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The Descendants by Landon "Vaal" Porter

A Comic Book Universe . . . without the pictures.

The Descendants is web serial styling itself after a comic book universe, right down to a format that included minis, annuals and one shot stories. The central plot follows the lives of a group of superpowered individuals (psionics) as they attempt to live together following a betrayal by the organization supposedly meant to protect them. Interpersonal relationships take as . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Fishbowl by Anna B.

Like many teenage girls, Naomi Wada would do almost anything for the musicians she admires, but she gets more than she bargained for when her favorite band The Goldfish Technique’s bassist sends his strange friend Falcon to her door. Naomi and her friends from the band’s online forum the Fishbowl must work together to uncover the mystery behind Falcon and . . .

A serialized novel.
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The Whisper of Damkina by shutsumon

A Science Fantasy Web Serial

All they wanted to do was make a living. Amanpreet and her crew are traders and cargo haulers. It’s not the most exciting work in the galaxy but it’s lucrative and better than being stuck on a planet. Or at least it wasn’t exciting until recently. Follow the Whisper and its crew as they encounter sophont space . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Curveball by Christopher Wright

One stormy night in New York City, America’s greatest superhero is murdered in his home. Liberty is dead, murdered by his oldest living enemy. The only clue he leaves behind is an encrypted file he sent to his best friend: former sidekick, former arch-enemy, the villain-turned-hero Curveball. One hot night in Farraday City, CB shows up at his favorite . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.
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Not All Heroes by Rhodeworks

Not all apocalypses are cataclysmic

The year is 2061. The Golden Age of empowered heroes ended in the cataclysmic fires of The Collapse. Costumed demigods brought the world to a dire precipice and individuals and institutions are still picking up the pieces, still walking the precarious tightrope of a world-shaking paradigm shift. The world is not as it once was. The relics of the . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice 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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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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ATL: Stories from the Retrofuture by Thedude3445

In the future of decades past, a world of robots and CRTs, Atlanta is the most powerful city in the world. And in that city, one twentysomething slacker named Morgan Harding dreams of being able to live a normal, peaceful life, but . . . that’s not happening. Together with a mysterious sentient robot and an overworked college student, Morgan must keep Atlanta safe . . .

A serialized novel, updating thrice weekly.
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The Last Science by Etzoli

No one ever knows the whole story

“How did you do that?” “Short answer? Magic is real.” Nestled deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, something is emerging. Kept in absolute secrecy, it seeps into a fading town, quietly shared from person to person. For Alden Bensen, a directionless high school graduate, this discovery could mean an escape from his empty existence. To Rachel . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Infigeas by Talonos

Trapped in a VR eSports tournament

Kyle signed the contract because he wanted to join an exciting pre-release eSports tournament. But now, he’s stuck in an immersive virtual reality world, fighting in a competition that might take years to complete. Will Kyle and the other contestants work together to escape the contest? Or will the world of Infigeas devolve into a barren PvP Hellscape? What would . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Music Masters by Hejin57

Music forever.

Music gives us life, and we give life back to music. In a world very much like ours, there are those who listen to music, and then there are those who truly listen to music. Since the dawn of the Classical period, these people have called themselves Music Masters; those who gain fantastical powers from the sound of music. Centuries . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Special People by Tim Sevenhuysen

Special people have special problems.

Special People is a fiction project about people with special and unusual powers and abilities. But don’t call them superheroes! The stories are action-oriented and humourous, but definitely not what you’d expect from your average “superhero fiction.” From a human cell phone to a man who can conjure bacon out of thin air, these are unique, interesting characters, special . . .

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A 'VERSE FULL OF SCUM

Not seeing it

By Sonja Nitschke, editor

Aug 14, 2008: I read all six volumes that are currently posted.

The writing is good: sharp, clear, and concise. I’m having a bit of trouble relating to the narrator, though, and I’m not sure why.

I just don’t really care about him. I don’t care if he succeeds in capturing his bounty or if he fails. It’s written in first person so I find this a little surprising, and I’m having trouble putting my [more . . .]

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NOT ALL HEROES

Fine superhero fiction

By Walter, author of The Fifth Defiance

Apr 23, 2018: I thoroughly enjoyed my read through of Not All Heroes.

The author has taken on an ambitious task, the creation of a superhero universe as seen through the eyes of three disparate protagonists. They pull it off with panache.

Not All Heroes’ protagonists (despite the name, I wouldn’t go so far as to say heroes) bounce off one another in engaging fashion. Each has their own perspective on the ongoing mayhem, and [more . . .]

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