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The Slush Pile by Hal Matthews

The Slush Pile is a weekly short-fiction blog run by Hal Matthews that runs the gamut of speculative fiction. Updated every Wednesday, the stories can range in focus from power-armored paladins looking for love at the edge of space, to boys getting high with the monsters in their closets. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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A Rake by Starlight by C. B. Wright

Politics is dirty. Piracy is just a little smudged. Grif Vindh, Captain of the Fool’s Errand, has a problem: he knows too much. He knows the secret behind the late Baron Mogra Tylaris’ untimely demise. He knows about the shadowy organization behind it. And now he knows about the contingency plan the late baron put in place, in . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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SuperMegaNet by Jesse Gordon

Ultimate Collaboration

Four unlikely friends are permanently linked together when they install a beta “ultimate collaboration” tool on their computers—that allows them to teleport to and from each other’s homes at ease. Of course, they get more than they bargained for when they discover they can’t turn their connections off . . . . . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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They are Smol by TinyPrancingHorse

In the far future, if you're clever, cuteness can be a weapon.

They are Smol takes place in the near-to-far future, and asks two very simple questions: (1) What if we aren’t alone in the universe? (2) What if the other aliens out there found us absolutely adorable? The They are Smol series, updated weekly, takes place after a disastrous first contact and the subsequent accidental invasion of Earth. Once . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Slush by Carachel

Melodrama in the 22nd Century

It’s the 22nd century, and intelligent alien life has just been found! Nobody cares. In New California, life is good for the students at St. Victoria’s High School. Sure, the teachers may be strict, lunch is served by robots without taste buds, and the field trips offworld can be a chore, but otherwise the future is bright! For Ruby, . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Deeper Darker by mooderino

Set in the far future when humanity has reached the stars and finds it is not the first to do so. Alien technology has been left behind by a long dead race. Ancient cities, abandoned starships, temples and fortified bunkers all contain artefacts and devices far in advance of what humans have been able to produce. Technology that . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekdays.
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Journey To Odyssey by d.lamb

a space odyssey.

A young man wakes up in a prison after being falsely convicted of a high-profile murder and sentenced to life. It’s not ordinary prison though, he’s in the middle of space on a floating prison called the Labyrinth, and he’s got to escape before it’s time to make way for the next wave of forgotten prisoners. Will he find . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Overhull by Tracy Lynn Scott

She'll fix their little red wagon, alright!

In a cash-strapped universe, the no-nonsense JG Hull finds her niche maintaining outdated starships for barter by using her skills, bare hands and her decommissioned drydock, the Katanga Bay. She is so successful that her business cuts deep into the profits of the shady Dockmaster, who holds a monopoly on shipbuilding and maintenance across the universe and will stop at . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Babe Ruth: Man-Tank Gladiator by Dave Lerner

The exhaustively researched and completely accurate story of how Babe Ruth became the world's greatest man-tank gladiator.

In the year 4025 a priest tells the 2000-year-old half-remembered story how Babe Ruth rose from nothing to become the world’s greatest man-tank gladiator. . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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A Town Called Disdain by Dan Leo

A sprawling fantastic tale of the ’60s, supposedly written by “legendary” B-movie director Larry Winchester. . . .

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Mulberries on the Edge of Forever by Brad Boesen

A Serial Novel Unstuck in Time

A paperboy is inspired to experiment with time/space after a mysterious apparition interrupts his morning route. Now he’s got a time portal. All he needs to do is figure out what it’s for. . . .

A serialized novel, updating fortnightly.
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Dispatches from the Inter-Galactic by A. A. Roi

And you thought humanity was the only messed up species in the universe…

Dispatches From The Inter-Galactic is a series of loosely related satirical stories which take place in a galaxy full of various interstellar civilizations and numerous space faring species generally described as ‘consentients’. While there are numerous themes related to interstellar life, several of the stories directly relate to specific themes such as; The pan-galactic ramifications to the use of supersymetrical . . .

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