Threedak is a simple Dhajtel. Every night she scavenges and hunts for her tribe in the great desert, relying upon her skill and ancestral memories to avoid the night's many dangers. Her life remains largely the same until one night, one of the gleaming angels that hangs in the night sky falls into her desert. Deciding to investigate, she happens upon a scene far beyond her limited understanding.
The Dhajtel aren't alone. The galaxy is far vaster and more hostile than Threedak's people can even begin to comprehend.
Entrusted with the knowledge and memories of a dead race, it will be up to her to forge Dhajtel society into something that can survive the storm that is to come.
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(This novel is heavy on Kingdom/Empire Building and is an attempt at fairly hard (grounded in real science) Science Fiction)
Cover credit to DrakonStorm
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A couple authors with reptile MC's have started a discord, feel free to hang out with us.
A cyborg transhuman escapes her corporate indenture and through unfathomably unlikely circumstances, she ends up in a fantasy world of full of unique magic, angry people with sharp implements, and the whole flavor-spectrum of divine entities. Hilarity ensues.
- No blue boxes or cultivation, this is not a LitRPG nor about martial arts
- Hard-ish Sci-Fi meets hard-ish magic
- Generally trying to keep this "rational"
My primary goal with The Cosmic Interloper is to write something that I myself would enjoy reading. Of course, that’s not the only motivation, but I think it’s the most important one for me to keep in mind, especially as the author. In fact, this whole story came about because after consuming oodles of fiction, I found myself craving a very specific type of story which I couldn’t find many examples of. Then I asked myself, “why not write it myself?” and here we are.
In general, while I’m not writing a comedy, I do intend for this story to be funny and a bit wacky or absurd. That said though, I am using this story as a vehicle to explore some potentially dark topics including (but not limited to) slavery, speciesism/racism, and existential questions of self, consciousness, and identity. Still, I’m going to leave the “traumatizing content” tags off, because I don’t feel that what I’ve written so far (or plan on writing) exceeds the threshold that would be necessary for me to tag it thusly.
Also, [insert your favorite boilerplate “views expressed” disclaimer here]. I shouldn’t need to say this, but the main character can be wrong on occasion (gasp!) and the way she views the world is not the objective truth (if such a thing even exists).
WELCOME TO THE RETROFUTURE!
Join sassy space cat Lee and his Desert Eagle-toting, soda-swigging human partner, Ali, in a future that never was. Board the dynamic duo’s ship, the mythical Kitty, as they bounty-hunt their way through a solar system where the Soviets got to the Moon first; where space is a faceless and lawless void; where cats talk and pizza comes in a can. It’s a historical future as only the 80s could have built it—so lock and load and shout Cowabunga! because it’s crime-fightin’ time!
KITTY KITTY contains 3 books of 8 episodes (24 episodes in total)
• Part 1: Available on amazon right here! - The first episode is free on Royal Road
• Part 2: Episodes 9-16 -- Summer 2021
• Part 3: Episodes 17-24 -- Winter 2022
Want to learn more? Check my website!
Authors: Quentin Raffoux & Aliénor Rossi
Artist: Théo Saragas
Humanity enters the galaxy and makes First Contact, only to begin to realize that not everything is at it seems. It appears that the galactic alien community has forgotten to invent some rather important economic concepts that human civilization has taken for granted.
This is a look at a hypothetical galactic scale barter economy, how that would work, or how as one of our main characters Sarah realizes... it doesn't.
And as the galaxy falls apart at the seams, it's up to the best and brightest in humanity to put things back together.
Story contains a lot about markets, logistics, development, and the best and worst of human history. Not so much Space Marines nuking aliens.
If you enjoyed the trade negotiations and Senate politics in the Star Wars prequels, and wished that there was an entire standalone story consisting solely of those parts, this might be for you!
Galactic Economics is also posted on reddit here.
On hiatus until May 10th; catch up now so you can start reading serially when the new chapters arrive!
All the cool kids are reading it... How about you?
