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Crowmakers by L. E. Erickson

Automatic weapons, ancient power, and a whole lot of trouble.

The experimental regiment known as the Crowmakers has been ordered to stop native uprisings in the Indiana Territory. The Shawnee prophet Tenskwatawa will do anything to save his people and drive away the encroaching whites. Neither of them are the true danger. Crowmakers takes place in 1806 in a United States that never was, where soldiers use their . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Open Road by thelonewanderer

It has been three hundred years since the Age of Ice has ended, since humanity spilled out from its battered strongholds, from deep under-cities and dark holes to a green, fertile and unclaimed world. The Autarch is dead. The Revolution has won. But it is not a time of peace. Altea is surrounded by enemies who now seek . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Canyons of Steel by Tim Holtorf

Justice and redemption from the barrel of a gun.

What happens when an old gun hand makes a decision to turn his life around and set a new course? Johnathon Tiberius Walker makes the choice of turning his back on the underground military of the Red Hand and try to make right his own sins. Walker, together with fellow agent Malcom Montgomery Watt, and former assassin Marianne Wollcott, join . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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SpaceWesterns.com by N.E. Lilly

“Bat Durstons” are welcome here. First and foremost, we publish Space Westerns: works with themes from the Western genre set in Outer-space. We border on Space Opera, Steampunk, and the Weird West. Contains fiction, poetry, music, radio-plays, and illustrated features. . . .

An anthology.
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Desert Steel by Deadpansmirk

If you could, right now, throw away everything and leave forever, would you? Desert Steel is a web serial that tells the tale of the people who have willingly left our modern world to live permanently in a lawless, barren desert land. From the dregs to the dropouts, the thrill seekers to the kill seekers, the losers to the . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Preston Diamond: Conception by C. C. Phillips

At the raw age of thirteen, Preston Diamond is ripped from the security of childhood and fighting for his life. In one black night his world is shattered forever. He isn’t a kid anymore. He is a hunter. The last of the Diamond line is on the trail of the treasonous killers who brutally murdered his parents, Constantina . . .

A complete novel.
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Reconstruction by K.R. Kampion

Can one Rebuild when there's Nothing but Rubble?

Rounding up renegade Confederates in the middle of nowhere wasn’t exactly what Isaac Benjamin had in mind to atone for his battlefield sins. But when President Grant instates him as the new sheriff of Lawrence, Kansas, Isaac gets far more than he bargained for. Between dislodging the resident bandit gang, brawling civilians, and his past constantly rearing its ugly head, . . .

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A Stillness of the Sun by L. E. Erickson

One last chance for a new first step.

It’s the spring of 1806, and in Philadelphia tales of water ghosts haunt the docks, escalating violence stalks the streets, and news of the larger world brings stories of Indian uprisings from the Indiana Territory.For Kellen Ward and Vincent Bradley, the Indians seem a distant problem. Kellen and Vincent are lovers and dockworkers who’ve built a life together–such as it . . .

A complete novel.
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The Five Dollar Mail by Regina Shelley

Rounders, Miscreants, and Hooligans. Cowboy boots. Fights. Romance. Obscenely expensive postage.

Five dollars to mail a letter seems like a lot of money to shy farm girl Lily McMillian. When she’s hired in the spring of 1860 by Old Man Lynch as a cook for his stagecoach and Pony Express station, she finds out why it’s so expensive. Dropped into a whirlwind of rowdy men and boys, fast horses, and . . .

A complete novel.
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The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider by Tim Holtorf

Elven magic meets gunslinger grit. What happens when two elven travellers find themselves in the United States in the middle of the Civil War? The Adventures of Black Mask and Pale Rider tells the story of two elven women who’s curiosity gets the better of them. The wild ride takes them from the Union to the Confederacy and back again. . . .

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Iron by Mario J. Lucero

Iron is a web serial written by Mario J. Lucero. It’s about an ex-buffalo soldier turned treasure hunter. The story is told in serial format. . . .

A serialized novel.
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Railroad! by Tonia Brown

Serialized Steampunk Adventure in the American West

Railroad is a fast pace story of gadgetry, gunplay and grit. Join us as we follow the strange stand-alone train known as the Sleipnir (pronounced Schlipnear); eight cars of free traveling steam powered might. Able to lay her own tracks, as well as pick them up again, the train is a marvelous feat of engineering, and as an unbound . . .

A complete novel.
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SPACEWESTERNS.COM

Nice

By Sonja Nitschke, editor

Aug 8, 2008: SpaceWesterns is the second online magazine I’ve really encountered.

The site in and of itself is easy to navigate, and there seems to be plenty of goodies which I didn’t really have time to look at thoroughly.

I did take a chance to read some of the stories, but none of them really grabbed my interest plot wise. However, the writing technique of those that I read (spelling, grammar, etc) seemed to [more . . .]

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THE FIVE DOLLAR MAIL

A western well worth the read

By KCaiShi, member

Sep 22, 2013: When I first stumbled on Five Dollar Mail, I was taken aback by the fact that no one else had reviewed or rated it. The serial started in 2008 and is still going strong today, and while I’ve only read the updates up to 2009, I have a feeling I’ll be burning through the next five years of content rather quickly. A historical fiction set in the Wild West of 1860, Five Dollar Mail follows the various employees of the Green River stagecoach and Pony Express station as they survive [more . . .]

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