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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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DeathWatch by Catastrophe Jones

The adventures of Kieron Brody, a cadet who can see the deaths of those around him, and Jet Harrington, the best friend who keeps his secret. Join them as they plan to graduate from the Academy and become scouts together in the Allied Forces . . . and stay with them, when it all goes terribly wrong. Magic, airships, soldiers, warring nations, . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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Steampunk Alchemist by Tara Miller

The Adventures and Musings of Ms. Angelica Boron

After her herbalist mother’s death, middle aged Ms. Angelica Boron sells her family farm. She moves to St. Louis, Missouri and is immersed in a world of steam autos, Datamancer computers, and a blue haired tinker. Readers can interact with Angelica, becoming part of the story, as she explores alchemy, occult mysteries, and the missing half of her attic. . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts weekdays.
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The Macabre Tale of Edmund Moulde by Nathan Thompson

Edmund never thought he would be adopted. Prospective parents just seemed to walk past him, looking for children with fuller cheeks, ruddier skin, or even just blinked a bit more often. It wasn’t that he minded much—he wouldn’t know what to do with a family. It was just that he had never been beyond the gates of Mrs. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes thrice weekly.
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Orphans of the Celestial Sea by Mark Fenger

In rescuing three young women from psychotic Draggers, Tom Cain lost two crewmates, his berth on the airship Myrmidon and he very nearly lost his life, but that’s just the beginning of his problems. The four teens recover the abandoned airship Hecate, and flee in her, only to find a stranger named Ishara is stowed away. Ishara has secrets . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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Travels of Nillian the Writer by yemors

The Travels of Nillian the Writer is a steampunk-inspired web-serial. It is set in an imaginary world where the technological advancement went a bit different and steam power is the main source of technology. In this world we will follow the travels of Nillian, who is trying to find out what happened to Dr. Biene, the world’s foremost steam . . .

An ongoing scripted series, with new episodes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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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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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 . . .

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The Wordsmith of London (Circa 1880) by Chrys Kelly

All Stories Belong in London

Grant and Courtney recently broke up. Grant is desperate to get Courtney back, and Courtney isn’t sure that’s for the best. She agrees to meet him to talk. While they are talking, they are transported into a magical alternate Victorian London, peopled by the literary heroes and villains of that era. The Wordsmith, the magical engineer who keeps that . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Fusion: The Journey (奇幻之旅) by LT & AL

An oriental fantasy web novel

Yang Deya, an intelligent and quick-witted girl, was brought up in a sheltered environment by her parents, Yang Guo and Xiaolongnü (Condor Hero Couple), far away from the chaotic turmoil that engulfed her country, the Song Empire of Ancient China. Father Yang Guo, who once singlehandedly warded off a Mongolian invasion by slaying the Khan, was a national hero who . . .

A serialized novel, updating almost daily.
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Ember’s Heart by Charles Cameron Olson

What if the damsel you had to rescue WAS a dragon?

For Ember Rehksskari, a hated dragon and last princess of a fallen kingdom, there are two kinds of place in the world: those where the people will try to kill her, and those where they’ll try harder. Yet, fleeing from the second to the first, she may just find a third. The kingdom of Salshira has no interest in . . .

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Zeppelins are What Dreams are Made of by Michal Wojcik

A Pulp Adventure in Three Parts

Follow the adventures of dimension-hopping bounty hunter Jennifer Asten as she cuts a bloody swathe of destruction across Earth 45, a world where Napoleon won the Battle of Waterloo and airships are a pervasive form of transportation. Includes ninjas, ballerinas, battle zeppelins, bureaucrats, automatons, giant armoured locomotives . . . and perhaps even a dash of romance. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes thrice weekly.
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THE MACHINE GOD

Style and Charm

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jun 25, 2013: Poor Professor Adewole, grieving and homesick in a land without coffee! I bet he’s hoping they find some in the mysterious floating island in the sky.

Many webfiction readers will be familiar with Meilin Miranda’s other popular fantasy serials and be eager, as I was, to see what she does with the steampunk genre. (Is she going to put the steam in steampunk?, "Intimate History" fans may be wondering – so far it appears the answer’s "no" on that – she [more . . .]

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SCIENTIFIC TALES

Hard SF? In my webfiction? It’s more likely than you’d think.

By Alexander.Hollins, member

Jul 23, 2015: ST is a very unusual blend. The story is set in a very steampunky feeling world of pipes, tubes, and brass mechs. It could be Gyreworld or any of the dozen others similar to it. There is a feel of sparks and madness, of mad engineering more than mad SCIENCE.

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