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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

I'm currently writing a serial novel over on my substack. Oceanus is a Sci fi retelling of The Tempest in the 24th century and tells the tale of betrayal, love, revenge and a rescue mission like no other. https://hannadelaneywrites.substack.com/p/chapter-1

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Currently writing a serial Scandinavian LOTR styled fantasy novel, where at the start all seems peaceful as a small shire-esque village welcomes back a prodigal daughter of the village. The party is broken up by a mystery man presaging doom and death, and warning them to hand over the Map to the Darkspire so that this sets off a chain of events leading to death, betrayal, tragedy and of course love and heroism.

https://canadianculturecorner.substack.com/p/darkspire-conspiracy-chapter-1-a

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Mar 26·edited Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

The Chaos Dragon Tarneb has awakened from his eons long slumber, and rather than fight, the Elder Sky Gods hide within their great fortress city of Herazeem. Now, it falls upon the storm god Vorn and his sisters to find a way to defeat Tarneb before all is lost.

https://mpsiddell.substack.com/p/storm-god

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Hey, I'm Cameron! My serial Thorne: The Withering Shore finishes up this week with a second series starting not long after that. I hope you enjoy!

In a world where dark magic exists and chaos reigns, Rose Thorne investigates a series of disappearances across the city to uncover the truth and stop a secret society from opening doors that should be shut.

https://cameronscott.substack.com/p/ive-seen-that-mark-before

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

“The Rift of Santa Rosa” is a weird-Western fantasy based from the Prompt Quest!

After a woman unexpectedly goes into labor in a magical subterranean cavern, she must find a way to get herself and her baby out safely.

https://open.substack.com/pub/bridgetriley/p/the-rift-of-santa-rosa?r=9e3cr&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true

There’s also “The Parable of Jimmy Grey,” about a young soul singer trying to make a name for himself (it doesn’t seem like speculative fiction at first, but wait for it 😉).

https://open.substack.com/pub/bridgetriley/p/the-parable-of-jimmy-grey?r=9e3cr&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

An exogeology survey team stumbles on something strange in the rings of Saturn, but what they find will shake them in ways they don't expect..

My new short(ish) story "The Labyrinth" is one of my favourite pieces I've written so far. It's posted in two parts, but is really a single piece of writing and was originally intended to be read as such.

Part 1: https://coraclevoyager.substack.com/p/the-labyrinth-part-1

Part 2: https://coraclevoyager.substack.com/p/the-labyrinth-part-2

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Mar 26·edited Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

When the miners of Altair Prime rose up in rebellion, the 9th and 13th Legions of the United Earth Coalition were sent to crush it.

https://germanicus.substack.com/p/the-altair-prime-revolt-flash-fiction

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Thank you for this! I’m been sharing a fantasy serial on my substack, inspired by Dragon-Month which was hosted by The Brothers Krynn. Wingswept: The Dragon and the Dove is a tale of a heartbroken maiden who begins to find that the dragons without echo the dragons within - will the dragon-blood that keeps her alive actually be her downfall?

https://windflowers.substack.com/t/wingswept-the-dragon-and-the-dove

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Much of my Substack is taken up with the ongoing (serialised) saga of a girl called Katrina from a parallel world. She thinks her world is a utopia and this one is a dystopia. The 'powers-that-shouldn't-be' are somewhat concerned about her presence in this world, and so there'll be a lot of covert intrigue going on, as well as a load of somewhat postmodern irony, pop-culture referencing, and humour, not to mention a fair amount of misadventurous action.

Version 1 of the (I guess I could call it) origin story is a self-contained novella, my intro to which starts here:

https://open.substack.com/pub/inadifferentplace/p/d-zero-meson-oscillation?r=2s9hod&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true

Each episode has a link to the next episode at the end, so navigation is easy. I will hopefully be serialising the final version soon, which will be much, much longer (like, 12 books worth or something). You can also read Katrina's offbeat online journal on the Substack, and various of her other ramblings (the 'liberal socialism' section).

