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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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Anathema by Chrysalis

Those comic books were lying about superpowers.

In the year 2010, the Pulse changed our world irrevocably. It quickly became clear that superhero comics and movies had little impact on this new reality. Secret identities turned out to be illusions for most. The defining lines between hero and villain were blurry at best, and the prime duty of the United Nation’s powered Covenant was to hunt . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.
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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 . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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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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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 Rat Messiah by Adam C. Richardson

Who knew the end times would be this much fun?

A cataclysmic event tears the fabric of reality apart. But the world doesn’t end as all the prophets predicted. Instead, it gets a whole lot stranger. In a bizarre landscape of mishmash realities, Eddie, Ruby, and a handful of their friends seek to understand what became of the Earth they once knew. They hear rumors of one who will . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The Wordsmith of London (Circa 1880) by Chrys Kelly

All Stories Belong in London

Grant and Courtney recently broke up. Grant is desperate to get Courtney back, and Courtney isn’t sure that’s for the best. She agrees to meet him to talk. While they are talking, they are transported into a magical alternate Victorian London, peopled by the literary heroes and villains of that era. The Wordsmith, the magical engineer who keeps that . . .

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Yeoman by Nikhil Cheerla

The sickle is mightier than the sword.

Neil Palleti is a low-wage McDonald’s worker in the inner city of Detroit. One day, he receives a strange package in the mail — a package containing a single soybean seed. Palleti’s father was a farmer, and his father’s father was a farmer too. He knows what needs to be done. “Yeoman – A Web Serial” follows Neil’s . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Zeppelins are What Dreams are Made of by Michal Wojcik

A Pulp Adventure in Three Parts

Follow the adventures of dimension-hopping bounty hunter Jennifer Asten as she cuts a bloody swathe of destruction across Earth 45, a world where Napoleon won the Battle of Waterloo and airships are a pervasive form of transportation. Includes ninjas, ballerinas, battle zeppelins, bureaucrats, automatons, giant armoured locomotives . . . and perhaps even a dash of romance. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes thrice weekly.
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Jade by aaronsenser

Hard-Boiled Noir Meets C.S. Lewis

It’s a classic tale we’ve all heard before: four children find a magical portal that whisks them away to a fantasy realm beyond their wildest imaginations, like something out of a story. It would almost be fun . . . if everything there wasn’t trying to kill them. But for Detective Rex Jade, it’s just another day at work. Able to cross over . . .

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TX History by R. Nephi Smith

A flare burns brightly tonight

Portillo, TX is a city of industry, fuelled by chemicals and ambition. It smells like money. Its citizens seek fortune, love, and truth. Rex is a freelance cameraman who discovers a secret. Heather is high school teacher who doubts the intentions of her holistic psychiatrist, but desperately needs to overcome a childhood trauma. Portillo is a city with two sides. . . .

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Interviewing Leather by Eric Burns-White

An online classic of superhero prose, “Interviewing Leather” is the story of Todd Chapman, a journalist for an alternate world version of “Rolling Stone” called “Amplifier” who does interviews with musicians. Everything changes when his editor calls him in—not to do another celebrity interview, but an interview with a supervillain named Leather. It’s safe to say that it . . .

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CAGES

Editor’s First Impression

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jul 3, 2014: The short, general blurb for Cages doesn’t do this fascinating story justice. In the 25th century, humanity is divided into two groups, the genetically enhanced A-subgroup, and the B’s, who live on some sort of reserves on the interior plains and do the industrial work. We follow the plight of a little B-group boy violently kidnapped from his home, an action which it seems most A’s would find morally reprehensible but are oblivious to its prevalence. Meanwhile, we the readers learn more about what is going on by peeking at [more . . .]

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CAGES

Unique and well engineered.

By Dennis N. Santana, author of The Solstice War

Apr 21, 2015: Cages is a multi-format story, occurring across academic thesis-styled research posts alongside nontraditional prose fiction pieces that tell the story of a world in which genetic engineering has divided the human race into two groups that are linguistically and culturally incompatible.

One group, the genetically and materially privileged Subgroup A, captures and uses the other for entertainment and study purposes. While the author was inspired by cetacean capture, lower tech versions of this narrative have certainly played out among humans.

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