This SGA thematic list concerning aliens is divided into two parts:
These are not recs, but a thematic list. I'll link gen stories as well as all kinds of pairings, but at least initially it's biased towards pairings I read, e.g. I don't read John/Elizabeth so I'll need others to point out stories from those corners of fandom fitting the list criteria to me. I decided to list the stories with the authors' summaries (if available) rather than listing what kinds of aliens appear in order to avoid spoiling the stories.
If you want a story added, your own or others, please send me the title, author, pairings (if any), summary, a public link (i.e. no f-locked or community member locked LJ entries and the like), whether it's a WIP, and under which topic it'll fit, so that I can list the story.
Last updated: November 19, 2014
Alien Metallic Toys, by Mirabile Dictu
Teyla Emmagan/Kanaan, Torren. 1,625 words. No summary provided by author.
Alpha Centauri, by Hth
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard/Ronon Dex. Series. Alpha Centauri is a trinary star system composed of a primary pair of yellow dwarfs (Alpha Centauri A and B) gravitationally bound to an outlying red dwarf (Proxima Centauri).
Ardhanarishvara, by auburnnothenna and monanotlisa
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, John Sheppard/Ronon Dex, Rodney McKay/Ronon Dex. 207,540 words. "Tell me, Colonel, did you take a look around and think, hey, it's the Planet of Sex Changes?"
Athosian For Beginners, by trinityofone
Rodney McKay/Teyla Emmagan. 11,000 words. She knew what was happening, but it was impossible. Like suddenly knowing, The sun won't rise in the morning. Gravity doesn't work. The Wraith don't mean any harm...
Belonging, by Martha Wilson
Gen. 9,350 words. When a mission turns into a trap, Ronon is the only one who can rescue John.
A Broader Mark For Sorrow, by thedaytheystop
John Sheppard/OMC. 3,600 words. AU from the Return, Part I. John moves on, and remembers. "After a while--he thinks it's been a year, maybe more, since he entered Daren by bribing a naïve, curious guard with a story of life beyond the ancestor's ring--he notices that he's beginning to look like them, the Darenese."
but the nights are better (out here) and its sequel from the edge of the green sea, by Auburn
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan/Kanaan, Ronon Dex/OFC. 7,200 words. They find safe harbor at the Winterfair on Ljósver.
Catalysis, by chandri
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 61,100 words. After Rodney is held hostage on a trading mission, he starts to slowly fall apart. When he won't admit anything's wrong, he's sent back to Earth to recover, and it's up to John to pick up the pieces.
Circle of the Sun, by LadyAmarra
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, John Sheppard/OC. 42,300 words. The people of Cirellia find a naked stranger at the base of their sacred mountain and take him in. They give him a name, shelter and a Family, and the dark haired stranger tries his best to find a way to reciprocate their kindness but he struggles to fit in or be useful, secretly yearning for the sky of an unknown world, a city of silver spires and a blue eyed man who only exist in his dreams...
A Civil Contract, by saphanibaal
Gen, Teyla Emmagan, John Sheppard. 2,230 words. A gen take on one (and a half) of the oldest stock romance plots ever; the words one says may not be those one's listener hears.
Cocytus, by eretria and murron
Gen. 7,800 words. They cry for those who have no one left to cry for them. In Greek mythology, Cocytus, meaning river of wailing (Greek κωκυτóς, "lamentation") was the river in the underworld on the banks of which the dead who could not pay Charon wandered, according to most accounts, for one hundred years.
Come and Join the Dance, by Mirabile Dictu
Rodney McKay/Teyla Emmagan. 12,974 words. "Any child would be lucky to have you as a father, Rodney."
The Complexity of Daily Life, by Teaphile
Teyla Emmagan/Rodney McKay/Ronon Dex/John Sheppard. 33,835 words. We're the refugees this time, John. Elizabeth sat down, narrowing her eyes at him. Better get used to it.
The Convocation, by the_drifter
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 3,500 words. The idea was so startling that Rodney actually shut the laptop and pushed it aside. "You're serious," he said to Teyla. "Someone in the Pegasus Galaxy is hosting a scientific conference?"
Dancing Stones, by Auburn
Gen. 4,375 words. Excerpt from a longer, incomplete work. Conceived in 2007 and written intermittently over 2008 and not canonical.
