Title: Podfic of In Dulci Jubilo; written by Salieri, read by Aces
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] troyswann / [personal profile] aces
Categories: Sam, other media, character study, original charactesr, team, Janet, friendship
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Salieri's Outside The Box
Link to story: links to podfic and text

Why this should be heard: This long and lush character study is simply gorgeous: Sam and her perspectives on the world, affected by close contact with a fascinating alien race, and filtered through the comfort and unwavering support of her teammates and friends. It's adult in the best sense of the word: intelligent, thoughtful, challenging. Aces does a stunning job of turning it into podfic, and this is half an hour of quality SG-1 at its best.

Time Heals All, by SG Betty (PG)

  • Nov. 11th, 2012 at 6:09 PM
Title: Time Heals All
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] sg_betty
Categories: Moebius, Sam and Daniel friendship, angst, on the edges of canon
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Fic Index
Link to story: Time Heals All

Why this should be read: Here are Moebius!Daniel and AU!Samantha, sitting on the sands of Ancient Egypt. This fic is a rarity: a Moebius!Daniel at peace with the choices he's made, and optimistic about a future that he himself will never get to see... and an AU!Samantha who is ready to hear about the woman she once was, even if it's never going to fit what she is right now.

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Title: Under a Cloudless Sky
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Categories: AU, Sam and Daniel friendship, angst, on the edges of canon
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Fic List
Link to story: Under a Cloudless Sky

Why this should be read: So how does Doctor Carter choose to start picking up the pieces at the end of Point of View, after the quantum mirror shuts down? One good possibility is tracking down her reality's Daniel Jackson...

Here is a glimpse of a world shattered by Goa'uld invasion, a Daniel with a different background and history but still very much himself (brilliance, sharpness, and all), and the start of a new beginning of friendship and exploration through the Stargate.

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Title: The Cold Hard Equation
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] blahnicity
Categories: angst, character: daniel jackson, character: jack o'neill, character: samantha carter, character: siler, era: season 8, friendship: jack and sam, friendship: sam and daniel, theme: awesome women, theme: super sam
Warnings: implied character death
Author's Webpage/Fic list: SG-1 tag at [profile] yung_luk
Link to story: The Cold Hard Equation

Why this should be read: Sam.
Or, in more coherent words: Sam Carter. Being science-y and saving the day. Being a pilot and saving the day. Living one of her dreams and saving the day. Making the hardest of all decisions, and saving the day.

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Evening Shadows, by Settiai (PG)

  • Feb. 2nd, 2012 at 2:28 PM
Title: Evening Shadows
Author on LJ/DW: [personal profile] settiai
Categories: Sam and Daniel friendship, things that go *boom*, drama, action/adventure, hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author's Website: settiai.com
Link to Story: Evening Shadows

Why This Must Be Read: Because as much as I love the Wonder Twins...

And as delightful as it is to see Sam working out a scientific puzzle, or Daniel fitting bits and pieces together to find the answer...

Sometimes, it's just great fun to turn Sam and Daniel loose on the universe and watch things go boom. :)

When a planet's government betrays its treaty with the SGC and attacks the team, it's up to Sam and Daniel to use their fists and their weapons - and each other - to get safely back to the Stargate. There's whumping and shooting and banter galore, and it all adds up to an intense and satisfying read!

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Meeting of Minds, by SEF (PG)

  • Jul. 25th, 2011 at 11:34 AM
Title: Meeting of Minds
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] sef1029
Categories: Sam, Daniel, team, friendship, drama, lost ep
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: SEF at AO3
Link to story: Meeting of Minds

Why this should be read: This wonderful teamy fic is set shortly after Daniel's return at the beginning of S7. SEF deftly weaves canon together, creating an excellent backstory for an intriguing alien race that we only glimpsed on the show. The story challenges our characters with thorny moral dilemmas, a staple of the show at its best; it offers the hint of skeletons in the Asgard closet, which is one of my favorite fic twists for some odd reason; and it's got solid gold teamy goodness, with all four characters working together and displaying true friendship and support under the most trying circumstances.

Off-world exploration, the possibility of major cultural impact on Earth, breathtaking firefights, dramatic and emotional affirmation of SG-1's close bond, fantastic Sam voice – what more could you ask for?

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1970 by Pip (G)

  • Jun. 26th, 2011 at 9:16 AM
Title: 1970
Author's LJ/DWJ/AO3: [personal profile] pipisafoat | [archiveofourown.org profile] pipisafoat
Categories: AU, character: Daniel, character: Sam, episode related, era: season 1-2, friendship: sam and daniel, theme: time travel
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: [community profile] thefoatbook
Link to story: 1970

Why this should be read:[personal profile] pipisafoat has turned hir writing skills to the Gateverse, and among a flurry of delightful commentfics at the [community profile] fic_promptly community posted this heart-wrenchingly sad and beautiful fic set in an AU of the episode '1969.' In this version of events, the team doesn't get to go back to the future within a few days; they continue living in the past for at least a year, which opens them to threats they didn't face in the episode. The stranded-in-time story has a deliciously apocaficcy flavor, and pings interestingly off Continuum (and also C. S. Lewis! but that might just be me), and the portrayal of Sam and Daniel's friendship is strong and lovely, but what blew me away was the powerful reveal and the cri de coeur of the ending.

