THE WILD BLUE by Melissa Scott @StargateNovels #SciFi #Stargate #TuesdayBookBlog

STARGATE ATLANTIS: The Wild Blue (SGX-05) (Stargate extras: novellas and short stories)STARGATE ATLANTIS: The Wild Blue (SGX-05) by Melissa Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Wild Blue is a companion novella to the Stargate Atlantis TV series and follows on from more companion books from The Legacy series. Atlantis has made a delicate peace with the Wraith after they helped a faction take down Queen Death who wanted to unite the Wraith and destroy all humans.

This book is about Ronan Dex and his people of Sateda who are rebuilding their world. Looking for more power sources they go inland and consider the feasibility of restoring an old hydro electric power station. Drones are sent over the land in constant search of useful resources and any signs of groups of people who survived the last Wraith cull.

There are concerns that a group of explorers are missing in the hills and pilot Mel Hocken gets the go ahead to use a reconstructed aeroplane to search deeper inland. When her plane goes down, it now becomes a search and rescue job for Ronan in the Wild Blue Mines.

A very good quick read this book also includes the popular characters Dr Zelenka and Major Lorne from the Atlantis gate team.

Find a copy here form Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

I reviewed this book on Amazon as part of #AugustReviews

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THE FURIES – ATLANTIS by Jo Graham @JoGrahamWrites @StargateNovels #SciFi #Stargate

Stargate Week

This week I’m bringing you reviews of 7 books linked with the Stargate TV series.

I fell in love with the series back in 1994 when hubby and I were in New York. We decided to go to the movies one afternoon, not having heard of any of the films on offer, we randomly chose the fist original Stargate Movie, when the series eventually aired in the UK we couldn’t wait to watch and I went on to get all the season box-sets and films so that I could watch them over and over.

With companion books to the series now available, I can now indulge in more from my favourite TV characters. I originally bought my first companion books for my hubby, but couldn’t resist reading them myself, even if it did take a year to get through my TBR pile before I could reach them, perhaps the wait was meant to be.

I recently reviewed Sunrise, posting my review and even making a YouTube video about the book which I had enjoyed so much, that when Stargate Novels contacted me about reviewing some more of their books, I jumped at the chance, this week will be a mix of books jumping all around the Stargate Seasons, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did reading them.

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Stargate Atlantis: The Furies (Stargate Atlantis, #19)

Stargate Atlantis: The Furies by Jo Graham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Furies- Atlantic is book #4 in the Legacy series of companion book to the TV series Stargate Atlantis. The Legacy series continues where the TV series finished.

In this book the team from Atlantis are still trying to rescue Rodney who has been captured by the Wraith and transformed into one of their own whom they have named Quicksilver. He has been commanded to interface a ZPM power device into one of Queen Death’s hive ships. Inside his mind Rodney’s memories stir and he remembers who he really is.

Back on Earth Wolsey is being questioned by the IOA over previous events in Atlantis. He could lose his job unless General O’Neill can come up with a good plan. There are more concerns when Atlantis goes off grid for 19 days and SG-1 are assembled and ready for a rescue mission if necessary.

The Wraith known as Todd proposes working with Dr Keller on a new retrovirus, a drug which would stop humans dying when fed upon by the Wraith. It is a proposal which causes many ethical arguments.

When Queen Death demands a face to face with Steelflower, Queen of Todd’s ship, Teyla dons her Wraith disguise and the team make a plan for one final attempt to rescue Rodney.

There were a few places in this book where the story slowed, particularly with several story-telling episodes and people reminiscing. However the build up to the ending of this book was very exciting and I am eager to know how it all pans out in the next book.

Find a copy here from Stargate Novels Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

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One of the reasons I love Stargate is the great dialogue. Here is a quote from Stargate SG-1 Paradise Lost

Colonel Jack O’Neill: You know, Harry, it’s not that I can’t believe you lied to me again. It’s that you
[shouting]
lied to me *again*!

We are ending this post with a discussion topic…If you could meet any of the Aliens encounters in any of the TV series who would they be and why?

My answer would be the Asgard, I think they could teach me a thing or two and a bit of their advanced alien technology might be useful in the blogging world.

Which Aliens would you like to meet and why?

HOMECOMING by Jo Graham #SciFi #StargateAtlantis @StargateNovels @JoGrahamWrites #Stargate

Stargate Week

This week I’m bringing you reviews of 7 books linked with the Stargate TV series.

I fell in love with the series back in 1994 when hubby and I were in New York. We decided to go to the movies one afternoon, not having heard of any of the films on offer, we randomly chose the fist original Stargate Movie, when the series eventually aired in the UK we couldn’t wait to watch and I went on to get all the season box-sets and films so that I could watch them over and over.

With companion books to the series now available, I can now indulge in more from my favourite TV characters. I originally bought my first companion books for my hubby, but couldn’t resist reading them myself, even if it did take a year to get through my TBR pile before I could reach them, perhaps the wait was meant to be.

I recently reviewed Sunrise, posting my review and even making a YouTube video about the book which I had enjoyed so much, that when Stargate Novels contacted me about reviewing some more of their books, I jumped at the chance, this week will be a mix of books jumping all around the Stargate Seasons, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did reading them.

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Stargate Atlantis: Homecoming (Stargate Atlantis, #16)Stargate Atlantis: Homecoming by Jo Graham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Homecoming is a companion book to the TV series Stargate Atlantis #16 of Atlantis storylines, this book takes off where the TV series ended and is the first book in the legacy series.

This book opens with the city of Atlantis being flown back to the Pegasus Galaxy, when they hit a mal-function and have to drop out of hyperspace for repairs on the edge of the Pegasus Galaxy and days from their intended destination.

Then the storyline goes back five months earlier to explain the lead up to this event. Atlantis has been on Earth and at the mercy of politicians from the IOA. Afraid of what new alien attacks might come the politicians don’t want to let Atlantis go, however the team can do more to save Earth if it is back in it’s rightful Galaxy.

It takes General O’Neill’s swift move to get Atlantis under military control to save the situation and they head home. They must then build back relations with trading planets and find out what has been happening in their absence.

The Wraith have been busy, Queen Death is gathering the hives in a new powerful army, the Genii are acting suspicious and many worlds are being destroyed. The Atlantis team promise help against a Wraith cull, after a tip off, but disaster strikes when a key team member is captured and the book ends on a that cliff-hanger.

I really enjoyed learning more about the Wraith, their society and ships and there were lots of good character nuances and dialogue which felt true to the TV characters. The storyline dragged a little with all the political talks back on Earth and the whole book was probably over-long compared to a TV episode, I didn’t think we needed so many domestic issues, they kept us from the real pull of these stories which is the “Saving The World” syndrome.

Find a copy here from Stargate Novels Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

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One of the reasons I love Stargate is  the great dialogue, here is a quote from an episode which also has one of my favourite types of Aliens. Stargate SG-1 The Nox.

Jack O’Neill: The very young do not always do as they’re told.

This week we are ending the posts with a discussion, today it is about Samantha Carter…..If you could ask her to explain any of the scientific technology or events of the TV series which would it be and why?

I would ask about the many alternative realities that can be possible in a timeline.

What scientific question would you ask about?