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Title: Written by the Victors

Authors: speranza
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: John/Rodney, John/Teyla, other
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 336K
Genre: Future Fic
Summary: Caroll, Franklin R. Atlantis Revisited. New York and London, Routledge, 2011.
Chapman, Denise. Several Kinds of Genius: The Life of Rodney McKay. NY: Harper Perennial, 2015.
Croft, Rosalind. City of Spires: A Memoir. Toronto: The Mercury Press, 2009.
Dugan, Paul. A Political History of Atlantis. Oxford: OUP, 2012.
Why You Should Read This: This fic is EPIC. Written back in 2007, this is the story of what happens when the SGC and the IOA decide that Atlantis should be brought back to Earth to be used as a base there and John and all of AR-1 disagree.  The story is told by third hand accounts in journal entries and books published on Earth long after the struggle is over. It is also told from John’s perspective and by “interviews” by those that were witnesses to the events. The relationship between John and Rodney is searingly hot and also heart-breakingly tender and very human.  There are some seriously funny parts and some suspenseful parts. It is a well rounded story and one of the best in the fandom.