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instarec - the pegasus device by liketheriverrun
children of dune - leto 1
The Pegasus Device by liketheriverrun - I--in so many ways I love this. It's noir--well, noir-light, romantic and adventurous and freaking sci-fi with World War II and did I mention the romance? Because nothing makes good noir-light like romance. Detective John Sheppard in Seattle and his brilliant criminologist best friend, Dr. Rodney McKay, and they fight crime! Really!

Complete with mysterious nightclub singer Teyla Emmagen, Nebraska detective Ronon Dex, semi-mob boss Kolya Acosta, a murder, a mystery and intrigue and just--so much damn fun I feel in a better mood reading it.

And people? My mood was good before. It's stratospheric now.

Go. Shoo. Feel the happy.

(I still need to leave feedback. I'm just not sure ewhat to say other than whee!)

(God, I havent' done my hoemwork yet. I feel so *bad*. But in a good way.)

You know, I wouldn't have thought to do an indirect comparison of the Wraith to the Nazis, and now I feel stupid that I didn't. I really wasn't sure this would work--I usually hate mixing AU with canon sci-fi like this--but somehow she made it *work*. I knew I'd enjoy the romance--she does good friendship and romance both, so I know that never disappoints--but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the plotline.

Go forth! Have fun! Live the madcap adventure.

Also, now I really want someone to do a romance-cover blurb of this one, like the type you'd find in teh back of a romance novel. Hmm. I'm thinking.

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did you say Chicago?

*perks up*

AC! I meant Seattle! Gah.

...but if it gets you to read? Totally think Chicago misspelled al ot. *nods with wide eyes*

There should be a story with Rodney and John fighting crime in Chicago.

*looks at you meaningfully*

I'm reading that right now. She really has the '40s speech down. Or so I think, I'm not that old.
I'm really enjoying this story. And, it looks like it's finished too.

*g* It's *really* fun.

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It's it *fun*? I loved it from the first word.

I'm so glad you recced this - just finished reading it and WOW - fabulous! I love the way she wove all the historical stuff into the Stargate universe and kept it in the 40's time period. I just wish it had been longer because I was having so much fun hanging out in their world.

It surprised me how well that worked. With this kind of AU, I usually get annoyed with teh sci-fi elements, but wow. This worked.

*G* I'd love a series of shorts based on their missions in WWII *so much*.

Hey, there! Someone mentioned they found the fic thanks to you so I popped over to see what you said, and all I can say is Thanks So Much for the wonderful rec! And believe me, the urge to write a few missions is definitely there. I actually miss this version of the boys terribly now that the fic is over. Is that odd? It seems like that should be odd, but it's true. This was my first AU (that didn't involve a quantum mirror type situation)and I was a little nervous with how the elements would work together, myself. Because, honestly, I'm not an AU person. But everything just sort of fell into place the way it wanted to (seriously, I was just along for the ride on this one) and I'm glad you thought it worked so well. Thanks again!

It's really a fantastic story! I usually have a problem with first person narrative in fanfic, but this? Worked perfectly.

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