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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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Watchmirror by Mahasim

The penalty for practicing black magic is death.

In order to protect the people of Jaborre from the dangerous threat posed by the black arts, the government installs watchmirrors on every street corner. The penalty for practicing black magic is death. Amalia is the daughter of a Judge, and as such believes wholeheartedly that black magic is the most wicked of all evils. When she stumbles upon evidence . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Antlers, Colorado by Marn

A serialized writing project about Austin Jones and the several years he spent away from home.

Austin Jones, a budding medium, flees from his home in Havenwood, PA in the year 1999. He is running from a predestined position at the Department of Paranormal Research, an agency his family has run for decades. The ghost of his father, Richard, follows him. In the fall of 2000, Austin finds himself in the town of Antlers, Colorado, . . .

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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The Last Marquis by Rem Shadow

The Marquis will make you her own...

The Last Marquis is the story of Rue, an accountant filled with too much alcohol and not enough hope, and Billstickler, a graffiti artist with a past full of secrets. In a world steadily succumbing to chaos, their relationship is growing closer — but it’s not alone. Someone or something else is getting closer by the day: the Marquis. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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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 . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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The Xandra Letters by Xandra Hamilton

Adventures in LA

Xandra continues her search for love. Strange and dangerous times. With a smile. Always. . . .

A serialized novel.
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Available Darkness by David Wright and Sean Platt

A man wakes up inside a coffin with no knowledge of how he got there or who he is. After freeing himself, he finds a note in his pants directing him to “Avoid the sunlight! Don’t touch anybody!” Afraid, hurt, and alone, he starts a journey to discover the truth about himself. But some things are better left unknown. . . .

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The Tales of Paul Twister by Anthony Peers

The misadventures of a guy from Earth, stuck in a fantasy world

An ordinary geek from modern-day Earth finds himself suddenly transported to a fantasy world where magic is real, and then discovers that he has the ability to break magic with a touch. Because his modern upbringing leaves him with very little in the way of relevant skills for a low-tech world, he becomes a mercenary thief who specializes in stealing . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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With Earth in Mind by J.E. Turcotte

As the years roll by, the world changes from that which we know. Even in spite of impressive new strides in technology and what long seemed a forgiving end to further climate change, the various nations and unions of the Earth . . . not to mention the land itself . . . still bear the almost incalculable burden of ever increasing human population. Bach Kanavagh, a quietly . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.
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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves . . .

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Pulped! by Tom Tinney

These are the ongoing adventures of Redge and Kinky as they pursue and solve cases on Mars. “Sure, the hologram in the office door’s glass said “Detective Agency”, but my clients knew that it was just me and my office gal, Kinky (she’s an ex-holo-porn star). She was good looking, built like most men’s “dream girl” and just . . .

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NIGHT SWITCH

Unfocussed, but does improve

By Chris Poirier, editor

Feb 3, 2009: Night Switch is the story of three characters. Joe is a night watchman (or something) who spends all his working hours playing video games and ridiculing his girlfriend in internet forums. Marin is his internet-only, Establishment-hating girlfriend, who buys a talking book that she mistakes for an incarnation of God. Jason is a slacker script-kiddie/blogger type who works for the Department of Homeland Security and who ends up watching Marin for the government when she starts acting a little crazy at the behest of a talking dog she names Dax. [more . . .]

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ANTLERS, COLORADO

I Don’t Really Know What the Word Spoopy Means, But This Serial Feels Spoopy

By Billy Higgins Peery, author of A Bad Idea

Nov 29, 2015: This is a well-written serial. It’s important to say that right out the gate, because some serials, while fun, aren’t necessarily well-written. This isn’t the case here. From the very first post, it’s clear that Marn is a serious author.

Just take the first line, “When Austin Jones leaves his home on the back of a motorcycle at the age of twenty, he barely stops to consider that he has been followed.” There’s a sense of craft there: the proper elements [more . . .]

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