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How to Write SF

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Standings for category: novel

1. Confessions of a Former Rock Queen, Kirk Bjornsgaard, 4RV Publishing, [link]
2. Software by the Kilo, Larry Ketchersid, JoSara MeDia, [link]
3. Bobby becomes Bob, Bob Boan, Twilight Times Books, [link]
4. Winds of Change, Gwyn Ramsey, Treble Heart Books, [link]
5. In and Out of Madness, N. L. Snowden, Sneakaboard Press, [link]
6. Symmetry, Joyce Sterling Scarbrough, L&L Dreamspell, [link]
7. Trail of Storms, Marsha Ward, iUniverse, [link]
8. Where There's Smoke, Jamie Lynn Miller, Dark Roast Press, [link]
8. His Convenient Husband, J L Langley, Samhain Publishing, Ltd, [link]
9. , , ,And The Whippoorwill Sang, Micki Peluso, LSPdigital, [link]

10. Crystal Clear - Third in the Memory Box Trilogy, Cindy Bauer, Lulu, [link]
11. Watch The Hour, J. R. Lindermuth, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
11. The Watermelon Patch, J Gayle Kelly, Publish America, [link]
12. Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire, Malcolm Campbell, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link]
12. The Hastings Saga #2: Death of an Angel - Jessie, Christy Poff, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
12. Triad of Hope, Adelle Laudan, Red Rose Publishing, [link]
12. Aura of war, Gabriel Timar, Wings ePress, [link]
13. Flesh Wounds, Linton Robinson, Adoro Books, [link]
13. Picture This, Cate Masters, Eternal Press, [link]
14. Following Destiny, Rebecca J. Vickery, Smashwords, [link]
15. Nightmares & Daydreams, Barbara Watkins, Mythica Publishing, [link]
15. Ghost Orchid, D. K. Christi, L & L Dreamspell, [link]
16. Thorn Daze, Rev. Paul G. Zimmer, II, Pleasant Word, [link]
17. Hello, my name is James, R.M. Hamilton, Blue Planet Publishing, [link]
17. The Gates of Hell, Caroline Addenbrooke, Rebel e Publishers, [link]
17. False Colors, Alex Beecroft, Running Press, [link]
18. Boomerang, Alan Hutcheson, Smashwords, https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4167
18. Sentence of Marriage, Shayne Parkinson, Smashwords, [link]
18. Transgressions, Erastes, Running Press, [link]
18. The Restoration of Abby Walker, Linda Rettstatt, Wings ePress, [link]
18. Sparta Rose, Ginger Simpson, Eternal Press, [link]
18. DiMario's Revenge, Jack Adler, iENovel, [link]
18. Nerd in a Wolf Suit, Laine Morgan, Champagne Books, [link]
18. A Strange Little Band, Judith B. Glad, Uncial Press, [link]
18. Gonzo the Curious Cat, Martha Ramirez, CreatSpace, [link]
18. The Life Plan, Sybil Baker, Casperian Books, [link]
18. Bridged By Love, Patricia Lieb, Asylett Press, [link]
18. The Golden Age of Gay Fiction, Drewey Wayne Gunn, MLR Press, [link]
18. Past Imperfect, J. M. Cornwell, L&L Dreamspell, [link]
19. Criminal Company, Naomi Chapman, Wings sPress, [link]
19. Carnal Cravings , Keta Diablo, Dark Roast Press, [link]
19. Coyote Heart, Paula Margulies, Kirk House Publishers, [link]
19. Barfodder: Poetry Written in Dark Bars & Questionable Cafes, Rain Graves, Cemetery Dance, [link]
19. Her Virgin Voyage, Laine Morgan, Carnal Passions, [link]
19. Journey To Forgiveness, Laurean Brooks, White Rose Publishing, [link]
19. Pick Up The Phone, Chris Jackson, Lulu, [link]
20. Life on the Homestead, Mary Jean Kelso, Wings Press, [link]
20. The Anatomy of Wings , Karen Foxlee, University of Queensland Press, [link]
20. The Artemas Link, Bennett Cole, Red Lead Books, [link]
20. Outlaws West, Herb Marlow, Writer's Exchange , [link]
20. Honolulu, Alan Brennert, St. Martins Press, [link]
20. Times Square Kiss, Kevin Voglino, rogue Phoenix Press, www.roguephoenixpress.com
20. Vital Fluid, Tom Bradley, Crossing Chaos Enigmatic Ink, [link]
20. For The Love of Willow Walk, S.K. Hamilton, Stepping Stones Press Ltd., [link]
20. Jouney to Forgiveness, Laurean Brooks, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
20. The Something that Happened in Pepperville, Joann Keder, Virtual Tales, [link]
20. Ancient Secrets, Billie A Williams, Wings ePress, [link]
20. The Master and the Fighter, Carol Montague, LSP Digital, [link]
20. Memoir of a Mind Toy, Jay B. Cox, Publish America, [link]
20. Besserwisser: A Novel, Steve Anderson, Smashwords, [link]
20. Suburbilicious, Eric Arvin, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
20. Exponential Apocalypse, Eirik Gumeny, Jersey Devil Press, [link]
20. South of Rio Chama, Lyn McConchie, Chaco Canyon Press, [link]

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