Science Fantasy/Soft Science Fiction
Stargate Atlantis is a spin-off series of Stargate SG-1 and follows the adventures of Lt. Colonel John Sheppard and his military team from Earth that, along with two dozen other teams, explore distant planets in the Pegasus Galaxy. They use an alien device known as a Stargate that was built millions of years ago by an advanced race of humans known as the Ancients. The expedition is based in the Lost City of Atlantis which was built millions of years ago and abandoned 10,000 years ago by the Ancients. After encountering a powerful enemy known as the Wraith and going to war with them for one hundred years, the Ancients ultimately lost and were forced to submerge their city beneath the ocean, which, in the Stargate universe, is the source of the Greek myth of the Lost City of Atlantis. (Wikipedia, IMDB)
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I may only have dabbled in Stargate SG-1, but Stargate Atlantis took my Muses and ran rampant! This is one of the few universes where I wrote outside of challenges on a regular basis. There just so much good story fodder to sink your teeth into here! 😀
Which also means LOTS of AUs (Alternate Universes)… some of which are in the process of getting their serial numbers scrubbed off. That will be noted, so if you want to read the non-fandom version you can.
If you haven’t seen the series (or the follow-up movies), I would highly recommend them! There are a few bumps along the way that I didn’t agree with, but overall it’s a great series. And it’s an even better fandom! ?
Since there are so many AU’s (Alternate Universes) this time around there are quite a number of subsections to this page. The unaffiliated stories are grouped at the bottom this time because there are so many of them.
Everything can be assumed to be PG and Gen unless otherwise specified.
Ashes, Ashes (1+?)
Cirsola is caught in the grip of a devastating plague that has lasted for decades. Their best scientific minds are helpless against the virus so when a group of unsuspecting travelers comes through the gate promising aid, they seize the opportunity. Literally.
Part 1 : Three Score and Nine
Part 2 : Bread, Salt and Oil
Part 3 : Points in the Sand
Part 4 : That Cannot Mend
Part 5 : The Galton Hypothesis
Part 6 : It Comes To This
Context : 100 words
Little Grey Lies : 100 words (John/Elizabeth, PG13)
Sometimes the lies you tell others are just mirrors of the lies you tell yourself. Written for sga_flashfic Bad Sex challenge. This is the drabble that kickstarted the AU! 🙂
Hushed and White With Snow (+??)
Imaginary Gate Team 5 (25+?)
I’m never quite sure how to explain this team or how they end up sneaking into as many fanfics (and original fiction!) as they do. While they have their own storylines and ever more complex backstories, they are also fond of grabbing slots as background extras. Because of that, these are the fics where IGT5 is front and center to the storylines.
Amy’s Mission Report : Two pages (webcomic-ish)
Just because you have had your dominant hand injured does not mean you let the rest of your team draw straws about who gets to do the mission report. It gives John headaches. (Imaginary Gate Team 5 would like to point out this is all Rodney’s fault because if he wasn’t setting such a bad example for the other geeks Steven wouldn’t be so determined to find a working ZPM and outdo him, just to see the look on his face. Which would be priceless, but is not worth getting eaten for. *nod*)
Ant : 100 words
There is a power in names. (Sgt. Antoine Bellany character study.)
Atlantis Butterflies : 100 words
1st Lt. “Trisha” Patricia Newton character study.
Draco Fortuna Iuvat : 200 words
Title translates to Fortune Favors the Dragon, based on Fortune Favors the Bold motto of the 366th Air Expeditionary Fighter Wing.
Fairer Than Death : 100 words
“Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.” — The Princess Bride
Gate Team 5 vs. the Space Bunnies! : 100 words
I blame nmdrkangl for this one. Script format, but still 100 words counting all the names. Ha!
Geek Team 5 : 210 words
My fandom can beat up your fandom. (I blame my SillyMuse… no, wait, I blame GT5.)
God Bless the SCA : 100 words
Dr. Steven McCravey character study.
Heart’s Desire ; 100 words
Sometimes you just can’t have what you want.
History Always Repeats : 100 words
Sgt. “Ant” Antoine Bellany character study.
Like Ogres : 100 words
SSgt. “Matt” Mathew Tanner character study.
M1J-936: Now With More Zombies! (or: Why Steven is not an Archaeologist) : 1,692 words
The first time Steven met Matt. In the dark. With zombies.
M7G-512 (or: Why Gate Team 5 is No Longer Allowed To Write Their Own Mission Reports) : 264 words
Not everyone is good at paperwork, and Matt would definitely be one of those people.
Never Say Wombat : 445 words
It’s GT5. In the snow. And what else can I say? I blame my SillyMuse. ^_^
Numbers Game : 100 words
Trisha’s guessing Sheppard can’t count.
Push : 216 words
All it takes is a push.
Return to M7G-512: A Radio Play in One Act : 217 words
We now return to our irregularly scheduled broadcast…
Skittles, A Bag of Gummi Bears, and Thou : 100 words
Floriography, GT5 style.
Sprechen Sie Stew? : 100 words
Not everyone can save the world, GT5 just saves their tastebuds.
The Line Has Held : 100 words
Sgt. Amy Myer character study.
The Short End of Forever (4)
This is a tiny little series. The first drabble (Songs of Home) was written and then someone asked for a follow-up (Family)… and then I figured why not write out the whole darned thing? But instead of a proper series of drabbles, I just rolled it all up into one fic. The ‘verse has started to spawn other stories and they are listed in chronological story order between the original two drabbles.
