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Mother Of Learning by nobody103

Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. Now he struggles to find answers as he finds himself repeatedly reliving the same month. ‘Groundhog’s day’ style setup in a fantasy world. . . .

A serialized novel, updating fortnightly.
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Unknown Transmission by Steve Scearce

A communications specialist in the year 2185 is marooned in deep space by his ship’s assistant (a transgenic fish/humanoid). Stranded just outside the horizon of a supermassive black hole, he begins to send messages back to record his actions and observations. A radio astronomer in present-day Antarctica is listening. Something terrible is about to happen. . . .

A blogfic, with no recent updates.
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Time Matters by J. M. Sagardia

Tales that make your imagination take off

Imaginationgate11.com is a serial fiction blog. Time Matters is the first story. In it, a new business presentation catapults creative director Ray Young into a world without time. While doing some research regarding the prospect client’s new vision about how to better measure the passage of time he comes in contact with a dead person who knows better than him. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Retcontinuum by Shaunn Grulkowski

While time travel isn’t physically possible, science has found a way to record all of your present thoughts, feelings, and experiences over your consciousness at a fixed point in the past. This gives the user the ability to drastically alter their future. The system works using your brain as an analog recording device, but, as Ray Irvine is finding . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Kandy Fangs: Venom by David G Shrock

Non-linear story. Peter Gray takes over his recently departed father’s dream in the restaurant business, but an odd grand-opening gift infects Peter pushing him into the Roseland underground. With the help of two employees, Nine and Tigris (aka Tiger), Peter battles organized crime to discover his future depends on Kandy, a former hired killer. Fleeing a powerful vampire, Kandy . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Caeruleus Aether: Blackbird by G. A. Mehan

Every kingdom has a secret. Every hero, a weakness. Every villain, a master plan.

Sent out with several other Valkyries to investigate a strange anomaly by Brynhildr, Valkyrie Vaeramae follows her strict orders of noninterference. When she experiences what she thinks Brynhildr meant, she fully intends to stay with the world she was assigned to see if it was merely a strange occurrence or something with a bigger impact. But when Ölrún has a . . .

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Jump by Dan Ladle

A physicist invents a time machine but it is stolen by eco-terrorists, who try to annihilate the human race from the spacetime continuum.

A physicist, Michael Cooke, creates a device which can teleport matter. Robert Masterson, a military officer contacts him and offers help to develop the technology. Cooke asks for an assistant, Celia Jones, and the two discover a way to send things through space and time. Masterson tells them he’s bringing together some experts in a number of scientific fields (the . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Juncture by HatfulofBomb

Welcome to the OST

Juncture follows Marc Antony, a rebellious young teenager, as he is thrust into events the scale of which he can’t fathom. He has to learn that everything he thought he knew is limited, and that there are entire worlds and universes of possibility he has yet to uncover. . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Cutler Phiney Stories by Ross K. George

An exploration of moments in history through the eyes of someone who was there. Cutler Phiney visits people involved in singular events, and gives us some insight into the people and their situation. He is an extraordinary figure of history, but not in history. While he has been involved in many important events, he is not recorded in a . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated weekly.
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Time and Tide by Kana Smith

a time-traveler goes whaling

“What do you take with you if you know you’re going to time-travel? I’m betting ‘sports bra’ didn’t make your list, but you’d better believe it made mine. I knew what passed for underwear in the 19th century, and I knew I’d be clambering around ships for years. I wore the best sports bra I could buy, and hoped its . . .

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Carthian Dreams by Daniel Lustig

Three years ago, a group of adventurers set out on a journey to stop an invasion. Instead they stumbled upon a quest to save their world. Now, in the aftermath of those great events, two brothers in spirit will relive the quest that brought them together, and ultimately drove them apart. . . .

A serialized novel, updating monthly.
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Starwalker by Melanie Edmonds

A ship's log, as told by the ship

The Starwalker is a starship with an experimental star-stepping drive. Designed to use the gravity wells of stars to fold space, she can travel between star systems faster than FTL. That is, if they can get it to work. She is run by a sophisticated AI who doesn’t always follow her programming. She has only just been born, and . . .

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TIMELY PERSUASION

Unfortunately, I don’t need more persuasion…

By G.S. Williams, editor, author of No Man An Island

Oct 1, 2008: There is a too-often cited "writing tip" and that is "show, don’t tell." The idea is, you write a scene to "show" readers what you mean, instead of "telling" them.

So, in simplistic terms, you don’t tell them "he was a nice guy," you show a nice guy:

"He stood up on the bus to let the little old lady take his place, and then he carried her groceries."

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MAGESTIC

Grandiose but not great

By G.S. Williams, author of No Man An Island

Jan 13, 2011: Magestic is a sprawling sci-fi story covering the decades between the 1980s and 2025 or so. The idea is ambitious, to show how one time traveller affected the history of the world, and the text is certainly in-depth. The story is in 18 parts and the first two are over 200 pages each, so we’re talking thousands of pages here.

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