About 841 words.

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Title: It's Always the Quiet Ones
Author's LJ/DWJ: unknown
Categories: episode-related, sentimental
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Lorien's Grove
Link to story: Stargatefan.com, Lorien's Grove
Why this should be read:
This short little story gives us a glimpse of what Daniel might have been up to during that year he spent Ascended. After all, Oma can't catch everything. Very sweet, and will have you smiling at the end.

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Title: Daniel of Abydos series
Author's DWJ: [personal profile] nightspear
Categories: Daniel, team, friendship, drama, novel, AU, kidfic
Warnings: various minor character deaths (and survivals)
Author's Webpage/Fic list: List of Stories
Link to stories: begins with Translations, available as entries on LJ or as single page file; links to subsequent novels at link

Why this should be read: One of my absolute favorite AUs, and definitely my favorite kidfic!

My personal problem with downsizing characters is that they are almost inevitably infantilized. Nightspear deftly avoids this problem because her Daniel is starting out younger in the first place -- it was Melbourne and Claire who deciphered the Gate back in '82, and Daniel was actually born on Abydos. Yet despite his youth and his alienness (he's just as unfamiliar with Earth as Teal'c!), he is unquestionably the Daniel we know and love.

This long, intricate series covers seven seasons of fabulous twists and turns through canon. Some people die who survived in canon; others survive who died. Gaping plot holes are closed, repercussions are realistically faced, and the friendships (Daniel and Teal'c! Daniel and Jack! Daniel and Sam!) will absolutely blow you away.

I adore this series beyond reason. So give yourself several hours of reading time, kick back, and enjoy!

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Brave New World, by annerbhp (PG)

  • Mar. 23rd, 2010 at 9:44 PM
Title: Brave New World
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] annerbhp
Categories: Sam and Daniel friendship, Angst, Humor
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Fic Master List
Link to story: Brave New World

Why this should be read: Less than a week after Daniel returns from his most recent death, he and Sam explore how their friendship affects who they are and the choices they make. Because Sam and Daniel could rule the Universe.

Sam and Daniel share a late night conversation. 'Threads' post-ep.

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A Storybook Childhood by Sam Walker (PG)

  • Mar. 13th, 2010 at 9:21 AM
Title: A Storybook Childhood
Author's LJ/DWJ: None known
Categories: Friendship
Warnings: mentions of child abuse
Author's Webpage/Fic list: The Grove
Why this should be read:

Set post-Crystal Skull, this is Daniel explaining to Sam what his childhood was like.  an interesting and believable look at what went into making Daniel Jackson the person he grew up to be.

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A Storybook Childhood

Debriefing by penknife (PG)

  • Mar. 11th, 2010 at 10:38 AM
Title: Debriefing
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Categories: Daniel friendship
Warnings: mentions rape
Author's Webpage/Fic list: AOOO
Why this should be read:

This is a short conversation between Sam and Daniel, just after Hathor. It's early days, but their budding camaraderie can still be seen.

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Natural Light, by Otter (PG)

  • Mar. 9th, 2010 at 10:09 PM
Title: Natural Light
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] agentotter
Categories: sam and daniel friendship, episode related
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: :faded: Fiction
Link to story: Natural Light

Why this should be read: After "The Light", Sam and Daniel take some time out to have fun during their enforced vacation at the goa'uld hotel by the beach. Otter lets us tag along.

Sam and Daniel, marking time between death-defying exploits.

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Title: In Search of Possibilities
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] fignewton/[livejournal.com profile] sg_fignewton
Categories: Sam & Daniel friendship, quantum mirror
Warnings: Reference to canon minor character deaths, only not really.
Author's Webpage/Fic list: DW Index/LJ Index
Link to story: In Search of Possibilities
Why this should be read: I'm so excited to be able to rec my favorite quantum mirror story. Part team action story, part Sam/Daniel friendship story, part character study, all wonderful. Daniel and Sam struggle with a Goa'uld mystery, a near death experience, and a close encounter with AU doubles of themselves.

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With Great Power, by Amilyn (PG)

  • Oct. 25th, 2009 at 9:28 PM
Title: With Great Power
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] amilyn
Categories: Samantha Carter, team, drama, hurt/comfort, Sam and Jack friendship, Sam and Daniel friendship
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: My little bits of fiction
Link to story: With Great Power

Why this should be read: Amilyn gives us an excellent Sam story, as the team finds themselves trapped by Jaffa and are desperate to find any way of escape. The key turns out to be a part of Sam that she dreads using... and that just might take her somewhere, or to become someone, that she doesn't want to be.

Great Sam POV, impeccable teamwork, wonderful Sam and Daniel bonding, and a thoughtful look at Jolinar's legacy. You'll love the breathless scene in the Gateroom, and the final conversation between Jack and Sam, when he proves himself both a marvelous CO and a compassionate human being. With Great Power is a great Sam story and a fantastic team fic, so go read it right now!

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