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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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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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Crossed Genres by Bart Leib and Kay Holt

Crossed Genres is a monthly magazine of science fiction and fantasy. Crossed Genres puts out an issue every month that is free to read online. Each issue has (usually, with a bit of variance) 5 short stories, 1 article and cover art. The final issue of each year is double-sized. Every issue has a unique “theme” which all . . .

An online magazine of fiction, updated monthly.
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Twisted Cogs by Maddirose

A fantasy adventure in magic-touched renaissance Italy

It is the turn of the 15th Century, and the world has entered a golden age of art, invention, and architecture. This veritable renaissance of literature and learning in Europa is suddenly thrown into overdrive when a chosen few begin displaying preternatural abilities. Torn between the age’s burgeoning love of science and the dark promises of magic, Europa has become . . .

A complete novel.
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Tales From A Thousand Worlds by Qorvus

Through the ruins of a fallen empire, a minotaur travels across a dying world, seeking the long roads back to his own world. A gentleman-adventurer and his trusty companions explore an alternate-Earth steampunk world wherein immortals rule and the creatures of myth dwell. A wild hill tribe sword maiden and a civilised one-time assassin of the cities seek . . .

A collection of stories.
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The Machine God by MeiLin Miranda

A professor who's lost everything discovers a being who can do anything...except save itself

Professor Oladel Adewole has lost tenure, and the beloved, much-younger sister he’s raised has died. With no reason to stay, he leaves his homeland for the University of Eisenstadt. One thing makes his new life bearable: the island floating a mile above the city. Adewole is an expert in the myths told all over the world about the island, . . .

A complete novel.
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Consider What Becomes of the Ashes by Pixelnyx

A steampunk fantasy of morality, disillusionment and unlikely companionship.

Fleeing his war-ravaged homeland, young Noah arrives in Imperial LaGatta, the city of his boyhood dreams. Vowing never again to fight, Noah earns his wage as a sex worker, but does not know what he wants. For years his life is sordid and downbeat, his aimless longings repressed by his experiences and the rigidly tiered LaGattan class system. Noah . . .

A complete novel.
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The Hidden Kitchen by Michael J Lee

Food is magic, chefs are magicians, a young boy is in trouble

Twelve-year-old Joshua Sage has struggling to survive on the streets of Destinapolis along with his friends. But after helping a dying man, Joshua suddenly has the knowledge of a master chef. Enough knowledge to find food in the unlikeliest of spots. But that knowledge comes with a price. The dying man had enemies and now those enemies are after . . .

A complete novel.
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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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THE GODS ARE BASTARDS

It’s fun to read

By Taulsn, author of Reaper

Oct 12, 2014: Edit: I stand by what I said before at that point in time but now at chapter 5-15 the MU parallels are mostly gone. D.D. Webb has only gotten better, and TGaB holds a spot in my top five serials I consider it recommended reading for everyone.

At the time of me writing this The Gods are Bastards is up to chapter 2-1. I’ll do my best, but there might be minor spoilers.

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