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The Descendants by Landon "Vaal" Porter

A Comic Book Universe . . . without the pictures.

The Descendants is web serial styling itself after a comic book universe, right down to a format that included minis, annuals and one shot stories. The central plot follows the lives of a group of superpowered individuals (psionics) as they attempt to live together following a betrayal by the organization supposedly meant to protect them. Interpersonal relationships take as . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Slush Pile by Hal Matthews

The Slush Pile is a weekly short-fiction blog run by Hal Matthews that runs the gamut of speculative fiction. Updated every Wednesday, the stories can range in focus from power-armored paladins looking for love at the edge of space, to boys getting high with the monsters in their closets. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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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 . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Dark Icon Original Fiction by Dark Icon

All of us, even the world itself, began in darkness.

Original works of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Ten years of novels, short stories, and serial fiction. All free. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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Dirigible Ditties by Samazing

A variety of short narratives revolving around central storylines, as written by Samazing. Fantasy, science fiction and even a touch of dark humor will feature prominently. Expect violence and intrigue as believabe characters penetrate the mystery and corruption of the author’s mind. . . .

A collection of stories.
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Inconsistent Pacing by Peritract

A collection of short stories and flash fiction. The stories tend to be dark, a blend of fantasy and horror. Topics include withered queens, tardy angels, and crawling things. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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Tales of the Brass Griffin by C.B. Ash

In a time that Might-Have-Been but Never Was, steam power and clockwork mechanisms commanded the might of science and harnessed nature. Fantastic creatures were common, myths were truth and airships crossed the skies. This is the story of one of those airships. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Full Scale Invasion by Gregory Taylor

Small scale world. Big scale problems.

A world in the multiverse is small, relative to its surroundings – but the problems have become unexpectedly large. Is the appearance of scaled up objects a prelude to an invasion? Will employees of “The Epsilon Project” be able to help? And what techniques will emerge victorious, those of technology, or those of magic? . . .

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All’s Fair in Love&War by tmbrakta

Meet Adam, and get to know him as he goes through the hardships of Real Life (RL) and the world’s first VRMMORPG: NLR (New Life: Reborn). Circumstances force him to abandon all hope in RL people, but when he enters NLR, his heart ends up opening up to the new world and its occupants. His journey is long but so . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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The Bridge and Other Short Stories by Leonard Petracci

Thirty and counting short stories with topics ranging from interstellar colonization ships to serial killer thrillers to the discovery of the gates of Hell. Stories range in length from one thousand to over ten thousand words, providing great bite sized entertainment for casual reading. Several of the stories accompanied by youtube links for narrations by readers such as MrCreepyPasta and . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated twice weekly.
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Aethereal Engines by Jason H. Abbott

Stories of Imaginative and Speculative Fiction

Aethereal Engines is a collection of stories written by Jason H. Abbott. These range in length from flash fiction and short story one-shots, to serialized novellas and excerpts from his larger pieces. Usually updated with new material on Saturdays. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated weekly.
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Many Words by Jay Slater

A collection of short stories, from high fantasy to alternate-history 1920s pulp adventures to detective stories and war stories in a hard science fiction universe. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated twice weekly.
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A 'VERSE FULL OF SCUM

Not seeing it

By Sonja Nitschke, editor

Aug 14, 2008: I read all six volumes that are currently posted.

The writing is good: sharp, clear, and concise. I’m having a bit of trouble relating to the narrator, though, and I’m not sure why.

I just don’t really care about him. I don’t care if he succeeds in capturing his bounty or if he fails. It’s written in first person so I find this a little surprising, and I’m having trouble putting my [more . . .]

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SHIFTI

An extensive collection

By Sarah Suleski, author of Sidonie

Nov 7, 2008: Currently "Shifti" lists 555 stories by 52 different authors. As such it is difficult to write a review based on story content, since with such a large library the quality of the stories will vary wildly. It runs off the wiki software and there is no editorial filter beyond some lists of editor’s favorites.

If you enjoy transformation stories, Shifti offers a lot to choose from. It’s easy to navigate and search. The editor’s picks are a good place to start [more . . .]

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