Faith’s world has ended. Broken, poisoned, and increasingly infested with the shambling dead, it isn’t much like the world she used to know. She made it through an apocalypse with a handful of strangers, but what does she do next? This is her story, told in real-time as she tries to keep a journal of her group’s journey, searching . . .
Marin Astoris had a vision a few years ago, of a mushroom cloud rising beyond the university’s iconic clocktower. A voice whispered in her ear, take a breath and wait to die. That vision never came to pass. Something else happened instead: an asteroid, a botched attempt to stop it from hitting earth, and a resulting cataclysm that left only . . .
Thirst is all about the effects of survival on a cast of very different personalities. The populace is in an age of rebuilding itself from near annihilation, but progress is still slow. This world is heavily influenced by the video game “Fallout: New Vegas”, George Miller’s “Mad Max” films and Richard Matheson’s “I Am Legend” short story. As the author, . . .
The British Isles, the 16th century. Decades ago, the fae returned to the mortal world. Released by a coven of magicians after centuries of imprisonment, they swept across the British Isles, covering the land with a tangled forest of enchanted trees. Cities fell. Thousands died. Only a handful of cities were saved. Years later, the people of the . . .
A technological breakthrough gave rise to the Ultrahumans. The Ultras gave rise to war. What was once America writhes beneath the fists of an indestructible tyrant, and a brutal war rages over the remainder of the planet. This is the story of some of the men and women who live during Prevailer’s regime, and of the Fifth Defiance. . . .
This is a serial correspondence between two fictional characters, Benjamin Rackham and Eliot Crane. Their letters are written by Phil and Nate, respectively, who build the narrative by responding to each other’s letters, but do not otherwise communicate or coordinate concerning the plot. In the story so far, a supernatural disaster has befallen Albion (a fictional England), and our . . .
A cataclysmic event tears the fabric of reality apart. But the world doesn’t end as all the prophets predicted. Instead, it gets a whole lot stranger. In a bizarre landscape of mishmash realities, Eddie, Ruby, and a handful of their friends seek to understand what became of the Earth they once knew. They hear rumors of one who will . . .
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 . . .
THE FIVE KINGDOMS is a fantasy WebNovel chronicling the lives of the survivors of a devastating plague. Monarchies have been destroyed, kingdoms have been toppled, but now humanity must find a way to go on. And if the rumors are true, if the gods are coming back to finish what they started with the plague, the five kingdoms will . . .
Congratulations, You’re going to live forever . . . Regrettably, it’s probably not going to be a very good time~ An Un-Ideal Eternity is about a man named Desmond, who is killed, revived, and then finds himself immortal in a post-apocalyptic society. Just because it’s a society doesn’t mean that either he or “they” have to be civilized. And just because a gentleman . . .
In 2124, the Planet Earth was annihilated in a freak event. Twelve billion lives perished in less than ten minutes. But far above the surface of the Blue Planet lived millions, scattered across the solar system in colonies and stations, struggling to survive after suffering the loss of their home. It’s been six decades now, and the people . . .
In 2022, a year of strange and terrible occurrences proved merely a prelude to an event of cataclysmic proportions. They were warning signs heralding the invasion of the legendary and the supernatural into the modern world. All the great deities and spirits from ancient myth and folklore thrust upon a collapsing world, and their resurgence shatters the boundaries between reality . . .
All he wanted was a little freedom. In a world of walled cities surrounded by hundreds of miles of infected wasteland, Nyko just wanted a change of scenery. After building a train capable of crossing the vast wasteland between the remnants of American cities, Nyko learned that the pustule laden corpses roaming no-man’s land weren’t the worst things out there. . . .
Jan 3, 2013: Kudos to Klitzke! 2.7 years of three well written updates a week, without a break as far as I can tell. This is a serial writer who is in it for the long haul and won’t let her readers down. And rather than going stale, Awakenings gets more interesting with time. Creatures from Welsh, Scandinavian, and classical mythology have shown up to harass our heroes (as if the grey gremlins from the ravine weren’t enough!), along with more prophecies and premonitions than you can shake a magic sword at. In [more . . .]
Dec 10, 2009: This story is the sequel to the Philosopher in Arms (also listed on WFG). asa kraiya can be read as a standalone, but both stories are equally great reads, so it’s worth it to go read PiA first.
I love this story. Karen has LOTS AND LOTS of writing experience, fiction and nonfiction, and it shows in the polished quality of her writing. It makes it easy to devour each post and then at the end, still be wanting more.