Sequart is proud to announce the publication of Unauthorized Offworld Activation: Exploring the Stargate Franchise, edited by Rich Handley and Joseph Dilworth, Jr.
In 1928, an archeological dig in Giza, Egypt, unearthed a giant ring and cover stone that had been buried for nearly 10,000 years. Decades later, disgraced Egyptologist Daniel Jackson discovers that this ring is a gateway to another planet, Abydos. However, the “stargate” is also a doorway to danger, as it was originally buried to stop a powerful alien being from enslaving ancient Egyptians in the guise of the god Ra. Thus, the Stargate franchise was born.
That first step into the cosmos reveals a vast network of stargates throughout the galaxy and beyond, while introducing Ra’s species, the parasitical Goa’uld, who seek to subjugate all inhabited worlds. Earth establishes a program with the mandate to explore the vast array of planets on the other side of the stargate, while seeking allies and technical assistance in fighting the Goa’uld and freeing those already enslaved.
What began as an exciting adventure film in 1994 has endured as a multimedia franchise spanning multiple Stargate television shows (SG-1, Infinity, Atlantis, Universe, and Origins) and an expanded universe of licensed literature. The mythos has explored not only alien civilizations and customs, but also the human condition, politics, and morality. This anthology gathers essays from subject-matter experts examining these and other themes through an insightful and scholarly lens. Chevron seven is locked, and the wormhole is open and ready for you to step through…
The book runs 252 pages and features an introduction by Alexis Cruz, who played Skaara in the movie and on SG-1. This is Sequart’s 43rd book and joins Sequart’s other books on sci-fi franchises, including books on Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Planet of the Apes — several of which were co-edited by Handley and feature contributions by Handley and Dilworth, Jr.
Unauthorized Offworld Activation: Exploring the Stargate Franchise is available in print and on Kindle. (Just a reminder: you don’t need a Kindle device to read Kindle-formatted books; you can download a free Kindle reader for most computers, phones, and tablets.) Find out more on the book’s official page.