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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.

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 Young Adult Books

1. I Listened, Momma, Darlene Franklin Campbell, Moon Gypsy Press, [link][comments]

2. Fallon O'Reilly and the Ice Queen's Lair, Debra K. Dunlap, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Struck by Conscience, C.K. Green, Whimsical Publications, [link]
4. Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines, Beverly Stowe McClure, Twilight Times Books, [link]
5. What Scotland Taught Me, Molly Ringle, ireadiwrite Publishing, [link][comments]
6. High School Heroes, James Mascia, L&L Dreamspell, [link][comments]
7. Balefire and Moonstone, Cynthia, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
8. Rain, Kieryn Nicolas, Echelon Press, [link][comments]
8. Freaksville, Kitty Keswick, Leap Books, [link][comments]
9. The Lost Witch, David Tysdale, Uncial Press, [link][comments]
9. Crossed Out, Kim Baccellia, Lachesis Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Dogsled Dreams, Terry Lynn Johnson, 4RV Publishing, [link]
10. Awakened, Ednah Walters, Pill Hill Press, [link]
10. The Halloween Dino Trip, Lea Schizas, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]

11. Earthbow Vol.1, Sherry Thompson, Gryphonwood Press, [link]
12. First Duty, Marva Dasef, Texas Boy Publications, [link]
12. Under My Skin, Judith Graves, Leap Books, [link][comments]
13. The Adventures of Andy and Spirit, Mary Jean Kelso, Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc, [link]
13. Stacy's Song, Jacqueline Seewald, L&L Dreamspell, [link]
13. School's Out 4-ever, J.R. Turner, Echelon Press, [link][comments]
13. Paranormalcy, Kiersten White, Harper Teen, [link][comments]
14. The Demon's Princess, Jessie Colter, Wild Horse Press, [link]
14. The Iron King, Julie Kagawa, Harlequin Teen, [link]
14. Solace and Grief, Foz Meadows, Ford St Publishing, [link]
15. A Gift From Above, H.C.Paye, CreateSpace, [link]
15. Geek Girl, Cindy C Bennett, CreateSpace, [link]
15. Eagle Quest, Marva Dasef, CreateSpace, [link]
15. Snow Burn, Joel Arnold, Studio City, [link]
15. Please Ignore Vera Dietz, A.S. King, Knopf Books, [link]
15. Umbral Visions, Garrett Calcaterra, [link]
15. Secrets Of Snow Hollow, Lizzy Stevens, Solstice Publishing, [link]

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