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"Written By The Victors" by Cesperanza (NC-17) [Sep. 13th, 2007|10:53 pm]
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Title: Written By The Victors
Author: Cesperanza
Rating: Not given but I'd say NC-17 for sexuality, just to be safe.

Category: Slash, Het, Futurefic
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney Mckay, John Sheppard/Teyla Emmagen, Assorted others

Author's Summary: Excerpt:
Caroll, Franklin R. Atlantis Revisited. New York and London, Routledge, 2011.
Chapman, Denise. Several Kinds of Genius: The Life of Rodney McKay. NY: Harper Perennial, 2015.
Croft, Rosalind. City of Spires: A Memoir. Toronto: The Mercury Press, 2009.
Dugan, Paul. A Political History of Atlantis. Oxford: OUP, 2012.

Reccer's Notes: Where to begin? Using other people's words, this is a tour de force, a redefining of fan fiction itself. Simply brilliant. This is the story of Atlantis, as history will remember it. Using excerpts from the various scholarly texts written about the Atlantis Uprising, Succession, and War, the remembrances of those who lived it, and the conflict as it happened, we get a griping and utterly fascinating look of how it all might end. Please, even if you don’t know or read in the SGA fandom, read this. I’ve read many a story outside of my fandom based solely on recommendations or the subject matter. And hell, this is Cesperanza, who is known far and wide in many fandoms as a brilliant writer. Meta, story, everything. This is why I read fanfiction. Because every once and a while a story will come along and remind me why I have a button that says “Ask me about my obsession.” About 500 (and counting) commentors agree with me. Don't forget to check out all the amazing art, documents, poetry and songs people created to go along with the story.


"I don't expect you to understand this. You can't love a city where you've never lived. But we are part of Atlantis now. Pegasus is in our blood. I don't expect you to understand that either: you would have to have walked through every gate with us. But I cannot leave these people, because they are my people now. "

—John Sheppard, "Declaration of Galactic Sovereignty," 35 April 4 A.T.


[User Picture]From: mbaokea
2007-09-15 01:30 am (UTC)
Oh man, I read this a few days ago, and it's still with me. What I'm loving even more, though, is the amount of academic meta that's still coming out of it.
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[User Picture]From: scififreak
2007-09-15 03:13 am (UTC)
Yes, the meta is incredible. Have you seen the vid yet? It's on Speranza's website with the rest of the meta stuff. It's really good. And the music! People actually wrote the songs/poetry and then *sang* them! How amazing.
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