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The Sigil Trilogy

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How to Write SF

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THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock

Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Standings for category: antho

1. Terminal Earth, Pound Lit Press, [link] [comments]
2. Bonded by Blood III: Languish in Lament, SNM Horror Magazine, [link] [comments]
3. Mr. Moon's Nightmares, Library of Horror Press, [link] [comments]
4. Toe Tags II: Blood and Bizarro, New Flesh Books, [link]
5. Passionate Hearts, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link]
6. Desire 3: Desire in Flames & Desire in Green, Whiskey Creek Press Torris, [link]
6. Infinite Space, Infinite God II, Twilight Times Books, [link] [comments]
7. To Love and To Cherish, loveyoudive, [link] [comments]
8. Powers: A Superhero Anthology, Static Movement, [link] [comments]
8. Best New Zombie Tales II, Books of The Dead Press, [link] [comments]
8. Six Guns Straight From Hell, Science Fiction Trails, [link]
9. Rigor Amortis, Absolute XPress, [link] [comments]

10. Bad Ass Faeries III: In All Their Glory, Mundania Press LLC, [link] [comments]
11. Rumpled Silk Sheets: Lesbian Fairy Tales, Ravenous Romance, [link] [comments]
11. Cthulhurotica, Dagan Books, [link]
12. A Christmas Collection:Sweet, Victory Tales Press, [link] [comments]
13. Elements of Time: Past, Present, Future, TTM, [link] [comments]
13. Dreamspell Revenge, L&L Dreamspell, [link]
14. Borealis Anthology, Book 2, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
14. Sha'Daa: Last Call, Altered Dimensions Press, [link] [comments]
15. Forever Travels, Mandinam Press, [link] [comments]
15. Last Gasp, Noble Romance, [link] [comments]
15. Mountain Magic, Woodland Press, [link]
16. Dragon's Lure, Dark Quest Books, [link]
17. BEAT to a PULP: Round One, BEAT to a PULP, [link]
17. The Spectrum Collection, Dark Continents Publishing, [link]
18. A Summer Collection, Victory Tales Press, [link] [comments]
18. Demons: A Clash of Steel, Rogue Blades Entertainment, [link]
18. His For the Holidays, Carina Press, [link] [comments]
18. Horror Library Vol. IV, Cutting Block Press, [link] [comments]
18. Zero Gravity: Adventures in Deep Space, Pill Hill Press, [link]
18. Twice The Terror: The Horror Zine, Volume 2, Bear Manor Fiction, [link]
18. Discount Noir, Untreed Reads, [link]
18. Twisted Tails V: Apocalypses Now and Then, Double Dragon Publishing, Inc., [link]
18. An Aspen Grove Christmas, Whiskey Creek Press, [link] [comments]
19. Dark Things II, Pill Hill Press, [link]
19. Dark Things V, Pill Hill Press, [link]
19. Yarns for Our Youth, Static Movement, [link]
19. Old School, Belfire Press, [link]
19. The Best of Every Day Fiction Two, Every Day Publishing, [link]
20. Stealing My Heart, Total-E-Bound, [link]
20. Eye Witness: Zombie, May December Publications, [link]
20. Toy Box: Tattooed Ladies, Torquere Books, [link]
20. Out of the Dark, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
20. All About Eve, WolfSinger Publications, [link]
20. Future Perfect, Southern Indiana Writers, [link]
20. the aether age, hadley rille books, [link] [comments]
20. Blood Fruit, QueeredFiction, [link]
21. Dark Christmas, Cirle 8/Create Space, [link]
21. RetroSpec, Raven Electrick, [link]
21. The Killer Wore Cranberry, Untreed Reads Publishing, http//
21. Music For Another World, Mutation Press, [link]
21. A Halloween Collection: Stimulating, Victory Tales Press, [link]
21. Dark Tales of Terror, Woodland Press, [link]
21. Warrior Wisewoman 3, Norilana Books, [link]
21. Mertales, Wyvern Publishing, [link]
22. TT3: Alien Perverts Wrecked my Pubes, Skullvines Press, [link]
22. Love, Heart & Soul Moments, Wings ePress, [link]
22. Ghostly Tales of Terror, Living Dead Press, [link]
22. Children of the Dead: A Zombie Anthology, Living Dead Press, [link]
22. Directions of Love, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
22. The Last Man Anthology, Sword & Saga Press, [link] [comments]
22. Dark Futures: Tales of Dystopian SF , Dark Quest Books, [link]
22. Birth, Smashwords, [link]
22. She Loves Me: a Collection of Sapphic Erotica, DLP Books, [link]
22. Strange Mysteries 2, Whortleberry Press, [link]
22. Secrets Volume 29 Indulge Your Fantasies, Red Sage Publishing, [link]
22. Novus Creatura, Aurora Wolf Press, [link]
22. Spectre Nightmares and Visitations, Under the Moon, [link]
22. The Canticle Kingdom, Bonneville Books, [link]
22. Anthology of Ichor: Hearts of Darkness, UnEarthed Press, [link]
22. Boys Getting Ahead, StarBooks Press, [link]
22. Christmas Mail-Order Brides, Barbour Publishing, [link],7977.aspx?Tab=Books
22. Belong, Ticonderoga Publications, [link]
22. Green Water Lullaby, Sonar4Publications, [link]
22. Indian Country Noir, Akashic, [link] [comments]
22. Audrey & Lawrence, eXcessica Publishing, [link]
22. Podthology: The Pod Complex, Dragon Moon Press, [link]
22. Dark Faith, Apex Publications, [link]
22. Shot to Death, Mostly Murder Press, [link]

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