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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

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

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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.

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

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

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Standings for category: bookart

1. The Music of the Night, Amanda Ashley (artist Laura Shinn), [link] [comments]
2. Kismet's Angel, Katherine Brandon (Tamra Westberry, artist), [link] [comments]
3. THE PEOPLE IN YONDER, Troy D. Smith (artist JESSICA PIERSON), [link] [comments]
4. Erekos, A.M. Tuomala (Rhiannon Griffiths, artist), [link]
5. Taste of Passion, Savannah Chase (Justin James artist), [link] [comments]
6. Stolen, 4RV Publishing (Aidana WillowRaven - artist), [link]
7. Bonded By Blood 3, SNM Horror Anthology, [link] [comments]
8. Murder is a Family Business, Delilah K. Stephans (artist), [link]
8. The Hungarian, Stephanie Burkhart (Jenifier Ranieri artist), [link] [comments]
9. Samhane, Daniel I. Russell (Patrick McWhorter artist), [link] [comments]

10. SheWolf, Freya's Bower, [link] [comments]
11. Diamond Assets, Ruth D. Kerce (artist - Syneca), [link]
11. Destiny's Dream, Delia Latham (Nicola Martinez artist), [link]
11. The Lost Witch, Uncial Press/design by Judith B. Glad, [link]
11. Forever Travels, Shelagh Watkins (photographs: Ben Marten), [link] [comments]
11. Hearts Surrender, Nicola Martinez, [link]
11. Ghostly Passions, Delilah K. Stephans (Author & Artist, [link]
12. Bachelorette: Zombie Edition, Creations by Kendra, [link]
12. Solitude & Sea Glass, McKinney/Wylis (Artist: Trace Edward Zaber), [link]
12. The Phoenix, Author: Ruth Sims, ARTIST, Alex Beecroft, [link]
12. To Sin with Scandal, Tamara Gill (Artist: Fiona Jayde) Noble Romance Publishing, LLC, [link]
12. Particular Friends, Artist: Natalia Pierandrei (Writer: Camille Alexa), [link]
13. The Last Vampire, Kathryn Meyer Griffith (artist Dawné Dominique), [link] [comments]
13. Dead Practices, Sonar4 Publications(Jerrod Brown Artist), [link]
13. Soul Born, Dark Quest Books (artist: Dan Dos Santos), [link]
13. Beck and Call, Abby Gordon (artist - Angela Anderson), [link]
13. Reflections On My War, brightling Spur (artist), [link]
14. Angel's Share, Clare Austin (Rae Monet, artist) The Wild Rose Press, http[link] [comments]
14. The Blooming, Tonia Brown, [link]
14. Ante Mortem, Belfire Press, [link]
14. Brushfires, David C. Kopaska-Merkel (Richard H. Fay - artist), [link]
14. Ashes in Her Eyes, Alan Spencer (artist Darren James), [link]
14. Cthulhurotica, Oliver Wetter, [link]
15. Destiny Sets, Laura Shin, [link] [comments]
15. Sunstroked, Lex Valentine (artist Winterheart Design), [link]
15. Corruptor, Jason Cordova (Darrell Osborn - Artist), [link]
15. Chalan's Story, Kissa Starling (Shirley Burnett- artist), [link]
15. Home for the Friendless, Betty Auchard, [link] [comments]
15. Winter's Soul, Patricia Harrington, [link]
15. Rigor Amortis, Robert Nixon, [link]
16. Love, Heart & Soul Moments, Angela Verdenius (artist Richard Stroud), [link]
16. Bloodlines, Jessica Lee (Justyn Perry - artist), [link]
16. The Wrong Guy, Nathalie Moore, [link], [comments]
16. Apocalypse and Satan's Glory Hole, Dan Galli, [link]
16. Demonic Persuasion, MahaliaLEvey Artist Tuesday Dube/Publisher LiquidSilver Books, [link]
16. Annie and the Ripper, Greg Smallwood, [link] [comments]
16. Cover Me, L. A. Witt, [link]
16. Haunted, Heather Beck (author and artist), [link]
16. The Dream Master, Maggie Nash (April Martinez - cover artist), [link] [comments]
16. Eel's Reverence, Marian Allen (artist-Nathalie Moore), [link]
16. A Dirty Way To Die, J. Douglas Knauer (Artist: Nathalie Moore) Echelon Press, [link] [comments]
16. Mrs. Bright's Tea Room, Susan Hanniford Crowley (Artist: Stella Price), [link] [comments]
16. Latin Rhythm, Tess MacKall (artist-Winterheart Design), [link]
16. Ultimate Duty, Marva Dasef (Ally Robinson-artist), [link]
16. Beacon Bayou, Carl Franklin, [link]
16. Silent Vows, Catherine Bybee, [link]
16. Shadows, Brenda Huber(The Wild Rose Press), [link]
17. Love Immortal, Reese Dante, [link]
17. Mythic Memories, Trent Westbrook (Rogue Blades Entertainment), [link]
17. Red Penny Papers, Natalia Pierandrei, [link]
17. An Aspen Grove Christmas, Melissa Summers, [link]
17. Perfect Score, Susan Roebuck, [link]
17. Wolfstrap, Maryann Paige (MARTIN ROWE-artist), [link]
17. A Tangled Web, Suzanne Rossi
17. The Sullen Slayer, Christopher Craven (Artist: Carl Franklin), [link] [comments]
17. SHOT TO DEATH, Stephen D. Rogers, [link]
17. Of Swords and Sorcery, Tell James Glenn, [link]
17. Chantilly Lace, Lynnette Hallberg, [link]
17. State of Successes, Elysabeth Eldering (artist - Heather Paye), [link]
17. Spoils of War, Kari Gregg (Fiona Jayde), [link]
17. Splendid Captivity, Brita Addams (Reese Dante artist), [link]
17. Cape Seduction, Anne Carter (Nathalie Moore - artist), [link]
17. Priceless, Laura Schinn, artist, [link]
17. Something From the Attic, Jessy Marie Roberts, [link]
17. Demons: A Clash of Steel, Johnney Perkins (Rogue Blades Entertainment), [link]
17. Major League Bride, Kathleen ockwood, [link] [comments]
17. Madness and Murder, Nathalie Moore, [link] [comments]
17. The prophecy of the Kings, David Burrows, [link]
17. Geist, Philippa Ballantine, [link]
17. Dark Reckoning, J.E. Taylor (Willsin Rowe artist), [link]
17. Life Death and Back, Cynthia Vespia (Art by OC Creations), [link]

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