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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]








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Standings for Thriller Novels

1. Requiem for the Ripper, Brian L Porter, Double Dragon Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Without Hesitation: The Rasner Effect II, Mark Rosendorf, L&L Dreamspell, [comments]
3. War in Darkness #2: Moonstruck, Christy Poff, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
4. Terrorbyte, Cat Connor, Rebel E Publishers, [link][comments]
5. Vengeance, J.E. Taylor, FIDO Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Serenity Lost, Amy Romine, Extasy Books, [link][comments]
7. Madness and Murder, Jen Hilborne, Echelon Press, [link][comments]
8. One Blood, E. F. Watkins, Amber Quill Press, [link][comments]
8. Lacy: A Bad Girl's Romance, Cherie De Sues, Noble Romance Publishing, [link]
9. Corruptor, Jason Cordova, Twilight Times Books, [link]
9. The CEO, Steve Bederman, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
9. Shadows of the Past, T. L. Lawrence, Amber Quill Press, [link]
10. Descendant, Bob Freeman, Belfire Press, [link]
10. More, Sloan Parker, Loose ID, LLC, [link]

11. Annie and the Ripper, Tim Champlin, Pill Hill Press, [link]
12. Cover Me, L. A. Witt, Carnal Passions/Champagne Books, [link]
12. Hunting Mickey, Donica Covey, Champagne Books, [link]
13. Stealing The Marbles, EJ Knapp, Rebel E Publishers, [link]
13. Life Death and Back, Cynthia Vespia, Weaving Dreams Publishing, [link]
14. The Adventures of Dodge Dalton in the Shadow of Falcon's Wings, Sean Ellis, Seven Realms, [link]
14. ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest, Delphine Pontvieux, Miss Nyet Publishing, LLC, [link][comments]
14. Nada, Daniel Boyd, Casperian Books, [link]

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