By, Donna M. Monnig
On the Stargate Novels website (www.stargatenovels.com), they state their mission statement as follows:
Our mission: To publish novels that honor Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis and their fans.
Their About Us page is also accompanied by this picture and caption, which I hope they don’t mind me barrowing and posting here (If anyone from Fandemonium is reading this and does mind, please contact me and it will be removed).
Deep down, we simply want
to be SG-1!
It was this picture that inspired me to write the poem that you are about to read. I figured that the Stargate Novels team was never going to be SG-1, but that didn’t mean they couldn’t have a little recognition as well as an SG designation of their own.
There’s a Stargate team, that isn’t too well known,
Because on television this team was never shown.
They never fought the Goa’uld, at least not face to face,
And they never got to fly themselves through hyper-space.
They’ve never switched bodies with an alien or anything like that,
They’ve never used a time machine, sarcophagus, or zat.
They’ve never been to Pegasus to see Atlantis first hand,
They’ve never stood against the Wraith making their last stand.
So what did they do you ask, if they’ve never blew up a hive?
Why these guys are the team, that’s kept our favorite characters alive!
They’re kind of like the scientists that work in the labs at the SGC,
Fighting the perils of publishing to create new books for you and me.
They dive into a book idea, armed to the teeth with ink and pen,
They work day and night to get it right before they come out again.
So though they never saved Earth, or fought on the intergalactic frontier,
This amazing Stargate team still deserves a great big cheer!
They use their skill, courage, and determination to supply our need,
Thanks to them, regular people like us, have great books to read.
So though they are not SG-1, and they fight with ink and pen,
That’s all right, because this ‘gate team is known as SG-N!
©2010 Donna M. Monnig