link: Unrealized Reality

Why This Must Be Read: The events of 48 Hours may have been instantaneous to Teal'c, but who knows what happens in a wormhole? In this fascinating crossover with Farscape, Teal'c spends those two days struggling to find the path to his own reality... and exploring some fascinating AUs at the same time. The whole thing is excellent reading, but the last two paragraphs are my favorite!

Reccer's note: Speaking as someone who only knows that Cam and Vala's actors had roles on Farscape, you can be safely assured that you can read this without any familiary with the fandom.

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figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Crossover
Categories: Jack, Sam, Teal'c, Daniel, Dixon, drama, team, angst, apocafic, AU
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tielan
Author's Website: tielan at AO3
Link: Storm Front

Why This Must Be Read: Out of necessity, this is a mystery crossover. What makes it so gripping is the characterization: Jack as the competent, intelligent general of the SGC, his rapport and trust in his people (especially Sam), the reactions of the various characters, and the realistic fusion of SG-1 with a certain movie series that you needn't have actually watched (I haven't, personally) in order to recognize. Great apocafic, and a really good read.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Sam and Daniel friendship
Categories: team, AU, humor, character study, apocafic, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] fridayschild85
Author's Website: fan fiction tag
Link: It's Not The End Of The World, But You Can See It From There

Why This Must Be Read: This is Sam and Daniel friendship, playing effortless backup to each other both physcially and emotionally, with an added touch of teamy goodness and an unexpected darkly humorous twist. What's not to love?

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: AU, SGA crossover, angst, hurt/comfort
Warnings: none (but see comment below)
Author on LJ: [personal profile] saffronhouse
Author's Website: Martha at AO3
Link: Entangled

Why This Must Be Read: This is an evocative, melancholy AU in which Daniel becomes, quite literally, Schrodinger's archaeologist forever trapped in a submerged Atlantis. I love Jack's POV, the contributions from the ensemble of characters, the interactions between Jack and Daniel. They are heartbreakingly, perfectly them.

Interestingly, I read this story first and only then discovered that it was apparently written as part of a J/D ficathon back in 2007. I would firmly classify this one as goggles-friendly, but I honestly don't see how this can be anything but friendship. YMMV, natch, and it's a gorgeously ouchy fic either way. :)


It's a rainy day in the Pegasus Galaxy. Good thing the mess is serving tacos.
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Quantum Mirror Universe
Categories: AU, Bill Lee, Ferretti, Kawalsky, original characters, drama, humor, action/adventure
Warnings: language; AU and OC character deaths; violence
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: belford at AO3
Link: Angle of Incidents

Why This Must Be Read: This is a hugely entertaining exploration of a reality where the Langford expedition discovers the quantum mirror rather than the Stargate. Bill Lee, General West, and the team that went through the Stargate in the movie (minus Jack and Daniel) are the only players we can recognize; but you'll fall in love with the original characters pretty quickly - especially Dr. Alicia Tremont, who is fabulous. Enjoy the in-character humor, the camaraderie, the intelligence of the players, and the nods to realities that are more familiar to us. A fantastic, absorbing read!

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figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Categories: five things, angst, humor, friendship, team, Jack and Daniel friendship, character study, AU
Warnings: happy character deaths (in SG-1, that can be a thing, can't it?)
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: Tallulah Rasa at AO3
Link: So Long, Farewell, See You Around

Why This Must Be Read: I was very pleased to see Tallulah Rasa, one of the queens of gen fic, moving her stories from her now-defunct web page to AO3 so that they're still available for our reading pleasure. Here's one that I haven't recced yet: a fantastic look at seven different ways Jack might have left the SGC (or not), full of friendship and snark and humor and a generous dash of angst and (mostly) happy endings.

The second and seventh are my favorites, but these are all a joy!


"It says, SG-1," Daniel said, gauging their reactions with an eyebrow shimmy only slightly less pronounced than it would have been in the old days. "We explored the universe and ate pie." He took a sip from his cup.

No one said anything for a minute, and then Sam said, "Indeed", and Daniel's coffee went up his nose.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: AU
Categories: Daniel, Jack, Sam, Teal'c, angst, character study
Pairings: references to AU Jack/Sara, AU Daniel/Sha're, AU Sam/Pete, AU Teal'c/Dreyauc
Warnings: references to AU character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] beatrice_otter
Author's Website: Beatrice Otter at AO3
Link: The Grass is Always Greener (the Known Temptation Remix)

Why This Must Be Read: [profile] malayneseahawk wrote Ignoti Nulla Cupido, in which Daniel visits an AU that seems perfect. But this superb remix shows that the grass truly isn't greener, even if might appear that way to the outside observer.

