There are three series of novels based on the Stargate franchise and short fiction has also been published in the official Stargate Magazine. It becomes difficult to discern what is and what is not canonical due to the fact that much of the literature is based on the canon, whilst some of even this type of work deviates from the main productions, or is later contradicted. There's no official word from MGM about the canonicity of the Stargate written fiction. MGM does, however, approve each stage of novel's production, from initial outline to final draft. It remains up to the fan's discretion whether or not to accept Stargate literature as part of the combined Stargate universe.
The novelization greatly fleshes out the backstory of the movie, placing emphasis on matters only lightly touched upon in the film, such as the prehistory of the ancient Egyptians, Ra's conquest of Earth and the following creation of Egyptian religion and culture, and insight on the background and personalities of the main characters.
The story continues immediately after the events of the film, with the US government (military) interested in the mineral that is mined for Ra by the Abydonians. As conflict arises in many forms on the planet of Abydos, a new threat comes when other gods from Ra's pantheon (namely Hathor) come looking. Bits of the Ancient Egyptian myth, The Destruction of Mankind, is acknowledged in the novel's construction.
The first three books form one complete storyline:
The last two continue after the events in the first three books, but move the story forwards by dealing with the Abydonians and the events which happen at the climax of the trilogy.
The books focus more on politics, with budget issues and human rights considerations playing a large role. The book's version of O'Neil is much more of a straight soldier, while Jackson remains the idealistic maverick scientist. The quartz-like mineral (called Naqahdah in SG-1) remains unnamed. The city that Kasuf and Sha'uri live in is called Nagada and more cities on Abydos are shown.
While the first three books focus on the plight of the Abydan (called Abydonian in SG-1) people and the war between Ra's humans and the humans from Earth, the last two books introduce other worlds and other races.
There are two series of novels, one based on Stargate SG-1 and the other on Stargate Atlantis.
|Stargate SG-1||October 1998||Novelization of the series' pilot, "Children of the Gods"|
|The Price You Pay||July 1999||Season 1|
|The First Amendment||February 2000||Season 3|
|The Morpheus Factor||February 2001||After The Devil You Know|
In 2004, UK-based Fandemonium Press started a new series of licensed tie-in novels based on Stargate SG-1. Due to the conflict with ROC's license, these books were available not in the US until 2006, but were available from the beginning in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. Fandemonium books became available in the US in 2006. Fandemonium accepts fan submissions for these novels.
|1||Trial By Fire||Sabine C. Bauer||June 2004||Season 7|
|2||Sacrifice Moon||Julie Fortune||September 2004||Season 1, after the episode "Enemy Within"|
|3||A Matter Of Honor (1 of 2)||Sally Malcolm||November 2004||Season 7|
|4||City Of The Gods||Sonny Whitelaw||April 2005||Season 5|
|5||The Cost Of Honor (2 of 2)||Sally Malcolm||9 September 2005||Season 7|
|6||Siren Song||Jaimie Duncan and Holly Scott||7 February 2006||Season 7|
|7||Survival of the Fittest||Sabine C. Bauer||7 July 2006||Season 5, before the episode "Meridian"|
|8||Alliances||Karen Miller||15 September 2006||Season 4, just after the episode "The Other Side"|
|9||Roswell||Sonny Whitelaw and Jennifer Fallon||25 June 2007||Season 10, between "Memento Mori" and "The Quest"|