The Short End of Forever : 1,100 words
This fanfic is a collection of 11 drabbles (100 words) strung together. It includes the previously posted drabble “Songs of Home” and a split version of the follow-up “Family.”
Songs of Home : 100 words
Title says it all on this one.
Faith and Theory : 580 words
Rodney skips dinner and Teyla goes looking for him.
Family : 100 words
Sequel to Songs of Home, in apology. See? I can do happy endings!
Where the Ocean Meets the Sky (7+??)
For ten thousand years the city slept beneath the sea, dreaming of people she’d never met. Faces, names, lives all carefully teased from a mind in stasis, oblivious to her interrogation. Because Atlantis can wait, but she wants to know who she’s waiting for.
This is the story of the city that might have been. An AI created to guide the Atlantis Expedition Janus knew was coming. She’s an electronic symbiote limited by the harsh lessons learned from the Asurans. A powerful ally, hidden safely away and waiting…
Note: This Dark AU is canon until The Siege (season 1), at which point the timeline splits. In this ‘verse the Daedalus was not sent to Atlantis because the war at home has taken a turn for the worse and they cannot spare the firepower.
Almost Superman : 169 words
He only has to fail once.
Equivalent Exchange : 100 words
Some things are only gained through loss.
Matronales Feriae : 100 words
Starting over also means letting go.
The First Law : 100 words
Atlantis was built for one thing.
Unaffiliated (mostly non-AU) Stories (60+??)
Fics are listed in the order they were written (or re-written).
No Regrets : 100 words (08/25/06 & 4/3/17)
Some things are worth the price.
For All The Years That Do Us Harm / And These Cold Comforts Warm : 100/100 words (8/17/2009)
Paired drabbles written for sga_flashfic: The Hurt/Comfort Challenge.
Catching Clouds (or: Bureaucracy meets the Pegasus Galaxy) : 100 words (06/05/08)
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? – The Sound of Music. Written for sga_flashfic’s Animal, Mineral, Vegetable challenge.
Of Butterflies and Men : 100 words (05/10/08)
“Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.” – Chuang Chou. Written for sga_flashfic Must Be Dreaming challenge.
Till Morning : 230 words (05/01/08)
“Second star to the right and straight on till morning.” That, Peter had told Wendy, was the way to the Neverland; but even birds, carrying maps and consulting them at windy corners, could not have sighted it with these instructions. Peter, you see, just said anything that came into his head. — Peter Pan. Written for sga_flashfic Must Be Dreaming challenge.
Fractal Irrationality : 625 words (04/30/08)
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein. Written for sga_flashfic Must Be Dreaming challenge.
The Death of Time : 283 words (02/02/08)
Inspired by the line: The bleeding to death of time in slow heart beats from the poem “Counting The Beats” by Robert Graves. Written for sga_flashfic F**king freezing challenge. McShep if you squint, not death!fic.
I’d Like to Buy A Vowel : 660 words (09/15/07)
Gameshows, color theory, and other cultural idiosyncrasies of the Pegasus Galaxy.
Of Loss and Words : 100 words (09/11/07)
Laconic, taciturn, reserved… the one man silent in a city that loves to talk. (Ronon)
For Want : 512 words (08/24/07)
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” — Sydney Smith. Written for sga_flashfic‘s Men and Machines challenge.
Scorned And Covered With Scars : 100 words (05/30/07)
This is what he keeps.
Happily Ever After : 100 words (05/15/07)
John and Ronon have a slight disagreement.
The City In The Sea : 145 words (02/25/07)
Atlantis is waiting.
Tithe : 100 words (12/02/06)
Written for sg_challenges, Challenge #35 : Bones/Death.
Familiar Paths : 100 words (11/04/06)
For some scientists, Atlantis is more familiar than they’d like.
A Light in the Mist : 100 words (10/31/06)
“…He ran so far, so long, he outran death itself. And on the darkest nights you can still see him, running, always running, with only the lantern to light his way…” Written for sga_flashfic‘s Halloween Challenge.
Tempting the Cat : 100 words (09/24/06)
You never knew until you looked.
Broken Paradigms : 100 words (09/18/06)
There are some things the Tauri will have to unlearn.
Polite Society : 100 words (09/18/06)
Some rules are easier to learn than others.
Cheat Codes : 100 words (09/13/06)
Survival is about breaking the rules.
Expendable : 100 words (09/13/06)
For the good of the many.
Of Yarn and Unicorns : 100 words (09/25/06)
It all comes down to a matter of belief.
Lawyer Jokes : 100 words (08/25/06)
Some things might be best left behind.
Thin Blue Line : 100 words (08/23/06)
Sometimes good decisions are only good when you stand a galaxy away and look back.
The One Constant: 186 words (07/27/06)
Everything’s a matter of perspective.
In the Silence ()
Scripting the silence.
Tendency to Swarm ()
Length/Rating: 189 words, PG-13, Gen
What if the Asurans had been less warlike and more parental in their dealings with Atlantis…
Mistaken Identity ()
Looks can be deceiving…
The One With the Angel ()
Rodney’s on a mission… and the natives aren’t helping much.
Somedays : words ()
Sequel to Blue Jello
So Much for Diplomatic Immunity
When Reality meets Science Fiction. Written for the sga_flashfic Sickness challenge.
Same Song, Second Verse ()
Length/Rating: 183 words, PG, Gen
Where are the ruby slippers when you need them?? Written for occhallenge, OC Share Challenge #48
Summer Nights ()
Summer fling, don’t mean a thing, but uh-oh those summer nights…