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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 . . .

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A Rake by Starlight by C. B. Wright

Politics is dirty. Piracy is just a little smudged. Grif Vindh, Captain of the Fool’s Errand, has a problem: he knows too much. He knows the secret behind the late Baron Mogra Tylaris’ untimely demise. He knows about the shadowy organization behind it. And now he knows about the contingency plan the late baron put in place, in . . .

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Domina City by Discar

Superpowers and biotech.

Domina City. “The City of the Lady.” Built on a trash island in the West Atlantic by the labor of white-collar criminals, paid for by the United States and the Vatican, Domina was meant to be a beacon of hope and prosperity. A test, proving that criminals could be put to a better use than clogging up prisons. Thirty . . .

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Deeper Darker by mooderino

Set in the far future when humanity has reached the stars and finds it is not the first to do so. Alien technology has been left behind by a long dead race. Ancient cities, abandoned starships, temples and fortified bunkers all contain artefacts and devices far in advance of what humans have been able to produce. Technology that . . .

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Post Human by J P Koenig

Can humanity be saved after the complete destruction of Earth?

What do you do when you find yourself the sole survivor of the complete destruction of Earth? Nikola winds up in that position, disembodied in a half-built asteroid outpost, the last remnant and only hope of the human race. Nikola exists now only in digital form, controlling drones and cameras to interact with the world. But Nikola’s memories are fractured, . . .

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Paladin by Komikhan

When the first derelict alien spacecraft fell to Earth, humanity took what was found in it and propelled themselves to new heights. In their new Golden Age, humanity developed technology that they had only dreamed about. The following years saw hundreds more ships crash into the planet, spurring even greater technological leaps. An unassuming spacecraft, one of the dozens . . .

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The Firewall Saga by Braden Russell

Cyborg zombies, virtual realities, wisecracking mercenaries, and a sentient computer virus named Weedly who likes cowboy hats, 80s music, and playing God.

Soon after cybernetic neural implants became mandatory for all StratosCorp citizens, the Weedly computer virus was unleashed. Allegedly designed by an underground anti-Cybernetics cult, Weedly swept the nation, turning anyone equipped with neural cybernetics into an Infect–a mindless killer drone. Now, the remaining population of the world huddles behind the Firewalls, areas of the globe designed to keep Weedly . . .

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Musketeer Space by Tansy Rayner Roberts

A gender-swapped space opera retelling of The Three Musketeers

Dana D’Artagnan came to Paris Satellite to become a Musketeer – instead, she became best friends with three of them: Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Now she’s tangled up in a world of swords, spaceships, zero-gravity sports, war, romance and inter-planetary politics. The solar system is on the brink of war, the government is dangerously unstable thanks to an inconvenient . . .

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Seraph’s Gambit by Wayne Basta

Captain Ariana just wants to deliver her Slu passenger and collect the money, but now both the overbearing central government and the fanatical rebels have set their sights on her ship, and then there’s that little problem left over from the AI wars . . .  . . .

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Orivar: Deep Black by Rotaidem

Atara Korrell, a retired Navy captain, is called back into service after a gifted scientist loses everything. Is Atara serving her country? Or is she just a pawn in a great game? Orivar is a web novel series set in the distant future. Humanity has all but mastered the exotic material known as omnium, the most common of . . .

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A Conquest of the Stars: The Heart’s Anguish by Tigellinus

The Ends Justify the Means

Once a Noble, and now a soldier for the people who killed his family. Eleusis seeks to avenge his family and bring his enemies down from within. Escaping his guilt through violence and anger, he wages a war against his former people. Taking on a false identity to gain power, he is thrust into the helm of command and must . . .

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Jump by Dan Ladle

A physicist invents a time machine but it is stolen by eco-terrorists, who try to annihilate the human race from the spacetime continuum.

A physicist, Michael Cooke, creates a device which can teleport matter. Robert Masterson, a military officer contacts him and offers help to develop the technology. Cooke asks for an assistant, Celia Jones, and the two discover a way to send things through space and time. Masterson tells them he’s bringing together some experts in a number of scientific fields (the . . .

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Dec 6, 2008: Let me start off the bat by saying that I have a thing for superhero fiction. I watch Heroes, I read comics (or I used to, until I realized there was absolutely no way I could keep up with characters who never actually died), and I think superhero movies were the best thing to happen to cinema since Citizen Kane. Part of the draw of superhero stories is how fundamental they are: how simple the interplay of light and dark, how human the emotions behind the masks, how basic and [more . . .]

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Aug 22, 2013: The colorful illustrations took me by surprise, at first, but I found myself liking them more and more as I followed the adventures of Leta, Cyrus, and Fiearius. I was even more surprised by the bonus entries between chapters: futuristic computer screenshots, company e-mails, character profiles, even a grade schooler’s homework. All these bonus materials are professionally designed and non-intrusive to the main story, and Caelum Lex’s multimedia presentation gives its in-depth worldbuilding a pleasantly shallow learning curve.

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