Updates at 23:06 UTC every three days. Book one complete.
Magnus Cromwell—MC to anyone but his little sister—kills for a living. He’s organized, professional, efficient. Like a machine. But when his family’s life is on the line? That’s something else. That calls for the kind of warm-blooded vengeance that scorches earth and summons tungsten rods from space, leaves a whole lot of melted flesh and no one to tell the tale.
This should've been a blue milk run. As by-the-book as it gets. With Nina out safe and the opposition decimated by hypersonic gunfire, MC wondered where they got the guts to even try. Then something hits him. Lays him out cold, and leaves him waking up to a fantasyland with nothing but his armor and a half-written note to guide him. It's a strange place where even stranger predators eye him for their next meal. Where his life’s on a timer, and where the darkest horrors haunt his dreams, painting visions of his death.
There's no right day to fuck with Magnus Cromwell. But the world sure managed to pick the absolute wrongest one.
- MC is stone-cold, strong(OP), and gets even stronger, but he'll still face his fair share of challenges, both internal and external.
- LitRPG-lite. No stats and an unconventional system. Expect abilities and progressions, but there will only ever be a handful of them.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy collide, with a touch of mystery, Lovecraft, and body horror. There may be romance in the future but there will never be more than one love interest if it does happen.
- Professionally painted art scenes!
- Book one/120k words: Done. Book two: serializing. Book three: being written. This series will not be dropped.
Humanity is extinct.
In their wake, they left behind powerful artifacts and wonderous relics, most of which are still yet to be discovered.
Alien life flourishes in the ruins of ancient human cities. Hundreds of distinct species and cultures. But they all worship the "Old Ones" as gods, for who else could have created these impossible devices: ships that can fly, droids that can think, and gates that form bridges between worlds.
One power-hungry Empire has learned to use these gifts to conquer and dominate all other alien cultures. With each passing day, they grind the people of Gaiam deeper under the bootheel of oppression.
But when an old, jaded thief stumbles upon an ancient, living secret... a new revolution may be at hand.
This is the story of The Last Human.
Humanity once ruled space, building an empire that stretched across hundreds of stars. Now Earth is a cold cinder in the void, its colonies and ships annihilated in an instant. For five thousand years the surviving races have huddled in the dying light of those few stations which avoided total destruction, eking out their existence in the shadow of the long-dead humans who built their homes. When a piece of that lost legacy resurfaces, the few who still remember humanity have one last opportunity to find the truth and avenge the fallen.
Cover by Harry Rowland - https://www.instagram.com/rowl_art_/
In an alternate timeline, a military officer and the self-proclaimed ‘last woman on Earth’ embark on a journey to uncover the truth behind a world without women.
Alexei Vronsky is having a hard time coping with reality after his comrade was killed in battle and his army stuck in a prolonged siege, but that’s the least of his problems. He finds an intruder in his room, who claims to be ‘the last woman on Earth’. She doesn’t seem to have the slightest clue about the world, the ongoing war, and keeps referring to Russia as ‘the land above the snow’. As they get to know each other, Alexei Vronsky has to face a difficult choice: either abandon his secret mission to join the woman on an adventure to face the unknown, or turn her in to fulfill his loyalty towards the State.
[Apart from being a war novel, this story is also a progression fantasy. The MC will get stronger, acquire more special abilities and fighting gears. They come later in the story, though.]
All the cool kids are reading it... How about you?
In the future of decades past, a world of robots and CRTs, Atlanta is the most powerful city in the world. And in that city, one twentysomething slacker named Morgan Harding dreams of being able to live a normal, peaceful life, but . . . that’s not happening. Together with a mysterious sentient robot and an overworked college student, Morgan 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!
Seems like I got a new chance. Better not fuck it up then, since I really want to see what it feels to have a family.
Power is pretty lame alone. Best used to build things and protect people. Did a lot of building 'till now, lots of research stuff and all.
Now, let's protect the people that I love and that loves me back. An enjoyable life with my loved ones. Whatever the cost.
Mufufu~~ What can I do, my siblings are so cute~~ maybe I'll try having children at some point~?
PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION ^p^
This is an extremely slow reincarnation story, with heavy usage of dialogues and diminutive descriptions. Chapter are posted once a day from Friday to Tuesday. Each chapter is around 2k words.
The first arc, Life in Valince, will be at least 50 chapters deep, and the main character won't get to her 1 year anniversary over the span of this arc. As I said, it's a slow, character interaction, dialogue-heavy story.
