holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (oops)
[personal profile] holdouttrout
Okay, I admit it--I can't stop buying Stargate stuff. Especially Stargate novels. Of course, my one, lone bookstore that used to carry them (I think just for me, even though they didn't know who was buying their one copy of all of the Stargate books) no longer has new ones... but apparently, you can buy them as Kindle books!

YAY.

However, I'm a little shy about buying them without recommendations. Is anyone else still reading them? If not, I'll just bite the bullet and pick up a couple of the ones I haven't read yet--probably Transitions and Oceans of Dust, since those are the next ones. Then I can do reviews. Mwa ha ha!

Date: 2012-12-10 04:49 am (UTC)
thothmes: Sam & Jack whisper about the fan fic she is reading from a monitor in the gateroom until Hammond objects (Good Fic Carter?)
From: [personal profile] thothmes
I HAVE them, but haven't read them, because it's December, and there are 28 people on my buying list, and everyone has a holiday concert they are performing in or three...

I buy them directly from Fandemonium on line, because I prefer hard copy. It's a print on demand process, and somehow the setup for that means that they are available about 2 weeks after the electronic form is. If the author is a friend of yours, however, I am told that the author gets a larger percentage of the cost in that form than they do with a printed copy.

Date: 2012-12-10 01:19 pm (UTC)
pepper: Jack thinking empty bubbles (Jack bubbles)
From: [personal profile] pepper
I've read Transitions and... hmm, the blurb to Oceans of Dust doesn't sound familiar... I find it so hard to keep them in my head! I don't remember any strong negative feelings towards Transitions, so there's that. It was nice to see Cassie again.

I've got at least one of the books on Kindle. I've been meaning to review them, but what with life (*Kermit flail*) recently, I've not found the time. So you should review them and I can comment. *g*

Hadn't realised there were some new ones, though! Heart's Desire has Jack and Sam on the cover. :D

Date: 2012-12-10 06:55 pm (UTC)
zats_clear: (Daniel read me a story (no text))
From: [personal profile] zats_clear
My favorite so far has been Blood Ties, which is an SG-1/SGA book, probably filed under SGA. And of course, Roswell, which inspired all kinds of additional extra scene stories in my head which have not made it to print. I have tons of them in paperback, but will have to delve into the bookcase and look at them to remember others. There is at least one, Siren's Song perhaps, that you can no longer get in paperback so I was pleased when they began coming out in electronic format.

Date: 2012-12-10 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splash-the-cat.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure Sabine Bauer and Julie Fortune were both fic writers, and wrote good stuff before going pro.

Date: 2012-12-10 09:50 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Yeah. I can't always keep them all straight, but I'm glad they are using people who were in the fandom.

Date: 2012-12-10 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] magnavox-23.livejournal.com
I have read them all up til Transitions which was very good. I'd also recommend Sunrise and forget Four dragons and Power Behind the Throne they were something bad. :\

I am still behind myself with Oceans of Dust. The Drift and Heart's Desire.

Date: 2012-12-10 09:51 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
I didn't even know they were online! I'm quite happy about this. :-D

And I believe Pepper has already told me to forget about those two. This is one of the many reasons I love fandom.

Date: 2012-12-10 01:44 pm (UTC)
ext_69267: (Shush)
From: [identity profile] lolmac.livejournal.com
Check out [profile] pepper_field's journal -- look for the tag for a really good set of reviews (sadly not comprehensive). You may need to friend the journal, as I think all the reviews are f-locked: she's very frank about what she thought was both good and bad.

Personally, I've been mostly disappointed, but I think my standards are overly high -- I'll cut slack for fanfic, but I get really picky for pro.

I think Sacrifice Moon is OMG AWESOMESAUCE and I'd rec it anywhere and everywhere.

The others I've tried (not many, I confess), I've bogged down on. They were clearly written by Jack-centric fangirls, of which I am one, but when I pay for a Stargate book I expect the rest of the team to be actual characters, written in character, y'know? But as I said, I'm way too hard to please in this.

Date: 2012-12-10 07:07 pm (UTC)
ext_3314: Woman writing (Glee)
From: [identity profile] pepper-field.livejournal.com
*g* Oh, Trout and I go waaaaaay back.

Date: 2012-12-10 07:59 pm (UTC)
ext_69267: (Sweet)
From: [identity profile] lolmac.livejournal.com
Ha!! Then she knows where to look for really good reviews of the books!!

Date: 2012-12-10 09:37 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Teal'c)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Yeah, I mean, like at LEAST 2006! *grins*

Date: 2012-12-10 09:30 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Yeah, Pepper has a lot of them... I've actually been bumming off her reviews since the beginning, but she hasn't done the latest ones. I like her reviews because I know she shares my taste and then I don't have to read ones I wouldn't like anyway. :-)

Date: 2012-12-10 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missparker.livejournal.com
I have three. I read Sacrifice Moon and I have Sunrise still and I'm reading Barque of Heaven now and taking my time. I like it but I like cant believe how slashy it is that I just gotta savor every chapter I guess. I always have to text [livejournal.com profile] gingasaur and be like whaaaaaaaat did they just say that, did that really just happen?

Date: 2012-12-10 09:49 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
I've read those three! I do enjoy that there's quite a bit more subtext/sometimes actual text about ships. :-)

Date: 2012-12-11 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jafacakes.livejournal.com
I haven't read it but someone recomended me The Drift, has anyone else read it? it is available for the kindle so I was considering buy it but the review I read didn't mention Sam once :-(

Date: 2012-12-11 04:33 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Hmmm. That does seem a little odd, but the books do tend to focus on one or two of the characters over others. I don't think I've read that one yet, though.

Date: 2012-12-11 12:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldearslj.livejournal.com
I would recommend Heart's Desire (it's a little cliche in parts but solid from the proofs I read), and I would recommend Moebius Squared (when it comes out?) SO HARD to everyone I ever knew, associated with, and was friends with in SG1 fandom!

Basically, it's the full team-y goodness...twice over! And Oh and Eee and WOW and What and EEEK and AMAZEBALLS.

...it may possibly hit just about every fanfic kink I ever had. And it was well-written and enjoyable and twisty and ERMAGHERD.

Date: 2012-12-11 04:34 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Whee! I will keep that in mind. :-)

Date: 2012-12-16 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] besyd.livejournal.com
Wow. Thank heavens they're on Kindle and people I know and trust have reviewed them. Have I EVER been living under an LJ rock!

Date: 2012-12-20 04:27 am (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
I'm so happy you can buy them online... and that they are still making more. :-)

Date: 2012-12-27 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] archersangel.blogspot.nl (from livejournal.com)
i haven't read any of the newer ones. (roswell is the newest of the ones i read)

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