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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 . . .

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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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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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Words of Power by Justin

In a world where Super Heroes are real, tensions are brewing between Heroes who want to remain independent and the government who believe that they should be kept in check. Follow the four inheritors of the powers of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth as they learn to use their abilities and take up the mantle of their predecessors. . . .

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Shattered Void by penguinflyer

The galaxy is a crowded place. Warring nations press in on all sides as the ancient Vestige Empire struggles to hold on to the last of its power. What was once a vast, sprawling empire has found itself reduced to little more than a few struggling star systems. As the once-great dominion crumbles, the border planet Alessar sits at a . . .

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Specimens by Resheet Schultz

Not everyone chooses to be a supervillain.

Not everyone chooses to be a supervillain. Lisa Bennet is just an eighteen year old girl living under her the thumb of her drunken abusive dad. Then, one night she finds herself with the power to control plants and with it, the power to change her life. She becomes a fugitive from justice, on the run one step ahead of . . .

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The Zone by Typist kid

A sci-fi story set in the 22nd century. John has been dormant for nearly two years. He emerges again, but with a new alias. He enrolls himself into one of the largest schools in the world through a competition. But he doesn’t plan to stay for long, because of the event. He is only enrolled for a vacation of . . .

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Noli Me Tank in a Mall by Carlo Marco

Alternate history fiction LN style about the Philippine Revolution

Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo are important cultural works that exposed to the populace the abuses and the injustices of their Spanish colonial masters. The execution of their author, Jose Rizal, sparked the Philippine Revolution. Now let’s see what happens in this fictional world if we give it the Light Novel treatment and jam the Internet into their . . .

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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 . . .

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THE FLYING CLOUD, R-505

Adventures in a Dirigible

By Linda Schoales, editor

Oct 8, 2009: “The Flying Cloud, R-505” is the story of the surviving members of the crew of His Majesty’s Airship “Flying Lady”. It’s 1926, but in this alternate reality dirigibles were developed instead of airplanes. After the “Flying Lady” is attacked over the Pacific by an airship flying false colours, the gallant crew work together to keep the remains of their airship aloft long enough to reach land.

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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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