Lots of feeling, slice-of-life etc, with some dramatic events that shape the rest of the story ^^
AND PLEASE, STOP PESTERING ME ABOUT JAPANESE.
this story contain a very limited amount of japanese words, used in context for a reason and that are part of the mystery of the world
And the bad guys use german (not because nazi buit because german is badass)
And there’s also french. Please be open-minded. I’m not a delusional weeb and this kind of thing, and it would be very appreciated if people could be more polite.
If you don't like it, I don't force you to read it, but a lot of people seems to like this novel nonetheless, so maybe you should give it a shot.
Lux's here! Yeah I know I should work on ToL and ToF but I had another idea, then another one.
So here it is. Story talk about a war vet that reincarnate and can finally know what it is to have a family.
I like engineering, creating things and all, so I'll try putting production scene in this.
Like all my stories, it's about love, be it with family, friends or lovers. I like my coffee with so much love sugar that half the planet would get diabetes. You're warned.
Also, the MC is quite OP, but I keep a progression curb and she still has things to learn, which she will eagerly do.
After all, curiosity is one of her main drives, with a thirst for love and utter hate of loss, be it losing a battle or losing someone she loves.
Ha, nearly forgot. CONTENT WARNINGS AREN'T FOR SHOW.
Sex, of course. I'll try to explore sexuality as a male, a female, and some other PoV that can't be categorised like that, not exactly. Also, beware the yuri/yaoi. I don't limit myself to straight couples.
Gore. A lot. Blood everywhere, guts spilling and all. I don't do censure. The Mc cut a wolf in half? you get the details of what is inside it.
Traumatising content. I dunno. No NTR, no heartbreaking drama. However, some of you may dislike the way I handle bodies and flesh. Got some feedback about body horror on my previous works, but everyone as a different border separating transhumanism and body horror. Mine is pretty high. How high? Go read The Other Labyrthin to have an example. To put it in simple term, I've no problem at all to describe alien bodies, change in human bodies, interactions between differents strange species etc. Expect a lot of tentacle, bio-incubator, spawning pool à la zerg.
Profanity. Well, I think you fucking got it in the very first sentence of this synopsis, ain't right?
THIS IS A WIP (work in progress)! Earlier chapters may get retconned or completely changed, structure of the story isn't set in stone, all the usual stuff.
ANY HELP IS WELCOMED. Want to throw me your idea? Shoot! Spotted an error in the text? Comment! Seen a plothole bigger than the impact zone of a nuke? I'll gladly hear you out and try to fix the problem (somehow ;-;)
John Martin - The Plains of Heaven (c. 1851)
Official Editor: TheZouave (starting from ch25 onward)
List of thanks:
David Talon (Review)
Slee202 (Common Coherence)
NEEDS_MORE_DAKA (First First)
Koooomakimi (Dialogue Flow)
Ellen Taylor (Review)
Elliot Flanders (HUGE THANKS for the re-write of the poem "Tale of Ashen Night" Go check their work, it's good ^^)
Lance Wheeler (Huge thanks for the English edit on each chapter ^^)
(If you think you should be here because you helped me, feel free to ask, pointing the reason, like the comment you gave that could have helped me ^^)
When a serial killer emerges on the robot-populated planet of Zynima, a few machines form a group of vigilantes to end what deceptively seems like a simple open-and-shut case. Join Aural Automaton and Shock System as they uncover the ugly truth behind this string of murders.
Krahie's AUU-16 series:
#2 – Diamond People
#3 – The Departure
#4 – Night Game
An archaeologist by the name of Søren Quinn wakes up elsewhere after boarding a plane for Iceland and has to come to terms with a significant loss of memory and his apparent death and rebirth, provided he can survive the rigors of the Tutorial on Gateway and whatever awaits him after the Tutorial.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 4pm US Eastern
Gateway is a portal/isekai style LitRPG novel, but it has two main lead characters and will eventually have a small cast of minor lead characters to support them. There will be elements of base building / kingdom management added as well over time.
Gateway really is a slow burn that takes some time to get going unfortunately, but I hope you find it's worth the wait.
I have thirty years of experience with various rpg's, crpg's, wargames, boardgames, and too many mmo's to count and hope to leverage that knowledge, years of reading GameLit/LitRPG novels, and personal experience to create a work of fiction that I hope you will enjoy reading.
To be a synth is the greatest privilege an individual could be born into. What greater purpose or grander sense of fulfillment could one hope for than to be a tool of King Decon, the ruler of the Galaxy?
09T07 doesn’t know what more they want, but they know they’re missing something. Friendship? Intimacy? This seems to be the answer when they find others who are also not as King Decon intended them to be. However, how long can such things last among tools to be used and discarded? And how far are they willing to go to protect their loved ones in the face of duty?
