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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.


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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]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

(New votes may not appear immediately; database updates run at least once an hour)

New!New category this year: 'Promotional Firms, Sites, and Resources', for companies that do promotional work for authors, are sites where authors can promote their work, or offer resources for same.

New!You may now report errors in the poll more easily; see the 'Report an Error' links in various convenient places.

New!See also the Best-Ever Voters Poll for the best works ever written (not just in the last year)

New!Convert your work to ebooks! The votemaster runs ReAnimus Press

New!Also Enter and Vote the Best Idea Contest — $$ Cash prizes

New! now has Workshops for Everything — all genres, music, video, photography, art, apps.....

(Note these results are not official until after the poll closes, reported errors have been attended to, and ballot-stuffing, anti-fraud software has been run)

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Current standings | Best EVER Poll | Report an Error |

Standings for category: author

1. Adrianne Brennan, [link] [comments]
2. Patrick Thomas, [link] [comments]
3. Mark Rosendorf, [link] [comments]
4. Keena Kincaid, [link]
5. Vivian Zabel, [link]
5. Savannah Chase, [link] [comments]
6. Mary Manners, [link]
6. Jack Greene, [link] [comments]
7. Christy Poff, [link]
7. Jude Stephens, [link] [comments]
8. K.M. Daughters, [link]
9. R.G. Alexander, [link]

9. Vonnie Winslow Crist, [link] [comments]
9. Christie Silvers, [link] [comments]
10. AP Miller, [link], [comments]
11. Molly Ringle, [link] [comments]
12. Dominique Eastwick, [link] [comments]
12. Ruth D. Kerce, [link] [comments]
13. Brian Barnett, [link]
13. Ash Krafton, [link]
14. Rie McGaha, [link]
15. shells walter, [link]
15. Kevin McClintock, [link] [comments]
15. Cherie De Sues, [link] [comments]
15. Linda Mooney, [link]
15. Sara Saint John, [link]
16. Carol Preflatish, [link]
16. Selena Kitt, [link] [comments]
16. Emily Pikkasso, [link]
16. Jason Hughes, [link] [comments]
17. Cynthia Vespia, [link] [comments]
17. Marianne Evans,
17. Anne Patrick, [link] [comments]
17. T. A. Chase, [link]
17. Kissa Starling,
17. John Prescott, [link] [comments]
17. Tymber Dalton, [link]
18. Judith B. Glad, [link]
18. Cat Johnson, [link]
18. Cate Masters, [link] [comments]
19. Angela Verdenius, [link]
19. Danielle Ackley-McPhail, [link]
19. Don Pizarro, [link]
19. Kevin James Breaux, [link]
19. Chelle Cordero, [link]
19. Cassie Exline, [link]
19. Eliza March, [link]
20. Jessica Coulter Smith, [link] [comments]
20. J. R. Lindermuth, [link]
20. T. D. McKinney & Terry Wylis (coll.), [link]
20. Evelyn David, [link]
20. D.J. Manly, [link]
20. Susanne Marie Knight, [link]
20. Destiny Blaine,
20. Deena Marie Kaylee, [link]
20. Bruce Memblatt, [link]
20. Amy Lane, [link]
20. Sharon Donovan, [link]
20. Heather Beck, [link]
20. Susan Hanniford Crowley, [link]
20. Stephanie Barko, [link]
20. Charles Day Aka Charlie in the Box, [link]
20. Indy McDaniel, [link]
20. Delia Latham, [link]
20. Arlene Webb, [link]
20. Lisa Lane, [link]
20. A.J. Llewellyn, [link]
20. Ginger Simpson, [link]
20. Giselle Renarde, [link]
20. Marva Dasef, [link]
20. Malcolm R. Campbell, [link]
20. Tanya Stowe, [link]
20. Stephen D. Rogers, [link] [comments]
20. G.A, Hauser, [link]
20. Lee Rowan, [link]
20. MaryLu Tyndall, [link]
20. Robby Charters, [link]
20. Tamela Quijas, [link]
21. Karen L. Newman, [link]
21. J.M. Snyder, [link]
21. Wendy Laing, [link]
21. Vijaya Schartz, [link]
21. Nicole Zoltack, [link]
21. Bernie Mojzes, [link]
21. Lynnette Hallberg, [link]
21. Dr. Shirley Cheng, [link]
21. Howard Hopkins, [link]
21. Cia Leah, [link]
21. T. L. Lawrence, [link]
21. J Alan Erwine, [link]
21. Kira Chase, [link]
21. Robert E Waters, [link]
21. Catherine Dove, [link]
21. S.J. Frost, [link]
21. Cody Goodfellow, [link]
21. Amy Grech, [link]
21. C.J. Lyons, [link]
21. Anne Rainey, [link]
21. Anne Greene, [link] [comments]
21. David Kuzminski, [link]
21. Tabitha Shay, [link]
21. Mary Jean Kelso, [link]
21. Red Haircrow, [link]
21. Desmond Warzel, [link]
21. Stevie Woods, [link]
21. Robin Bayne, [link]
21. Jo Linsdell, [link]
21. Bridy mcAvoy, [link]
21. Roxanne Rhoads, [link]
21. Betty Auchard, [link]
21. Brandon Layng, [link]
21. Kimberly Killion, [link]
21. Joe Hill, [link]
21. Charlie Cochrane, [link]
21. Aidan Doyle, [link]
21. Marie-Nicole Ryan, [link]
21. L. A. Witt, [link]
21. James Patterson
21. Eliza Knight, [link]
21. Beth Wylde, [link]

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