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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.

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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 Short Stories

1. Eli: Warriors for the Light, Karen Michelle Nutt, Rebecca J. Vickery, [link][comments]

2. Testament, Michael C. Lea, ResAliens Press, [link][comments]
3. Captain Quasar and the 'If Only' Elixir of Opsanus Tau Prime, Milo James Fowler, Every Day Fiction, [link][comments]
4. Humanity Series - Raven Flames, Corrine Shroud, Bluewood Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Valley of the Gods, Nancy Smith Gibson, TTM, [link][comments]
5. Tip Line, Robert C. Eccles, Sonar4 Publications, [link]
6. World of Ash, Kevin Hopson, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Weathermaker, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Dark Quest Books, [link][comments]
7. Of Swords and Sorcery, Teel James Glenn, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
8. A Rip Through Time, Chris F. Holm, BEAT to a PULP, [link][comments]
9. Hybrid: Savannah, Ruth D. Kerce, Changeling Press, [link]
10. Eva's Judgement, Tamara Eaton, Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, [link][comments]
10. Patrick's Day, J.C. Towler, Every Day Fiction, [link][comments]

11. Eyes in the Vastness of Forever, Gustavo Bondoni, Innsmouth Free Press, [link][comments]
12. The Oak King's Daughter, Emily Pikkasso, MuseItHOT! Publishing, [link]
12. Scars That Let The Light Shine In, Victorya, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, [link]
12. Leech Run, Scott W. Baker, Pill Hill Press, [link][comments]
13. Salvage Sputnik, Sam Kepfield, Electric Spec, [link]
14. Poor Little Rich Girl, Marva Dasef, Lorelei Signal, [link]
14. Burn, Baby, Burn, Ash Krafton, Expanded Horizons, [link]
15. The Issuance of One Hundred and Thirty-Six, Mark Harding, The Future Fire 21, [link]
15. Fairy Gothic, Tracie McBride, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, [link]
15. Unproductive, T.W. Ambrose, Digital Dragon Magazine, [link][comments]
15. Steampunk Santa, Marc Vun Kannon, Echelon Press, [link]
16. A Rip through Time: The Dame, the Doctor, and the Device, Chris F. Holm
16. An Infinity of Moments, S. A. Bolich, On Spec, [link][comments]
16. Salvage, David B. Riley, Flying Pen, [link]
16. Mrs. Bright's Tea Room, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Tease Publishing LLC, [link]
16. Lonnie, Me and the Hound of Hell, Marian Allen, Marian Allen, [link][comments]
17. Legends Unleashed Series, Heather Beck, Diamond Dust Books, [link]
17. The Father of the Riverborn, Megan Arkenberg, Port Iris Magazine, [link]
17. The God King, Scott M. Sandridge, Pill Hill Press, [link]
17. Withered Souls, Jason Rolfe, Silver Blade Fantasy & Science Fiction, [link]
17. Inescapable, M. Lori Motley, TTM, [link]
17. The Dhampir, Angela Knight, Changeling Press LLC, [link]
18. Deadline Zombies, Teel James Glenn, Booksforabuck, [link]
18. Michelangelo's Chisel, Christopher Miller, Redstone Science Fiction, [link]
18. Alpha One - The Jump Pilot, Chris Burton, Eternal Press, [link]
18. Halloween In The Catacombs, R. Ann Siracusa, Sapphire Blue Publishing, [link]
18. What a Way to Start the Day, Ella Grey, Echelon Press, [link][comments]
18. You're Almost Here, Melinda Thielbar, Bull Spec, [link]
18. Always and Forever, Jay Faulkner, AbsoluteXPress, [link]
18. Raven Flames, Corrine Shroud, [link]
18. Endless Summer, Jude-Marie Green, Electric Spec, [link]
18. Thus The Trap, Bernie Mojzes, Dark Quest Books, [link]
18. Stranded, Stephen D. Rogers, Flashshot 2011, [link]
18. The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara, Christopher Kastensmidt, Realms of Fantasy, [link]
18. Pest Control, Robert E Waters, Padwolf, [link]
18. Witness, Vylar Kaftan, Redstone Science Fiction, [link]
18. The Black Sheep of Vaerlosi, Desmond Warzel, Abyss & Apex, [link]

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