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Deucalion Chronicles by Devin Kamar

Magitech space opera in web serial form! 

Deucalion Chronicles is a meta-series containing many stories all set within the same universe. So what’s that universe look like? To put it in TvTropes terms, it would be Fantasy Kitchen Sink Space Opera, full of Magitek. Or, to put it another way, it’s what happens when high fantasy gets out of the dark ages, shoots past urban fantasy, and heads straight into science fiction territory.

The center of the Deucalion Chronicles universe is the Crossworld Union, an group of worlds that trade and travel freely across the dimensions using magic-based technology. The founding members set the tone for all newcomers, sponsoring their entry to the Union – and access to the trade and technology that comes with membership – in return for their support in the councils that set interdimensional law.

Haras, a world of ex-slaves turned nobility, clinging to ancient tales of the human empires that ruled so long ago. Possessing the strongest military of the Union, and being the biggest contributor to the Crossworld Security Forces, they set the tone of anti-nonhuman hostility that characterizes Union policies.

Reinos, a world of privately owned city-states, where life is just another commodity. In the slums, warring gangs rule, with any brief period of peace or prosperity shattered by the intrusion of police come to claim anything valuable in return for debts centuries old.

Accord, the shining light of civilization where modern magic was born and the brightest talents of the Union are educated. But it seems only a matter of time before this refuge becomes consumed by the interests of its fellow founding states.

Of course, there are worlds beyond the Union’s reach . . . and soon, they will be reminded all-to-violently of this fact. In this time of unrest, heroes and villains are born, and the fate of billions of lives can rest in the hands of a desperate few.


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Listed: Oct 25, 2010

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By Linda Schoales, editor

Oct 24, 2010: The first part of the story I read was solid, with a futuristic "cop on his first day" kind of feel. His partner is a robot and the woman he reports to knew his mother. He’s cocky and his new boss is a traditionalist. The robot takes everything literally.

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By Sayer, member

Oct 29, 2010: So much win! Really I can’t say anything other than "This is awesome! and you should read it! Now! Millions of stars!

I’ve read all of the "Knight Sagas" posted and despite the editor’s note, it’s less "futuristic cop with robot buddy", and more "Magical, alchemical cop bound to enigmatic supernatural creature with implications of slavery."

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