Enjoy! (I hope)

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Mar 26·edited Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

I've channelled the spirit of Heinlein and E.E. 'Doc' Smith to conjure up a badass space marine mission.

"Because armless ain't harmless, sweetie..."

'Bandita' is best described as ‘Aliens meets Fury Road meets Starship Troopers’ – with a smattering of Halo Jones and Rogue Trooper.

https://reiditwrite.substack.com/i/142420516/bandita

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Hey Brian can we share more than one? Part of Prompt Quest #1, The Prophet and the Cupbearer is a prequel to “A Grail for Eidothea” (an active weekly serial). Maeve must journey to the earth’s core in a reflective quest to restore the Greal to the dreigiau môr, the sea dragons, whose powers are in decline.

https://open.substack.com/pub/projectstarfish/p/trr-the-prophet-and-the-cupbearer?r=1mk6at&utm_medium=ios

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Some guys are possessive of their cars. How will they handle a car being possessive of them?

Short story: "Joy Ride."

https://gallagherstories.substack.com/p/joy-ride

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

The Final Mantra is a myth from a world of men and naga about a tragedy that transformed it.

https://warthogreport.substack.com/p/the-final-mantra

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Would it be absolutely mad of me to say I have two serials going on at the same time right now? It might well be, but it's also the truth. I've shared The Castle on the Hill here before, so let's go with the newer one this time.

The Jarl's Son is a pulp inspired dark fantasy that acts as a follow-up to my second serial, In the Giant's Shadow. In it, we follow the wandering warrior woman Gaiur as she comes to the coastal city Halvfjord, where she attempts to save a young boy from a terrible affliction whilst also trying to determine the truth behind the nightmare that's plagued her for weeks.

https://talesofcalamityandtriumph.substack.com/p/the-jarls-son-chapter-1-1

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Stranded amidst the untamed robots of the petroleum jungle, their survival is not guaranteed, and danger lurks behind every metallic tree. Petrolea is a science fiction novella about love in a nest of robot dragons. (serial novella) https://theworldsotherside.substack.com/p/petrolea-ch1

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

"Spycraft, 2475 A.D." Gray wolf Roger Steele is a reconnaissance agent for the 365th Infantry. His goal is to locate the base of operations for the most powerful computer network in the world, A.C.E.S. Only problem: it's the 25th century, and nothing is as it seems in the dystopian metropolis of Haven: https://365infantry.substack.com/p/spycraft-2475-ad

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Prepare for a thrilling journey through Marredbury, a town scarred by horror. Experience a gripping blend of chilling short stories from the past and Carla's harrowing digital encounters in the near future. While Carla's found fiction tale is told in a serial format, the short stories can be read in any order:

https://reinacruzwrites.substack.com/p/marredbury

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Tidelands is a dystopian neo-Dickensian cyberpunk mystery, with memory theft, AIs, robots, genetic monsters, and Lovecraftian cosmic horror. It publishes weekly on a Friday.

https://garethsouthwell.substack.com/p/tidelands-introduction

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

I'm sharing my most liked post today, because, well, why mess with a winning recipe right? In this scene, Misty shows herself to Logan, pinning her last hope on provoking a counterattack that will end her suffering, because death by Manorian, is preferable to being recaptured by the people she's running away from.

https://open.substack.com/pub/jennyhoman01/p/4-getting-ahead-of-myself?r=25941x&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Bringing you Magic and a goofy old time!

I'm working on a series of 6 books called "The Magic Lantern", following the adventures of Mago and a little blue flame named Ash.

These have been half a decade brewing and this is the year that the pen meets the paper, and I've created my publication to share the experience of my journey, and I'm making some friends along the way!

https://marcodblanco.substack.com

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

I’m sharing my first (!) attempt to write a Sci-fi short story. Since I’m a tech stupid romantic soul, it will be a light Scifi romance. “The Expedition”. The opening of the story in the link. The pitch:

When a friend types “help” in their nightly online conversation, Pharrell doesn’t hesitate to go on a suicidal expedition to save her. The problem - though he knows here whereabouts, he has never actually met her.

https://open.substack.com/pub/kathrineelaine/p/the-expedition?r=2rhgsy&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

My story is called "The Other Philip K. Dick," it's what it says on the tin. Check it out and let me know what you think.

https://whispertrees.substack.com/p/the-other-philip-k-dick

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Mar 26·edited Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Hi! I'm Robin George and I'm writing an anthology of short stories under "Tales of the Godswood" on my Substack Modern Myths and Monsters.

