Sky Full of Stars

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Title: Sky Full of Stars
Author(s): Suaine
Date(s): 26 October 2009
Length: 10,000 words
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: Merlin
External Links: Sky Full of Stars (LiveJournal)

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Sky Full of Stars is a Merlin/Arthur Science Fiction AU by Suaine (~10,000 words). It has the subtitle Episode One: Hidden Serpent.

Summary: Merlin is a powerful technopath, but that's not all he is - he's also Gaius' dogsbody and Arthur's maid/servant/clerk. Living on board the Camelot means constant vigilance because Lord-Captain Pendragon hates nothing more than the gifted.

Notes: "This is a the first episode of a serial story structured, in essence, after the many SF TV shows I've loved in my time. Elements of Babylon 5, the Star Treks, Farscape, Firefly and Perry Rhodan have found their way into this universe."[1]

Sky Full of Stars was conceptualized as a 13 episode series and Hidden Serpent was supposed to be the pilot. As an example of true irony it shared the same fate as many of its TV counterparts and became the awesome pilot that wasn't picked up. The story introduces the characters, some of the major conflicts and throws the reader right in the middle of the action. It's addictive, captivating and ends with a perfect cliffhanger.

Recs and Reviews

  • "Absolutely fantastic sci-fi AU where Merlin is a technopath aboard Uther’s spaceship Camelot, and obviously technopaths are not accepted so Merlin has to hide his powers while doing everything he can to keep Arthur and everyone else safe. Really great interaction with multiple characters, and great use of magical beings as alien races. Seriously, I am sitting here dying for more."[2]


  1. Suaine. Fic: Sky Full of Stars (1/13), 26 October 2009. (Accessed 19 August 2010)
  2. CRASH AND BURN: Fanfiction Recs - Merlin. (Accessed 24 February 2012)