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Shimmer by Miranda Sparks

Not your average hero...

To friends and family there is nothing remarkable about Justin Cade. Seeing only an awkward, sometimes isolated high school sophomore they would never suspect that he lives a double life as Milestone City’s protector: the holographic heroine known as Glimmer Girl. Juggling school, superherodom and his own skewed sense of self Justin starts down the road of transition into . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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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? . . .

A complete novel.
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Caelum Lex: Trials of the Dionysian by Hayley Greenhalgh and Jenn Bane

Leta Adler is a young, well-bred Vescentian doctor who suddenly gets plucked off of her home planet by the unregistered criminal rustbucket, the Dionysian. The rustbucket she finds herself on belongs to the notorious weapons-dealing, smuggling and recklessly mad mercenary , Fiearius Soliveré and his younger brother, acclaimed engineering genius and unappreciated mechanic, Cyrus, both exiles from their home planet . . .

A complete series.
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Kyrus Talain by Shirley Meier

How to get a message off planet, and keep from being wiped out.

Kyrus Sr. is now ‘His Radiance’ and suddenly aware that his world is enormously bigger than he thought. He has to take his people . . . all of them . . . from low-tech to a high tech society to re-join a galactic civilization. The problem is that the Chairman of the planetary board believe’s he’s the sole owner since he bombed the Lainz ancestors out of . . .

A complete series.
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Oasis by Bryce Beattie

Terrorists have unleashed a devastating and bizarre virus in a small desert town. Something has knocked out the power grid. The government has quarantined the city, but is not sending aid, and nobody can understand why. Oasis is the story of one man’s struggle against the chaos that blankets the city. . . .

A complete novel.
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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 . . .

A complete series.
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Rainbow Destructor by Thedude3445

Rainbow Destructor is a dizzying flash of color splashed onto the page as the seven-woman crew of the XSS Savior must save the galaxy from a an impending threat that defies not only physics, but everything you’ve ever expected in a space adventure story. . . .

A complete novel.
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The Daedalus Transfer by Huw Langridge

A signal from a distant star triggers a dangerous mission to investigate

In the near future a message is received from Proxima Centauri 4.3 light years away. A massive operation is put into action to build a ship to send a crew of six to investigate the signal. They arrive after 150 years only to discover that the signal came from a very obscure and unexpected source. . . .

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Last Mage by Andrew Eckhart

To let nothing harm this world.

Seventeen years ago the world ended with the occurance of the Event. Many questions still remain from that time, including and especially just how the world was restored. The Mage Elijah Valentine is finally ready to talk about that time and reveal the secrets he’s been holding for millenia. More than just a worker of wonders, advisor to kings and . . .

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SHIMMER

All That Shimmers…

By Stormy, editor, author of Require: Cookie

Jul 23, 2008: A book called "Soon I Will be Invincible" helped give superhero fiction a shot in the arm – it started a new genre of superhero books. Original superhero stories, not novelisations of the already famous heroes who have sunk into the public consciousness.

Stories that involve the super, the not-so-super, those struggling with their powers or embracing it, those "blessed with suck" or just given a power that is easy to keep under wraps.

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SHIMMER

Enjoyed this; wanted to enjoy it more

By D. D. Webb, author of The Gods are Bastards

May 27, 2015: The concept of Shimmer is irresistibly cool; a teenage transgender superheroine coming to grips with her own identity at the same time as the great power/great responsibility dynamic that characterizes the genre. The story certainly lives up to that promise: it has cool in abundance, all the cool a comic book fan could ask. Unfortunately, it seemed to me that cool was all there was to it, covering a lack of substance. Considering the comic antecedents of the genre, that may or may not be a problem for readers.

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