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The Gam3 by Ephemerality

The Earth is changing. The alien invasion brought social upheaval, advanced technology, and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan, a college student pursuing a now-useless degree, cares little about all of this. He has only one thing on his mind: the Game. A fully immersive virtual reality, the Game appears to be a major part of the invading . . .

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They are Smol by TinyPrancingHorse

In the far future, if you're clever, cuteness can be a weapon.

They are Smol takes place in the near-to-far future, and asks two very simple questions: (1) What if we aren’t alone in the universe? (2) What if the other aliens out there found us absolutely adorable? The They are Smol series, updated weekly, takes place after a disastrous first contact and the subsequent accidental invasion of Earth. Once . . .

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Star Captain Annie by Will Cereal

After a mysterious ship kidnaps the crew of the starship Nightingale, the ship’s nav computer transfers command of the ship to the only survivor—a six-month-old baby girl. Nine years later, Star Captain Annie still commands the Nightingale, searching for the mysterious relic that her family sought when they went missing: the Elder Crown. . . .

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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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Onward To Providence by Nighzmarquls

Pylo was a woman of trade and travel! She had set out for a life of adventure and exchange with strange new life. She would make deals and exchanges with new fools and new civilizations. She would boldly swindle like no one had swindled before. . . .

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Tales of the ESDF by Fushigi

The members of the Earth System Defense Force stand side-by-side with their alien allies to fight a galactic war. It has been going on for hundreds of millennia and it is happening right now, without the knowledge of ordinary people here on Earth.

A war is raging above your head, a war you know nothing about. The combatants have not only been fighting this war for your entire life, they have been fighting it since long before Human history began. While you live your life in peace, the thousands of intelligent species across our galaxy are split between two warring camps, and our . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Bridger by Geralyn Wichers

A Dystopian Serial

GLOBAL WAR HAS BLED EARTH, AND CHAR, ALMOST DRY. Charlane “Char” Lee Thompson has sacrificed her health and her marriage to climb the ranks of the American Federation army. When a training accident wipes out her unit, Char is embroiled in a military scandal that leaves her career and health in shambles. Char leaves the army for private security . . .

A serialized novel, updating thrice weekly.
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Barghest by Susan Amund

Earth has had a bloody, disastrous first contact with an alien species, and humanity barely managed to survive their victory over the invaders. The planet had been struggling: wars, famine, environmental and industrial disasters, and achievements in science that came faster than morality could catch up. After the repulsion, advanced alien technology was reverse engineered to allow a massive leap . . .

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Quetzalcoatl by Joan Albright

INDEPENDENCE DAY meets TITANIC, in space.

When a luxury space liner collides with an alien ship, the passengers and crew must work together to stop an invasion—because if they fail, there will be no one left to rescue them. . . .

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After by Kitt Moss

A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Story

A violent disaster turns an ordinary day at work into a living nightmare for David, a young office worker in central England. As the city falls apart around him, he sets out to find his fiancee Sharon. The world as David knows it is about to disappear forever. Can he survive what comes after? . . .

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Shadow serial by Novagirl93

Vai Ma’amaloa is 17 years old, and his father has just accepted the position of Chief Science Officer aboard the G.E.V. Shadow, a retrofitted warship tasked with exploring the unknown reaches of the galaxy. Now, Vai will have to come to terms with leaving his old life behind. As he forges new relationships aboard the Shadow, and tries to . . .

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The Deathworlders by Hambone

The galactic bureaucracy of the Interspecies Dominion has long considered it impossible for those planets classified as “Deathworlds” to produce intelligent civilizations. The daily challenges of simply surviving on those disaster-wracked, plague-ridden, predator-haunted hellholes would surely favor base animals driven by instinct, rather than thinking sophonts. The natives of the Class 12 Deathworld known as “Earth”, therefore, come as . . .

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STRANGE LITTLE BAND

two psychics, one baby, and a mega-corp that owns them all

By A. M. Harte, editor, author of Theatre of Horrors

Jul 24, 2009: The story follows the psychics Addison and Shane, who both work for the mega-corp Triptych, a mysterious company that seems to specialize in almost everything. Both of the main characters are strong and manipulative; it’s refreshing to read a story with such complex characters and so much hidden politics at play.

Addison is passionate, stubborn and controlling, oftentimes bitchy, teleporting pet psychic of Triptych’s boss, and a fiercely protective mother.

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THE MIND OF ASTRA

It is very, very short

By Oniwasabi, author of The Monster They Deserve

Sep 4, 2015: Seriously short. The entirety of this story is 5 chapters, and I expect it will take most readers less than half an hour to get through. There are several more short stories to read afterwards though if this one catches your interest well enough, I’m a bit undecided at this point.

I have to say, overall, that I like the story being told here. It’s an interesting little glimpse of a sci-fi setting, the characters are all distinct, and while the [more . . .]

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