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  1. David McLeod
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    David McLeod writes stories set both in a medieval fantasy world and in various Earth-analogues that touch that world from time to time. While admitting a debt to a youth wasted on fantasy and role-playing games, his goal is to bring fresh heroes, villains, and ordinary people into worlds different, but not so different, from our own.

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  1. Global Explorer II

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 01/31/2015 (Updated: 09/30/2015)

    Genres: Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure
    • teen
    • psionics
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • first time
    • modern

    The kids of the Global Explorer and schools throughout the world show that they can make a difference. Armed with science leavened with a touch of magic*, they help bring the Enlightenment to the most closed societies of Earth.
    [*It’s magic only until you understand it.]

    • 42 Chapters
    • 107,660 Words
    • 64,092 Views
    • 38 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  2. Thermai Vignettes

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 08/06/2014 (Updated: 12/13/2014)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • child
    • magic
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • first time
    • medieval

    A continuation of the events in "Prometheus Wakens." Please see the Story Note for more.

    • 2 Chapters
    • 5,419 Words
    • 4,004 Views
    • 6 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  3. Global Explorer

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 07/03/2014 (Updated: 10/09/2014)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure, General Fantasy
    • teen
    • psionics
    • gay
    • first time
    • serious
    • 20th century

    On the Global Explorer, science, espionage, and environmental activism meet Sea Cadets enrolled in a United Nations science program. The goal of the Explorer’s crew? To save the world from global warming, widespread hunger, pollution, post-Soviet Russian thuggery, and a myriad things adults created but that their children must solve.

    • 14 Chapters
    • 82,567 Words
    • 26,583 Views
    • 51 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. Translator III: Dragon Warrior

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 04/07/2014 (Updated: 07/23/2014)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure, General Fantasy
    • teen
    • mages
    • psionics
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • ancient times

    Phillip has found his dragon; now, he must decide whether to become a dragon rider or fulfill his oath to take Argon to his home, a place that lies perhaps 40,000 years in the past—or the future.

    • 12 Chapters
    • 42,299 Words
    • 20,264 Views
    • 15 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. Pilots II

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 03/27/2014 (Updated: 07/14/2014)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure, General Fantasy
    • teen
    • magic
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • first time
    • medieval

    Two boys from Earth Analogue III awaken on World, and learn that if they ever will fly again they must find a dragon. You may recall that these boys, Paul and Larry, died when their plane crashed on a search and rescue mission north of J’ville, Wyoming.

    • 14 Chapters
    • 50,999 Words
    • 21,215 Views
    • 13 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  6. 0300 Book 3 3. 0300

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 01/10/2014 (Updated: 04/22/2014)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Soft Sci-Fi
    • child
    • psionics
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • first time
    • military

    This is a continuation of "0300 Books 1 and 2," and parallels the second of those.

    • 20 Chapters
    • 89,577 Words
    • 43,433 Views
    • 21 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. Prometheus Wakens

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 11/30/2013 (Updated: 03/24/2014)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • child
    • magic
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • first time
    • ancient times

    If you’ve read “Protector of Children” you may remember Lucas. That particular Lucas lives (or lived or will live) in Earth Analogue IV, one not unlike the one in which you are reading this except that its inhabitants include the Greek gods and at least one titan. The narrative which follows occurs (or occurred or will occur) in Earth Analogues V and VII.

    • 19 Chapters
    • 70,015 Words
    • 23,243 Views
    • 6 Comments
    • Mature
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  8. Refuge

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 10/25/2012 (Updated: 01/05/2014)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • child
    • magic
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • first time
    • modern

    Neither the old gods nor their younger helpmates have been able to stop the coming collapse of civilization. Something more is needed. An ark, a refuge, a place where hurt, abused, abandoned, and thrown-away children can feel safe ... maybe, be safe. This is a sequel to "Nemesis" and "Protector of Children."

    • 10 Chapters
    • 45,244 Words
    • 17,439 Views
    • 12 Comments
    • Mature
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  9. Durch Ferne Welten und Zeiten

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 08/12/2013 (Updated: 12/05/2013)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • teen
    • mages
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • first time
    • medieval

    Earth and World intersect; boys move from one to the other; familiar stories meet in unfamiliar ways, all ruled by magic.

    • 13 Chapters
    • 49,178 Words
    • 20,850 Views
    • 6 Comments
    • Mature
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  10. Arthur in Eblis

    By David McLeod, in Fiction. 08/07/2013 (Updated: 11/09/2013)

    Genres: Fantasy
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy
    • child
    • mages
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • first time
    • medieval

    Sometime in the remote past, a tween named Arthur leaves Arcadia to seek his friend, kidnapped by slavers and taken to Eblis, the land of dark magic and evil. Armed only with his wits, inchoate magic, and a dagger, Arthur begins a Heroes Journey.

    • 18 Chapters
    • 41,355 Words
    • 39,509 Views
    • 30 Comments
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