On planet P4V-837, SG-1 encounter the Kayeechi, a seemingly
friendly race until the Kayeechi literally start pulling weapons
out of the dreams of the SG-1 team.
main strength of The Morpheus Factor is how Ashley
McConnell has captured perfectly the personalities and inter-relationships
of the series' characters. It is also interesting to note
that the author has inserted a new layer into the relationships
between some of the characters by introducing a romantic element,
exposing thoughts and feelings that go beyond the television
series. There is also more than a hint of sexuality, but a
sequence depicting a nude Carter seems more for the sake of
cheap titillation rather than genuine story advancement.
story itself has a ring of originality about it and features
a fascinating and imaginative central concept. However, the
pacing is quite measured, so fans expecting a Stargate
story packed with action will be disappointed. The majority
of the novel is taken up by lengthy descriptions of the dreams
of the SG-1 members, which, whilst offering interesting insights
into the minds of the characters, are not going to set the
heart pounding with excitement.
in all, this is a reasonably well-written novel that has the
'feel' of a Stargate story. However, it is not exactly
a thrilling read and so perhaps not the best example of literary