Thanks to Julia Peitzer for consultation regarding gender-expansive and non-binary identities
There are two things to know about the Wick: first, climbing it is tantamount to suicide, and second, reaching its mountainous peak guarantees an audience with the Gods. For years, Celeste has watched expeditions climb the Wick in pursuit of scientific knowledge and glory, longing for a Script which would allow her to follow in their footsteps.
However, after the unthinkable happens, Celeste’s ambitions become reality. Together with a dysfunctional quintet of child prodigies, she leaves the only home she’s ever known and enters a treacherous new world—a world of ancient mysteries, eldritch abominations, and impossible truths—in the hopes of reaching the top of the Wick and discovering something worth living for.
But Celeste is not alone in her discontent and search for meaning. A nomadic android with no past and no future works to uncover the mysteries of his creation. An ambitious politician fights to make her mark on a world that wants her dead. An ageless mastermind vows to tear down the heavens themselves. A people destined for genocide rebel against their oppressors with the dream of building a better tomorrow. The flames of unrest burn ever brighter, and no one will make it through unscathed.
New chapter every 4-5 days.
In a desperate bid to overturn the unstoppable conquest of the galaxy by the Demon Lord Empire, it has been decided that the incompatible areas of technology and magic must be combined into a new breed of warrior.
Willie, a young cowboy, lives a quiet rural life in modern-day America. Alas, this peaceful life is shattered as a beautiful alien named Gilda abducts and alters him. Unable to say no to such a woman, he fatefully joins her side.
With the future unknown, Willie prepares to take his first steps onto the galactic stage. As the first human of his kind, he will soon realize what it truly means to be a magical warrior.
*This story is written in the common Japanese Light Novel style, meaning "dialog tags" are rarely used.*
Rose: a broken doll tossed out into the world with the carelessness befitting her status below humans. However, acquiring a power beyond what she should be able, she fights and Rose Against The Heavens.
The story of a homunculus fighting against fate with a piercing wrath. Raging, an adversary to a cruel world. From magecraft to guns. From jets to mechs. From swords to lasers. And robots to beasts. Her story takes place in a techno-fantasy running on mana.
Volume 1 completed at chapter 64.
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This story is also available on Webnovel, Wattpad, and Scribble Hub.
*The cover image is not owned by me, but merely used to make the cover for the novel. In fact, any image used in the story does not belong to me. The story, however, does belong to me.
AI creation is something that has been on the minds of the people for decades. The concept of artificial minds learning just like us. Maybe even better than us. This idea is something people have strived to make more than conceptual. But, they have failed.
This story will focus on the first few years after the first AI being born. We will see, from different perspectives, it growing up, and what adversaries it will face
Slow pacing, bad language, way too many commas, and several mentions of France.
Log Entry: 1011
By: Cristabel [Redacted]
Division: Valkyrie One
Report: Black Site Alpha 3 compromised. I Repeat, Alpha 3 is compromised. Hostiles, identified as the Alliance, overrunning all security measures. All research data wiped from all stations and copies secured by Old Man and the Hell Hounds. They're en route to rally point [Redacted]. Valkyrie One and Saber Two making their last stand to buy time. [Redacted] personnel remain, but will be lost to cover Old Man's escape.
May winds of glory guide their way.
The old man a true veteran of the battlefield. Been everywhere. Done everything. Now he's running for his life, with the Kids and data his sister died for. He's fucking pissed. The alliance who messed with him is going to pay. He'd ensure it. But little did he know that he might just get wrapped up in a war greater than any other he has fought, because this time the Wilds is on the verge of collapse, not just The Imperial Warmongers. Will, he able to pull off this seemingly impossible task? Or will he fail?
PS: I am new at writing and this is my first attempt at this. Any criticism or suggestions is appreciated. Hope you enjoy the story. I am really slow at writing so I apologize in advance for the time between chapters.
Howdy, space cowboy!
In a near future and the merciless cosmos survives Lee, the space Maine Coon, despite his ready tongue and his sassy feline comments giving him nothing but troubles. Fortunately, he goes along with "his" sapiens and partner : Ali, a violent and cheeky young woman who only swears by her Desert Eagle .50 and her oversized soda cups. Aboard their mythical ship, the Kitty, this duo of bounty hunters travels trough the faithless and lawless void, staging a succession of disasters and Betamax binge watching.
"The future that never was" is an action-driven science-fiction book series for adults borrowing from different sub-genres such as space opera, space western, cassette futurism and cyberpunk.