Great characterization and superbly uneasy undercurrents leave the reader with the sobering thought that consequences and trade-offs always exist... and that really, our own SG-1 universe is a pretty good one, after all.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: AU, angst
Warnings: hints to alternate pairings, AU character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] vain_glorious
Author's Website: fic index
Link: Five alternate universes SG-1 has visited through the quantum mirror

Why This Must Be Read: Here are five sharp snapshots of twists in the road, leading to alternate outcomes. Many are bleak; some are brighter. Add a touch of (dark) humor for an excellent five things of the vast possibilities for SG-1.


“I’m dead,” he said to her, softly, as they walked towards its shimmering surface. “And the Ori didn’t come to Earth.”
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Drama
Categories: AU, angst, character study, original character, Daniel, Jonas, Teal'c, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: After Every War

Why This Must Be Read: When you can literally never go home again, how do you ground yourself? Where do you begin, and where will your journey take you? In this beautiful, deep story, many characters, both original and canon, ask themselves those questions. This fic is adult in the best sense of the word: intelligent, thought-provoking, with no easy answers.

Enjoy early S7 Teal'c, Daniel, a slightly AU Jonas, and several fascinating original characters, complete with excellent world-building, as they seek an answer to those questions... and find unexpected companionship along the way.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Janet, Mitchell, AU, episode related, friendship, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] pellucid
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: Five Conversations Janet Fraiser and Cameron Mitchell Never Had

Why This Must Be Read: Snapshots of S9-10 in another universe in which Janet doesn't die, and the trust and friendship that develops between her and Cameron Mitchell. An absolute must for anyone who loves the Little Doc, and an excellent read.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: AU, drama, episode related, Baal, Bra'tac, Qetesh, Vala Mal Doran, Apophis
Warnings: minor AU character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] aurora_novarum
Author's Website: List of My Stories / Aurora at AO3
Link: Path of Good Intentions

Why This Must Be Read: I believe this fic is actually unique: an exploration of Teal'c's life in the alternate timeline of Continuum, when Baal is playing with foreknowledge and already has his eye on the young Jaffa he wants to claim as his own First Prime.

This is a great sketch of Teal'c's experiences of Baal's cold manipulations, the way the timeline keeps twisting away from reality, and the underlying Goa'uld hubris that is actually creating the potential for Baal's eventual defeat. Add great cameos by Brat'ac and Vala (complete with a perfectly sensible handwaving of that "fifty years" quote) and a perfectly in-character Teal'c, and your only regret will be that Aurora didn't make this fic any longer!

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel sha're)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: AU, Daniel/Sha're, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Author's Website: PoG at AO3
Link: Skin Deep

Why This Must Be Read: A haunting glimpse of a could-have-been AU in which post-Amaunet Sha're has her own methods of coping. Suggestions of Sam-Janet-Sha're friendship, a supporting (and aching) Daniel, and a Sha're with all the courage and determination she's always shown: this short and bittersweet ficlet is a real keeper!


"It's nothing important. All the makeup I used to have sitting here, all over this counter. It's gone."
figs_sg1_rec: (Janet)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Janet, Daniel, Cassie, Jacob, ep related, drama, AU
Warnings: character death
Author on LJ: [personal profile] rebeccavoy
Author's Website: rebeccavoy at AO3
Link: Five ways Janet Fraiser came back to life and what she did then

Why This Must Be Read: Here are four ways Janet survives Heroes in one way or another, and one last killer of a scenario where she does... and she doesn't. A great exploration of what-ifs that you're sure to enjoy.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Janet Frasier
Categories: AU, five things, drama
Warnings: AU minor character death
Author on LJ: [personal profile] rachel500
Author's Website: Rachel500 at AO3
Link: Five Ways Janet Didn't Die

Why This Must Be Read: Here's a look at five different might-have-beens to change what happened in Heroes, ranging from Janet wearing one of the new vests to a stuck elevator. Not necessarily happy endings, but a wistful look at ways that we might have got to keep the Little Doc.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
800 recs, people. Fandom, I salute you!

Rec Category: Drama
Categories: angst, AU, Sha're and Sam friendship, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] magistrata
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: Of Dreams and Desperations

Why This Must Be Read: Two of my favorite women, being utterly awesome!

In this stunning AU of FIAD, it's Sam who confronts Amaunet, not Daniel, and ends up being taken prisoner. What follows is twisty and powerful and full of raw strength and courage, as the two women use the battlegrounds of mind and body to defeat their common jailor and find their way to victory. Gorgeous phrasing, stellar characterization, and an absorbing, gripping read.