Days of the Dead: The First Day (Animaliorum), by saphanibaal
Gen, Ronon Dex, John Sheppard, Melena. 2,558 words. Ronon had found out where the ritual room was in Atlantis well before the summer had begun.
Days Under Different Stars, by Temaris
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 3,920 words. Step by step, patience and readiness in all things.
Defend, Disarm, Destroy, by Filenotch
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 12,200 words. "If you're going to die, I have to say something." "Go ahead," John says, still annoyed that Rodney is keeping him awake. "Did you watch Voyager?"
De Profundis, by Hth
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard/Ronon Dex/Teyla Emmagan. 8,400 words. There was no set of circumstances where that particular configuration of fire, electricity, cultists, gravity, and sociopolitical upheval was going to give anyone a good feeling, but worse this time than normal, because by that point Rodney had gotten used to all three of them and also kind of more or less fallen in love.
Devotio Moderna, by Baroqy
Gen. 93,785 words. When Sheppard and McKay wind up as guests of the local religious order, the last thing they expect is for the monks to be a bigger threat than the local war lord. Especially when Sheppard finds himself the unwilling companion of a malfunctioning Ancient computer.
Dreams Beneath Our Feet, by Neevebrody
Gen. 9,500 words. "Yes, and how many of those friends would sell their own grandmother for what the Genii will be offering for our capture? Hmm? You know as well as I, soon enough every bounty hunter in three galaxies will be looking for us." His face grew hot and sweat prickled the back of his neck. He held up his hand. "And don't forget about these. We're marked. It would only be a matter of time. And then what-do you think their little fun and games will be enough to keep them occupied?" His voice grew louder. "I did not escape Hell to be thrown back into it.
Duet, by Blueraccoon
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 19,200 words. du·et (n.) 1. Music: A. A composition for two voices or two instruments. B. A group of two singers or two instrumentalists. 2. A pair.
East of The Sun, West of The Moon, by Dossier
Gen. 150,000 words. That which does not kill us, makes us stronger--Friedrich Nietzsche.
Enlightenment, by Luthien
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 20,000 words. "Three representatives from Atlantis and three only for this negotiation, those had been the Rengarians' terms." On what should have been a routine mission, Elizabeth is unexpectedly reminded that people are unpredictable and things are not always what they seem.
Eternity, by Kriadydragon
John Sheppard/OFC. 29,350 words. "There are a lot of galaxies out there. Lots of worlds to explore. Things we can't possibly begin to imagine. If... if you... survive, if you make it back in our lifetime, find me, okay? Because I want to hear all about it."
Five People John Sheppard Didn't Kill on P11-23R, by Sardonicsmiley
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 9,600 words. The boys get kidnapped, John gets them out. Told by five people he doesn't kill in the process.
Forever Home, by Kass
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 13,870 words. "The point is, at the end of the day I can tell you a lot more about their music -- unsurprisingly based on octaves -- and their math, which is in octal just like the Ancients' -- but not a damn thing about the location of this planet's stargate."
Forever Young, by saphanibaal
Gen, Sora, Teyla, Genii. 6,859 words. Teyla, age thirteen, visits the Genii; or, "This is the Gateway; you have to be Gatewaysteaders first and Genii second if Gatewaystead is to fulfill its function!"
Fractures, by Artaxastra
John Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan. 3,480 words. Sometimes attraction's not enough, when the world breaks on the fractures. This goes toward the end of Season One, after the episode "Sanctuary" and then during the episode "Letters from Pegasus", when the Wraith armada is bearing down on Atlantis.
Friends and Old Wine, by Eildon Rhymer
Gen, Ronon Dex. 2,800 words. Not long after arriving on Atlantis, Ronon is given a bottle of Satedan firewine, the last of its kind. Throughout the events of the next few years, it stays unopened, because Sateda is gone...
The Gamers of Ardann, by scribblinlenore
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 9,400 words. He'd tried to feel the gratitude she obviously expected, and felt guilty when that failed. But the past was a dark moon of memory, as if he'd appeared out of thin air, and there was nothing to measure anything against.
