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Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

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)

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.


I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

Free Web Sites

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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]








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Standings for Thriller Novels

1. The Bitch, Les Edgerton, Bare Knuckles Press, [link], Inc. [comments]

2. Rasner's Revenge: The Rasner Effect III, Mark Rosendorf, L&L Dreamspell, [link][comments]
3. The Geneva Connection, Martin Bodenham, Musa Publishing, [link][comments]
4. All the young Warriors, Anthony Neil Smith, Blasted Heath, [link][comments]
5. The Lonely Mile, Allan Leverone, StoneHouse Ink, [link][comments]
6. Becoming NADIA, Cyrus Keith, Muse It Up, [link][comments]
7. Dear Killer, Linda Lovely, L&L Dreamspell, [link][comments]
8. Blood Bay, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link]
9. 3:16, Jeffrey Martin, Cold Moon Press, [link]
10. Irreparable Harm, Melissa F. Miller, Brown Street Books, [link][comments]

11. Postmarked for Death, Jonathan Lowe, Gypsh Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
12. Huntress, Karina Kantas, MMP, [link]
13. Beyond Yesterday, L.J. Holmes, Muse It Up, [link][comments]
14. Dead Witness, Joylene Nowell Butler , MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
15. To Kill My Love, Lee Baldwin, Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, [link]
16. Age of the Damned, B. A. Sans, Dare Empire eMedia, [link]
16. Cruelty To Innocents, CK Webb & DJ Weaver, Suspense Publishing, [link]
16. The Benders, Molly Colton, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
16. Better Off Without Her, Rita Hestand, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
16. The Good, The Bad and The Murderous, Chester D. Campbell, Night Shadows Press, [link][comments]
17. Druids Dawning Vol. 1, Lark LaTroy, Silver Publishing, [link][comments]
17. Black Flowers, Steve Mosby, Orion, [link]
17. Walking The Edge (Corpus Brides: Book One), Zee Monodee, Noble Romance Publishing, [link]
17. In The Bleak Midwinter, Sellars, M. R., E.M.A. Mysteries, [link]
17. Luck of the Draw, Anthony J. Cardieri, St. Martin's Press, [link]
17. Monster Hunter Alpha, Larry Correia, Baen, [link]
17. Heart of the Gods, Valerie Douglas, Amazon.com, [link]
17. Cry of Eagles, Stefan Vucak, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
18. Flooding Granite, Tom Mahoney, Casperian Books, [link]
18. Deadly Nightshade, Chris Newman, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
18. Redemption, Sheila Dunn, Solstice Publishing, [link]
18. Cold Comfort, Ellis Vidler, Echelon Press, [link]
18. The Traveling Vampire and Twilight in the Catacombs, Joe Vadalma, Renassance E-Books, [link]
18. Lazarus, Michael LaRocca, Mocha Memoirs Press, [link]
18. Masked Jihad, Dave Bullock, Damnation Books, [link]
18. Incursion, Aaron Rosenberg, Crossroad Press, [link]
18. V Trooper - First Mission, Thomas Drinkard, Amazon.com, [link]

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