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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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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 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. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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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. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekdays.
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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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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. . . .

A complete novel.
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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 . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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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 . . .

A serialized novel, updating fortnightly.
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Spots the Space Marine by M.C.A. Hogarth

Defense of the Fiddler

Pollyanna meets Starship Troopers in this serial about a 30-something Marine called out of retirement to help fight the war against the alien crabs. But shattered morale is the least of the company’s problems . . . . . . .

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THE SILVER RING

Quick & Entertaining: A bite-sized adventure

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

Aug 27, 2009: What seems like any other day for David takes a turn for the worse when a ring he finds at the movie theatre ends up having magical powers beyond his comprehension. Just as he begins unravelling the mystery behind the ring, he finds himself chased by mysterious beings, and his very life is in danger.

This was a quick and easy read, the writing was free of mistakes and fairly solid. The characters are likeable and have considerable depth taking into [more . . .]

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STONE BURNERS

Surprisingly Unique and Coherent

By speciousific, author of Outliers

Dec 11, 2015: The world of Stone Burners, at its most basic level, is a massive, disparate melting pot of ideas. "Superpowers, sure. Dystopia, why not. Magic, screw it. Aliens, gotta have aliens. Uhh, ancient gods? Yeah, that’ll work." It’s a very easy recipe for disaster, and yet, Stone Burners not only makes it work, but actually exceeds it and manages to tell a really good story.

The plot begins with a girl waking up in an alleyway, with no memory and no clothes. [more . . .]

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