The Good Fight, by Kriadydragon
Gen, Rodney McKay, John Sheppard. 42,000 words. Sheppard and McKay must journey home after an incident leaves them stranded on a hostile world. Sheppard has amnesia, and as if that wasn't bad enough, has been branded a wanted criminal. Action, adventure, wierd alien creatures lots of friendship, and best of all - Sheppard and McKay whumping ;).
Gulfs Between Him And The Seraphim, by Tielan.
Gen, implied John Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan, Teyla Emmagan/Kanaan, Ronon Dex/Amelia Banks, and Rodney McKay/Jennifer Keller. 3,920 words. The cultual differences between Earth and Pegasus are neither absolute nor all-encompassing, but they can cause problems.
Halling on Life/Death and Young Ancestors, by bluetoads
Gen. 1,273 words. He says they are descendants of the ancestors, not ancestors. I have tried to tell him that descendants means they are still ancestors...
Hero for a New Age, by smittywing
Gen, Ronon Dex, Rodney McKay. 11,800 words. "Superman's the last of his kind, too," Ronon said quickly. "I'm going to try to get McKay to rig me up some heat vision so I can melt steel like Superman."
The House of Three Skylarks, by mirabile-dictu
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 20,541 words. Like radiation, Rodney was everywhere, snapping his fingers, talking too loudly and far too quickly, and now, like radiation, he was undergoing exponential decay.
Hunting Parties, by Victoria Custer
John Sheppard/OMC. Series. On what seems like an easy mission, John gets captured, Rodney and the others go nuts looking for him.
If You Wish Upon a Star, by Lunabee34
Gen. 1,180 words. When Idos Servalan is seven cycles old, he is taken below ground for the first time. He has never seen anything like the machines that fill the subterranean caverns of his world--whole forests full of blinking lights and metal. The air is cold and damp down here for all that the space is packed with people. Idos shivers.
I Have Loved the Stars Too Fondly to Be Frightened of the Night, by Mirabile Dictu
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 12,125 words. He did like that all the cadets were required to address him as "sir," though.
Incipere, by miss_porcupine
Gen, Ronon Dex. 2,700 words. Once upon a time, he could read (Ancient and Modern Satedan), play an instrument, and do calligraphy because that's what people of his social class were expected to learn. He doesn't see the need for any of it in Atlantis and it's not like anything here is written in Satedan script.
In the City of Seven Walls, by auburnnothenna
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, John Sheppard/OFC, John Sheppard/OMC. 171,600 words. Gilded cages are still cages. Sheppard and McKay survive life in slavery.
In Their Image, by Teaphile
Gen. 860 words. This was not art. This was desperation.
It's Always Autumn in the Old Trees of Despair and its sequel Winter, by kodiak-bear
Gen. 65,835 words and 34,031 words. A trade agreement goes wrong. Sheppard is separated from his team, forced to live a life foreign and dangerous, while the rest of the team and Carson Beckett must cope with the events. / After Kate certifies John fit for active duty, an accident threatens his life and leads Kate to reexamine her actions and fitness as a psychologist.
Inukshuk, by Murron.
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 87,400 words. Another mission-gone-south isolates Rodney and John from the rest of the team. Forced to search for an Ancient outpost, they struggle to keep each other alive until the time their kidnappers prepare to sacrifice the one and purify the other (set at some generic point after The Hive).
Lost in Translation, by Domenika Marzione
Gen, Teyla Emmagan, John Sheppard. 2,100 words. Teyla's (and the Athosians') culture clash with the Earth folks in Atlantis.
Missing Breath, by perspi
Gen, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan. 3,800 words. Teyla helped make a home for Ronon, once. In the face of loss and grief, Ronon returns the favor.
The Modern Man's Hustle, by eleveninches
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Ronon Dex/Elizabeth Weir, incidental Lorne/Teyla. 23,200 words. A diplomatic mission has lasting consequences for Elizabeth and Ronon. Featuring alien wildlife, fake marriages, witch hunts.
My Home And Native Land, by Copperbadge.
Gen, Ronon Dex, Chuck. 16,000 words. Ronon's friendship with Chuck, the head Gate Tech of the Atlantis mission, leads him to discover the strange and alien ways of Canadians and helps him lay his past to rest.
