Earth-536.3.AS-12: Astrologically-Ruled World of Divination and Twelve Divisions

One of mankind's oldest disciplines is watching the stars, hoping through various systems of divination to read their movements and correctly predict the truth about present and future events. Despite dozens of systems being developed across the world and throughout history, only Western Zodiac sun sign astrology, in this universe, is found to be true …

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Sol-757.5.SH-12: The Eternally New World of Superheroes

The old multiverse of superheroes was destroyed, and the amalgam kingdom of the false god that followed it has also been replaced. This new universe renews itself eternally, just as superhero comics themselves do: though the larger structure of the events of the world remain consistent each time, the details of history and characters are …

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Earth-525.4.PI-7: An Earth of Ordinary People with Psychic Abilities

This was a modern world of superheroes and supervillains.  For those people their superpowers came from psychic ability: in particular telepathy, ESP, and telekinesis (usually focused on one type of material or another).  The multiverse scholars who studied this world note that it was occupied by psychics and filled with quartz crystal deposits.  While superhuman …

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Earth-755.5.KS-5: An Earth at the Center of a Multiverse Superhero Constellation

This was a modern world of superheroes and supervillains.  For those people their superpowers came in the form of greatly enhanced physical abilities and energy projection blasts (among other exotic powers).  The multiverse scholars who studied this world note that it was occupied by time- and dimension-travelers and filled with sentient animals, kaiju and other …

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World-417.4.CL-12: A World of Clockwork Magitech

The very structure of the world is obviously mechanical in nature.  As a massive metropolis floating in a void of space, the glass-encased world is a regularly shifting device of titanic scale made of cogs, gears, springs, and other watch-pieces.  This world literally runs like clockwork. Beside crops and domesticated animals, the only natural life …

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Coin Flip by John R. Canter

Chan was feeling cooped-up in the laboratory. It wasn’t that he minded working for the professor, mad though he was, but the strange devices he made, often with no practical purpose (besides destroy everything, somehow) made him feel a little disconnected. He might read the news about the outside world, or see social media posts from this friend or that friend, but usually it was just work. The lab takes up too much of my time, Chan thought. He looked up from his printouts to the clock, and when he saw it was almost noon, he stomach growled, as if trained, on cue.

Sand in Black and White by John R. Canter

Xeric scratched his short beard. The young man thought for a long time on how to word his wish. You had to be careful with djinn, he thought, and efreet were even more dangerous than them. In the dark basement storeroom, a pair of fiery red eyes gazed impatiently through the smoke. What appeared to be a horned man had a grin on his face, trying to look trustworthy. It worked surprisingly well.