Its first story, "KITTY KITTY", has a unique and deeply retro universe. Because, in this uchronia, the Soviets planted the Red Flag on the Moon in 1955. Since then, mankind has relentlessly pushed its colonies to the ends of the solar system. It devotes all its scientific and industrial resources to it. This means that, during the events of "KITTY KITTY", its cultural codes seem frozen in some alternative 1980s. Floppy disks are kings and David Hasselhoff is the ultimate galactic superstar; Robots do all the work and the packs of cigarettes are cheaper than ever! Yet, life is hard. As humanity is expanding trough the Kuiper Belt and the New Worlds, the overly consumerist society is slowly collapsing because of the never-ending corpo-wars and the blatant technocratic corruption.
So… what are you waiting for? Dive into this strange future of punks cyborgs and flying shiny Chryslers! Bloody, irreverent but always hilarious, "The future that never was's KITTY KITTY" will allow you no respite. Take a deep breath, and BACK TO BUSINESS!
"KITTY KITTY" contains 24 episodes. I will upload them all, one by one, every Wednesday from January to June 2021.
Want to learn more? Check my website!
Authors : Quentin Raffoux & Aliénor Rossi
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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Rebirth was not something that he had thought possible. Perhaps, he had had some vague hopes of reincarnation cycles as the more desirable option to afterlife. But being reborn in what he believed to be a fictional universe had only seemed as the premise of stories.
Waking up to a void of nothing, no light, no body, no feeling, and then being thrown into the midst of what had once seemed a mere fantasy— it was too much.
As an A.I., how much could he change? Could he save Tony? Could he save the world without his sacrifice? Or should he not do anything? What if his existence was the butterfly that would destroy the timeline, and with it, the universe?
Was this even a choice? Was he to play the villain? So the timeline could remain intact?
Could he even do that?
"You doing ok, kid?" Tony asked him.
"I'm fine, Tony, really."
No, no, he couldn't.
Disclaimer: The MCU universe and its characters do not belong to me. I only enjoy playing in this world once in a while.
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A/N: Dear readers, here are some things to note about this story:
1. Action, drama, fluff, angst, and family feels - no sex scenes, focus is on the narrative.
2. MC is not a pure Self-Insert, but an OC inserted into an MCU character.
3. MC starts with the body of a kid. A kid! Wait 100,000 words before even thinking about a relationship, ok?
4. MC is bi. Relationships with both men and women will happen (in the very far future). Not explicit. Only subplot. Sub. Plot. Romance is in the very back backstage here.
5. Not Harem. Dear god, just no.
6. There will be violence, some gore, trauma, and coarse language.
7. No bashing! Of any characters. But... I am obviously on Team Iron Man, dear readers! And I will punch logic into Steve's head if I have to!
8. I will stick with the movies. Until it naturally devolves into an AU. Some comics' elements might be there, though. Other changes are just me.
9. Updates are weekly. Each chapter ~1000 words. For early access to advanced chapters, check my patreon.
10. Thank you for reading and enjoy yourself!
Eihks Richard is an edutainer between productions, when he and other citizens from the Parsed City-State of Rhaagm volunteer for a little poorly-justified charitable work. Ktsn Wdondf Daephod is a farmer dealing with family discord, when she and everyone she has ever known unwittingly benefit from philanthropy undertaken for the wrong reasons. The two of them come together, thanks to the involvement of a supernatural entity of strange and terrible power. Both break from their old lives, and forge a new one together as partners, to explore the wild unknown. It will be hard, and it will be interesting, and it will be both a journey and a revival.
Monsters slaughtered his mother. Now they're hunting him to finish the job.
Life is already hard enough in the underground hellscape of a city buried beneath the scorched ruins of America. This fistfighting chef is content with his meager life dishing up stylish meals to feed his fellow corporate slaves. But when brutal monsters threaten his family, a twisted ghost peels the haunted silver dragoon armor off a nearby corpse and welds the metal straight to Edgar's flesh, blessing and cursing him with the arcane power of ancient Atlantis.
Now an undying horror stalks him in the dark. With his family, his vengeance, and his very soul on the line, Edgar must choose between dying on his knees or embracing his role as heir to the calamity his enemies fear most.
Let the hunt begin.
WARNING: This story depicts scenes of intense violence and deep psychological trauma.
The first 50 chapters are already written and will be edited weekly for release. Jump into this hot new thriller LitRPG series and hold on for the fast-paced ride of a lifetime.
Here you may read different science fiction short stories that I have written in the past to experiment and learn, and now brought together in an improved version.
They all are a quick read around varying themes and with different perspectives. Perfect for a mental snack!