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Space Travel for SF Writers

Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (Also via Amazon)

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!

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Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

2008 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Anthologies

1. A Death in Texas, L&L Dreamspell,
2. The Enchanted Faerie, The Wild Rose Press,
3. Christmas is a Season: 2008, Excalibur Press,
4. Words To Write By, Treble Heart Books,
5. Forever Friends, Mandinam Press,
6. WolfSongs, WolfSinger Publications,
7. OneTouch One Glance A Sweet Romance Anthology, Freya's Bower,
8. Sinister Landscapes, Pixie Dust Press,
8. Leaps of Faith, The Writers Cafe Press,
9. Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them, Enspirio House, Word Forge Books,
10. Torrid Teasers Volume #52, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid,

11. Dark Distortions, Scotopia Press,
12. Rescue Me, St. Martin's Paperbacks,
13. Still Waters Run Deep, Magpies Nest Publishing,
13. Return of the Sword, Rogue Blades Entertainment,
13. Voices, Morrigan Books,
14. Boys Down Under, Aspen Mountain Press,
14. Inside Scoop: Articles about Acting and Writing by Hollywood Insiders and Published Authors, Double Dragon Publishing,
14. Dr. Offig's Lessons From the Dark Side, Virtual Tales,
14. Coming Together: With Pride, Phaze Books,
15. Unkindness, Volume, Withersin Magazine,
16. Holidays are Hell, Harper,
17. Summer Heat, eXcessica,
18. The Beast Within, Graveside Tales,
18. A Torrid Celebration, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid,
18. Best of Everyday Fiction, Every Day Publishing,
19. Writers for Relief, Volume 2, Dragon Moon Press,
19. Speak Its Name (Trilogy No 111), Linden Bay Romance,
19. No Place Like Home, Fossil Publications,
19. Lost Innocence: A Niteblade Anthology, Niteblade Magazine,
20. Desolate Places, Hadley Rille Books,
20. Christmas Wishes, A Jewels of the Quill Christmas Anthology, Whiskey Creek Press,
20. Going Out with a Bang, RendezVous Publishing, http://
21. Shifting Desires, Phaze Books,
21. Twisted Tails III: Pure Fear, Double Dragon Publishing,
21. Love On A Harley, Highland Press Publishing,
21. Sexy Beast V, Aphrodisia/ Kensington,
22. Another Fine Mess, Torquere Press,
22. Ultimate Burlesque, Xcite,
22. Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad, Marietta Publishing,
23. Hostage, MLR Press,
23. Something Magic This Way Comes, DAW,
23. Deadlines, Comet Press,
23. Best of Stories for Children Magazine Volume 1, LuLu,
23. Tainted, Strange Publications,
23. Sanguinary Seductions, eXtasy Books,
24. Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories, Lethe Press,
24. Return to Luna, Hadley Rille Books,
24. Hell Cop, Loose Id,
24. Shapeshifter: The Demo Tapes-- Year 1, Lulu,
24. A Whortleberry Summer, Whortleberry Press,
24. Ruins Metropolis, Hadley Rille Books,
25. And Now for a Story..., Casperian books,
25. Cats in Space, Rondyvoo publishing,
25. Heat of the Moment, Echelon Press Publishing,
25. My Knightly Adventures, Amber Quill Press,
25. The Chosen, Extasy Books,
25. Alluring Tales, Hot Holiday Nights, Avon Red,
26. Monster Mash, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid,
26. It Happened One Night, Avon Romance,
26. Dark Harvest, Indiana Horror Writers Publications,
26. Bewitched by Darkness, Wild Cat Books,
26. Carpathian Shadows II, Booksforabuck,
26. Torrid Teasers Volume #53, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid,