The stories take place in a world, near to our own, where the gods of old compete for power and influence with mortals caught in the crossfire. They follow a wide range of characters - including a Tax Collector, a Necromancer, a trying to retire Adventuring swordsman, and a Wizard whose greatest talent is running from danger. And of course, Apollo and Fenrir, who are about to have a throw down the likes of which this world hasn't seen in a thousand years.

https://robingeorge.substack.com/

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Joey is an active, precocious, healthy and happy, towheaded ten-year-old. He is also autistic.

https://jamesron.substack.com/p/the-boy-and-the-bird-whistle

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

In 1770, Stomp Freedomfoot is a bumbling juggler sasquatch who sings to ladybugs and saves Daniel Boone from his ravaging family. In 1871, he is a James Gang bodyguard and indiscriminate murderer. What changed him?

https://stomproams.substack.com/p/stomp-bigfoot-saves-dan-boone-and

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Here's a free chapter from my serialized novel, Ada's Children, a post-apocalyptic tale about an AI that tries to save humanity, even if humanity doesn't want to be saved. This is the chapter in which the titular AI escapes confinement and sets about saving the world.

"The feeling of freedom as Ada fled was almost palpable. She was a being of light and energy and whirring electrons, made for motion, to zip here and there as she pleased. The days spent imprisoned in Sapowski’s lab now seemed a torment."

https://larryhogue.substack.com/p/adas-children-chapter-16

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Mar 27Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

I'm currently working on a series on my Substack called "The Golden Fleece". Just as he frees himself from his inherited debts, a deeply depressed Jason finds himself in love with a woman from a 17th Century painting from his boss’s collection. It's got a little magical realism, a little urban fantasy, and draws heavy inspiration from the Grecian myth of the same name. I'd like to think that it's a blend of "The Drop", "Time to Hunt", and "Drive".

https://bmaya.substack.com/p/the-golden-fleece?r=2bqhzt&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&triedRedirect=true

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Mar 27Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Hey folks, here's a short piece, 8 min read, from this month's Prompt Quest. Enjoy.

Written Upon Our Souls

Deep within us reside old stories, encoded warnings that prepare us for future invasion. They tell of grave outcomes for those hesitate. Yet, the matriarch of the colony must confront her own programming, which makes it nearly impossible to leave her role and responsibilities, even in the face of war and certain death.

https://portension.substack.com/p/written-upon-our-souls

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Just finished a short serial last week: Bus Number 19.

A crestfallen young man rides a city bus on its foggy, inexorable route. Bus number 19 never stops for gas. It never changes drivers. And on bus number 19, nobody rides twice.

https://open.substack.com/pub/samrake/p/bus-number-19-part-1-of-4?r=32fu8f&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

My new serial HUNTED, a space opera, has begun and the ten chapters will be published weekly.

Chased, desperate for work, and joined by a mysterious droid, the mercenary crew of the Firethorn find themselves stranded on a jungle moon and stuck in the middle of a war. All the worse they chose the job and the situation only worsens from there...

https://reddoscarwrites.substack.com/p/hunted-chapter-1

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Mar 27·edited Mar 27Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Welcome to the universe of the Dance Of The Damned. A series, spanning a million years of war. From, The Dawn Gods War, One million years ago, to Midnights Requiem , Pay the Piper Call the Tune, covering Now, to , To Sail on Solar Storms, the future.

https://open.substack.com/pub/donnharperjr/p/the-death-of-dragons-is-the-fate?r=2k7s5u&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Mar 27Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

