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Stayin' Alive

If you want to make a career of SF writing, STAYING ALIVE - A WRITER'S GUIDE by three-time SFWA President Norman Spinrad, published by your Critter Captain's ReAnimus Press, is an indispensable guide to the inside workings of the SF publishing industry by an expert.

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.


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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!

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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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Standings for Mystery Novels

1. Murder at Midnight, Karen Lewis, Champagne Books, [link][comments]

2. A Wedding To Die For, Heather Haven, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Dear Killer, Linda Lovely, L&L Dreamspell, [link][comments]
4. Unrest in Eden, Florence Byham Weinberg, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
5. The Price of Silence, Barry Brennessel, L&L Dreamspell, [link][comments]
6. The Devil's Alibi, Len Dawson, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link],gypsyshadow,com [comments]
7. The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival, Stephanie Osborn, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
7. Box of Rocks, Karla Telega, Adoro Books, [link][comments]
8. Missing, Assumed Dead, Marva Dasef, MuseItUp, [link]
9. Beautiful Naked And Dead, Josh Stallings, Heist Publishing [comments]
10. The Lighthouse, Kat Holmes, Muse It Up, [link][comments]
10. A Familiar Evil, Anne Patrick, Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, [link]

11. Murder in Paradise, Larry K. Collins, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
11. Force of Habit, Marian Allen, Echelon, [link][comments]
12. Ghost of a Chance, Molly Colton, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
12. Cemetery Bird, Bridget Bufford, Casperian Books, [link]
12. If It's Monday, It Must Be Murder, Kathleen S. Allen, Gypsy Shadow Publishing
12. Kill Fee, Julie Eberhart Painter, Champagne Books, [link]
12. Black Flowers, Steve Mosby, Orion, [link]
12. Hyphema, Chelle Cordero, Vanilla Heart Publishing
12. A Reason to Kill, Nathaniel Tower, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
13. LOVE IS BLIND...AND IT DON’T PAY THE BILLS EITHER, Book 2 of the Denim Blues Mysteries Trilogy, Karen Wiesner, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
14. Walking The Edge (Corpus Brides: Book One), Zee Monodee, Noble Romance Publishing, [link]
14. Life Lessons, Kaje Harper, MLR Press, [link]
14. A French Polished Murder, Elise Hiatt, Prime Crime, [link]
14. All Lessons Learned, Charlie Cochrane, Samhain, [link]
14. Murder Your Darlings, J.J. Murphy, Signet, [link]
14. Luck of the Draw, Anthony J. Cardieri, St. Martin's Press, [link]
14. The Last Resort, Valerie Douglas, Amazon.com, [link]
14. This is Life, Seth Harwood, CrimeWAV, [link]

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