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The Legion of Nothing by Jim Zoetewey

Not all superheroes are bigger than life

The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom by MeiLin Miranda

Magic, Intrigue, Sex

For a thousand years, the trapped, immortal Teacher has carefully planned escape. Everything now depends on one naive young man . . .  Book one: Prince Temmin Antremont has been sheltered from assassins and women for eighteen years. Now at his father’s court, forces he can neither control nor understand pull at him from all sides. But none pull harder than the . . .

A series.
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Heretical Edge by Cerulean

When Felicity ‘Flick’ Chambers boards the bus for the first day of her junior year in high school, the most important thing on her mind is how to make everyone else take the school newspaper as seriously as she does. As a self-styled investigative reporter, she’s spent years picking through the monotony of her small town to find those few . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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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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A Grey World by Joe

A Grey World follows Alexis, who has gone all out badass. Yeah, her mom’s an abusive druggie and her father is [classified]. Oh, and school’s no better, having a resident psychopath with a grudge. As a new member of the hitting-people-in-the-head school of therapy, she sets about taking out her problems on the local drug cartel. What could go . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes infrequently.
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Anathema by Chrysalis

Those comic books were lying about superpowers.

In the year 2010, the Pulse changed our world irrevocably. It quickly became clear that superhero comics and movies had little impact on this new reality. Secret identities turned out to be illusions for most. The defining lines between hero and villain were blurry at best, and the prime duty of the United Nation’s powered Covenant was to hunt . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.
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Worm by Wildbow

Doing the Wrong Things for the Right Reasons

An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local ‘cape’ scene’s politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor . . .

A complete novel.
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Children of the Apocalypse by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Passion. Vengeance. Redemption. Sacrifice. Destiny.

From the author of the award winning novel “River” and internet cult hit “Catharsis” comes a serialized novel about the end of the world and the lives of those destined to stop it. Three girls are thrust together by their shared abilities and the roles they are to play in the nearing apocalypse. They are guided only by the mysterious . . .

A partial series, with no recent updates.
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SuperMegaNet by Jesse Gordon

Ultimate Collaboration

Four unlikely friends are permanently linked together when they install a beta “ultimate collaboration” tool on their computers—that allows them to teleport to and from each other’s homes at ease. Of course, they get more than they bargained for when they discover they can’t turn their connections off . . . . . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Sins of the Fathers by Underwhelming Force

Sins of the Fathers is a web serial about a group of young superheroes attempting to take over when the city’s previous, more well-established team breaks up. Set in Collswell City, the city with one of the highest metahuman populations in the world, due to the presence of a United States government-funded hero training program. This has not stopped some . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Void Domain by TowerCurator

My domain. My rules.

Brakket Magical Academy in Northwestern United States is on its last legs. Enrollment of new students is at an all time low. The academy instructors go out to recruit prospective children other magical academies have ignored. Eva is one such recruit. After witnessing her perform magic no teenage mage should have learned, an instructor of the academy offers her . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Price by TanaNari

Everything has a price

Price is a street level setting where supers are rarely any more destructive than a modern tank might be, focused upon character drama over the powers. Intended to be a series of short novels focusing on different characters and how they live their lives. Death of a Hero, the first story in this universe, follows Zach Parker. A . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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DANNY'S STORY: CHRONICLES OF A BOOKWALKER

So Maybe I’m Not the Audience for This One…

By Jim Zoetewey, editor, author of The Legion of Nothing

Oct 3, 2008: I couldn’t quite get into it.

That doesn’t mean it’s bad, but it might mean that I’m not the audience for the story. I don’t know.

In any case, the premise is that the main character can jump into books. It’s an interesting idea. A writer could do a lot with that—if only because people read in part to vicariously experience things they couldn’t in real life. Going one step further might [more . . .]

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THE THIRD PERSON

Growing up is hard to do

By G.S. Williams, author of The Surprising Life and Death of Diggory Franklin

Jul 31, 2011: The "Third Person" is absolutely brilliant from the very first chapter.

Elizabeth and her younger nine year old sister Helen are coping with their father having left them and their mother. He’s in New Zealand, while his former family is in the UK. The story is written from Elizabeth’s perspective, rather like an introspective teen diary, but with such depth of feeling and poignant images that it surpasses most examples of that genre in my experience.

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