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The Legion of Nothing by Jim Zoetewey

Not all superheroes are bigger than life

The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .

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Chatoyant College by Clare K. R. Miller

Corrie, Edie, and Dawn are excited, nervous, curious, and, well, lots of other emotions about their first semester at Chatoyant College. They know it’s going to be a weird few months: they’ve left their familiar high school existences for something completely new, their college is the only one in the United States with a magic program, and it comes complete . . .

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Nowhere Island University by t4nky

Nowhere Island University is the story of recent high school graduate Nathan Jacobs and his time at a very special university. The stated purpose of Nowhere Island University is “to prepare the best and brightest scientists, parahumans, spies, businessmen and soldiers for a rapidly changing world.” However, the United Nation Investigations, Extranormal (UNIX,) is suspicious. Soldiers who have graduated . . .

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Aethernea by Cloe D. Frost

Adventure. Mystery. Romance. Two mages. One Academy. Lots of trouble.

In the world where everyone can perform magic, where quest seekers, treasure hunters, and enchanters are common professions, and where mage duels are the most popular form of entertainment, Kiel is a “non-mage” – a person who doesn’t have the aptitude to use magic on a regular basis – until he meets Elaru- a mage of mysterious origin, who . . .

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Estimated Time of Arrival, Vol III by Sol Mann

A Self Study of the Inner Animal

With money to burn and time to spend, Sol Mann embarks on a journey through Costa Rica that would change him in a fundamental way. Where does he get his money? And what is he running from? . . . We don’t really know. But that doesn’t matter when your days are filled with cheap weed, good rum, and great women. . . .

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The Time Mage by ABPhoenix

Kason Vale has lived in Selmore village all his life. Brought up in the shadows of the Blackwood, he has never seen much magic and is woefully lacking in knowledge of life outside the village. But that all changes when he begins his journey to Constantin’s 4th College for the Arcane Arts, one of the most prestigious centres for magical . . .

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Welcome to PHU by Tris Lawrence

Welcome to PHU is a web serial about the students who go to the fictional liberal arts school of Pine Hills University, and the folks around them. It’s about magic, and love, and football, and music, and taekwondo, and just about anything else that college students might get involved in. And magic. Did we mention the magic? Because in this . . .

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Lightning Does Strike Twice by Arcdime

Words don't kill mages; mages kill mages.

Arc Perfuro only meant to make his father proud. He certainly never intended to help The Snake God plunged the world into chaos. Certainly. Given a second chance, could the lightning heir use his defensive skills, tricks, gadgets, and wit to shield Tellus from the brink of destruction? Bah! He would probably make it worse! Perisie! . . .

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In Plain Sight by Michael Diaz

How can you know that the person standing right next to you isn't a wanted hiding criminal in plain sight?

Presented in mini installments every Wednesday and Friday, In Plain Sight is about a guy who commits a crime and must change his identity entirely in order to not get caught. This suspenseful and intense story will give you something to think about and look forward to as you follow the life of Ian Avery after the incident. . . .

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The Strange by Patrick Lewis

When the Superpowers come back, things get Strange.

The Strange is the story of Goldberg on a summer day when Sex, Murder, Cash Windfalls, Death, Explosions, Crime, and Superpowers run rampant in his normally weird and sleepy home town. The thing is, Goldberg wants nothing more than to hang out with his friends and generally disappear. That’s a tall order for the luckiest man alive when your face . . .

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There Are No Heroes by yinyangorwuji

A Web Serial About Irregular People in an Irregular World.

A story of a group of teens, high school-college age, working on a superhero team. Or at least, that’s how it starts. This is no perfect world story. People die, and people get seriously screwed up. . . .

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Secret Identities by L. M. Bricker

Lola Merriweather is the daughter of Mesmera, a bank robber with mind control abilities. Her mother wants her to follow in her footsteps, but Lola had other plans—she wants to take over the world. Lola’s best friend is Glory Hart. With her super-speed, she knows she was meant for greatness, and has never wanted anything but a future with . . .

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LETTERS TO MY MOTHER

A 1950’s College Affair, with Sailing

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jan 2, 2013: Despite the title, this short novel is mainly in first person narrative (as a memoir), rather than letter form. It will transport you to the University of Washington campus in the 1950’s, complete with the culture and mores of the day: Co-eds are required to sign in and out of their dorm and return to their rooms by 11pm; a male student warns Kate "You’ll become used goods!" However, she has her passionate affair with a married professor anyway. The story is told with so much sensitivity, yearning, and realism [more . . .]

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THE LEGION OF NOTHING

They actually wind up breaking curfew quite a lot

By ubersoft, author of A Rake by Starlight

Aug 16, 2011: I suppose there are people out there who will dismiss "superhero fiction" as trivial, just like there are people who feel that way about space opera, or sword & sorcery, or high fantasy, or any other kind of genre fiction. I’m not one of those people, but I will admit that I’d never really been comfortable reading it. I’m used to reading about superheroes in comic books—the genre and the medium are so intertwined in my experience it’s difficult to imagine reading the genre in any other form. Maybe you’re [more . . .]

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