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Shimmer by Miranda Sparks

Not your average hero...

To friends and family there is nothing remarkable about Justin Cade. Seeing only an awkward, sometimes isolated high school sophomore they would never suspect that he lives a double life as Milestone City’s protector: the holographic heroine known as Glimmer Girl. Juggling school, superherodom and his own skewed sense of self Justin starts down the road of transition into . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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Worm by Wildbow

Doing the Wrong Things for the Right Reasons

An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local ‘cape’ scene’s politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor . . .

A complete novel.
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Terrestrial Magic by Marina Ermakova

Most sensible people avoid fire-breathing carnivores that prey on humans. But Jordan has built a career out of studying such legendary animals, creatures thought mythological until their reemergence in the world three decades ago. She and researchers like her believe that knowledge is the key to reclaiming the land they’d lost back then, when humanity retreated into designated safety zones. . . .

A complete novel.
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Undermind by Seal Johnson

Saskia thought her life was finally getting back on track after the accident. Then she got trolled. Now she’s up a tree the size of a planet, and all who meet her either run screaming or attack on sight. If everyone would just calm down and stop trying to kill her for one moment, she might get a chance . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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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 . . .

A complete series.
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After by Kitt Moss

A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Story

A violent disaster turns an ordinary day at work into a living nightmare for David, a young office worker in central England. As the city falls apart around him, he sets out to find his fiancee Sharon. The world as David knows it is about to disappear forever. Can he survive what comes after? . . .

A complete novel.
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HAWK by Mike_I_Am

Kas Balera is used to a bit of chaos. As a space bounty hunter, capturing three Class-2 criminals should have been the most difficult part of her week, but when a disaster of epic proportions rocks the entire solar system, Kas is thrust into the midst of an adventure far beyond her wildest fantasies. With the help of . . .

A complete novel.
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Shadow serial by Novagirl93

Vai Ma’amaloa is 17 years old, and his father has just accepted the position of Chief Science Officer aboard the G.E.V. Shadow, a retrofitted warship tasked with exploring the unknown reaches of the galaxy. Now, Vai will have to come to terms with leaving his old life behind. As he forges new relationships aboard the Shadow, and tries to . . .

A complete series.
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Darkside by S.K.S. Perry

When you're dead, wishing you were is kind of counter-productive.

James Decker just won’t stay dead. Slain while rescuing a young woman from a would-be rapist, he finds himself in a pseudo-life, caught between two realities, belonging to neither. Haunted by the ghosts of his father and grandfather, he learns that the woman he rescued is in fact an Innocent, the physical embodiment of hope. As it turns out, seeing . . .

A complete novel.
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Rainbow Destructor by Thedude3445

Rainbow Destructor is a dizzying flash of color splashed onto the page as the seven-woman crew of the XSS Savior must save the galaxy from a an impending threat that defies not only physics, but everything you’ve ever expected in a space adventure story. . . .

A complete novel.
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Chosen Few by Matathias

A mundane visit to the local science museum starts off a series of worrying events for Austin Travis and his friends. They would like nothing more than to continue living their lives as they have, but the universe seems to have other plans . . .  . . .

A complete novel.
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The Gray Ranger: Unforgiven by Adam Bolander

Tassendile is a country where magic and firearms are used side by side, humans exist beside bizarre creatures, and the four moons grant people incredible powers. For two thousand years, Vashiil, the malevolent Black Moon, has been imprisoned in the Graylands. It is the job of the Gray Rangers to patrol this cursed dimension and ensure that it and its . . .

A complete novel.
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SHIMMER

Reading Comic Books — Pow, Bam, Zap!

By Morgan O'Friel, editor

Sep 5, 2008: Shimmer rocks my socks. It has an action-packed plot, interesting characters, and a wealth of superhero lore to support its storylines. Reading through, it’s almost as though I’m viewing one of my favorite comic books—it reads beautifully.

Shimmer also handles some difficult issues, including identity, secrets, family, and gender construction. They’re not just thrown around for the shock factor, but are actually examined in a well-integrated fashion.

The only thing I wasn’t [more . . .]

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WORM

Excellent storycrafting.

By Jaeger, member

Oct 6, 2014: I’ve always had a place in my heart for villainous/anti-hero fiction in which the ends justify the means. Worm meets that itch and more.

The scope of the story begins small, with a teenaged girl who possesses super powers that, at first, seem rather tame in comparison to her peers. She controls bugs. Very cool and creepy but not exactly laser-beam-eyes or knocking-down-buildings powerful.

The author wisely spends time at this smaller [more . . .]

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