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Not All Heroes by Rhodeworks

Not all apocalypses are cataclysmic

The year is 2061. The Golden Age of empowered heroes ended in the cataclysmic fires of The Collapse. Costumed demigods brought the world to a dire precipice and individuals and institutions are still picking up the pieces, still walking the precarious tightrope of a world-shaking paradigm shift. The world is not as it once was. The relics of the . . .

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ATL: Stories from the Retrofuture by Thedude3445

In the future of decades past, a world of robots and CRTs, Atlanta is the most powerful city in the world. And in that city, one twentysomething slacker named Morgan Harding dreams of being able to live a normal, peaceful life, but . . . that’s not happening. Together with a mysterious sentient robot and an overworked college student, Morgan must keep Atlanta safe . . .

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Stasis by samberk

For the greater good of serenity

Peyton Williamson has always felt like he hasn’t belonged. In the idyllic City, everyone seems to know exactly what they’re doing and exactly who they like—except for him, of course. Being shipped to the Academy, the school all adolescents must attend to become full members of society, barely helps at all. If anything, the realization that the world he’s spent . . .

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In the Shadow of Heaven by N. Paris

Yan BarCarran is on the cusp of graduating from the top theological school in the galaxy. She’s expecting to slide quietly into an unremarkable apprenticeship and career that will make her uncle proud, but her quiet future vanishes when she’s offered an apprenticeship with the most powerful man in the Empire. Yan has to learn politics and leadership, fast. As . . .

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Mother of Exiles by Noah Buchanan

A story about nine things that look like people.

Earlier today, in Manhattan, nine very different people began an attack on New York. They fought with coordination, with relentless strength, and with supernatural abilities. After the attack, the nine attempted to escape New York City out to sea, but were stopped by the authorities. When questioned, they revealed that not only did they have no idea why they had . . .

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Mourners, Abednego, Persistence by ElliottThomasStaude

Sebastio the Effulgent has been Lord of Pennat Gate for more than a hexadecade following the events of that day called the Western Sunrise. In the pyres that lament the many deaths of that tribulation, the place he has worked to turn into an asylum for the downtrodden has prospered. Some of the Yrdkish peerage, and some of those far . . .

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asa kraiya by Karen Wehrstein

What would you do . . . to live?

asa kraiya is the sequel “that never should have happened” to my two traditionally-published fantasy novels, Lion’s Heart and Lion’s Soul (Baen Books, 1991). Greatest of warriors and greatest of leaders, Fourth Chevenga Shae-Arano-e lives “the life of other men’s dreams”—except that he faces certain death by the age of thirty. When a healer with the gift of seeing . . .

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Epilogue by Etzoli

A post-fantasy psychodrama

In the war-torn land of Cyraveil, four heroes strove to overthrow an empire. By cold steel and elemental sorcery, they brought peace to a warring land on the brink of destruction. As the flames died, the realm needed strong leadership, and who better than the champions who had saved the kingdom? But when the people sought out their saviors . . . they vanished. . . .

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The Simulacrum of Dread by ElliottThomasStaude

The entities known as the Beings of Old have long since staked claims to most of that gem-shaped manifold which is existence. Their alien, furtive, and impenetrably distant politicking has ebbed and flowed throughout past ages, beyond the awareness of most thinking creatures . . . and recently, it has begun to accelerate. For Sebastio Artaxerxes—and many civilians outside reality’s facets, especially in the . . .

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A Good Man by Verus

All are to be ordained. All ordained are to be registered. Those who stray from the path become obsolete. These are the tenants the grand Mercian Bureaucracy lives by. None can escape their destined path, lest they become obsolete. The obsolete are hunted down by the ordained assassins, supported by the Mercian government. Follow ordained assassin . . .

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NOT ALL HEROES

There’s a lot to dig into.

By Sharkerbob, author of Graven

Oct 16, 2018: Not All Heroes is a gritty tale of superhumans struggling to achieve their ideals in a world where the concept of "superheroes" has pretty much evaporated. Clashes between superpowered heroes and villains nearly destroyed civilization, along with the rise of intelligent machines and supers gone completely insane. This forced surviving societies to reassess and adapt into a manageable compromise. Most supers now work as government-regulated law enforcement teams that deal harshly with empowered criminals, even as they conflict with with one another.

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