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Moebius Squared

Melissa and I are finishing up our SG-1 novel, Moebius Squared, by the end of the month, so I thought I'd share the beginning with you. If you remember the episode Moebius, the AU team was left in the past. Ever wonder what happened to them? We did!

Here are the first few paragraphs of the book.



The slanting light of very early morning danced across the water of the Nile, cutting through the last of the pre dawn fog. An ibis took flight, white wings spreading. A fish jumped.

On a dock by the riverside shaded by a grove of date palms, a man in what appeared to be a pair of white linen boxer shorts cast a line into the river and lazily began to reel it in. Colonel Jack O'Neill, USAF retired (very retired) picked up the clay cup at his elbow and took a sip through the straw, reflecting that he was never going to get entirely used to beer for breakfast.

Not that he had complaints. It was pretty malty beer, and the straw meant that you could kind of browse over the sediments in the bottom, but it was also really good beer. For breakfast. On what promised to be a gorgeous day. This retirement thing was working out pretty well.

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lc59
Jun. 23rd, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
Very nice...and so SG-1...we start off with this beautiful image of the early morning Nile and then twist it into Jack and beer. LOL
jo_graham
Jun. 23rd, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Jack's beer and fishing is about to get a lot more complicated! :) And after all, we left main universe Jack fishing at the end of Moebius, so we ought to pick up with AU Jack fishing.
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jo_graham
Jun. 24th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
As we saw in the episode Moebius, AU Jack and Sam got together, and yes, they're together.
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SuseBeBi
Jun. 25th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC)
Oh, this sounds interesting. I might be able to follow the AU team, but I find the whole idea of our original team dying depressing. (I consider S9/S10 an AU - not the original timeline, the fish jumping was just the first, most unimportant divergence.) I'd imagine there was a whole lot of growth for all the AU team. :-)
jo_graham
Jun. 25th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
Both teams are in Moebius Squared, the AU team left in the past, and the immediately post-Continuum team from our world. It's a really interesting juxtaposition of characters!
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