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The Sigil Trilogy

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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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Book Recommendation

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

Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Standings for category: novelr

1. Dying for a Date, Cindy Sample, L & L Dreamspell, [link] [comments]
2. By Heart and Compass, Danielle Thorne, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link] [comments]
3. Sweet Danger, Cheryl Pierson, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
4. Package Deal, Donna Bolk, Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
4. Dark Succession, Teresa D'Amario, Freya's Bower, [link]
5. Santa is a Lady, L.J. Holmes, MuseItUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
6. McShannon's Heart, Jennie Marsland, Bluewood Publishing, [link]
6. Cross The Line, Rie McGaha, Solstice Publishing, [link] [comments]
7. No deal, Christy Poff, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
7. Love, Lies & Deceit, Carol Preflatish, Red Rose Publishing, [link]
7. Destruction of the Great Wall, R. Ann Siracusa, Sapphire Blue Publishing, [link]
8. All's Fair In Love And Law, K.M. Daughters, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
8. Mended Heart , Mary Manners, White Rose Publishing, [link]
9. Strawberries for Dessert, Marie Sexton, Dreamspinner Press, [link] [comments]

10. Masquerade Marriage, Anne Greene, White Rose Publishing, [link] [comments]
11. Angels, Sinners and Madmen, Cate Masters, Freya's Bower, [link]
12. Tales of the Red Moon Clan, Cherie De Sues, Noble Romance Publishing, [link] [comments]
12. Eostre's Hare, Arlene Webb, Shadowfire Press, [link] [comments]
13. Capturing Karma, K.M. Daughters, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
14. The Hungarian, Stephanie Burkhart, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link] [comments]
14. Secret Baby, Edna Curry, Whiskey Creek Press, [link] [comments]
15. Where the Rain is Made, Keta Diablo, Decadent Publishing, [link] [comments]
15. Hearts Crossing, Marianne Evans, White Rose Publishing, [link]
16. Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, Lena Nelson Dooley, Summerside Press, [link] [comments]
16. Ultimate Duty, Marva Dasef, Eternal Press, [link]
17. Home is the Sailor, Lee Rowan, Cheyenne/Bristlecone Pine, [link] [comments]
17. Solitude & Sea Glass, T. D. McKinney & Terry Wylis, Amber Allure, [link]
17. Marrying Mattie, Tanya Hanson, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
17. Roman Circus, Carlene Rae Dater, Noble Romance, [link]
17. White Heart, Lakota Spirit, Ginger Simipson, Eternal Press, [link]
17. Charade of Hearts, Sharon Donovan, Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
18. Bear Necessities, Dana Marie Bell, Samhain Publishing, [link]
19. Call Sign:Love, Carlene Rae Dater, Write Words, [link] [comments]
19. Viking, Go Home, Faith V. Smith, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
19. Shining in the Sun, Alex Beecroft, Samhain, [link]
19. Hearts Surrender, Marianne Evans, White Rose Publishing, [link] [comments]
19. Eris, D. Renee Bagby, Siren Publishing, [link]
19. The Harmless Deception, Lesley-Anne McLeod, Uncial Press, [link]
19. Cravings, Brenda Huber, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
20. Through Ancient Eyes, Kimberly Adkins, Siren Bookstrand, [link]
20. Luminous Nights, Michele Hart, BookStrand Publishing, [link] [comments]
20. Beyond the Dream Catcher, Rita Hestand, Decadent Publishing, [link] [comments]
20. A Tangled Web, Suzanne Rossi, The Wild Rose Press
20. Love Me If You Can, Marie-Nicole Ryan, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
20. Perfect Score, Susan Roebuck, Awe-Struck Publishing, [link]
20. Leave No Trace, Lynn Romaine, The Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
20. No Other, Shawna Williams, Desert Breeze, [link]
20. When the Snow Flies, Laurie Alice Eakes, Avalon, [link] [comments]
21. Shadows, Brenda Huber, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
21. Blood Moon, Tamela Quijas, Price Publication, [link]
21. Mine, Brenda Huber, The Wild Rose Press
21. jaguar moon, linda palmer, The Wild Horse Press, [link]
21. Undercover Cavaliere, Judith B. Glad, Uncial Press, [link]
21. Wild Cards and Iron Horses, Sheryl Nantus, Samhain Publishing, [link]
21. Keeping Promise Rock, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
21. Divine's emporium, Michelle L. Levigne, Uncial Press, [link]
21. Voices on the Waves, Jessica Chambers, Red Rose Publishing, [link] [comments]
22. Moselle's Insurance, LoRee Peery, White Rose Publishing, [link]
22. Blood of the Beast, Tamela Quijas, Price Publication, [link]
22. The Groom Wore Leather, Taylor Manning, Unical, [link]
22. Sacrifices, Stevie Woods, MLR Press, [link]
22. Abby-Finding More Than Gold, Sharon Poppen, Awe-Struck, [link]
22. Dragon Lord of Kells, Brenda J. Weaver, Faery Rose, [link]
22. Lucifer's Daughter , Eve Langlais, Liquid Silver, [link]
22. Something Unexpected, Tressie Lockwood, Sugar and Spice Press, [link]
22. Cornerstone Deep, Charlene A. Wilson, Class Act Books, [link]
22. Montana Dawn, Caroline Fyffe, Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc, [link]
22. Salvation, Jacqueline Paige, Eternal Press, [link]
22. Mind-Blown, Michele Hart, BookStrand Publishing, [link] [comments]
22. Ride The Fire, Jo Davis, NAL, [link]
22. Tender Touch, Tanya Stowe, White Rose Publishing, [link]
22. Wolf on the Bayou, Tressie Lockwood, Amira Press, [link]
22. Lawbreakers and Lovemakers, Toni Noel, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link] [comments]
22. Slower Lower Love, Lila Munro, Silver Publishing, [link]
22. Until It's Over, Lauren Gallagher, Carnal Passions, [link]

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