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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.
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North of Reality by Uel Aramchek

North of Reality is an explorable fiction space updated three times a week that covers a wide variety of unusual topics, from Rubik’s cube-based theology to the anatomy of wishing wells. Each piece within can either be read as an independent work, or as part of a larger cosmology. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated thrice weekly.
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How To Avoid Death On A Daily Basis by mooderino

It looks like a game. It feels like a game. It isn't a game.

What if you really were transported to a fantasy world and expected to kill monsters to survive? No special abilities, no OP weapons, no status screen to boost your stats. Never mind finding the dragon’s treasure or defeating the Demon Lord, you only need to worry about one thing—how to stay alive. . . .

A serialized novel, updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Worth the Candle by cthulhuraejepsen

Is the game worth the candle?

A young man suddenly finds himself falling off a plane into a new fantasy world. Being an old hand at D&D, some things seem disconcertingly familiar . . . but there’s no time to ponder the similarities to the campaigns he used to run because there’s a character sheet attached to his soul and this “game” is getting lethal real fast. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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The Earth Tigers by Frances Pauli

Giant spiders vs. monster Wasps with a tribal people caught in the crossfire.

The burrows of the Great Ones are stirring. Horatch, a T’rant scout, is sent into the jungles to find a promising candidate among the scattered tribes of humans. She must be brave, talented, and able to survive the tests ahead. When he meets Milyi, his hopes soar, but just returning her to the Temple proves difficult. An ancient enemy . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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A Practical Guide to Evil by ErraticErrata

Do Wrong Right

The Empire stands triumphant. For twenty years the Dread Empress has ruled over the lands that were once the Kingdom of Callow, but behind the scenes of this dawning golden age threats to the crown are rising. The nobles of the Wasteland, denied the power they crave, weave their plots behind pleasant smiles. In the north the Forever King . . .

A serialized novel, updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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The Descendants by Landon "Vaal" Porter

A Comic Book Universe . . . without the pictures.

The Descendants is web serial styling itself after a comic book universe, right down to a format that included minis, annuals and one shot stories. The central plot follows the lives of a group of superpowered individuals (psionics) as they attempt to live together following a betrayal by the organization supposedly meant to protect them. Interpersonal relationships take as . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Whisper of Damkina by shutsumon

A Science Fantasy Web Serial

All they wanted to do was make a living. Amanpreet and her crew are traders and cargo haulers. It’s not the most exciting work in the galaxy but it’s lucrative and better than being stuck on a planet. Or at least it wasn’t exciting until recently. Follow the Whisper and its crew as they encounter sophont space . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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53 Ganymede by Amy Notdorft

Welcome to 53 Ganymede Avenue. Enjoy your stay. And watch out for Ginger.

When a young woman shows up at the doorstep of an old Victorian house, she finds much more than she was looking for: A place to stay. A host of eccentric companions. A new city to explore. Inexplicable coincidences. Impossible possibilities. And maybe even a new home. Like a warm drink on a rainy day, 53 Ganymede . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.
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Artoris by Heather Farnsworth and Alyssa Krumland

In a fantastical world created a jealous god and ravaged by war, there exists both Morphs, an intelligent and widely varied group of creatures that can change from man to beast, and Binders, individuals blessed with the ability to bind these Morphs. Binding connects their minds, joining Binder and Morph together in a wide range of ways. Three young Binders . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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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 . . .

A series.
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The Points Between by Christopher B. Wright

A man drives along a lonely stretch of Virginia road, lost in the endless monotony of a yellow double-line separating his past and future. Somewhere on that road he pulls over to the side, gets out of his car, and walks through a grove of trees to find himself . . . somewhere else. A manor house. A party, filled with music and . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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WONDER CITY STORIES

Visit Wonder City

By Jim Zoetewey, editor, author of The Legion of Nothing

Oct 25, 2009: If you read comics, the title of Wonder City Stories gets your attention by itself. That’s largely because there’s a comic by Kurt Busiek called "Astro City."

What Busiek does there is focus on normal people living in a superpowered world and sometimes on how superpowers impact the ordinary lives of those people who have them.

Jude McLaughlin does something similar in this serial, but not the same.

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On-line gaming for real, and you can log out

By Sten Düring, author of Frays in the Weave

Jul 9, 2015: Next title in my scavenging the unreviewed list turned out to be a gem for me. Hence the rating I’ve given it is most likely on the high side.

Now if you don’t like role playing games and on top of that dislike computer games, this is probably where you should stop reading. For you this story is a one star rating, or possibly two if you’re feeling generous.

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