I’ve touted Firecracker as a godpunk webserial but the truth is I have my own questions about that.
I haven’t quite managed to pin down an exact definition of godpunk. As far as I understand it, godpunk is all about the mythological gods of old existing in the modern world. Now, are there rules attached?
What if I created a brand-new god with a whole new mythology and plopped her down into the modern world?
For all intents and purposes, Cassandra Baron is a god, a deity engineered by ancient aliens. She’s got the awesome powers to prove it too. She roams the earth in search of clues to mending her broken sister. During her search, she encounters the Rath, a powerful wolven race, older than the vampires. She becomes embroiled in a feud between factions. A brutal attack sets the young god on the warpath and she vows to bring the entire race to its knees.
Does a story like that still count as godpunk?
I suppose it would have been simpler to make her some ancient Egyptian or African deity, then I would have known for sure but that would have been a whole other story.
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Webserial Status: Ongoing
Imagine a woman who can walk across realms, a transdimensional nomad, if you will.
She’s taken up residence on a non-magical planet called Earth. She, a wayfarer, lives there in peace until unknown enemies track her down and leave her near dead.
Her estranged husband arrives soon after, bringing devastating news. Afterward, the wayfarer sets off across worlds to track down the source of the attack with the wizard, a witch, and the doppelganger of her dead son in tow.
Along the way, a twisted sorcerer’s dire warning leads to run-ins with over-civilized vampires, desperate demi-dragons, and a demented god.
The wayfarer’s universe begins and ends with two simple truths:
Blood binds. She knows this because she is bound.
Blood finds blood. It never fails. She knows this.
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Webserial Status: Ongoing
“The Lore of Hegira” includes the series of short and serial stories about certain denizens of a ship named Hegira.
Hegira is a behemoth, home to thousands of sapient alien races. The ship of legend, left behind by a nearly extinct race of beings called Starchasers, is a powerhouse barreling across galaxies. Many seek to take control of the leviathan, but to rule this ship, one must control her pilot.
Bex Atria is many things. Violent. Human. Mercenary. She is one of two billion sapient beings living aboard Hegira, a wandering world of horror and boundless beauty. Bex has lived in the slums of Hegira all her life. She’s done it all. She’s seen it all. Nothing can surprise her. Sumida is everything Bex isn’t. She is soft-spoken. Inhuman. Sheltered. She’s about to turn Bex’s world upside down.
Laila sets out across the galaxies alone, in search of the ultimate trump card to help her to wrest control of the leviathan ship, Hegira from those who would seek to steal her ancient birthright. Laila’s pride and passion war with love, fear and her inferiority complex caused by her luminous rival and soul twin, Sumida.
Sumida is accompanied by the mercenary, Bex Atria and an alien named Klang. Her survival will depend on three things: dumb luck, Bex’s talent for weaseling out of a sticky situation and Klang’s penchant for secretly murdering anything that threatens the well-being of his beloved Bex.
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The following stories are ongoing:
What if you could hop across dimensions? Would you spend fifty years slumming it in a backwater world where few believe in magic or even the multiverse? Would you befriend a vampire because he happens to be the doppelganger of your dead child? Helioselene is a wayfarer, descended from a clan of transdimensional nomads. Her stolen peace on earth is shattered by an attempt of her life, closely followed by the arrival of her estranged husband, Charls. He brings devastating news. Someone is killing wayfarers–Helioselene’s kin, to be precise.
Cassandra Baron is a god. She’s got the awesome powers to prove it. Too bad they can’t keep her out of trouble.
This is the SEQUEL to Slumfairy and Starchaser! In this story, Sumida is accompanied by the mercenary, Bex Atria and an alien named Klang. Her survival will depend on three things: dumb luck, Bex’s talent for weaseling out of a sticky situation and Klang’s penchant for secretly murdering anything that threatens the well-being of his beloved Bex.
Dorian, wayward prince of Avanu, has a very important mission. He is transporting secret intelligence but can’t seem to remember to whom or why. Torrin, humble servant of Avanu, thinks that there’s more wrong with Dorian than being a little messed up in the head.