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Wonder City Stories by Jude McLaughlin

Superpowers are the least of their problems...

Wonder City Stories is an ongoing serial that explores gender, race, and sexuality in a richly-populated superhero comic book universe, actively deconstructing the persistent themes of the genre through the eyes of a group of compelling characters who are unusual in that context: women, elderly people, POCs, LGBTQI people, and more. It’s a universe where the equivalent of Superman . . .

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Daron’s Guitar Chronicles by Cecilia Tan

Sex, drugs, rock and roll, and coming out in the 1980s

Daron thought life would get easier after he got away from his parents’ house in New Jersey, thanks to a scholarship to music school in New England. But life is tough when there isn’t enough money to actually live on, you’re underage, and you don’t know where to turn. And is it the best thing that ever happened to you, . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Require: Cookie by Grace McDermott

Suits. Guns. Magic.

A magical thing happened to Stef Mimosa when she was only two: she died and an angel confronted Death to bring her back–or at least that’s how she remembers it. Years later, Stef has traded magic for science, working as a freelance hacker. When a simple coding job turns out to be more than she expected, Stef gets in . . .

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Eikasia by Illise Montoya

An adventure of love and magic.

On a tower of metal and light, a girl faces an uncertain future. Awash with the tears of gods, a warrior stares down the universe. Together they journey across dangerous lands, to spare the world a demon’s madness. Romance and dark fantasy blend together in this interesting tale about the things we see and the things we don’t. Eikasia—Sometimes, . . .

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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 sporadically.
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Prairie Song by Marn and Alyssa

A post-apocalyptic roadtrip across America.

John is a former indentured farmhand, setting out in search of fresh water and an escape from his past. Cody is a traveling bounty hunter and musician, on the run from a debt he can’t repay. Friday is a lounge singer and burlesque dancer, fiercely protective of her friends, seeking adventure. Valerie is an orphan priest, weighed down by responsibility . . .

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Paternum by J. C. Weston

A college student named Quinn with a chronically ill father and a 15-years-missing mother discovers an experimental supersuit in a collection of their mother’s old belongings, and it awakens powers they never knew they had. Finding new friends and a home in the superhero community, Quinn grows as a person as they slowly learn about what really happened to their . . .

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Musketeer Space by Tansy Rayner Roberts

A gender-swapped space opera retelling of The Three Musketeers

Dana D’Artagnan came to Paris Satellite to become a Musketeer – instead, she became best friends with three of them: Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Now she’s tangled up in a world of swords, spaceships, zero-gravity sports, war, romance and inter-planetary politics. The solar system is on the brink of war, the government is dangerously unstable thanks to an inconvenient . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Nicoserial by Nico H

Character-driven stories with an air of conspiracy.

A collection of several connected stories which can be read individually, with nods to the characters and plotlines of others. The stories available rotate every few months to different ones, so if there’s nothing which seems interesting at the moment, check back later! The overarching genre is modern supernatural with some low-concept sci-fi mixed in as well. Some stories have . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Piccadilly Detectives by James Woodall

Gay & Queer Detectives Stories in the time of criminalisation

It’s the Roaring Twenties. Homosexuality is a crime in Britain, yet London is home to a thriving queer underworld. In the bohemian bars, the Turkish baths and the public lavatories, gay men and women find love through secret codes and signals. But when your very existence is a crime, who can you trust if not the police? Hugo Fox . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Children of the Wind by Charles Anthony Almanza

When twenty-something year-old Lucas, a gifted empath and globe trotter who ‘travels with the changing wind’ returns to his hometown of Playa de Oro, he expects a certain normalcy to follow him. He needs it to anchor him while dealing with his mother, who suffers from a brain tumor that causes seizures, or his youngest sister, Dee, battling depression. And . . .

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Original Music Makes by Veronica Purcell

Like a Shounen Ai/Shoujo Light Novel. Cue Japanese teen drama & fun.

Original Music Makes is a web fiction series centered on Duran Kita who is a Japanese private high school student. He struggles against a stringent school system to run a music club. His first day at school starts off with a science experiment gone wrong that affects the entire student body. Enter the funniest mishap written in any language, . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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7 DAYS IN NOVEMBER

Teen fiction with fur

By Linda Schoales, editor

Mar 28, 2009: “7 Days in November” is the story of a group of friends in high school. They’re “furs”, which means they’re humanoid but with animal-like fur, ears and features. As furs they’re the minority group in this world. They’re looked on with suspicion and expected to keep separate from humans. Add to this the usual high school angst of relationships, friends, and parents, and you have an emotional, character-driven story.

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WONDER CITY STORIES

Super Hero, Super Serial

By intergal, member

Sep 27, 2010: I first came across Wonder City Stories last week during a cursory check of WFG, and managed to read the entire back catalogue inside of 2 or 3 days. Given that my job involves a lot of between-site travel and a lot of planning, that’s pretty stupendous and should say a lot.

It’s a serial of vignettes following several characters who have intertwining story strands, who all live in Wonder City, home to many a great hero and inter-dimensional hiccup.

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