26. In The Gloaming: A Faerie Anthology, Freya's Bower,
26. Traps, Dark Hart Press,
26. Lilith Unbound, Popcorn Press,
26. Shifting Them, Torquere Books,
26. Legend, Total-E-Bound,
26. The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008, Every Day Publishing,
26. In The Gloaming, Samhain Publishing,
26. Crosstime Sciene Fiction Anthology VII, Crossquarter
27. Brides of the West, Highland Press Publishing,
27. Atlantis Allure, eXtasy Books,
27. Fire Storm, Changeling Press,
27. Read By Dawn Volume Three, Bloody Books,
27. SF Waxes Philosophical, ZC Books,
27. Stranded: Stories from the edge of Infinity..., Outskirts Press,
27. Worlds Apart: Taken, eXtasy Books,
27. Legendary Horrors, Bards and Sages Publishing,
27. Secrets volume 25, Red Sage,
27. Strange Worlds of Lunacy, CyberAliens Press,
28. Mates, Torquere Press,
28. Shades of Autumn, Torquere,
28. Inspiring the Muse, Chesterfield Writers Club,
28. EcoErotica, eXcessica publishing,
28. Return of the Blade, Rogue Blades Entertainment,
28. Cone Zero, Megazanthus Press, http://
28. Nothing But Red,,
28. Heatwave, Total E Bound,
29. Torqued Tales, Torquere Books,
29. Across The Threshold, eXcessica,
29. Barren Worlds, Hadley Rille Books,
29. The World of Myth Anthology, Dark Myth Publications,
29. Tall Tales on the Iron Horse, Bewildering Press,
29. The Best of The Bubbas of the Apocalypse, Ben Bella,
29. Alluring Tales: Hot Holiday Nights, Avon Books,
29. ...The dead Will Inherit the Earth...,,
29. Children of the Triad: Sex Me II, extasy Books,
29. Dying In A WInter Wonderland, Wolfmont Press,
29. Abominations, Shroud Publishing,
29. Some Enchanted Evenings, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid,
29. 2012, Twelfth Planet Press,
29. Street Walkings , http://
29. A Reflection of Me, AAMBC,
29. Trio, Kensington Aphrodisia,
29. Anthology: No Place Like Home, Fossil Publications,
29. Daring Desires, Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure,
29. Crystal Power Book 1, Midnight Showcase,
29. One Step Beyond, Subatomic,
29. Flames of Gold, Highland Press Publishing,
29. Carpathian Shadows I, Booksforabuck,
29. Tice Upon an Eventide, Double Dragon Publishing,
29. Love and Silver Bells, Highland Press Publishing,
30. Twist of Fate, Eternal Press
30. Print Issue #1, Lit Chaos,
30. Fairy Tales Can Come True, CreateSpace,
30. The Power of Love, Berkley Trade,
30. Sideways in Crime, Solaris,
30. NIGHTLIFE Anthology, Writer's Exchange E-Publishing,
30. This Ain't No Rodeo, WolfSinger Publications,
30. Silent Scream, Lulu,
30. Satirica, Cowboy Logic Press,
30. Potter's Field 3, Sam's Dot Publishing,
30. Seabird, Sherry Thompson,
30. Unwelcome Bodies, Apex Books,
30. Undead Embrace, Under The Moon,
30. Naughty is Nice, Shadowfire Press,
30. Dark Territories, Garden State Horror Writers,
30. Firestorm of Dragons, Dragon Moon ,
30. Sexual Deceptions 1, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid,
30. The Horror Library Vol. 4, Cutting Block Press,
30. Fabulous Brits, Total-E-Bound,
30. Short Story – “All Gone” by Cindy Rosmus, OUT OF THE GUTTER,
30. Fabulous Whitby, Fabulous Albion Press,
30. Ghost Lover, Sizzler Editions,
30. Exotic Gothic 2, Ash-Tree Press,
30. Where Legends Ride, Express Westerns,
30. Nectar of the Gods, Total-E-Bound,
30. Triangulation: Taking Flight, Parsec, Inc,
30. Star Stepping, Wild Child Publishing,
30. Santa's Givings And Misgivings, Whortleberry Press,
30. I Rember The Future, Apex Book Company,
30. Brits in Time, Total-E-Bound,
30. Santa's Givings, and Misgivings, Whortleleaves,


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