Parahumans, also called the Worm-verse, is the name used to refer to a continuity of stories including Worm, Glow-worm, Ward, and various other short stories written by author John C. McCrae, aka Wildbow.
History[edit | edit source]
The website for Worm, https://parahumans.wordpress.com/, was originally intended to host five interweaving stories set in the same universe - Skitter, Guts & Glory, Aegis, Faultline, and Travelers. Later, Wildbow decided to only write one of these stories, Skitter, which would become Worm.
A side-story set in the Worm universe, PRT: Department Sixty-Four, was published on the SpaceBattles forum. This story was an interactive "quest" rather than a traditional story, with the protagonist's actions determined by reader vote and the villains' actions determined by a number of roleplayers. As such, it is only considered partially canon.
Following the completion of his other stories Pact and Twig, Wildbow returned to writing stories in the Worm universe. The parahumans website was finally used to post a short story in the same universe, Glow-worm, a prequel to the then-upcoming Ward.
Installments[edit | edit source]
- Glow-worm (interquel)
- Ward (sequel)
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|Worm Arcs||Gestation • Insinuation • Agitation • Shell • Hive • Tangle • Buzz • Extermination • Sentinel • Parasite • Infestation • Plague • Snare • Prey • Colony • Monarch • Migration • Queen • Scourge • Chrysalis • Imago • Cell • Drone • Crushed • Scarab • Sting • Extinction • Cockroaches • Venom • Speck • Teneral|
|Ward Arcs||Glow-worm • Daybreak • Flare • Glare • Shade • Shadow • Pitch • Torch • Eclipse • Beacon • Gleaming • Polarize • Blinding • Heavens • Black • Breaking • Dying • From Within • Sundown • Radiation • Infrared • Last|