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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)

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Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Standings for category: novelerot

1. Lovers and Beloveds, MeiLin Miranda, Sans Culotte Press, [link] [comments]
2. Pandora's Hope, Lisa Lane, Ravenous Romance, [link] [comments]
3. Wings of Desire, Arianna Skye, Eternal Press, [link]
3. Possess Me, R.G. Alexander, Berkley Heat, [link]
4. Internet Bonds 39: Terms of Surrender, Christy Poff, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
5. Hot Spanish Nights, Bianca Swan, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
5. The Moon The Madness and The Magic, Eliza March, Siren Publishing, [link] [comments]
6. The Enchanted Bathroom, Liam Stalls, MuseItHOT Publishing, [link] [comments]
6. Trusted Bond, Mary Calmes, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
7. The Seduction of Simone, Cherie De Sues, Noble Romance Publishing, [link] [comments]
8. Hot on Her Tail, Ruth D. Kerce, Ellora's Cave, [link]
9. A Different Yesterday, Linda Mooney, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link] [comments]

9. Tease, Mina Kelly, Loose Id, [link]
9. A Thin Line, Emma Hillman, eXcessica Publishing, [link] [comments]
9. Changing Their Wolfen Heritage, Missy Martine, Siren/Bookstrand, [link] [comments]
10. Goldie and The Three Behrs, Harris Channing, Siren/Bookstrand, [link] [comments]
11. Solitude & Sea Glass, T. D. McKinney & Terry Wylis, Amber Allure, [link]
12. Librarians Dont Get Married, AP Miller, excessica, [link]
12. Leah's Home Lens, Bridy McAvoy, Bluewood Publishing, [link]
13. life in fusion, ethan day, mlrpress, [link]
13. Glass Slipper, Abigail Barnette, Resplendence, [link]
13. Dark Desire, Leah Brooke, Siren Publishing, [link]
13. Claiming Night, JL Oiler, Silver Publishing, [link]
14. The Distance Between Us, L. A. Witt, Samhain, [link]
14. The Seduction of Sir Galahad, J.E. Taylor , Smashwords, [link]
14. The First Real Thing, Cat Grant, Ellora's Cave, [link]
14. Acquainted With the Night, Tymber Dalton, Siren-BookStrand, [link]
14. Beck and Call, Abby Gordon, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
14. Mistress Rules, Christine D'Abo, Ellora's Cave, [link] [comments]
14. Xavier's Way, Diana DeRicci, Etopia Press, [link]
14. Sex Symbol, Tracey H. Kitts, Ellora's Cave, [link]
14. All She Wrote, Josh Lanyon, Samhain, [link]
15. Relentless Passion, A.J. Llewellyn, Ellora's Cave, [link]
15. Serenity's Dream, Brita Addams, Noble Romance Publishing, [link]
15. Issla, A Vampire Living In The 21st Century, G.A. Endless, Silver Publishing, [link] [comments]
15. Pleasure Bound, Opal Carew, St. Martin's Press, [link] [comments]
15. Two Grooms for Dani, Roxi Romano, Ellora's Cave, [link]
15. Ondine, Giselle Renarde, eXcessica Publishing, [link]
16. I Spy A Wicked Sin, Jo Davis, NAL, [link]
16. Her Master's Gift, Dena Celeste
16. Lord of Thieves, Ingela F. Hyatt, Awe-struck Publishing, [link]
16. House Rules, Veronica Tower, Red Rose Publishing, [link]
16. The Brothers of Hogg's Hollow, G.R. Richards, Amber Allure, [link]
16. Nightwalker A Leah Wolfe SINS Novel , Rhonda L. Print , Liquid Silver, [link]

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