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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 . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Super Powereds by Drew Hayes

A story of what comes before the capes and cowls.

Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Tales of MU by Alexandra Erin

High Fantasy, Higher Education

Tales of MU is an open-ended serial detailing the college life of one Mackenzie Blaise, a university student in a world where our fantasy is reality and our science is fantasy. Moving from her sheltered existence as an outcast and self-professed geek into the wild, wide world of Magisterius University, Mackenzie narrates her own story for us in a style . . .

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

An ongoing series, with new episodes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Sins of the Fathers by Underwhelming Force

Sins of the Fathers is a web serial about a group of young superheroes attempting to take over when the city’s previous, more well-established team breaks up. Set in Collswell City, the city with one of the highest metahuman populations in the world, due to the presence of a United States government-funded hero training program. This has not stopped some . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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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 . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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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. . . .

A serialized novel, updating thrice weekly.
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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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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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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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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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ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL, VOL III

At times, it’s great . . .

By Chris Poirier, editor

Sep 29, 2008: I’ve read the first 16 chapters of Estimated Time of Arrival, and either I don’t understand it, or it’s rather uneven. There are a good number of chapters when the writing is vibrant and funny and insightful and revealing—when I love its warmth, its honesty, its gentle, laid-back rhythm. And then there is a bunch of boring, frat-boy, stoned drunkeness in between.

Estimated Time of Arrival is the (slightly?) fictionalized memoir of Sol Mann, a self-described drug-addict who hops a plane [more . . .]

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THE LEGION OF NOTHING

An Old Favorite

By Malacai, member

May 2, 2016: I’ve been reading this web serial for a few years now. It was the first, or close to the first, story of this format that I’ve read, and it’s still really entertaining. I’ve even gone and reread it a couple times, and it continues to intrigue.

Style: The story is written in 1st person, which works mostly because the main character is analytical yet spacy. He does go into detail about people’s powers, some wondering, but a lot of stuff that [more . . .]

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