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Magnificent by Novae Caelum

Fantasy deep issues powers genderqueer lgbtq alternate history superhero transgender nonbinary Science Fiction and a little bit of snarky humor

“Three huge, sinuous, alien ships descended from the sky over New York City—that’s become a pattern since, these aliens can’t seem to get it into their heads that New York is not the capital of the world—and demanded tribute of the earth to their Grand Regent, who apparently had annexed our region of space two centuries before and neglected to tell us.”

Born into a superhero family, all Magnificent ever wanted to do was help save the world. But is the world ready for a genderqueer superhero? Magnificent will find out. 

Novae Caelum generously made this novella free to read on Curious Fictions to help bolster nonbinary representation, which is still a very small part of traditional publishing. If you like it, please consider subscribing to Novae's work, or sending star a tip. 

Author’s content note: This story is raw and hits on a lot of raw issues, including homophobia, transphobia, bullying, gender dysphoria, depression, and suicidal ideation. It also includes learning self-worth, coming into your own, acceptance by those you love, acceptance of yourself, finding your power, and soaring above all you’ve been through. It has a happy, triumphant ending. Please read with self-care.


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