|10||Relativity||James Swallow||October 2007||Season 7, between "Inauguration" and "The Lost City"|
|11||Barque of Heaven||Suzzane Wood||January 2008||Season 3, just after "Deadman Switch"|
|12||Do No Harm||Karen Miller||March 2008||Season 3, before the episode "Nemesis"|
|13||Hydra||Jaimie Duncan and Holly Scott||April 2008|
|14||Shadows (The Iblis Trilogy - 1 of 3)||Steven Savile||January 2009|
|1||Rising||Sally Malcolm||December 15, 2005||Novelization of the pilot episode.|
|2||Reliquary||Martha Wells||February 2006||Season 1, just after "Hot Zone"|
|3||The Chosen||Sonny Whitelaw and Elizabeth Christensen||19 April 2006||Season 1, immediately following "The Eye"|
|4||Halcyon||James Swallow||7 August 2006||Season 2, between Trinity and "The Lost Boys (Part 1)"|
|5||Exogenesis||Sonny Whitelaw and Elizabeth Christensen||December 2006||Season 2, immediately prior to "Michael"|
|6||Entanglement||Martha Wells||March 2007||Early season 2|
|7||Casualties of War||Elizabeth Christensen||25 September 2007||Right after the events of "Progeny" and "The Real World"|
|8||Blood Ties||Sonny Whitelaw and Elizabeth Christensen||25 November 2007||At the end of season 3 right after "Vengeance"|
|9||Mirror Mirror||Sabine C. Bauer||August 2008||During Season 2 but after the events of "Trinity"|
|#7 (Nov/Dec 2005)||Stargate Atlantis||Flipside||Sally Malcolm||How Sheppard ended up in McMurdo||Pre-series until "Rising"|
|#8 (Jan/Feb 2006)||Stargate SG-1||Archeology 101||Martha Wells||Archaeological dig gone wrong for Dr. Jackson||Season 2|
|#10 (May/June 2006)||Stargate Atlantis||Choices||James Swallow||Lt. Aiden Ford||After "Runner"|
|#11 (Jul/Aug 2006)||Stargate SG-1||Medical Considerations||Karen Miller||Dr. Janet Fraiser||Season 4|
|#12 (Sep/Oct 2006)||Stargate Atlantis||The Companion||Sally Malcolm||Dr. Rodney McKay gets trapped with a mad hologram||Season 2 or 3|
|#13 (Nov/Dec 2006)||Stargate SG-1||Juju||Sabine C. Bauer||The aftermath of Daniel Jackson's death||Season 6|
|#14 (Feb/Mar 2007)||Stargate Atlantis||A Pebble On The Cairn||Jaimie Duncan||Ronon Dex||Season 3|
|#15 (Apr/May 2007)||Stargate Atlantis||Course Corrections||Elizabeth Christianson||John Sheppard||Season 3, just after The Return, Part 1|
|#16 (Jun/Jul 2007)||Stargate SG-1||The Bitter Hearth||Holly Scott||Teal'c||Near the start of Season 4|
|#18 (Sep/Oct 2007)||Stargate SG-1||K-T||Sonny Whitelaw & Jennifer Fallon||Vala Mal Doran||After the end of Season 10|
|#19 (Nov/Dec 2007)||Stargate Atlantis||Waypoints||Elizabeth Christensen|
|#20 (Jan/Feb 2008)||Stargate SG-1||Outsiders||James Swallow|
Thomasina Gibson and Sharon Gosling have written official companion guides for all seasons of Stargate SG-1 (seasons 1 through 8 as two seasons per companion guide) and Stargate Atlantis, published by Titan Books.
Stepping Through the Stargate: Science, Archaeology, and the Military of Stargate SG-1 is a collection of works which are centered around the science fiction TV series Stargate SG-1. The book takes a thoughtful, but light-hearted look at the popular, award-winning television series. It was edited by P. N. Elrod and Roxanne L. Conrad and published by BenBella Books in 2004.
The book is a non-fiction collection of essays, articles, and personal recollections by cast and crew members, scientists, military experts, and various science fiction writers, all of whom are fans of the show. Some of the writers are:
Archaeologist Sue Linder-Linsley, parasitologist Francine M. Terry, astronomer Sten Odenwald, philosopher Daniel Dennett, and science fiction authors Melanie A. Fletcher and David Gerrold. Other people who wrote for the book are the show's special effects head James Tichenor, actor Tom McBeath (who plays Col. Harry Maybourne) and Stargate comic book writer James Kuhoric. Even an Air Force Colonel wrote for the book.