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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.  Recommended by Jim Zoetewey and 3 other members.
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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.  Recommended by Chris Poirier and 3 other members.
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The Legion of Nothing by Jim Zoetewey

Not all superheroes are bigger than life

The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.  Recommended by Eli James and 1 other member.
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Curveball by Christopher Wright

America’s greatest hero is murdered in his home. A man who was once his enemy, then his friend, then his sidekick receives the hero’s final email, containing a mysterious encrypted file. One organization wants it back before it’s unlocked . . . before anyone else learns the truth. Old alliances are strained as a century-old conspiracy is discovered, compromising the very men and . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory and 2 other members.
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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 . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.  Recommended by Jim Zoetewey and 1 other member.
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Children of the Apocalypse by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Passion. Vengeance. Redemption. Sacrifice. Destiny.

From the author of the award winning novel “River” and internet cult hit “Catharsis” comes a serialized novel about the end of the world and the lives of those destined to stop it. Three girls are thrust together by their shared abilities and the roles they are to play in the nearing apocalypse. They are guided only by the mysterious . . .

A partial series, with no recent updates.  Recommended by A. M. Harte and 1 other member.
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Tattoo by Candace McBride

Magic, murder, and monsters

Though pompous with its modern advancements, Sybar City has always fostered a seedy underbelly stretching back millennia. Glory, a humble scholar with a talent for occult research, is unwillingly thrust into this world of ancient malevolent races and scientific exploitation. A girl with issues, she would just as soon crawl into a bookshelf and never come back out, leaving a . . .

A series.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory and 1 other member.
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Shimmer by Miranda Sparks

Not your average hero...

To friends and family there is nothing remarkable about Justin Cade. Seeing only an awkward, sometimes isolated high school sophomore they would never suspect that he lives a double life as Milestone City’s protector: the holographic heroine known as Glimmer Girl. Juggling school, superherodom and his own skewed sense of self Justin starts down the road of transition into . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.  Recommended by Jim Zoetewey and 2 other members.
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Tales of MU by Alexandra Erin

High Fantasy, Higher Education

Tales of MU is an open-ended serial detailing the college life of one Mackenzie Blaise, a university student in a world where our fantasy is reality and our science is fantasy. Moving from her sheltered existence as an outcast and self-professed geek into the wild, wide world of Magisterius University, Mackenzie narrates her own story for us in a style . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes infrequently.  Recommended by Jim Zoetewey and 4 other members.
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Arjuna’s Daughter by Birgit Brecknell

Amba begged the demi-god Krishna to train her as a warrior. His price: to make her a pawn in his grand scheme. Aryavarta, Northern India, 864 BC Krishna rested in a clearing, giving Amba a clear shot. She raised her bow longing for the satisfaction of a kill. A doe distracted her as it bounded between mangroves to . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.  Recommended by Palladian.
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Love, Late by Kathy Wren

When Claire started sleeping with her best friend, she thought it was the first step to everything she’d ever wanted. Noah ripped that illusion apart with a few well-chosen words, and Claire fled their friendship – and the city – in the aftermath. Years later, she returns home for her brother’s wedding, but she’s not alone. Her relationship with . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.  Recommended by Palladian.
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Side Quest by Lyn Thorne-Alder

It’s going to take all month to get from A to Z.

Raizel just wants to get to the capitol to pay her taxes and register her family for the census. Somehow, that’s going to take all month. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekdays.  Recommended by Palladian.
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CHILDREN OF THE HALO

Dinos And Prophecies Oh My

By Sonja Nitschke, editor

Aug 10, 2008: I’ve enjoyed all fifteen chapters so far.

I don’t know why I did—normally I don’t enjoy prophecy tales where a select few can alter everybody else’s fates, but I found that part of the story easy enough to overlook.

Perhaps it’s because there is such a diverse cast of characters (and I didn’t have too hard a time remembering who was who which is saying something since my memory is lousy). Or [more . . .]

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THE LEGION OF NOTHING

The Trials And Tribulations Of Teenage Superheroes

By Robert Rodgers, author of The Last Skull

Jun 7, 2010: I hadn’t intended to read Legion of Nothing, nevermind write a review for it; I have notions for my own teenage superhero story and didn’t want to risk absorbing someone else’s ideas. Nevertheless, here I am, and here it is:

The Legion of Nothing deals with a group of high-schoolers dealing with their family’s costumed pasts and their own desire to form a super-squad of their own. The narrative focuses on Nick, grandson of the Rocket, a tech-inspired superhero in a [more . . .]

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