Mr Woolsey's Guide to Etiquette in the Pegasus Galaxy, by busaikko
John Sheppard/Richard Woolsey. 4,950 words. Practical examples of etiquette essential for survival in the Pegasus Galaxy.
Night Swimming, by friendshipper
Radek Zelenka/Teyla Emmagan. 7,900 words. She was sunshine and shadow, lightning and sky; she was earth and deep water, roses and ice; she was the cold perfection of mathematics, and the mellow glory of cathedral bells on a December afternoon. She was all that he wanted, and all that he feared.
No Light and Transient Cause, by sheafrotherdon
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. 21,500 words. Rodney McKay has an opinion on everything, including whether, in times of crisis, John Sheppard has any business risking death. Answer: no, don't be utterly stupid, what kind of ridiculous half-wit are you anyway?
None Can Quite Extinguish, by sheafrotherdon
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. 45,300 words. Unwilling to accept that Sateda has been destroyed, Ronon -- newly aided by the citizens of Atlantis -- convinces Weir to let him visit his homeworld and see things for himself. Accompanied by Teyla, Sheppard and McKay, he discovers that just over a hundred Satedans survived the culling of the planet, eking out life amid the ruins the Wraith left behind, taking care to breathe no word of their existence to anyone else. Despite a rocky beginning to their relationship, the Lanteans attempt to help the Satedans flourish - an undertaking that's hampered by distrust, resistance, and factionalism among those who survived. Amid this, Rodney meets Caius, the 21 year old best hope for a scientist the Satedans can offer, and the role of science in destroying and rebuilding worlds becomes a point of contention for everyone involved - Satedans and Lanteans alike.
nothing else but the mysterious pull of the moon, by mirabile-dictu
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan/Ronon Dex, Elizabeth Weir/Radek Zelenka, Lorne/OFC. 21,140 words. They really were evacuating Atlantis.
Of Seagulls and Strange Galaxies, by mayachain
Gen. 1,971 words. Stranded on Earth, Teyla's team is in need of reconnection, Athosian style.
The Monsters Men Don't See by anna_bird
Gen. 5,218 words. They meet the Paria in space, their ship part of Larrin's fleet. At first Rodney's a little wary (who wouldn't be, after what Radek's told him about the nature of Traveler "engineers") but these people have real science aboard their ship: remnants of labs and experiments and technology, some of it Ancient, some of it their own creation and more advanced then the Hoffans' stuff.
Over Sear and Ash, by esteefee
Gen. 11,802 words. Ronon returns to find Sateda wasn't destroyed, but there's no going back in time.
Patchwork, by Auburn
Gen, Rodney McKay, John Sheppard. 18,500 words. People are all made up of pieces of each other. Sheppard and McKay are just more obvious about it.
Pegasus Literature 101 (Pass/Fail Remix), by busaikko
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 4,000 words. Atlantis reads the Great Books... of Pegasus.
Penitent, by Hth
Teyla Emmagan, multiple pairings. 8,850 words. "It wasn't your fault." (AU branching off from "The Long Goodbye")
Pilgrim's Hands, by Siriaeve
Rodney McKay/Teyla Emmagan. 2,100 words. It had taken Teyla some time to grow used to life on Atlantis.
Pilgrim's Progress, by Sardonicsmiley
Gen, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan. 43,000 words. "You're not God, Sheppard's not your messiah, and I'm not the anti-Christ. But I am going to kill you."
Rabbit, Rock and Twig, by giddygeek
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 2,500 words. "I'm burning that when we get back to Atlantis," John told him. Ford grinned cheerfully. "But you can't burn my memory," he said. "Uh, sir."
Refugees in Rivertown, by Sholio
Gen. 5,400 words. Young Lona and her sisters are orphans and charnel pickers, making their living by stripping dead bodies. But one day they find a woman who is not yet dead ... a woman from another world.
A Richer Dust Concealed, by Mira
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. 12,100 words. Hard lands make hard people, John had once heard Andy Corrigan say, and from his experience on Truebo, he believed it.
A Ring in the Black Sea, by Basingstoke
Teyla Emmagan/Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones. 6,633 words. SGA/Torchwood crossover
The Rising of the Green, by Eildon Rhymer
Gen. 4,300 words. On Athos, it is the first day of summer, when people look to the future and celebrate new life. On Atlantis, Teyla watches her new companions edge falteringly towards friendship, and considers where her future lies.
