The Drift has been released, folks!
Truth and lies…
With Earth’s Ancient weapons chair at the center of an international dispute, Dr. Daniel Jackson is sent to Antarctica to sooth diplomatic tensions. Meanwhile, General Jack O’Neill reluctantly takes charge of a radical new weapons chair training program.
But when a natural disaster hits Antarctica, the future of the Ancient outpost – and of Earth itself – is thrown into jeopardy. Yet again, Earth’s fate lies in the hands of SG-1, but this time the team is lost and powerless to help.
Trapped within a strange reality, SG-1 encounter old friends and enemies as they struggle to escape and stop the Ancient cataclysm that’s threatening to destroy the planet.
Stargate SG-1: The Drift picks up one year after the events of Stargate SG-1’s Four Dragons, exploring how General Jack O’Neill and his flagship team’s lives have been shaped by alien technologies–both Ancient and Goa’uld in design. In preparation for writing this novel, author Diana Dru Botsford journeyed to Antarctica in order to provide the reader with as much detail as possible so that they could experience the coldest, driest, and yet most powerful place on Earth.
Read More About This Book:
- Preview: The Drift Prelude
- Making Fiction into Fact – Finding the Antarctic Outpost
- Botsford’s Journey to Antarctica (w/photos & videos)
- Gateworld Writers Panel Podcast (including discussion on Four Dragons & The Drift)
Set in season 8 shortly after the events of the episode Avatar, the book serves as a sequel to Four Dragons. The Drift is also is a bit of a prequel, providing an in-depth account of survival in Antarctica in 1950s. Many of the Antarctic sequences were inspired by the great polar explorers Roald Amundsen, Robert F. Scott, and Ernest Shackleton whose Herculean efforts to reach ‘the end of the axis upon which this great round ball turns’ continue to inform and inspire humanity at every turn.