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Ward by wildbow

The Rules Have Changed

Sequel to Worm, Ward features a change of protagonists and takes place after the events of the first work. Spoilers below. The unwritten rules that govern the fights and outright wars between ‘capes’ have been amended: everyone gets their second chance. It’s an uneasy thing to come to terms with when notorious supervillains and even monsters are playing . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The Flying Cloud, R-505 by Paul Gazis

Set in a world of the 1920’s that might have been, this is a tale of airships, adventure, gallant gentlemen, and sultry island maidens. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Unsong by Scott Alexander

Kabbalah is true, all patterns are meaningful, and the world runs on a combination of strained analogy and wordplay. Big Silicon Valley corporations copyright the Names of God and make a killing. International diplomats transform the ancient conflict between Heaven and Hell into a US-Soviet proxy war. An autistic archangel and his eight-year old apprentice laboriously debug the laws of . . .

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The Archive Of Unusual Events by Stable

A collection of the latest global happenings for the aware and discerning subhistorian.

The Archive Of Unusual Events provides the discerning reader with a curated keyhole view of the most interesting Unusual Events happening around us constantly. But why? Where is the Archive now that it has been driven out of Scotland? Who is the Archivist and how do they get their information? Updates are short (usually 200 – 300 words) and . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes thrice weekly.
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ATL: Stories from the Retrofuture by Thedude3445

In the future of decades past, a world of robots and CRTs, Atlanta is the most powerful city in the world. And in that city, one twentysomething slacker named Morgan Harding dreams of being able to live a normal, peaceful life, but . . . that’s not happening. Together with a mysterious sentient robot and an overworked college student, Morgan must keep Atlanta safe . . .

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InnerWorld by Jennifer Beasmoney

After recovering from a motorcycle accident that nearly kills him, 18-year-old Gavyn Fraser is eager to gather the pieces of his broken life and resume some level normalcy. Now living alone with his mother in New York City, Gavyn longs to establish some control, but his grip on reality seems to be slipping away from him as he finds himself . . .

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The Zone by Typist kid

A sci-fi story set in the 32nd century. John had been lying dormant for two years. He was preparing. For something big. Something that would engulf the entirety of the galaxy. But he knew it wouldn’t be enough. Whatever he did, it wouldn’t be enough. The Event was inevitable. So he decided to live as much as . . .

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blacklight by T.K. Jarrah

a matter of light and death

So here’s the deal. My name’s Kihri Vyas, and I’m dead. That’s not really important, it happened ages ago, but it’s good to have the context. Anyway, me and my sister Zarah (the only person who can see or hear me) have basically been on our own since I carked it, surviving on the streets of Kaila, and sort . . .

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Second Chances by F. Riley

New Life. New World. New Rules.

Death is not the end. But actions do have consequences and based on how you lived your life, second chances are possible. I was given a second chance. I could choose how to reincarnate, who to be, and what Universal constants would impact my next life. Who wouldn’t try to game the system and take all the advantages . . .

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Dungeon Engineer by Hoophy97

Engineer reborn as a dungeon core in a fantasy world.

Ike was a hobbyist clockmaker and former aerospace engineer enjoying his retirement on a habitat station orbiting Saturn. Unfortunately, his hard-earned peace was disturbed by a rapid decompression event and his resulting death. Contrary to his expectations, Ike found himself reincarnated as a handicapped supposedly-man-eating dungeon core in a fantastic realm of wonder, magic, dragons, and wizards! Faced with . . .

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The Anime Trope System: Stone vs. the Viper, a LitRPG by Alvin Atwater

At the mercy of an unknown entity, Clyde gets tossed into the anime world. Yes, it exists, we just don’t know it. There, he’s declared the Stone, the main character. One day he must kill the Viper or else, goodbye Earth. This is the comedic tale of a young man vs. cliche anime tropes. Yep, there’s nothing like random . . .

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Gift of Light by Chrysalis

Gifted girl, cursed city

Nicoletta AKA Wisp has a gift: she shapes sunlight into floating spheres that can alert her of impending danger—which is fortunate since her home, a city tainted by the aftermath of a supervillain’s death, bears a curse. Toxic vapors rise from the sewers on hot summer days, snuffing out anything that lives at ground level. No one is supposed . . .

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FLESH PHANTOMS

Interesting collection of short stories

By Linda Schoales, editor

Feb 19, 2009: “Flesh Phantoms” is a collection of short stories written by one author. Some of them are very short, more like story fragments or the author’s thoughts, while others are a more conventional length. They’re all interesting, sometimes bordering on brilliant. The tone varies between whimsical and sardonic, but there’s almost always a touch of wry wit lurking in the background, as well as some serious thought and social commentary.

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ABOVE GROUND

A detailed landscape, enthralling in scope

By MJones, member

Feb 25, 2010: I’m not a huge fan of fantasy stories, and have a habit of shying away from vampire and werewolf tales, especially since there has been such a glut of these stories in commercial publishing lately. HOWEVER, Above Ground is no simple fantasy story, instead melding elements of science fiction and steampunk alchemy into a richly detailed landscape where the fish out of water has a human face. The worlds both above and below are so clearly defined it’s easy to visualize Lilith and her place within them, along with the [more . . .]

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