Salt Of The Earth, by Dasha
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 77,100 words. Rodney has almost everything he wants.
Scheherazade, by in-wintertime
Gen. 52,000 words. McKay is eager to study new technology that offers a chance of preserving memories of the culled, but Atlantis's new trading partners want something in return.
Second Verse (Same as the First), by friendshipper
Gen, Teyla Emmagan, John Sheppard. 3,000 words. "The Marines call it the Planet of the Willing Virgins, you know." It's the "willing" part that's debatable.
Selena of the Bears (Aesop's Choose Your Own Adventure Remix), by friendshipper
Carson Beckett/Ronon Dex. 3,300 words. Every culture sees the world through the lens of its stories. It's been a long time since Ronon last had the chance to hear a story whose ending he does not know.
The Seven Maids Mere, by Martha
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. 7,500 words. "What Ronon means," Teyla interrupted, apparently having lost patience with them all. "is that the mere itself has an ... unfortunate reputation." "Unfortunately, it's haunted," Ronon clarified.
A Shadow of a Tree, by mirabile-dictu
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan/Ronon Dex. 10,700 words. "It's your choice. But there aren't many Satedans left. Shouldn't you take a little more care to preserve your society?"
Something Like Home, by mirabile-dictu
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard/Ronon Dex/Teyla Emmagan. 11,000 words. And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. -- Isaiah 32:2
Spirits of the Dead , by kodiak-bear.
Gen. 28,000 words. The problem with pandemics, though, often stretched beyond the initial death tolls.
Steadfast, Loyal and True, by Hth
Ronon Dex/Melena, Teyla. 22,200 words. No summary provided by author.
stars gather, dreams pour into your pillows, by Mira
Teyla Emmagan/Sora, Teyla/OMC, Teyla Emmagan/Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan/Kanaan. 62,520 words. "Nothing is okay, Rodney, and everything is wrong -- I have lost my home so many times; so few of my people survive, we are no longer Athosians but simply another group of culled and terrorized survivors with no fields to plow, no rivers to fish, no homes to return to; we have nothing."
The Storyteller, by Seperis
Gen. 2,470 words. "Do you not speak of the honored dead?" Kaile asks from across the fire.
Strangers When We Meet, by Jendavis
John Sheppard/Ronon Dex. 14,003 words. Sateda never fell.
A Strong Tea, by shetiger
Gen. 900 words. Charin had made certain Teyla would always remember this recipe, even if it made the lines around her eyes draw into tight furrows of sorrow each time Teyla repeated the words.
The Subterraneans, by Vanitashaze
Gen. 1,400 words. In a hundred years, they will be honored. An evolution of ghosts.
Summerland (Portrait of the Man As a Boy), by samdonne
Gen. 13,600 words. Sheppard always seemed to him a man who hadn't enjoyed growing up, and didn't like seeing it happen to good people. (sequel to Your Cowboy Days Are Over)
Sunrise Prophecy, by allisnow
Gen, Sheppard/Teyla friendship. 14,200 words. There is a story among our people that has been told, as far back as anyone living can remember, of the man that will save us from the Wraith.
Term of Service, by resonant8
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, RodneyMcKay/OFC, John Sheppard/OFC. 19,000 words. "You're telling me that you would sell your bodies for curiosity, orbital shielding, and a quarter-charged ZPM?" "Well, yeah. Who wouldn't?"
This Is the Song that Goes Like This, by argosy
Rodney McKay/Teyla Emmagan. 3,200 words. And that was how Rodney got sucked against his will into the Day of Renewal celebration, or--as Rodney liked to think of it--Teyla's Athosian Extravaganza.
Three Brothers, by Sholio
Gen. 8,100 words. Teyla has 3 brothers: They're all born in Pegasus. When they're still kids, Sateda creates a great alliance across many worlds and exchanges male children between them to cement the agreement. Teyla loses her cousin Kanaan and gains three brothers she never wanted.
