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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)


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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

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Standings for category: novelmys

1. Glastonbury, Brian L Porter, 4RV Publishing, [link] [comments]
2. Healey's Cave, Aaron Paul Lazar, Paladin Timeless, a Twilight Times Imprint, [link] [comments]
3. Madness and Murder, Jenny Hilborne, Echelon Press, [link] [comments]
4. Dying for a Date, Cindy Sample, L & L Dreamspell, [link] [comments]
5. Smudge, JD Webb, L & L Dreamspell, [link]
6. Fire and Ash, Anne Patrick, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link] [comments]
7. Ruby's Deadly Secret, C.L. Exline, Wild Child Publishing, [link] [comments]
8. Resurrection Garden, Frank Scully, Muse It Up Publishing, [link] [comments]
8. Key Lime Squeeze, Ron Adams, Charles River Press, [link] [comments]
9. Being Someone Else, J. R. Lindermuth, Whiskey Creek Press, [link] [comments]

10. Healy's Cave, Aaron Paul Lazar, Twilight Times Books, [link] [comments]
11. Grounds for Murder, John Russo, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
12. Circle of Dishonor, Gwen Mayo, Pill Hill Press, [link]
13. Dead Barchetta, Kathryn Lively, DLP Books, [link] [comments]
13. Mind Echoes, Carlene Rae Dater, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
14. Lessons in Trust, Charlie Cochrane, Samhain, [link] [comments]
15. All She Wrote, Josh Lanyon, Samhain, [link]
15. A Man of His Word, Kenneth L. Levinson, Uncial Press, [link]
15. Least Wanted, Debbi Mack, Renegade Press
16. Lead Poisoning, J.E. Seymour, Mainly Murder Press, [link]
16. Murder Takes the Cake, Evelyn David, Wolfmont Press, [link]
17. An Inconsequential Murder, Rodolfo Peña, Untreed Reads, [link]
17. The Bloodstained Bistro, Susanne Marie Knight, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
18. Bear Trap, Edna Curry, Class Act Books, [link]
19. The End Game, Gerrie Ferris Finger, Minotaur , [link]
19. A Dirty Way To Die, J. Douglas Knauer, Echelon Press, [link]
19. Totally Buzzed, Gale Borger, Echelon Press, [link] [comments]
19. A New Prospect, Wayne Zurl, Black Rose Writing, [link] [comments]
19. Cape Seduction, Anne Carter, Echelon Press, [link]
20. Siren Song, Jo Hiestand
20. The Naked Room, Diana Hockley, Diana Hockley, [link]
20. Honored Daughters, Gerrie Ferris, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
20. Katja from the Punk Band, Simon Logan , ChiZine Publications, [link] [comments]
20. Imperfect Solitude, Tom Mahony, Casperian Books, [link]
20. Who Wrote The Book of Death?, Steve Liskow, Mainly Murder Press, [link]
20. One Small Victory, Maryann Miller, Smashwords, [link]
20. At Witt's End, Beth Solheim, Echelon Press, [link]
20. Mystic Perceptions, Jacqueline Paige , Class Act Books, [link]
20. Murder in the Pit, Erica Miner, Twilight Times Books, [link]
20. Lincoln's Hand, Joel Fox, Echelon Press, [link]

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