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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

Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at

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

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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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Standings for category: ebookpublisher

1. The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
2. MuseItUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
3. ireadiwrite Publishing, [link] [comments]
4. Solstice Publishing, [link] [comments]
5. Seven Realms Publishing, [link] [comments]
6. Candlemark & Gleam, [link]
7. 4RV Publishing, [link]
8. Decadent Publishing, [link] [comments]
9. Uncial Press, [link] [comments]

10. White Rose Publishing, [link]
11. Silver Publishing, [link]
12. Noble Romance Publishing, [link] [comments]
13. Champagne Books, [link] [comments]
14. Samhain Publishing, [link] [comments]
15. Sonar4 Publications, [link]
15. Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link] [comments]
16. Written Expressions, LLC, [link] [comments]
16. Writers Exchange E-Publishing, [link] [comments]
17. loveyoudivine Alterotica, [link] [comments]
17. Wild Child Publishing, [link] [comments]
17. Belfire Press, [link] [comments]
17. Red Rose Publishing, [link]
18. eXcessica Publishing, [link] [comments]
18. Wild Horse Press, [link]
19. Amira Press, [link] [comments]
19. ireadiwrite [comments]
19. Bluewood Publishing, [link]
20. Virtual Tales, [link]
20. Ellora's Cave, [link]
21. Rebel Ink Press, [link]
21. Dreamspinner Press, [link]
22. Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
22. Dark Myth Publications, [link]
22. Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc., [link]
22. Breathless Press, [link]
22. Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link]
22. Eternal Press, [link]
22. ePress-online, [link] [comments]
23. Untreed Reads, [link]
23. Pill Hill Press, [link] [comments]
23. Amber Quill Press, [link]
24. L & L Dreamspell, [link]
24. Morrigan Books, [link]
24. Echelon Press, [link]
24. Western Trail Blazer, [link] [comments]
24. Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
25. By Light Unseen Media, [link]
25. siren publishing, [link]
25. Lyrical Press, [link]
25. Dark Quest Books, [link]
26. Cyberwizard Productions, [link]
26. Wings ePress, [link]
26. Captiva Press, [link]
26. JMS Books LLC, [link]
26. Twilight Times Books, [link]
26. Wolfmont Press, [link]
26. Total-e-bound, [link] [comments]
26. Static Movement, [link]
26. Loose Id, [link]
26. Carina Press, [link]
26. Northern Frights , [link]
26. Desert Breeze Publishing, [link] [comments]
26. Dark Continents Publishing, [link]
26. Permuted Press, [link]
26. QueeredFiction Press, [link]
27. Ravenous Romance, [link] [comments]
27. Torquere Books, [link]
27. Dare Empire, [link]
27. Post Mortem Press, [link]
27. Splashdown Books, [link]
27. Class Act Books, [link]
27. Sugar and Spice Press, [link] [comments]
27. Apex Book Company, [link]
27. Treasure Cove Books, [link]
27. Sam's Dot Publishing, [link]
27. Turquoise Morning Press, [link]
27. Variance Publishing , [link] [comments]
27. Dagan Books, [link]
27. Casperian Books, [link]
27. Renaissance E-Books, [link] [comments]
27. Etopia Press, [link]
27. WolfSinger Publications, [link]

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