The Three Hunters, by Mirabile Dictu
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 19,000 words. Rodney couldn't sit still; he orbited around Teyla, squirming his way along the side decks to the bow, peering into the foaming water beneath them, then back to the stern to study the little motor, still sounding a bit rough to his ears, then down the companionway into the galley and on into the forward cabin and so back to Teyla.
Ties, by yin_again
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagen/Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan/OMC. 2,730 words. No one was particularly surprised when Teyla started dating. Several people were surprised that the person she was dating wasnt Ronon.
to dream such things, by cupidsbow
Gen. 1,360 words. The quiet was so deep, it was as though the world had stopped turning. It was a feeling Teyla had experienced before, on other worlds. On too many other worlds.
Translation, by Penknife
Gen, Ronon Dex, John Sheppard. 1,600 words. Figuring out someone else's culture isn't always easy.
The True Story of When They Went A-Wandering, by Auburn
Gen, team. 16,290 words. It's just like a mission, only not. Team Sheppard tours Pegasus.
The Truth about Alliances, by Vipersweb
John Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan, Rodney McKay/Jennifer Keller. 8,735 words. Teyla always knew she should have explained the way alliances worked in Pegasus before someone else did. Too bad she doesn't have that option anymore.
Twelve Things They (Will Someday) Say in the Pegasus Galaxy, by minnow1212
Gen. 2,800 words. Twelve Things They (Will Someday) Say in the Pegasus Galaxy.
Upward Over the Mountain, by Auburn
Gen. 36,275 words. The first part of a longer, incomplete work meant as a gift for mirabile_dictu. Abandoned due to plot, structure and character faults that are inherent to the original concept. Conceived in 2007 and written intermittently over 2008 and not canonical. Posted for Fictional Amnesty Day.
The Water Grinds the Stone, by Auburn
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. 242,740 words. When the Stargate Program goes public, old loyalties are set against new ambitions for the Atlantis team, but a deal with the devil to save McKay's life will bring everything full circle and leave Sheppard in need of saving too, when Earth finds itself in contention with the people of the Pegasus Galaxy.
When I Sorrow Most, by The Cephalopod
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 55,000 words. "Hey," John said, trying to lighten the tone a little. "The IOA are getting better," he said, reaching across the bed to flick the little Canadian flag on Rodney's jacket before nodding his head towards Ronon and Teyla.
White Noise, by miss-porcupine
Gen. 3,250 words. Set in the first week of the Atlantis expedition (circa "Hide & Seek"), John Sheppard fails to avoid participating in an Athosian rite. He's supposed to be thinking on his past ties, but instead ends up thinking about his newest relationship -- with a city that kindamaybesorta talks to him.
Who's Left and Who's Leaving, by the_drifter
Gen. 9,500 words. "No names," Rodney tells them, one more time. "And no dates -- I'm serious about that. No one can know what anyone else is planning." John learns the structures of life and death."No names," Rodney tells them, one more time. "And no dates -- I'm serious about that. No one can know what anyone else is planning." John learns the structures of life and death.
Woven Together, Seamless, by Sholio
Gen. 8,300 words. Ice worlds, drunken team snuggling, Athosian festivals and things of that nature. Gen, but maybe a teeny bit OT4-ish.
Written By The Victors, by cesperanza
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, John Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan. 53,500 words. 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.
Your Cowboy Days Are Over, by samdonne
Gen, incidental Sheppard/OFC. 59,100 words. "You did what you had to do," Frank Sheppard says. "You come back from war an asshole, but you don't have to stay that way."
Your Mouth As Some Surprise, by Siriaeve
Rodney McKay/Teyla Emmagan. 9,400 words. Rodney came in to see her that morning just as the lelev's physician left.
Antediluvian, by Threnodyjones
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 15,400 words. It was a cube. A big black cube.
The Birds and the Bees and the Bats and the Robots, by iibnf
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 3,300 words. Rodney makes the aliens...
Classification, bizarre, by kodiak bear
Gen, team. 3,800 words. Telepathic Worms with Radioactive Urine. (This is the fourth section of a "five things" story, "WARNING: this job
may be is hazardous to your health.")
An Earthly Knight, by Victoria Custer
John Sheppard/OFC/OMC. 11,300 words. Rodney flung his arms in the air. "Oh, great! So in nine months we're going to have to come back here to retrieve his half-elf half-human with a side order of Ancient babies? Because I thought this situation couldn't be more traumatic."
