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New Book from a Critter Member

**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member who's unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM

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)


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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

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Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Official Results

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Standings for category: artwork

1. Tilly's Tale, Harry Porter/Mandy Hedrick, [link]
2. Would a Kangaraffe Make You Laffe?, Stephen Macquignon, [link]
3. Queen of Kings, Dawné Dominique, [link]
4. Kyrenie Firestorm Raging Glory, Jamin Allen, [link]
5. Shangri-La, Gin Elf, [link]
6. The Colonized Milky Way, Jamin Allen, [link]
7. West Dingleton's Loss of Humanity, Richard H. Fay, [link]
8. Tarth Cityscape - the Nizamrak Building, Jamin Allen, [link]
8. Just Breeze, Aidana WillowRaven, [link]
9. I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier, Juanita Campbell, [link]

10. Dung Beetles are NOT disgusting, Michelle Henninger, [link]
10. Amazon Connection, Carol Henry, [link]
10. Being Jacob: First Day of School, Aidana WillowRaven, [link]
10. A New Job for Dilly, Lisa Oakman, [link]
10. Creatures of Flame, Lee Kuruganti, [link]
11. Christmas Catch, Winterheart Design, [link]
11. Lemur Groups & Critter Troops, Jones/Shoemaker
11. The Family Jewel, Raina James, [link]
11. Seduction, Jeanmarie Hamilton, [link]
11. Angelic Avenger, Kaye Chambers, [link]
11. Harlan County Horrors, Billy Tackett, [link]
11. Dare to Believe, Tuesday Dube, [link]
11. The First Miracle, Aidana WillowRaven, [link]
12. Small Town Secrets, Richard Stroud, [link]
12. Christmas Layover, Kaycee Conners, [link]
12. Daire Na Scath (Last illustration in the Gallery), Linda Saboe, [link]
12. Nasmina's Black Box (J. Brissett), Rhiannon Rose, [link]
12. Gypsy Moon, Brianna Roarke, [link]
12. Noella's Gift , Artist Trisha Fitzgerald , [link]
12. Heartsong, Artist Trisha Fitzgerald, [link]
12. Tommy Turtle: Exercise Is Fun, Rey Marz, [link]
12. Proto-Imaginist, Billy Tackett, [link]

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