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Shimmer by Miranda Sparks

Not your average hero...

To friends and family there is nothing remarkable about Justin Cade. Seeing only an awkward, sometimes isolated high school sophomore they would never suspect that he lives a double life as Milestone City’s protector: the holographic heroine known as Glimmer Girl. Juggling school, superherodom and his own skewed sense of self Justin starts down the road of transition into . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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Worm by Wildbow

Doing the Wrong Things for the Right Reasons

An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local ‘cape’ scene’s politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor . . .

A complete novel.
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Undermind by Seal Johnson

Saskia thought her life was finally getting back on track after the accident. Then she got trolled. Now she’s up a tree the size of a planet, and all who meet her either run screaming or attack on sight. If everyone would just calm down and stop trying to kill her for one moment, she might get a chance . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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After by Kitt Moss

A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Story

A violent disaster turns an ordinary day at work into a living nightmare for David, a young office worker in central England. As the city falls apart around him, he sets out to find his fiancee Sharon. The world as David knows it is about to disappear forever. Can he survive what comes after? . . .

A complete novel.
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Darkside by S.K.S. Perry

When you're dead, wishing you were is kind of counter-productive.

James Decker just won’t stay dead. Slain while rescuing a young woman from a would-be rapist, he finds himself in a pseudo-life, caught between two realities, belonging to neither. Haunted by the ghosts of his father and grandfather, he learns that the woman he rescued is in fact an Innocent, the physical embodiment of hope. As it turns out, seeing . . .

A complete novel.
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Caelum Lex: Trials of the Dionysian by Hayley Greenhalgh and Jenn Bane

Leta Adler is a young, well-bred Vescentian doctor who suddenly gets plucked off of her home planet by the unregistered criminal rustbucket, the Dionysian. The rustbucket she finds herself on belongs to the notorious weapons-dealing, smuggling and recklessly mad mercenary , Fiearius Soliveré and his younger brother, acclaimed engineering genius and unappreciated mechanic, Cyrus, both exiles from their home planet . . .

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The Only City Left by Andy Goldman

In the far future, the Earth is one giant planet-sized city, and it is in disrepair. The majority of the Earth’s human inhabitants are gone and in their place other, darker creatures are moving in. Allin Arcady is a young man on his own deep in the bowels of the city, his one goal to reach the Roof of the . . .

A complete novel.
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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves . . .

A complete novel.
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13 Bullets by David Wellington

Special deputy Jameson Arkeley stopped a vampire rampage 20 years earlier, during which he whittled down all known bloodsuckers to a single survivor, Justinia Malvern. Kept alive at a sanitarium in rural Pennsylvania by minimal life support and bizarre laws preventing her extermination, wispy Justinia seems a threat to no one—until a series of vampire killings in the area suggest . . .

A complete novel.
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Terrestrial Magic by Marina Ermakova

Most sensible people avoid fire-breathing carnivores that prey on humans. But Jordan has built a career out of studying such legendary animals, creatures thought mythological until their reemergence in the world three decades ago. She and researchers like her believe that knowledge is the key to reclaiming the land they’d lost back then, when humanity retreated into designated safety zones. . . .

A complete novel.
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Kyrus Talain by Shirley Meier

How to get a message off planet, and keep from being wiped out.

Kyrus Sr. is now ‘His Radiance’ and suddenly aware that his world is enormously bigger than he thought. He has to take his people . . . all of them . . . from low-tech to a high tech society to re-join a galactic civilization. The problem is that the Chairman of the planetary board believe’s he’s the sole owner since he bombed the Lainz ancestors out of . . .

A complete series.
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Rocinante by Wes Boyd

Vagabonding in the seventies! The only thing that kept Mark going in Vietnam was his plan to spend some time wandering the country by air, like barnstormers did 50 years before. In the last days before leaving, he acquires a partner—a tall, morose girl named Jackie. They spend months on their aerial oddessy, falling in love along the way while . . .

A complete novel.
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SNOWPLOW EXTRA

Potboiler. But not in a good way.

By Eli James, editor

Dec 7, 2008: Let us consider, for a moment, Moby Dick. Herman Melville’s masterpiece is perhaps one of the greatest examples of the classic novel: it is an epic journey ending against the White Whale; wonderfully written, wonderfully formed. Moby Dick’s crowning achievement is its ability to stretch the long form medium to its very limits. Melville included whole chapters on the anatomy of the sperm whale and spent equal amounts of time on his own classification of the beasts. It’s a classic, sure, but here’s my question: will it ever translate properly [more . . .]

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DARKSIDE

Darkside: Immortality with a sense of humor.

By Jaeger, member

Jun 17, 2011: I had writer’s block so I took a step away from my own projects and looked for something fun to read. After a few disappointments, I stumbled upon Darkside and devoured the whole story in one sitting.

Having played White Wolf’s Changeling, Werewolf and Vampire, I felt at home in the story. The main character, James, narrates in the first person with humor and descriptive visuals that really help you ‘see’ the strangeness that envelopes him.

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