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How to Write SF

The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells by Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editor. (This is one of the books your ol' Critter Captain learned from himself, and I highly recommend it.) (Also via Amazon)


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ReAnimus Acquires Advent!

ReAnimus Press is pleased to announce the acquisition of the legendary Advent Publishers! Advent is now a subsidiary of ReAnimus Press, and we will continue to publish Advent's titles under the Advent name. Advent was founded in 1956 by Earl Kemp and others, and has published the likes of James Blish, Hal Clement, Robert Heinlein, Damon Knight, E.E. "Doc" Smith, and many others. Advent's high quality titles have won and been finalists for several Hugo Awards, such as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Heinlein's Children. Watch this space for ebook and print editions of all of Advent's current titles!

Book Recommendation

THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock

Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

2007 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Horror Novels

1. Fade to Pale, James Cheetham, Wild Child Publishing, http://www.wildchildpublishing.com
2. End of Desire, MR Sellars, WillowTree Press, http://www.willowtreepress.com
3. Vacation, Jeremy C. Shipp, Raw Dog Screaming Press, http://rawdogscreaming.com/vacation.html
4. Blood of the Dark Moon, Adrienne Brennan, Aphrodites Apples, http://www.aphroditesapples.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=29
5. Hammerhead, Garry Charles, Hadesgate Publications, http://www.hadesgate.co.uk
6. The Grandmaster, Peter Balaskas, Bards and Sages, http://www.bardsandsages.com/grandmaster
7. Angels of the Seventh Dawn, Frank E. Bittinger, iUniverse, http://myspace.com/sacredscarab
8. In the Blood, Rick R. Reed, Quest Books (Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC), http://www.regalcrest.biz/book_page.php?bookID=195
9. Abaddon, Elizabeth Donald, Cerridwen Press, http://www.cerridwenpress.com/productpage.asp?ISBN=9781419911224
10. Fugue Macabre:Ghost Dance, CJ Parker, Light Sword Publishing, http://lightswordpublishing.com
10. Ragnarok Tango, Michael Barnette, Phaze, http://phaze.com

11. Curious Accounts of An Imaginary Friend, PS Gifford
12. The Old Power Returns, Morven Westfield, Harvest Shadows Publications, http://www.morvenwestfield.com/
13. Requiem for A Vampire, Larry Deibert, Mundania, http://www.mundania.com/books-requiemforavampire.html
14. Corpses So Lively: My Soul to Take, Part 1', William A. Veselik, Mundania Press, http://www.mundania.com/books-corpsessolively.html
15. Glutonlumps Chilling Tales, PS Gifford, G&F Publishing, http://www.freewebs.com/chillingtales/chillingtalesforum.htm
15. Dead Souls, Michael Lamio, Dorchester Publishing, http://www.dorchesterpub.com
16. Swamp Baby, Adra Steia, Tease Publishing, http://allromanceebooks.com/product-swampbaby-3822-140.html
17. Dead Man's Song, Jonathan Maberry, Pinnacle Books, http://www.kensingtonbooks.com
17. Monkey Love, John Paul Allen, Biting Dog Press, http://www.bitingdogpress.com
18. Dead Sea, Brian Keene, Leisure, http://www.dorchesterpub.com
19. Mattie Ann's Playground, Mackenzie Drew, Stonehedge Publishing, http://http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/BookDetails.asp?BookID=71044
19. Doorman's Creek, Lea Schizas, eTreasures Publishing, http://www.etreasurespublishing.com/Lea_Schizas/doormans-creek.htm
20. Mortal Touch, Inanna Arthen, By Light Unseen Media, http://bylightunseenmedia.com
20. Body & Soul: a PsyCop Novel, Jordan Castillo Price, Torquere Press, http://www.torquerepress.com/fiction/bodyandsoul.html
20. Anathema, David E Greske, Whiskey Creek Press, http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
20. Blood Creek Haunting, Derek Musgrave, Phaze, http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Blood+Creek+Haunting+by+D.+Musgrave
21. Mr. Hands, Gary Braunbeck, Dorchester Publishing, http://www.dorchesterpub.com/
22. 'Ever Dark', Robert Segarra, Craggy Rock Press, http://www.geocities/craggyrockpress/index.html
23. Applachain Rebels, Kenneth E. Baker, Whiskey Creek Press, http:// Whiskey Creek Press
23. Restless Shadows, Jennifer Cloud, Drollerie Press, http://drolleriepress.com
23. Dark Resurrection, John A. Karr, Samhain Publishing, http://samhainpublishing.com/print/dark-resurrection-print
24. Muse, Adra Steia, Tease, http://www.teasepublishingllc.com/default.aspx
24. Quits Book 2: Devils, M.E Ellis, Wild Child Publishing, http://www.wildchildpublishing.com
24. The Glass Painting, V. J. Banis, Wildside Press, http://www.wildsidepress.com
25. Birdman, Jack Teeter, Aspen Mountain Press, http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/contemporary/thriller/birdman/prod_58.html
25. Shadows in the Heart, A Jewels of the Quill Halloween Anthology, Whiskey Creek Press, http://www.JewelsoftheQuill.com
25. Faces Series, Cia Leah, DiskUs Publishing, http://www.diskuspublishing.com/
25. Ancient Eyes, David Niall Wilson, Bloodletting Books, http://www.bloodlettingbooks.com
26. Never Ceese, Sue Dent, Journey Stone Creations, http://www.neverceese.com
26. Suicide or Murder, Barbara Foster, Dragon Publishing, http://www.dragonpublishing.net
26. While the Wolves Cry, David Conlin McLeod, Trafford, www.trafford.com/4dcgi/view-item?item=19528
26. Dying to Live, Kim Paffenroth, Permuted Press, http://permutedpress.com/
26. Ancestor, Scott Sigler, Dragon Moon Press, http://www.dragonmoonpress.com
27. The Lunacy Machine, Chris M. Kinney, iUniverse, http://iuniverse.com
27. Night Demons, Howard Hopkins, Golden Perils Press, http://www.howardhopkins.com
27. The Aquarius Key, Keith Rowley, iUniverse, http://herodyssey.blogspot.com/2007/08/keith-rowley-aquarius-key.html
27. Eat the Dark, Joe Schreiber, Ballantine, http://scaryparent.blogspot.com


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