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Wonder City Stories by Jude McLaughlin

Superpowers are the least of their problems...

Wonder City Stories is an ongoing serial that explores gender, race, and sexuality in a richly-populated superhero comic book universe, actively deconstructing the persistent themes of the genre through the eyes of a group of compelling characters who are unusual in that context: women, elderly people, POCs, LGBTQI people, and more. It’s a universe where the equivalent of Superman . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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New Frontier by Johnny "Vinomath" Garcia

A Transformative Adventure!

“New Frontier” is a transformation-based web serial following a man named Jimmy, who is turned into an anthropomorphic tabby cat; and a female one at that! The anthro species is known as Molkin, a race that was wiped out in a war centuries ago. Taking on her new identity, Jimmy becomes Lizzie as she tries to stop Gwendolyn from converting . . .

A serialized novel, updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Yokaishiteru! by Nico H

Character-driven stories with an air of conspiracy.

A collection of stories happening in the same universe at different times and in different places. Checkboxes, from October 2015 to January 2015, about a girl who’s following the instructions of a mysterious being to ‘save everyone’. Yokaishiteru!, from January 2015 onward, about an optimistic demon who arrives in the aftermath of the previous story only to discover that the . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Solstice War by Dennis N. Santana

Confront the war within to survive the war without.

History would never forget the 18th of the Aster’s Gloom of the year 2030. Twenty-three years after the fall of the Ayvartan Empire and the rise of the Socialist Dominances of Solstice, the great southern continent once more found itself at war. From far overseas, the Nocht Federation, the Kingdom of Lubon and the Empire of Hanwa declared war . . .

A serialized novel, updating fortnightly.
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The Shadow of the Sun by Sarah Kelly

Emily enters her senior year of high school expecting to keep her head down long enough to graduate and move away. In a country where being different can result in institutionalization or death, Emily believes she has no choice but to keep her orientation a secret. Emily learns to accept herself right before learning something else: the world is . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Kinda Super Gay by Billy Higgins

Wow. Um, if you could stop with the whole "super villain" thing, that'd be great.

Being an 18-year-old “adult” is hard enough. Being a gay super powered adult? Nearly impossible. Join Sarah Martin as she navigates an insane world filled with sentient gorillas, passionate patriots, and quip-slinging demons. Watch as she deals with all these shenanigans while trying to figure out just what it means to be gay. . . .

A complete novel.
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Sworn by Ski Hemulen

Being a man. Being a woman.

Two young persons of rival houses in The Mountains – a patriarchal land in which blood feuds and honor decide the fates of warring families – are striving to find their place in this brutal society. Can they succeed while pushing the limits of the accepted gender roles of the land? Can they find love? And can they survive . . .

An abandoned novel.
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The Bitter Drop by Evelyn Isherwood

Long will winter keep the light of summer from the sky.

The star Ain sits at the centre of the universe. Orbiting it is the hollow world Mir, which conceals within herself an old god. The celestial abyss around Mir is full of spirits – the young shoggot, who freed themselves from slavery mere millenia ago. Their former masters, the fungal stareczi, still lurk in space, in the darkness between stars. . . .

An abandoned series.
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WONDER CITY STORIES

Life in Wonder City

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Jan 6, 2013: I knew I was going to like Wonder City Stories when it started off with an account of one of our heroines trying to find somewhere to sleep for the night and thwarting someone trying to mug her in the process. One of the things I loved about these stories in general is the way we follow people, many of them with super powers (but not all), and see them in their real, ordinary lives.

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THE SHADOW OF THE SUN

Rise of a Revolt

By J.A. Waters, author of Oceans of Shelter

Apr 25, 2015: If someone were to time-jump just half a century into the future, then Shadow of the Sun might be a record of that timeline. The author pulls together the world we currently live in and begins extrapolating forward with eerie results. What the reader finds is a setting that feels current yet darker and with subtle hints of a possible future. Between interesting technology ideas and stifling rules, this story makes for an invigorating read.

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