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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)

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)


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

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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]








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Standings for Horror Novels

1. While The Savage Sleeps, Andrew E Kaufman, Straightline Press, [link][comments]

2. Umbral VIsions, Garrett Calcaterra, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
3. The Zombie Wilson Diaries, Timothy W. Long, Library of the Living Dead, [link][comments]
4. Khepera Redeemed, Nerine Dorman, Lyrical Press, Inc., [link][comments]
5. Ex-Heroes, Peter Clines, Permuted Press, [link][comments]
6. Dead Practices, Shells Walter, Sonar4 Publications, [link][comments]
6. Bullets & Brimstone, Patrick Thomas & John L. French, Dark Quest, [link]
8. Serpent's Tooth, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link][comments]
8. BOLEYN: Tudor Vampire, Cinsearae S., CreateSpace, [link]
8. Lazarus, Lori Titus, The Living Dead Press, [link]
9. Comes the Dark, Patrick D'Orazio, Library of the Living Dead, [link][comments]
10. Desiree, Ken Goldman, Damnation Books, [link]

11. Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator, Karina Fabian, Damnation Books, [link][comments]
12. Carnival of Fear, JG Faherty, Graveside Books, [link]
12. Dark Reckoning, J.E. Taylor, FIDO Publishing, [link][comments]
13. Black Hearts & Red Blood Dreams, Sara Saint John, Dark Myth Publications, [link][comments]
13. Loathsome, Dark and Deep, Aaron Polson, Belfire Press, [link]
13. Short Screams Vol.1, Neil Kloster, Createspace, [link][comments]
14. Bigfoot War, Eric S Brown, Coscom Entertainment, [link]
14. Sex in the Time of Zombies, William Todd Rose, , [link][comments]
15. Ashes in Her Eyes, Alan Spencer, Panic Press Publishing, [link]
15. The Raising, Shawn-a-lee McCutcheon-Bell, Black Bed Sheet Books, [link][comments]
16. Roman Hell, Mark Mellon, Amber Quill Press, [link]
16. Samhane, Daniel I. Russell, Stygian Publications, [link]
17. Bad Wind Blowing, Peter Brandvold, Western Trail Blazer, [link][comments]
17. House of Fallen Trees, Gina Ranalli, Grindhouse Press, [link]
17. Blood Pond, D.J. Manly, Silver Publishing, [link]
17. Dead: The Ugly Beginning, TW Brown, May December Publications, [link]
17. Pray, John Prescott, Dark Continents, [link]
18. Zomblog, TW Brown, May December Publications, [link]
18. Manchester House, Donald Allen Kirch, Blood Moon Publishing, [link]
18. Season of Death, Eric S Brown, Pill Hill Press, [link]
18. Sineater, Elizbeth Massie, Crossroad Press, [link]
19. Devil Next Door, Tim Curran, Severed Press, [link]
19. Deadfall, Shaun Jeffrey, Leucrota Press, [link]
19. Highway To Hell, Armand Rosamilia, Rymfire eBooks, [link]
19. Horns, Joe Hill, HarperCollins, [link][comments]
19. Wolfstrap, Maryann Paige, Club Lighthouse Publishing, [link]
20. Black & Orange, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bad Moon Books, [link]
20. Xombies: Apocalypticon, Walter Greatshell, Berkley, [link]
20. Northwoods Deep, Joel Arnold, Studio City, [link]
20. Old Order, Jonathan Janz, Untreed Reads, [link]
20. Titanic 2012-Cureof RMS Titanic, Robert W. Waker, Instinct Ink/Kindle bks., [link]
20. Witch's Pawn, Toni LoTempio, Echelon Press, [link]
20. Burying Brian, Steven Pirie, Immanion Press, [link]
20. The Crawlin' Chaos Blues, Edward M. Erdelac, Damnation Books, [link]
20. Toothless, J.P. Moore, Dragon Moon Press, [link]
20. Deathwatch, Lisa Mannetti, Shadowfall Publications, [link]
20. The Places Between, Terry Grimwood, Pendragon Press, [link]

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