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Addergoole by Lyn Thorne-Alder

Love, lust, ownership, exploration, and coming-of-age in a strange and novel world hidden beneath the known.

Addergoole is a contemporary fantasy story with erotic and dark-fantasy elements. Set in a world which is, on the surface, much like our own, Addergoole follows three students as they enter a strange, new school and discover just how much they don’t know about themselves, their parents, or their world. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by MJones and 2 other members.
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No Man An Island by G.S. Williams

Boy meets girl. Fights demons. Faces the devil to save the world. Your basic love story.

Eight friends gather for a reunion vacation, but go missing after a hurricane strikes along their plane’s flight path. While friends and family mourn their loss when the crashed plane is found, the impossible happens: they appear in public claiming to have been in a cave in the mountains. Missing for months, they have no memory of the interval. What . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by lethebashar and 2 other members.
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Street by Ryan A. Span

Street is a fast-paced online/print cyberpunk thriller about a woman alone in a dystopian future, Gina, working to make ends meet like the rest of the new underclass — by taking a powerful drug that gives her telepathic abilities. She skirts the edges of sanity when she takes a job she knows she really shouldn’t, and finds herself embroiled deeper . . .

A complete series.  Recommended by Kyt Dotson and 1 other member.
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Above Ground by A. M. Harte

Mayhem, violence, and danger: a story about fighting the odds, and surviving.

Life above ground is something Lilith has never experienced. When she gets the chance to visit the outside world, to see, firsthand, the monsters that roam the surface, she’s understandably ecstatic. But the infected have a reputation for being dangerous for a reason, and Lilith is about to find out why . . . . This is the story of Lilith, and her . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by MJones and 2 other members.
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Steal Tomorrow by Ann Pino

When her parents died in a global pandemic, seventeen-year-old Cassie Thompson thought her biggest problem was finding her next meal. But “Telo” is a virally-transmitted genetic disease that targets adults, and no one is immune. Surviving to adulthood isn’t looking very good as her city succumbs to food shortages, sanitation problems, and gang violence. When Cassie accepts an invitation to . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Sora and 1 other member.
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Twig by Wildbow

The year is 1921, and a little over a century has passed since a great mind unraveled the underpinnings of life itself. Every week, it seems, the papers announce great advances, solving the riddle of immortality, successfully reviving the dead, the cloning of living beings, or blending of two animals into one. For those on the ground, every week brings . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Fibi.
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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 . . .

A complete series.  Recommended by Fibi.
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Twisted Cogs by Maddirose

A fantasy adventure in magic-touched renaissance Italy

It is the turn of the 15th Century, and the world has entered a golden age of art, invention, and architecture. This veritable renaissance of literature and learning in Europa is suddenly thrown into overdrive when a chosen few begin displaying preternatural abilities. Torn between the age’s burgeoning love of science and the dark promises of magic, Europa has become . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Fibi.
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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.  Recommended by Fibi.
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Rema by Amy Kim Kibuishi

"The City of Water is an old place full of dark secrets. I brought you here to find that darkness, and illuminate it."

Rema: a distant world of magic and beauty where the gods are slowly dying. The City of Water is held hostage as greed becomes the standard and a race of elemental demigods are suppressed for their powers. It would seem all is lost if not for the chance estrangement of a singular Earthling girl. Her search for answers surrounding . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Morgan O'Friel.
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tales of the hotel st crispian by Dan Leo and rhoda penmarq

The mysterious doings in the Hotel St Crispian. Crime, lust, gossip, fear, tedium and mystery. Lots of cocktails and cigarettes. With colored pictures. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Kathleen Maher.
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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Kyt Dotson.
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TALES OF THE HOTEL ST CRISPIAN

Film Noir in Primary Colours

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Apr 9, 2013: This is something different, a sort of hybrid webfiction and webcomic. The meandering tales have a film noir quality, and are illustrated by cartoon figures made up of primary shapes and colours and the odd photo. (I’m not sure what program would be used to create this, but it’s not one of the most advanced graphic design software!)

I must admit neither the stories nor the illustrations are particularly to my tastes, but written and recommended respectively by such webfiction greats [more . . .]

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WORM

Something special

By Fluff, member

Jul 5, 2012: From the depths of a failing and ruined city to the heights of a hinted at wonder, Worm charts a world of super-powered individuals with flaws and hopes that seem all too real.

I stumbled across Worm without planning on spending my time on what is now quite a lengthy piece of prose after a year of regular updates, but instead found myself being drawn in immediately and devouring the chapters in only a few sittings and loudly demanding more. The [more . . .]

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