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The Gods are Bastards by D. D. Webb

Wizards, elves and cowboys

It was a land of sword and sorcery, knights and castles, adventure and heroics . . . but that was a thousand years ago. The Gods are Bastards brings high fantasy forward into the Industrial Revolution, to a more complicated and more cynical era. In the world of Tiraas, an ancient Church is making its final grab for ultimate power, an upstart young . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Unsong by Scott Alexander

Kabbalah is true, all patterns are meaningful, and the world runs on a combination of strained analogy and wordplay. Big Silicon Valley corporations copyright the Names of God and make a killing. International diplomats transform the ancient conflict between Heaven and Hell into a US-Soviet proxy war. An autistic archangel and his eight-year old apprentice laboriously debug the laws of . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Heretic by Bluespades

The Fifth World is a testament to the mercurial nature of the gods. Four worlds before have been created, then destroyed, eradicated in the petty wars of their creators. The Fifth would be different, they assured themselves. Every god and goddess would limit themselves, to ensure that none of them was powerful enough to destroy what they worked so hard . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Oceans of Shelter by J.A. Waters

Nalan's people seek singers of god-power, but Nuette just seeks home and parents.

Galania. A kingdom that stretches from oceans in the west to seas in the east. Its people hum with the energy of a new age. Technology is thriving as scientists harness the powers of gods for new creations. Cities glow with light that does not flicker and nations grow under the thumb of a network of continental planners. And . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Winchward Beach by The Grand Eye

A demonic tale of dreams and guns

Winchward Beach is the bizarre tale of the most pathetic man who ever lived. Archey Billiard spends his days winching a run-down amusement park’s roller coaster as he bends to will of his demonic, OSHA-defying boss. Soon, Archey is thrust into a nonsensical series of events all revolving around his deepest, darkest secret. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes thrice weekly.
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God in the Machine by Peter Tzinski

"We are forever caught in between the silent dreams of the cold machines."

God in the Machine is an ongoing science fiction series, which begins with a freak accident that brings a pair of robots out of normal operation and into . . . consciousness. Seemingly the only ones sentient, in a whole galaxy that’s full of nothing but robots, Loeb and Max have to find their way, and survive. Because to the rest of the galaxy, . . .

A partial series, with no recent updates.
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Cardinal Meadows by Noel Goetz

A Journey of Faith in a new place.

Leonard Sommer’s story is similar to so many today who finds themselves under-employed, under-funded, and after moving back into their parents homes- ‘under the gun’ to leave. One night, Leonard happens upon an internet advertisement for a home and apple orchard which he believes to be a sign from God. Believing that this is the answer to all his problems, . . .

A partial scripted series, with no recent updates.
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World Of Courage by Joshua David Ling

Superheroes In Rhyme

There battles among us every day Forces of God and evil. Those who fight to show the light And those who fight for what’s lethal. These are the tales of a single coalition Fighting for what is right In a world very similar to our own With heroes bold and bright. Standing in the open gap With valor and with . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Tasakeru by BHS

A Story of Another Earth

Somewhere far away, on another Earth, devoid of humankind . . .  There was once an island country, alone in the vast ocean, isolated by storms and deadly currents. Its inhabitants knew nothing of any land or people outside of their own, so to them, their island was “the world”. In the place of humankind, the animals grew and changed, becoming . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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Grimoire pilgrimage by AlfaBetaGregor

fantasy

Eötvös Gergely is a student of the No. 04. Holy Cleric Academy and Dorm of Debrecen, a special school educating miracle-maker clerics, belonging to the covenant called Way of White. He is a student trained to become one of the world’s six strongest miracle-makers, a Paladin, whose job is to guard the Church and exterminate magic, a power fundamentally different . . .

A serialized novel.
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Layla—One World Warrior by Layla Parkin

Who is writing our future? Just when we thought God had finished intervening in our affairs and talking to us through His prophets, Layla appeared. Showing miraculous signs of God-like grandeur, she upsets the equilibrium of the centres of authority and moves humanity, forcibly at times, into a political unity, a federated World Government. Then she disappears. Three . . .

A serialized novel, updating fortnightly.
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Anathema by Chrysalis

Those comic books were lying about superpowers.

In the year 2010, the Pulse changed our world irrevocably. It quickly became clear that superhero comics and movies had little impact on this new reality. Secret identities turned out to be illusions for most. The defining lines between hero and villain were blurry at best, and the prime duty of the United Nation’s powered Covenant was to hunt . . .

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WORLD OF COURAGE

Editor’s First Impression

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Jun 25, 2013: Note: this review was written on a previous version of World of Courage. It may not be wholly representative of the current version.

It was hard for me to know exactly what to think when I began World of Courage. I have to give credit to the author in that this isn’t a format I’ve ever seen tried in webfiction to tell a story. It’s written entirely in verse, but this isn’t Shakespeare we’re talking about here. Each chapter is about [more . . .]

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THE GODS ARE BASTARDS

A fun and exciting read

By E_Foster, author of Cages

Nov 10, 2014: I normally like to begin these reviews with a summary of the story, but the complex narrative layering of The Gods are Bastards makes it unfair to attempt a summary. What I can say is that this story combines the adventure of old dime-novel westerns, the political intrigue of epic science fiction, the awkwardness and fun of classic school stories, and the eccentricities of Greek mythology all wrapped up in its own unique fantastical world.

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