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Stone Burners by Syphax

We're All Human

Olivia has awoken to a strange world. With mere scraps of memories and a warped, unfamiliar body, she must find help to survive. However, terrorists, an urban legend, and an authoritarian government all threaten to snuff her out before she can find her footing. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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The Whisper of Damkina by shutsumon

A Science Fantasy Web Serial

All they wanted to do was make a living. Amanpreet and her crew are traders and cargo haulers. It’s not the most exciting work in the galaxy but it’s lucrative and better than being stuck on a planet. Or at least it wasn’t exciting until recently. Follow the Whisper and its crew as they encounter sophont space . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Junction Point by Thuktun Flishithy

A hard science fiction web serial dealing with first contact. After radio signals are detected to be coming from Kapteyn’s Star, humanity launches its first ever interstellar mission to investigate. The story is mostly narrated from the perspective of Liu Haipeng, the ship’s contact specialist, though there are also chapters from alien perspectives. . . .

A complete novel.
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The Gam3 by Ephemerality

The Earth is changing. The alien invasion brought social upheaval, advanced technology, and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan, a college student pursuing a now-useless degree, cares little about all of this. He has only one thing on his mind: the Game. A fully immersive virtual reality, the Game appears to be a major part of the invading . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Barghest by Susan Amund

Earth has had a bloody, disastrous first contact with an alien species, and humanity barely managed to survive their victory over the invaders. The planet had been struggling: wars, famine, environmental and industrial disasters, and achievements in science that came faster than morality could catch up. After the repulsion, advanced alien technology was reverse engineered to allow a massive leap . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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A Paleolithic Fable by S Shane Thomas

Dangerous magic wielders invade the stone age to replace humanity with a species fit to serve their kind. One man was sent to stop them and a group of misfits join the struggle for existence. Archaeology and cryptozoology meld into high fantasy. . . .

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Quetzalcoatl by Joan Albright

INDEPENDENCE DAY meets TITANIC, in space.

When a luxury space liner collides with an alien ship, the passengers and crew must work together to stop an invasion—because if they fail, there will be no one left to rescue them. . . .

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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? . . .

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Black Blossom by M.C.A. Hogarth

A fantasy of manners and civilization.

In this sequel to The Aphorisms of Kherishdar and The Admonishments of Kherishdar, the gentle Calligrapher is sent to succor the broken priest of Shame. Will he be in time to rehabilitate one of the empire’s greatest assets? And what will happen in the House of Flowers? A genteel, conversational fantasy of society, culture . . . and the perversions that threaten them. . . .

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Much Ado About Bluebottles by Frances Pauli

When Tr’lia and Lili run into two Plant milkers at the annual festival, Tr’lia quickly loses her heart—and as far as Lili’s concerned, her mind. If Tr’lia’s mother finds out what sort of man her daughter’s clucking after, she’ll go into a full blown moult. Still, the young hen can’t shake the milker from her thoughts, even if his job . . .

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Crystal Society by Max Harms

Crystal Society is hard science fiction about different ways of thinking. The protagonist is the social module of a young artificial general intelligence. Born into a world that is actively hostile to her existence she must work to survive and grow. She and her siblings must contend with cyborgs, aliens, and a world full of hostile humans in order to . . .

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SyncPoint by J.A. Waters

What a weird ball of junk...

Sidella Solston has decided to skip work for a couple of eons. She does it by way of a hundred crack-pot ideas and some experimenting with gadgetry to arrive at a place called SyncPoint. The weird little ball of junk will provide quite some entertainment, including giant bird-people and strange pockets of reality. Amusement won’t last for long however: Dark . . .

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STRANGE LITTLE BAND

two psychics, one baby, and a mega-corp that owns them all

By A. M. Harte, editor, author of Theatre of Horrors

Jul 24, 2009: The story follows the psychics Addison and Shane, who both work for the mega-corp Triptych, a mysterious company that seems to specialize in almost everything. Both of the main characters are strong and manipulative; it’s refreshing to read a story with such complex characters and so much hidden politics at play.

Addison is passionate, stubborn and controlling, oftentimes bitchy, teleporting pet psychic of Triptych’s boss, and a fiercely protective mother.

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SPOTS THE SPACE MARINE

Rock-Solid Characters, Fast-And-Addictive Narrative

By Robert Rodgers, author of The Last Skull

Apr 14, 2010: Not many science fiction stories have a mother and wife as the heroic centerpiece; Spots the Space Marine is one of them.

The plot is your standard Starship Troopers fare with a few subtle variations; hungry space bugs threaten earth and it’s up to the Marines to curb stomp them. They’re aided by the Violinists, sentient offshoots of the bugs who provide technology and advice, but also serve their own agenda. The story is driven primarily by the relationship between Spots, [more . . .]

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