In a future of robots and CRTs, Atlanta is the most powerful city in the world. And in that city, twentysomething slacker Morgan Harding dreams of being able to live a normal, peaceful life... until they're given cybernetic superpowers and forced to become a hero. Together with a mysterious sentient robot and an overworked college student, they must keep Atlanta safe from the technological threats that arise... pretty much constantly... Sigh.
ATL is divided into several novel or novella-sized stories, and the entire first season is online on Royal Road for you to gobble up like a robot filling up at a power socket.
And if you're itching for more, always know you can read the story at its official website where it updates sooner than here. Don't be late!
An average man is given the chance to reincarnate into the Star War Universe with some benefits to help him survive in the brutal galaxy filled with death and adventure. However, he isn't getting the disney animated version where all the bad stuff is shunted to the side, and the lines of good and evil are black and white. The lines in this universe are so grey and blurred, sometimes you can't even tell what is good and evil. So why bother? Make your own lines.
(Cover is not mine, saw it at https://swfanon.fandom.com/wiki/Gillian_Skirata and I thought it looked pretty cool and relevant to the story, so I am using it for the cover, if you are the owner and you want it gone, PM me)
(Currently I am unable to write due to insane loads of schoolwork + my job, additionally I have fallen out of the SW vibe/mood which inspired me to write this story so while I do have loads of draft's and plans for this story it's unlikely for me to release a chapter for the time being, after that it looks much more promising)
A young engineer with photographic memory dies after choking on a pretzel. He is reincarnated in a fantasy world as a dungeon core. Having near infinite knowledge from Earth, and infinitesimal common sense, he begins to shape his dungeon into the ultimate factory of resources. Collect all the things! Automate all the systems! Even adventurers can be farmed! And if a few world governments collapse in the process, well, it’s all for the sake of science!
This story is like if Factorio was about dungeons, played by someone with ADHD.
Warning, lots of numbers and spreadsheets. Arithmophobes beware!
Six centuries into the future and light-years into outer space, the only thing that has not changed is the struggles of the human condition. The desires for power, love and survival persist in Tales of the Terrace Republic, a military space thriller that forges one flawed everyman into a hero.
Phillip Murphy is a veteran from a war that ended a decade ago. He hasn’t had a promotion in a long time, and the shrinking armed forces have not been friendly. The Terrace Navy puts him at the helm of a meager torpedo boat – a career-ending assignment.
But a routine space patrol finds his ship nearly ambushed by fighters, and when he tails them back to their base, Phillip discovers an anomaly – the investigation of which will change the course of his life forever.
Cover Art By Christian Buck
The bright red light of the flames swallowed her vision but soon that red light transformed into a blue hue and she was dragged into that light.
It was too bright and she was forced to close her eyes, she was blinded — even though she was already dead.
After being pulled into the light she began to feel annoyed as her skin was irritated by some kind of rough sand.
By the time she opened her eyes. She could see the full view of the sky. It was blue and there were clouds scattered about.
‘Ugh, is this Hell?’
She stated as she rubbed her head with her fluffy and furry ‘hand’.
She looked at her ‘hands’ and her mouth opened wide. Her hands had become soft and fluffy paws of a white-furred beast with purple spots.
‘What the hell?’
She touched her face with her paws and confirmed that it too did not belong to a human. Below, she felt something was moving, she can tell as if it was another limb connected to her.
‘Don’t tell me!’
Turning her head around, she found a seven-inch tail sticking out behind.
‘Phew!’ She felt relieved that it wasn’t what she thought it was.
“These soft and paws, this cuddly fluffy hair, this cute tail — ah shit, did I become a beast after my death or have I been dreaming of being human as a beast all this time? If it is the latter that is one long and realistic dream.”
[It’s the former, stupid *]
Said a woman’s voice from in her head.
As always thank you for reading, also the image in the cover is not mine, I found it on Pinterest and thought it was cool and suitable. All credits got to the illustrator.
Also, this is a new type of story that I have not read about yet. Basically I am writing an evolution novel without prior knowledge so I don't really know what is considered cliche in this genre.
Or, at least, so they thought. Peeling back the veil of time, The Empire of Sol has uncovered vestiges of a secret genetic program on the far flung planet of Hod. The advent of the Empire’s ancient enemy could upset the careful balance of power throughout in the Sol System.
