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Bay City Runaway by David Hill Burns

Bay City Runaway is a serialized novel published weekly. James Roberts is a lonely drunk escaping a tragic past who gets entangled with a teenage runaway girl in San Francisco. Set in the 90s and 2000s, Bay City Runaway explores alcoholism, abuse, love, loss, and an unlikely friendship. . . .

A serialized novel, updating daily.
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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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Giant Girl Rampages by Melly Mills

Melly Mills is very tall. Freakishly impossibly tall. Basketball hoops come up to her hips, and most people are only a bit taller than her knees. She looks down on giraffes, and has to bend down to peek into a second-story window. Melly’s parents kept her sheltered view in the middle acres of their family farm until they died . . .

A blogfic, with no recent updates.
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Corvus by L. Lee Lowe

In an alternate present the minds of teen offenders are uploaded into computers for rehabilitation—a form of virtual wilderness therapy. Zach is a homo cognoscens, one of the new humans who can navigate the Fulgrid. Though still a high school student, he is indentured to the Fulgur Corporation as a counsellor. Laura is a homo sapiens. Their story is part . . .

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7 Days in November by Grant Cravens

A novella about Ty, Furball, Bourbon, and their friends in Java, Missouri, and their very busy week before Thanksgiving. Bourbon risks losing his boyfriend over a bad choice at a party, Ty struggles against the tide of rumors at school, and Furball’s friends try to pull him out of his own potentially destructive slump. . . .

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Busted Axle Road by Wes Boyd

A snake crawls out of a bathroom drain, and a woman kills it with her hair dryer . . .  That’s all it takes to set townspeople, media, crooked environmentalists, a country music singer, the federal government and a bunch of dogsledders to getting at each other’s throats. Of course, nothing’s quite normal in Spearfish Lake! . . .

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Oh God the Rapture Is Burning by DJay32

You can survive the zombies, but you can't survive the apocalypse.

Dateline: Alternate history of Earth, Harold Camping’s 2011 “Rapture” prediction comes horribly true. From May 21st until October 21st, the sky turns red and portals open up sporadically on Earth to a surreal universe referred to as Xanadu. Cats become spidercats, ducks grow in size, the undead rise as everyone expected, and a creature roams who is best described simply . . .

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Runner’s Moon by Wes Boyd

Two kids, a dream, and acres of dogs . . . Josh and Tiffany want to become dogsled racers. They just have to grow up first—and learn about what they’re doing along the way. A follow-on to Busted Axle Road, focusing on Josh and Tiffany’s adventures. . . .

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BUSTED AXLE ROAD

Catchy voice.

By Donna Sirianni, editor

Dec 13, 2008: I first started reading this story a while ago and even starting it again, I think the voice is a zinger. I don’t know the order Wes wrote his stories in but this one is far superior in pacing, style and voice to his other work that I’ve reviewed, Rocinante. It disappoints me that this same style didn’t carry over into the other story. It would have made it a lot easier to read.

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Corvus

By Loribeth215, author of The Daughters of Warring

Feb 16, 2010: Corvus takes place in a world where two types of humans exist, the superior (homo cognocens), and supposedly inferior (homo sapiens). In this story, Zach is of the superior breed, while Laura is what we’d consider a normal human.

At its heart, Corvus is a tale of two young people from different backgrounds falling in love. The story weaves in and out of virtual reality, through adventures (such as a bear hunt), and unsettling episodes of "normalcy" (we witness a [more . . .]

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