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Addergoole by Lyn Thorne-Alder

Love, lust, ownership, exploration, and coming-of-age in a strange and novel world hidden beneath the known.

Addergoole is a contemporary fantasy story with erotic and dark-fantasy elements. Set in a world which is, on the surface, much like our own, Addergoole follows three students as they enter a strange, new school and discover just how much they don’t know about themselves, their parents, or their world. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by nomesque and 2 other members.
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Refuge of Delayed Souls by Miladysa

Not your every day ghost story.

Elizabeth returns to RoYds; an Agency that investigates the paranormal. A bit rich of RoYds really, especially when they have several ghosts and a pair of fallen angels on their staff. Then again, Whituth is no ordinary town, nor Refuge of Delayed Souls your every day ghost story. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by robgould and 2 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 MeiLin Miranda and 2 other members.
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No Man An Island by G.S. Williams

Boy meets girl. Fights demons. Faces the devil to save the world. Your basic love story.

Eight friends gather for a reunion vacation, but go missing after a hurricane strikes along their plane’s flight path. While friends and family mourn their loss when the crashed plane is found, the impossible happens: they appear in public claiming to have been in a cave in the mountains. Missing for months, they have no memory of the interval. What . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Jim Zoetewey and 2 other members.
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Street by Ryan A. Span

Street is a fast-paced online/print cyberpunk thriller about a woman alone in a dystopian future, Gina, working to make ends meet like the rest of the new underclass — by taking a powerful drug that gives her telepathic abilities. She skirts the edges of sanity when she takes a job she knows she really shouldn’t, and finds herself embroiled deeper . . .

A complete series.  Recommended by Kyt Dotson and 1 other member.
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Spots the Space Marine by M.C.A. Hogarth

Defense of the Fiddler

Pollyanna meets Starship Troopers in this serial about a 30-something Marine called out of retirement to help fight the war against the alien crabs. But shattered morale is the least of the company’s problems . . . . . . .

A complete scripted series.  Recommended by MeiLin Miranda and 1 other member.
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Above Ground by A. M. Harte

Mayhem, violence, and danger: a story about fighting the odds, and surviving.

Life above ground is something Lilith has never experienced. When she gets the chance to visit the outside world, to see, firsthand, the monsters that roam the surface, she’s understandably ecstatic. But the infected have a reputation for being dangerous for a reason, and Lilith is about to find out why . . . . This is the story of Lilith, and her . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by MJones and 2 other members.
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Strange Little Band by Nancy Brauer and Vanessa Brooks

Two psychics, one mega-corp and all-around bad behavior

Strange Little Band is the ongoing story of Addison and Shane, two self-centered, amoral psychics who work for the cut-throat Triptych Corporation. Their insular, comfortable lives are disrupted when, due to Triptych’s machinations, they become unlikely parents. How can they raise a child when they can’t trust each other? . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by MJones and 1 other member.
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Nomesque Fiction by Naomi Kramer

Because life wasn't odd enough

A collection of (mostly) serial short stories, in several genres. Mostly light-hearted, primarily humorous, with a touch of the paranormal and fantastical. . . .

A collection of stories.  Recommended by NiSp and 1 other member.
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Chatoyant College by Clare K. R. Miller

Corrie, Edie, and Dawn are excited, nervous, curious, and, well, lots of other emotions about their first semester at Chatoyant College. They know it’s going to be a weird few months: they’ve left their familiar high school existences for something completely new, their college is the only one in the United States with a magic program, and it comes complete . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.  Recommended by Sora and 1 other member.
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Steal Tomorrow by Ann Pino

When her parents died in a global pandemic, seventeen-year-old Cassie Thompson thought her biggest problem was finding her next meal. But “Telo” is a virally-transmitted genetic disease that targets adults, and no one is immune. Surviving to adulthood isn’t looking very good as her city succumbs to food shortages, sanitation problems, and gang violence. When Cassie accepts an invitation to . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Sebs and 1 other member.
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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 complete novel.  Recommended by Fibi.
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THE ME CLONE

can a story be overintellectualized?

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jul 8, 2009: This should be an interesting topic for a story. Maybe the over explanation of the concept in the prologue was a warning sign. The author has clearly thought this out carefully, but, as a result, may have overintellectualized it at the expense of story elements.

Technically, there’s nothing to reproach in terms of sentence structure, grammar, etc, but, in the end, the story didn’t hold my interest. After some initial disbelief and surprise, life as a cloned pair for Donald North [more . . .]

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DIRGE

Splintered Reflections of Infinity

By SovereignofAshes, author of The Vorrgistadt Saga

Aug 28, 2016: Summation: A reality-bending glimpse into flawed, realistic personalities living within a society stuck at the nexus of all possibility. A fun ride with worthwhile characters and a lot of promise both in plot and in setting.

First Impressions: Throw The Sandman graphic novels by Neil Gaiman into a blender with Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. Add a dash of the attitudes of Monte Cook and Bruce Cordell. Mix heavily with the world-building and sense of modernistic wonder from Christopher Nolan. Then [more . . .]

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