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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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Chosen Shackles by Shaeor

The screen is running static. Face your shadow.

The future came in devastation, but we bury it in the lights now, to forget. It was better once, they tell us not to say. Now, at the end of our century, we’ve rebuilt. The city neon glows brighter and casts a shadow deeper on the world. This is just the beginning. In the Eastern Pacific, a sickness . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Agents Provocateurs by Tama Wise

In the near future, New Zealand is the Free Republic of Oceania. In a world of mega-corporations, where mankind has harnessed the computational power of the human brain, a golden new age of utopia is but a few elusive steps away. This is the story of the Agency that is working to stop it. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Urban Reverie by coffeegalaxies

Pretty things are worth fighting for.

The megacity of Throne has the highest mortality rates in all of Oeuvre. Neon-lit signs replace torches and gaslamps. Concrete monuments and soaring glass obelisks replace wizard’s towers and grand mansions. Bars and nightclubs replace taverns and inns. In the Third Age, Tekhnika Era 2077: 1st of Nymph, begins the story of two strange creatures bound together by . . .

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The Firewall Saga by Braden Russell

Cyborg zombies, virtual realities, wisecracking mercenaries, and a sentient computer virus named Weedly who likes cowboy hats, 80s music, and playing God.

Soon after cybernetic neural implants became mandatory for all StratosCorp citizens, the Weedly computer virus was unleashed. Allegedly designed by an underground anti-Cybernetics cult, Weedly swept the nation, turning anyone equipped with neural cybernetics into an Infect–a mindless killer drone. Now, the remaining population of the world huddles behind the Firewalls, areas of the globe designed to keep Weedly . . .

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Static Breaker by Christian Martin

Static Breaker is a series of episodic short stories set in a near-future China. Caleb Wenright is being observed. Someone known only as Lucidity has shown an interest in him. He has no idea why – he’s just a normal 16 year old – but he intends to find out. Is Lucidity a hacker, a corporate thief, or something completely . . .

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The Know Circuit by Gary A. Ballard

A serialized cyberpunk blog novel, The Know Circuit by Gary A. Ballard is the sequel to Under the Amoral Bridge. Artemis Bridge is the connection for all your illicit needs. But when his bodyguard’s grandmother goes missing in a mysterious explosion in Boulder, Colorado, Bridge is forced to ditch his self-interest to help a friend. But as they approach the . . .

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Star Exile: Singularity by Drew Cordell

The next generation of warfare was designed to be bloodless—at least that was the idea. When a 500-year old peace treaty from a war people to refuse to forget expires, the major political empires of the galaxy agree on a new way to settle the dispute for good: Eternity Online, a new and unknown all-digital game universe designed to give . . .

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Tales of a Retired Cyborg by Justin

Follow retired free agent John Doe, once known as The Angel of Death, in the underworld as he tries to navigate his retirement and the consequences of his life as a free agent. . . .

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Running Silver by DrTemptragon

An augmented Corruption Bureau accountant, whose hobby is participating in the semi-illegal competitions known as Running, gets caught up in a fight between megacorporations. . . .

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Bone Wires by Michael Shean

The Spine Thief Awaits

In the wasteland of commercial culture that is future America, police are operated not by government but by private companies. In Seattle, that role is filled by Civil Protection, and Daniel Gray is a detective in Homicide Solutions. What used to be considered an important – even glamorous – department for public police is very different for the corporate . . .

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Kat and Mouse: Guns for Hire by Abner Senires

When the going gets tough, the tough shoot back.

It’s 2042 in the California Free State metroplex of Bay City. Kat and Mouse are a pair of ronin—guns for hire—trying to eke out a living. They have the skill. They have the will. And they have the bad habit of getting in over their heads. Which usually means run-ins with rival ronin, punkergangs, the mob, the . . .

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KAT AND MOUSE: GUNS FOR HIRE

Quick near-future shoot-em-up

By Linda Schoales, editor

Feb 18, 2009: “Kat and Mouse” is a fast-paced, near-future web serial about two ronins, or street mercenaries, and their attempts to make a living. The partners take jobs as hired muscle or delivery girls, but always seem to run afoul of the street gangs, Mafia, Yakuza and other rival groups in the violent underbelly of Bay City.

The stories are narrated by Kat in a laconic, sarcastic tone somewhat reminiscent of Han Solo. Kat seems to be the brains of the pair and [more . . .]

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SYMBIOTE

It Grows On You

By Unillustrated, author of Citadel

Nov 24, 2014: Let’s get a couple of quick issues out of the way first. This story is no longer updating, it’s complete. It’s also pretty good sized, so don’t try to do it in one sitting unless you’re willing to give up a weekend, give or take a bit (reading speeds vary). The fight/action scenes are decent but they aren’t the point of the story, so if that’s what you’re looking for I’d say you should pick something else. The story is not connected to Spider-Man’s symbiote in any way and Venom [more . . .]

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