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figs_sg1_rec: (Daniel S3 smile)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: Daniel, Sam, Sam and Daniel friendship, AU, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: Fic List
Link: Under a Cloudless Sky

Why This Must Be Read: When Dr. Carter from POV starts to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of their bittersweet victory, one of her first steps is the search for her reality's Daniel Jackson...

Stringertheory offers a real treat with this one: a glimpse of a world shattered by Goa'uld invasion, a Daniel with a different background and history but still very much himself (brilliance, sharpness, and all), and the start of a new beginning of friendship and exploration through the Stargate.

Full disclaimer: My prompt inspired this, and I was lucky enough to beta it, too. :)

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figs_sg1_rec: (teamy goodness)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: five things, humor, team, AU
Warnings: cheerful mockery of badfic
Author on LJ: [profile] niamaea
Author's Website: Fic list
Link: Five Badfic Universes

Why This Must Be Read: In this hilarious send-up of classic SG-1 badfic, the real SG-1 visits five alternate universes... and leaves them as soon as possible!

There's no hurtfulness here -- just gleeful poking at the classic cliches of S/J fic, D/J fic, kidfic, Saint Daniel fic, and everyone/everyone fic. Read these with a huge grin (especially that zinger of a tagline), and enjoy!


Apparently, that universe’s Jack and Sam had received some kind of presidential dispensation to disobey the fraternization regulations.
figs_sg1_rec: (sha'uri robes)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: Daniel/Sha're, drama, AU, ep related, Gairwyn, Kendra
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] carlinjona
Author's Website: Stargate Fic by Caprice
Link: Safe

Why This Must Be Read: Here's another AU in which Sha're makes it to Cimmeria, but with an extra twist: in this reality, the timing is just before Daniel makes his side trip to an alternate universe. Gairwyn and Kendra are there to help her when she emerges from the Hammer, and they offer sanctuary... but this Sha're isn't going to sit things out when she can destroy Apophis -- and save her husband, too!

Such wonderful strength from Sha're here: her courage, her daring, her sheer stubbornness to take her greatest nightmare and twist it to her own advantage. You'll be cheering for her every step of the way!

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam daniel wondertwins)
Rec Category: Sam and Daniel friendship
Categories: AU, crossover, pre-series, humor
Warnings: crossover/fusion with Doctor Who
Author on LJ: [personal profile] ultranos / [personal profile] abyssinia
Author's Website: fic tag for Ultranos / Abyssis' fanfic masterlist
Link: Welcome to the Universe, Doctor Jackson

Why This Must Be Read: Take Daniel's failed lecture at the beginning of Stargate: the Movie. Add Doctor Who and Sam in a long leather jacket. Fuse the two fandoms together.

The result? The gleeful premise of Sam as Time Lord (well, Time Lady) with Daniel as her companion, merrily careening through time and space. Whee!


"It's a big universe out there, Daniel Jackson. Time to get started."
figs_sg1_rec: (sha'uri robes)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: AU, Sha're, Gairwyn, drama, ep related, friendship, original character
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [info]rachel500
Author's Website: Rachel500 at AO3
Link: Gift from the Gods

Why This Must Be Read: Another fantastic Sha're AU (because really, SG-1 writers, there was so much more of her story to tell!) in which Sha're tricks Amaunet into going to Cimmeria... and meets Gairwyn after her passage through the Hammer.

I love how the two of them never connect Gairwyn's "friends from Midgard" with Daniel, husband to Sha're of Abydos. Instead, Sha're and Gairwyn share a comfortable, intelligent friendship, complete with interaction with the Asgard teacher that Thor left behind and interesting speculation on Shifu's fate. Here are two women from completely different cultures, connecting and communicating. Complete with the sweetest of happy endings, this story will leave you with a smile on your face.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sha'uri robes)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: Sha're, Janet, AU, angst, character study, ep related
Warnings: references to disturbing canon off-screen events
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: FF.net / AO3
Link: Child, Choice, and Crocodiles

Why This Must Be Read: This gorgeous story gives us a quiet nighttime conversation between Sha're and Janet, after a Secrets AU in which Sha're -- and her infant Harcesis, Shifu -- are rescued and are now safe (for the moment) on Earth.

With Janet's help, Sha're soberly explores the possible ramifications and futures she now faces as a former host with a child touched by evil who is wanted by both the Tok'ra and the NID. Egyptian mythology and imagery may clash with Janet's practicality and open heart, but their conversation meshes elegantly into a coherent, cohesive whole. This fic beautifully portrays two of the strongest women in SGC canon, and it will stay with you for a long time to come.

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