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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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Nicoserial by Nico H

Character-driven stories with an air of conspiracy.

A collection of several connected stories which can be read individually, with nods to the characters and plotlines of others. The stories available rotate every few months to different ones, so if there’s nothing which seems interesting at the moment, check back later! The overarching genre is modern supernatural with some low-concept sci-fi mixed in as well. Some stories have . . .

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. . . .

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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

Visit Wonder City

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

Oct 25, 2009: If you read comics, the title of Wonder City Stories gets your attention by itself. That’s largely because there’s a comic by Kurt Busiek called "Astro City."

What Busiek does there is focus on normal people living in a superpowered world and sometimes on how superpowers impact the ordinary lives of those people who have them.

Jude McLaughlin does something similar in this serial, but not the same.

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THE SHADOW OF THE SUN

1984 for Young Adults

By lovelyladyjane, author of The Human Element

Mar 24, 2015: Emily’s telling of her story is possibly one of the most compelling things I’ve ever read. The scene’s set with a flashback prologue that, while a little clunky in its storytelling, does a great job of piquing the reader’s interest. I felt drawn in from the beginning.

The story starts off a little slow; but I think that actually works for it. I got to know the characters within the first few chapters, which made the issues they deal with all [more . . .]

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