When Hod is invaded by the Empire, Andros Aeton is pressed into their service and his people are held hostage. Unbeknownst to him, factions within the Empire vie to use him to their own ends. He must claim his heritage if he has any hope of escaping the clutches of the forces that seek to use him."
This is a work in progress. Major editing will be done after the book is complete, so there will be egregious typos and parts that make no sense whatsoever. Please feel free to point any and all of these things out. Chapters WILL get edited, and that editing might break earlier chapters. I will attempt to keep readers apprised of all changes. As always, feedback is welcome and appreciated.
The Scourge Wars Universe
Evolve: The Scourge Wars Book 1 (published)
Adapt: The Scourge Wars Book 2 (published)
Resist: The Scourge Wars Book 3 (published)
Path of Divinity
Path of Divinity (Read on RoyalRoad)
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The pursuit of knowledge and the pursuit of happiness. That’s all Dream ever wanted. As he grew up though, his naivety vanished and he found that the world was nothing more than a prison that would allow neither of those things. However, after giving himself up to the endless abyss expecting to disappear, he found himself awoken in a new world!
Magic, skills, science, technology, and the secrets of the universe within his reach.
Dream found everything he ever needed and wanted, and alongside a twin pair of magical fox princesses, he would go on to unintentionally dominate the lands with his unprecedented ability to fuse the world of the arcane with the world of science.
Img cred: Alicexz
Imagine you were trapped. Not on a deserted island, but lightyears away from Earth on a distant moon. Then you might be Lucas Anderson.
It's the year 2036. Mankind has discovered two wormholes into foreign worlds; much to our misfortune.
Near the isolated town of Ernstburgh, two college students have just disappeared, likely due to the beings that came through the wormholes.
Seeking to escape his depressing day-to-day life, 20-year old Lucas Anderson decides to investigate the disappearances, only become a victim himself, too.
Once he wakes up on a distant moon, he knows he must get back to Earth. On his quest, he meets several aliens and eventually the two college students. Together, they embark on an interstellar adventure of galactic proportions, seeking to understand the truth behind what's going on.
New chapters will be released every Sunday, if possible, around 18:00 GMT+1. Occasional bonus content is released on Tuesdays.
Jay Thomas was your typical high school boy obsessed with sports, video games, and girls. He has his whole life planned out ahead of him after graduating from high school, or at least he did until having a fateful encounter with God.
During the summer between his junior and senior year Jay was confronted by a strange voice in his head that asked him to become the first ever “Cosmic Entity.” At first Jay thought he was going crazy, but soon he learned just how real the voice in his head was.
Overnight Jay’s world was flipped inside out after being turned into an immortal and becoming the Infinity Plane’s first Cosmic Entity. Now he’s tasked with creating entire universes and managing over existence itself!
The Infinity Plane!
A world where imagination and creativity are the only limits! Kind of...
Join Jay as he enters an entirely new world of...well, world creation! What are World Games? Will Jay become the most powerful Cosmic Entity of all? And is it okay to make it rain dogs on Sundays? Honestly? Only time will tell.
Important things to know for this series:
This story is told through our main character's perspective, however, the setting and lens of the story changes frequently to see what's going on throughout his universes.
You will experience various adventures, cultures, civilizations, wars, and story-lines throughout the entire book.
I'm always willing to take new ideas or answer questions about the book, so feel free to leave a comment and let me hear your thoughts!
It's important to note that this book is inspired by karami92’s World Keeper.
[Draft. Will be edited properly when completed] The planet gets wiped out by a deadly virus called the Neo-Virus or Neo-Plague, the only ones left are the ones who are immune or didn't get turned by the virus' capabilities. Neo-genes are the results of the Neo-Virus - mutated but alive human beings with a vicious need to kill humans.
Diana is an immune human who has been cowardly from the start, only surviving because of the help of others. But will that change? She gets involved in something she should have left alone, putting her and other survivors in danger and slowing down her mission in finding her lost brother.
