Welcome to the Edgeverse

The Edgeverse is a cohesive fictional universe created by the best new independent writers you've never heard of

The Edgeverse is a universe that spans multiple genres, times and places. From hundreds of years in the future, at the frontier of known space, to the backstreets of London, this universe has free books for every reader.

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Blips are short stories, typically 2000 words or less (or more). We’re generally inspired by anything from our GPS coordinates to a movie that mildly annoyed us so they can be about any old thing. Our stories frequently have a twist in the tail and are not considered ideal for children of all ages, or any ages, or just children in general. They’re probably not suitable for adults, to be honest.


Our Blog posts might be from Jack or Seth, or even guest writers. They’re usually unrelated to writing so you can find out what struggling writers do when they’re struggling with not being writers. Oddly they’re both married to accountants with the same name, so you can guarantee that they’re struggling not to have much fun.


Our writing articles cover a wide range of topics aimed at supporting new authors as they embark on the world’s worst career-path.

We update frequently and here are our latest posts. We have short stories that we call ‘Blips’, articles for writers, a blog and news. Check out our archive to see all the terrible things we do in the name of artistic expression.

“My parents were killed,” he said softly. “My father died right in front of me, he’d been cut to pieces. My mother, she was already gone by the time I got home and found them.”~NovelSource: Night ShiftTweet

Edgeverse - The home of FREE books

Edgeverse is the home of free independent books and novels. All of our books are free to read online on our embedded PDF reader. You can read every one of our books completely without charge, saving you the minor inconvenience of stealing them. All of our books are also available in other formats at a small cost. You can read them on Amazon Unlimited or buy a paperback. We also welcome donations if you’re in the position to support us in building the future of indie publishing.
I went to the cargo bay to find Ma’a’H this morning, and a small furry white thing in a cage barked at me and then began to growl. It was delicious.~NovelSource: EdgeTweet
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We are keen to help other new Indie authors to promote their work. With that in mind, we’ve set up a gallery on our site. If you’re interested in posting with us, we’ll add a sample of your published book as well as the blurb, genre and some details about the author. We’ll also include a sales link and a personal link to either your website or social media.

Readers can now find a sample of the best new independent novels, vote and leave comments on their favourites.

Free articles about independent writing

Free resources for independent authors. We have a growing selection of free articles with pointers and advice for new writers. Check it out and feel free to contact us if there’s something you’d like us to talk about.