Date posted June 11 2011 - November 19 2013
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Worm is the first web serial published by John C. McCrae AKA Wildbow, and can be found here. It has roughly 1.75 million words.


The story began with Gestation 1.1 on June 11 2011, and ended with Interlude: End on November 19 2013.

Wildbow followed Worm by writing two unrelated web serials, Pact and Twig. Worm itself is being edited and prepared to reach the standards of professional publishing houses.[1]

A sequel to Worm, titled Ward, is in progress.


Main article: Timeline

See more at the events category page or on the link above.

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  • Topped out at roughly 1.74 million words.
  • The word "Worm" is one of the oldest words in the English language. It was originally meant to be a placeholder but eventually settled into being the main title.[2]

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  1. Post on Pig's Pen
  2. It was a placeholder name for a while, “Worm”, and I wound up sticking with it. In retrospect, I rather like it.

    GSW’s review of Worm at Webfictionguide really sums it up. - comment by wildbow on Colony 15.6