-Book 1.1 of the Neo-Virus Series
Note: Neo-Genes are not zombies! Please do not confuse them to be zombies! They are not undead or rotting or mindless XD
Rohan belonged to the INCOCF or the International Coalition Opposing Climate Failure. The INCOCF's goal was to stop the climate from getting any worse, and if possible, making it better. It gathered the best scientists around the world, the best engineers, and the most high-tech equipment for the sake of saving Earth and humanity as we know it. Nothing was out-of-bounds in this coalition. They studied anything and everything all for the sake of stopping climate change.
But Rohan wasn't any ordinary scientist. He was the lead scientist of the INCOCF, and he studied all sciences. Biology, chemistry, physics, nothing escaped his grasp. He learned everything he could, sometimes even dabbling in political sciences and other such things. He held the most influence in the world as well as being the most well-known man of his time.
Unfortunately, however, Rohan's and the INCOCF's efforts were in vain. As the last humans alive, Rohan and his team realized everything was over. But salvation came to them in the form of a blue screen, declaring that they have reached the threshold of extinction and are now joining the multi-verse.
Was this blue box saving them, or guiding them to an even worse fate?
Either way, it was time for humanity to be introduced to the multiverse. And along with it, science.
In an age of fungal computers inside people's heads, the boundaries between reality and illusion are much harder to distinguish.
Three teenage girls, living on the colony ship Horus One as it makes its thirty-year journey across space, have found themselves in an awkward romantic triangle. After some dramatic discussions and love confessions, they have decided to try out an unconventional relationship-- they're going to date each other. This is their story, one week in.
This is a one-shot story prototype. If it's popular, I will probably end up making a full novel out of it.
Cover art taken from Manase (??). Check them out, please, please.
Soldier First will be shifting to a monthly update schedule while I work out some kinks in the plot.
BRS Limited is looking for answers after the genius programmer behind a radical new biotechnology goes on the run with their intellectual property.
After an awkward period of amnesia during a mission in Africa, Butcher is looking for answers of his own. So he reluctantly agrees to let the enigmatic company use him as a test subject while he tracks down the mind behind the technology. Butcher doesn't really understand this talk of "stats", "skills" and "classes", though, and the deeper her digs, the stranger things become.
Because even as Butcher changes, he realizes that the world around him is also changing in ways that only he can see, but which could have terrifying consequences for the whole planet.
This story is a work in progress and subject to frequent revisions.
[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]
Carl Hart, a terminally ill 17yo pro gamer whose career had just been derailed, living in a 22nd century world that is falling apart at the seams, finds a golden opportunity when full-dive technology finally hits the market and takes it by storm. The hotly anticipated fantasy adventure that comes with it, Immortal Frontier, promises to change people's dismal lives forever. Restricted to mature audience, this wondrous realm hides myriad deadly challenges that make the hearts of seasoned warriors palpitate. Undeterred by the obstacles of callous fate, Carl resolves to take them all on as his real body crumbles.
But will he make it in time?
Everyone knows the story of how a Chosen Hero from Earth is summoned to fight against a great and terrible Evil. What happens when there is no terrible evil, the summoners are just as bad as the threat, or the Earther is just seen as tool to be used and tossed aside?
The Terran Otherworldly Advocacy League was formed by previous victims of summoning abuse who vowed to put a stop to it once and for all. In an infinite multiverse with Worlds whose cultures and moralities range from that of a Fairytale to utter Grimdark, the brave members of T.O.A.L put their skills to the test to find cases of summoning abuse wherever it may be and put a stop to it.
At the forefront of most of these missions is Artyom Choi, one of T.O.A.L's founding members and captain of the Terran Defense League, the military branch of the organization. His latest mission is to investigate the presence of Earth culture in a World where there has been no sign of any Earther summonings in fear that a new, undetectable method of summoning has been discovered. Despite this World being ranked as one of the most innocent around, Artyom still carries much emotional baggage and cynicism from his previous countless missions to some of the most morally corrupt Worlds out there. Will Artyom be able to fulfill his mission while harboring such misanthropy, or will the innocence of this world rekindle his faith in the the multiverse?
Quick disclaimer: Partway through the story, it might start to feel like the story is headed towards being a very generic isekai power fantasy, but I urge you to stick around until at least chapter 14-15 where things start to change, and it might recapture your interest!
[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]