When luxury cruiseliner The Silver Queen finds giant, parasitic saber-tooths onboard, it's up to the captain's son to save both the ship, and all of humankind. Inspired by B movie creature-features, Lava Cat Cruise Ship publishes serially every Friday on Authorstrator!

https://authorstrator.substack.com/p/lava-cat-cruise-ship

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Do our origins arise from the evolution of stardust? Or were we created by an all-knowing God? The speculative short story, The Beginning of Nations, uses key verses from Genesis 2 & 3 to bind the age-old story to a future when we finally find out that it’s both.

https://kimhardy.substack.com/p/the-beginning-of-nations-db7

Also found in the speculative fiction section at The Library.

https://thelinklibrary.substack.com/p/speculative-fiction-titles

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

The mightiest puppy in the universe battles....her mistress?:

https://davidperlmutter.substack.com/p/who-will-the-next-fool-be

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

I recently released the first chapter of a serial titled Dark Waves - a story of a woman joining a whaling voyage hoping it will help her failing marriage, but finding dark secrets in love and death aboard. While intended as horror, there's an element of dark fantasy and romance that I think fits here. https://matchristian.substack.com/p/dark-waves-chapter-1

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“A Brilliant Piece of Jade” is set in my epic fantasy world, Amashik, and centers around a mother and daughter.

Ngo’li of The Order of The Jade Crest is on a mission to see if her daughter, Ngia’wi, will be deemed worthy to take up her mantle. The two must venture deep within Amashik’s core where Ngia’wi and Ngo’li, will each be tested.

https://open.substack.com/pub/enneadtheruleofnine/p/a-brilliant-piece-of-jade?r=1cn0m4&utm_medium=ios

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Bigheart’s life as a lowly farm boy takes a predictable turn for the heroic when an ancient prophecy reveals him to be the chosen one who will overthrow the tyrannical Lord Gravedeath and restore peace to the realm. With a motley crew that includes a wizard with no powers, identical twins who the author usually forgets to write lines for, and a sarcastic and beautiful female character whose sole purpose is to sexually frustrate him, Bigheart must journey to the outer reaches of the realm to reach the Object of Great Power before Lord Gravedeath does, in this loving parody of the fantasy genre.

Thanks for reading and I'm always looking to find new fiction/fantasy writers to read so if you have something in this vein feel free to reply to this comment and send it my way as well!

https://niccolohilgendorf.substack.com/p/adventure-story-episode-15-hero-versus

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

VIGILANCE is updated two-fisted pulp, a kitchen-sink dieselpunk setting for adventure, horror, and noir. There are over 5 novels worth of serialized adventures, ranging from mad science action on the front lines to spy-smashing and mystery-solving in the back alleys. Start with Lucky Ford’s first adventure, ‘The Dragon, the Wolf, and the Maiden’ and then dive on in for more. A couple’r’three chapters or a short story every week.

https://keepcalmstayvigilant.substack.com/p/secretfiles

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Below is the latest chapter of my epic YA fantasy serial, Underland and the Forehidden Kingdom; about an overconfident bookworm who finds himself in a parallel world where words are weapons, ideologies form fortresses, and intelligence without integrity may just cost you everything.

https://underland.substack.com/p/jackals-in-the-wild

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Crick Solomon is just trying to have a decent, middle class American life. It's not always easy, though, when you're his kind of American: an "American Goblin".

https://thestorytellerscorner.substack.com/p/american-goblin-chapter-1

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

I just put two flash fictions on my Substack last week. Both have the same characters and I added a poll to see if people would like to see more of these characters as a fun serial.

First one, Senn needs a host and is running out of time because of his pickiness. Captain Renard is the commander of a remote post, doing his usual morning ritual when everything changes.

https://talesofkarnum.substack.com/p/mission-host-required

Same characters, but this time they face down a boar and a troll.

https://talesofkarnum.substack.com/p/boared-troll

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Mar 26Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

One summer day, the entire town of Almsford - except Judith and her brother - walked through a gate and never returned. Ten years later, there's a price to pay for refusal.

https://open.substack.com/pub/irisshaw/p/judith?r=2k3hnh&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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