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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.

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.

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)


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 Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels

1. SOUL BORN, Kevin James Breaux, Dark Quest Books, [link][comments]

2. Knight of Glory, NicoleZoltack, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Absentminded, Voni Ryan, Belfire Press, [link][comments]
4. The Fireborn Chronicles: Resonances, Mary Andrews, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Dead To Rites, Patrick Thomas, Padwolf, [link][comments]
6. Jack Brand, John Whalen, Pill Hill Press, [link][comments]
7. Black Jaguar - Chronicles of Kassouk Book Three, Vijaya Schartz, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
8. Erekos, A.M. Tuomala, Candlemark & Gleam, [link][comments]
9. Ultimate Duty, Marva Dasef, Eternal Press, [link]
10. Gods of the Machines, Gary Starta, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]

11. A Different Hunger, Lila Richards, Bluewood Publishing, [link][comments]
11. Geist, Philippa Ballantine, Ace Books, [link][comments]
12. Silver Kiss, Naomi Clark, QueeredFiction, [link][comments]
12. Spoils of War, Kari Gregg, Noble Romance Publishing, LLC, [link][comments]
12. Cara Mia, Book One of the Immortyl Revolution, Denise Verrico, L&L Dreamspell, http:[link][comments]
12. War of Attrition, Frank Creed, The Writer's Cafe Press, [link][comments]
12. Napoleon Concerto, Mark Mellon, Treble Heart Books, [link]
13. I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett, Harper Collins, [link][comments]
13. Earthbow Vol.1, Sherry Thompson, Gryphonwood Press, [link]
13. Surfacing, Cate Masters, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
14. Alien Mate, Eve Langlais, Amira Press, [link]
14. Blameless, Gail Carriger, Orbit, [link]
14. The Harem of Aman Akbar, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
15. The House of Silver Oak, Nix Winter, SLPP, [link][comments]
15. High School Heroes, James Mascia, L&L Dreamspell, [link][comments]
15. Eel's Reverence, Marian Allen, Echelon, [link][comments]
16. The Cresperian Alliance, Stephanie Osborn and Darrell Bain, Twilight Times Books, [link]
16. Bigfoot War , Eric S Brown , Coscom Entertainment , [link]
16. The Ghost of Grover's Ridge, James Hartley, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
16. St Martin's Moon, Marc Vun Kannon, Echelon Press, [link]
17. The Human Experiment, Eric S. Brown, Sonar4 Publications, [link]
17. Lady Warhawk, Michelle L. Levigne, Uncial Press, [link]
17. Truth in the dark, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner press, [link][comments]
17. Overseer's Island, R. C. Baze Jr., Writer's Exchange, [link]
17. Winkers, Dave Kuzminski, Scribd, [link]
17. Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal, Tor, [link]
18. Corruptor, Jason Cordova, Twilight Times, [link]
18. Origins, Sean Hayden, Echelon Press, [link]
18. Wolf Age, James Enge, Pyr, [link]
18. The Longer the Fall, Inanna Arthen, By Light Unseen Media, [link]
18. Blaze of Glory, Sheryl Nantus, Samhain, [link]
18. Fractious, Carrie Lynn Barker, Uncial Press, [link]
18. Circe, Anita Saran, Mojocastle Press, [link][comments]
18. Luminous Nights, Michele Hart, BookStrand Publishing, [link][comments]
18. First against the Wall, Manna Francis, Casperian Books, [link]
18. The Chosen, Annette Gisby, Lyrical Press, [link]
18. Finder, Terri-Lynne Defino, Hadley Rille, [link]
18. The Curse of Chaos, Joe Vadalma, Renaissance E-Books, [link]
18. Eye of Scota: Cinaed, Serena Yates, Dreamspinner Press, [link]

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