Eternity, by kriadydragon
John Sheppard/OFC. 29,350 words. "There are a lot of galaxies out there. Lots of worlds to explore. Things we can't possibly begin to imagine. If... if you... survive, if you make it back in our lifetime, find me, okay? Because I want to hear all about it."
Fellow Traveler, by Martha Wilson
Gen. 14,400 words. The team meets an alien who may or may not be helpful. There are misunderstandings, and Wraith.
I Feel the Earth Move, by janusglance
Gen. 22,700 words. This is just one vision of the future. Pretend, for a moment, that you got stranded somewhere for a few years, only to return and watch the series finale of SGA without having a chance to catch up.
Insect Hole, by lavvyan
Gen. 2,400 words. Generations had passed since the last time someone had come through the rrytver. When the sun symbols started to light up on its great circle, the colony had chirped with excitement.
Inundation, by Martha Wilson
Gen, team. 3,200 words. The flood and the subsequent mudslide that had buried the gate were pretty bad, but at least the rain had stopped. And nobody was dead.
Later On, by Springwoof
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 56,000 words. "Are you and I having a three-way with an alien?"
Liar's Chair, by icarusancalion
Gen. 3,700 words. "The planet was a tropical paradise--if your peculiar concept of paradise includes no technology, sinus-killing allergens, and stinging bees. But the real mission report concerns how Colonel Sheppard ended up, from there, in a frozen wasteland...."
The Q'raek'n, by seikaitsukimizu
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 3,400 words. And while parts of John's mind were going Yay! Bodily contact! The tactical part of his mind was keeping his head down so that Lorne could shoot whoever Rodney was backing away from.
Really Close, by Esteefee
Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. 3,142 words. Psychic Zombie Killer Trees make them do it.
Tamed, by losyark
Rodney McKay/OFC. 6,000 words. Doctor Rodney McKay could build a nuclear bomb in thirty seven minutes flat, but he could not, could not learn to jump in a circle on the spot and bark just for the sake of getting fed earlier.
They Might Be Giants, by auburnnothenna
Teamfic, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay/Ronon Dex/Teyla Emmagan. 17,440 words. Human beings weren't meant for any of the things they're doing here, but they wouldn't be human if they let that stop them.
Those Who Favor Fire by anna_bird
Gen. 16,503 words. AU, after Enemy at the Gate (series finale). The City of Atlantis and inhabitants have returned to Pegasus from their heroic rescue of the planet Earth at the hands of the Wraith. But something is wrong.
Thousandmother, by springwoof
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. 49,121 words. A run-in with the Wraith results in the Team being separated and stranded on a cold, harsh planet without help or supplies. As they struggle to survive and find each other, the Team discovers a new alien race and secrets that the Ancients left behind. Including a secret about Ascension that neither the Ancients nor the Ori want anyone to know.
Using Occam's Razor to Skin Schrödinger's Cat, by sajinn
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, John Sheppard/Carson Beckett, Rodney/Carson Beckett, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay/Carson Beckett. Series. Parsimony is never simplistic, the road to hell is paved with good intentions and survival is a messy affair.
Whipping Boy, by skinscript
Gen. 45,754 words. McKay, Lorne, and three teams of Marines head out on a research mission to a planet on the edge of the galaxy, and disappear without a trace. Eight months later Lorne returns with two injured team members, a counterfeit McKay, and no explanations. What the hell happened eight months ago, and where's McKay?
Why Rodney Should Stop Recommending Planets the Ancients Struck from their Database, or, The One with Tentacle Hentai, by Bironic
Rodney McKay/alien creature, John Sheppard/alien creature. 6,230 words. Non-cracky PWP in which a many-limbed creature takes a special interest in John and Rodney.
Wrong End of a Leash, by kriadydragon
Gen. 39,354 words. Sheppard becomes the pet to an unusual, sentient being. But life on the leash isn't very pretty. Starts out seeming funny, but doesn't stay that way.
Your Cowboy Days Are Over, by samdonne
Gen, incidental John Sheppard/OFC. 59,100 words. "You did what you had to do," Frank Sheppard says. "You come back from war an asshole, but you don't have to stay that way."