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Books from Critters!

Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

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)

The Sigil Trilogy

If you're looking for an amazing, WOW! science fiction story, check out THE SIGIL TRILOGY. This is — literally — one of the best science fiction novels I've ever read.


I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

Free Web Sites

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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

If you're looking for great stuff to read from bestselling and award-winning authors—look no further! ReAnimus Press was founded by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Official Results

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Standings for Authors

1. Patrick Thomas, [link][comments]

2. Keena Kincaid, [link]
3. Vivian Zabel, [link]
4. Savannah Chase, [link][comments]
4. Jack Greene, [link][comments]
5. Mark Rosendorf, [link][comments]
5. Christy Poff, [link]
6. Jude Stephens, [link][comments]
7. Mary Manners, [link]
8. Adrianne Brennan, [link][comments]
9. R.G. Alexander, [link]
9. AP Miller, [link], [comments]
10. Molly Ringle, [link][comments]
10. Vonnie Winslow Crist, [link][comments]
10. Christie Silvers, [link][comments]

11. Dominique Eastwick, [link][comments]
11. Ruth D. Kerce, [link][comments]
12. Brian Barnett, [link]
12. Rie McGaha, [link]
12. K.M. Daughters, [link]
13. shells walter, [link]
13. Cherie De Sues, [link][comments]
13. Linda Mooney, [link]
13. Sara Saint John, [link]
14. Carol Preflatish, [link]
14. Selena Kitt, [link][comments]
14. Emily Pikkasso, [link]
14. Kevin McClintock, [link][comments]
14. Ash Krafton, [link]
14. Jason Hughes, [link][comments]
15. Cynthia Vespia, [link][comments]
15. Marianne Evans, [link]
15. T. A. Chase, [link]
15. Anne Patrick, [link][comments]
15. Kissa Starling,
15. John Prescott, [link][comments]
15. Tymber Dalton, [link]
16. Cat Johnson, [link]
16. Cate Masters, [link][comments]
17. Angela Verdenius, [link]
17. Judith B. Glad, [link]
17. Danielle Ackley-McPhail, [link]
17. Don Pizarro, [link]
17. Kevin James Breaux, [link]
17. Chelle Cordero, [link]
17. Cassie Exline, [link]
17. Eliza March, [link]
18. Jessica Coulter Smith, [link][comments]
18. J. R. Lindermuth, [link]
18. T. D. McKinney & Terry Wylis (coll.), [link]
18. Destiny Blaine,
18. D.J. Manly, [link]
18. Evelyn David, [link]
18. Susanne Marie Knight, [link]
18. Deena Marie Kaylee, [link]
18. Bruce Memblatt, [link]
18. Amy Lane, [link]
18. Sharon Donovan, [link]
18. Heather Beck, [link]
18. Susan Hanniford Crowley, [link]
18. Stephanie Barko, [link]
18. Delia Latham, [link]
18. Indy McDaniel, [link]
18. Arlene Webb, [link]
18. Lisa Lane, [link]
18. Ginger Simpson, [link]
18. G.A, Hauser, [link]
18. Giselle Renarde, [link]
18. Marva Dasef, [link]
18. Malcolm R. Campbell, [link]
18. A.J. Llewellyn, [link]
18. Tanya Stowe, [link]
18. Stephen D. Rogers, [link][comments]
18. Lee Rowan, [link]
18. James Patterson
18. MaryLu Tyndall, [link]
18. Charles Day Aka Charlie in the Box, [link]
18. Robby Charters, [link]
18. Tamela Quijas, [link]
19. Karen L. Newman, [link]
19. J.M. Snyder, [link]
19. Wendy Laing, [link]
19. Vijaya Schartz, [link]
19. Nicole Zoltack, [link]
19. Bernie Mojzes, [link]
19. Lynnette Hallberg, [link]
19. Dr. Shirley Cheng, [link]
19. Howard Hopkins, [link]
19. Cia Leah, [link]
19. T. L. Lawrence, [link]
19. J Alan Erwine, [link]
19. Kira Chase, [link]
19. Robert E Waters, [link]
19. Catherine Dove, [link]
19. Cody Goodfellow, [link]
19. S.J. Frost, [link]
19. Amy Grech, [link]
19. C.J. Lyons, [link]
19. Anne Rainey, [link]
19. Anne Greene, [link][comments]
19. David Kuzminski, [link]
19. Tabitha Shay, [link]
19. Mary Jean Kelso, [link]
19. Red Haircrow, [link]
19. Desmond Warzel, [link]
19. Stevie Woods, [link]
19. Jo Linsdell, [link]
19. Robin Bayne, [link]
19. Bridy mcAvoy, [link]
19. Roxanne Rhoads, [link]
19. Betty Auchard, [link]
19. Brandon Layng, [link]
19. Kimberly Killion, [link]
19. L. A. Witt, [link]
19. Joe Hill, [link]
19. Charlie Cochrane, [link]
19. Aidan Doyle, [link]
19. Marie-Nicole Ryan, [link]
19. Beth Wylde, [link]
19. Eliza Knight, [link]

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