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Jenks
Jenks
11 years ago

Not canon, not interested.

Kosh
Kosh
11 years ago

I agree with Jenks; I’d be interested if these were canon and truly carried on the story, although also somewhat saddened that any movie would then take place later (presumably after the novels).

But since they can do whatever with these novels and then do the movie as if the novels were never written, well ‘what’s the point’ I guess is how I feel about them. Maybe if the community gives them rave reviews I’ll still check them out, but unlikely.

Interested to see what the rest of the community thinks about this.

Sylvia
Sylvia
11 years ago

Can’t wait! The authors sound like they have a good handle on the characters, from what I’ve read and even if they aren’t canon, hopefully they will be enjoyable.
Evidently MGM approved them, so they at least won’t be too out of character or storyline.

Shelley
shelley
11 years ago

I will read them; I like to think of the stories as what might be happening in a parallel universe – not canon, but entertaining nonetheless.

Pioneering
11 years ago

Meh.

General Jumper One
General Jumper One
11 years ago

Awesome, can’t wait. I read these books like episodes.

XxxStargatexForeverxxX
XxxStargatexForeverxxX
11 years ago

novels??? that dont have anything to do with the story thats lame they need to stop making all this other crap and make the sg-1 movie and sga movie

Markuskorpela
markuskorpela
11 years ago

Well, it has worked with Star Trek pretty well, so why not here.

Personbot
Personbot
11 years ago

Can’t wait. I’ve given up hope waiting for an SGA movie to ever be made.
I’ve enjoyed the Fandemonium books I’ve read so far. So canon or not I look forward to the continued adventures of the Atlantis crew.
I never expected to be looking forward to new Stargate next month.

Sgfan
11 years ago

I think the books are great. If the franchise is healthy and has an active fan base, it’s a good sign. I’ve been reading all of the novels. I don’t care whether they are cannon or not. They’re entertaining for the most part and help fill the gap in lieu of movies and new television episodes. As for their impact on the DVD movies I really can’t see that these have any negative impact whatsoever. The books are published by Fandemonium which I don’t believe is affiliated with MGM. I’m sure they pay a hefty licensing fee. Also, I think… Read more »

Davecs
davecs
11 years ago

Chances are that, even without an Atlantis movie, these books could be contradicted quick enough by the McKay/Woolsey SGU episode.

Taffygrrl
taffygrrl
11 years ago

GateWorld folks:
the author of the Stargate Atlantis books is Melissa Scott.

Holly Scott is TOTALLY awesome, but she’s a different author who has not written Star Trek books and has not yet won a Campbell award.

SciFiForLife
SciFiForLife
11 years ago

Canon or not I think these books are great and add another dimension to the universe.

The fact remains that there may not be any more SGA movies, in which case other then references in SGU, anything in these books could for all intents and purposes be considered canon.

As one who has read the books previously, if you enjoy the characters, etc then I would highly recommend them. Granted a movie could come out and falsify the books but really . . who cares? It’s still more stargate ;)

GateWorld
Darren Sumner
11 years ago

Fixed — thanks, taffygrrl!

Taffygrrl
taffygrrl
11 years ago

Darren – it still says “Holly Scott” all over the article. The author is Melissa Scott (who is equally as awesome).

Gaeth
Gaeth
11 years ago

Wouldn’t a real SGA novel have to do a reset at the beginning of each chapter?

Darren
Admin
11 years ago

Odd, that. I fixed it, we had a server hiccup, and it’s now reverted. Fixed again!

Grif
grif
11 years ago

visual medium please

Aqualegia
Aqualegia
11 years ago

I’ve bought and enjoyed most of the SGA books already published, so I will be buying these, too, when they become available. I just hope they make sure not to cross over with either SG1 or SGU because I won’t buy those.

Esgaril
esgaril
11 years ago

Already preordered Homecoming on Amazon, can’t wait till it gets here, maybe in the first week of October… I’ll let you know how good it is.
Sadly it looks like we have to wait for the movie for a while, so I’ll take what I can get. And who knows, maybe if TPTB realizes that we are still interested in SGA in any form we can get, decides the movie worth the effort and the cost.

Psw
psw
11 years ago

Good news! :-)

Patchz666
patchz666
11 years ago

Wow bit of a smack in the face, they end the series and state oh there’ll be movies made instead but no all we get are books oh goody.

Hey some people like books and that’s fine but I think I speak for most people when I say either make this movie we were promised or bring the damn tv series back its was going good.

What a waste of a perfectly good show.

Katikatnik
katikatnik
11 years ago

Can’t wait. Love tie-in novels. And since the chances of us getting an SGA movie equal zero, it’s great to see the series continue in a book format.

Jason96706
Jason96706
11 years ago


My thoughts exactly. I’m pretty exicited about this actually.

ATLANTIS LIVES!!!

Gaddorm
gaddorm
11 years ago

I’m surprised how many of you believe another SG-1 or SGA movie will be made at this point. MGM is basically bankrupt, you have a better chance of winning the lottery twice.

Sarah Carroll
carrollwoman
11 years ago

I would never have thought that I would like the stargate novels, but after I read my first one (roswell) I cant get enough of them. They may not be “canon” but they are still approved by Brad Wright etc…

SDCripps
SDCripps
8 years ago

I think most sg1/sga novels are badly written (mostly because the characters are often written completely OUT of character). However, being desperate for new stories, I read them anyway.

Take my advice, you can always pretend you’re reading alternate universe stargate, or if you read a line that doesn’t fit, re-read the offending paragraph again without that line or edit the line in your head. Actually works pretty well ;-D