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The Gods are Bastards by D. D. Webb

Wizards, elves and cowboys

It was a land of sword and sorcery, knights and castles, adventure and heroics . . . but that was a thousand years ago. The Gods are Bastards brings high fantasy forward into the Industrial Revolution, to a more complicated and more cynical era. In the world of Tiraas, an ancient Church is making its final grab for ultimate power, an upstart young . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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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 serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom by MeiLin Miranda

Magic, Intrigue, Sex

For a thousand years, the trapped, immortal Teacher has carefully planned escape. Everything now depends on one naive young man . . .  Book one: Prince Temmin Antremont has been sheltered from assassins and women for eighteen years. Now at his father’s court, forces he can neither control nor understand pull at him from all sides. But none pull harder than the . . .

A series.
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Heretical Edge by Cerulean

When Felicity ‘Flick’ Chambers boards the bus for the first day of her junior year in high school, the most important thing on her mind is how to make everyone else take the school newspaper as seriously as she does. As a self-styled investigative reporter, she’s spent years picking through the monotony of her small town to find those few . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The Zombie Knight Saga by George M. Frost

Death is coming. And he wants to help.

A young man dies, and a grim reaper offers to revive him in exchange for servitude. Responsibilities include saving other people’s lives and occasionally fighting unspeakable horrors. But this particular young man is cripplingly shy. No, seriously. He can barely even speak to people. It’s really bad. Takes place in the modern fantasy world of Eleg. . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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From Winter’s Ashes by Patrick Rochefort and Keith Aksland

A Detective with nothing more to lose, against a Necromancer with a world to gain.

Heather Blackthorne once hunted necromantic cults in the service of the Church. But one villain slipped her grasp, and her husband and son paid the price. Her life and career shattered, mysterious forces conspire to plant her in the high North. And what peace is to be found is all too quickly shattered, as her past comes hunting for . . .

A serialized novel, updating monthly.
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DeathWatch by Catastrophe Jones

The adventures of Kieron Brody, a cadet who can see the deaths of those around him, and Jet Harrington, the best friend who keeps his secret. Join them as they plan to graduate from the Academy and become scouts together in the Allied Forces . . . and stay with them, when it all goes terribly wrong. Magic, airships, soldiers, warring nations, . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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The War Golem by J.A. Giunta

Goblins craft their greatest weapon, a massive body of iron and enchantment. To complete the war golem, they summon the most evil being in existence and bind his spirit to their creation. What they wanted was a video game character; unfortunately, what they got was a teenage griefer. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Tapestry by Lucy Weaver

a tale of empire

The intense, complicated, intriguing, journal of a noble lady. . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts sporadically.
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City of Roses by Kip Manley

A Serialized Phantastick on The Ten Thousand Things & The One True Only

City of Roses is about what happens when Jo Maguire, a highly strung underemployed telemarketer, meets Ysabel Perry, a princess of unspecifiable pedigree. It’s also about hearts broken cleanly and otherwise, the City of Portland, Spenser, those moments in pop songs when the bass and all of the drums except maybe a handclap suddenly drop out of the bridge leaving . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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North of Reality by Uel Aramchek

North of Reality is an explorable fiction space updated three times a week that covers a wide variety of unusual topics, from Rubik’s cube-based theology to the anatomy of wishing wells. Each piece within can either be read as an independent work, or as part of a larger cosmology. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated thrice weekly.
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Earthcast by Koryos

The earth here changes things.

The earth here changes things. Gabi was dead and buried, but she came back. Came back hungry and ready to taste everything that life never offered her. But as it turns out, even the dead have rules they must obey, and Gabi finds herself in a great deal of trouble when she crosses a witch. To make amends, Gabi’s . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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THE SLUSH PILE

Too good for a slush pile!

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jan 22, 2017: The Slush Pile is a collection of about 35 short stories, most science fiction or futuristic, with a fair sprinkling of horror, urban fantasy, and real life. It’s not always clear which of these a story is going to be when you start reading it, so I recommend you pick randomly from the table of contents rather than "Browse by Genre" to avoid spoilers!

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PRICE

Incredible world building, with slightly weaker characterization

By gloomybear86, author of For Riches or More

Jul 6, 2016: One of the most interesting things about Price is its dedication to keeping everything strictly street-level. No planetwide crises, no danger of the universe coming to a crashing end . . . just regular people (teenagers, at least in the story I read) given dangerous powers and the struggles that follow from that.

(Note: I read In Triplicate, but not Death of a Hero. Apparently, the former is a prequel to the latter, so there are almost certainly some neat details that I’m missing.)

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