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Books from Critters!

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)

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.


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

Free Web Sites

Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at www.nyx.net.

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 Young Adult Books

1. Time Warped, Tracey L. Pacelli, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]

2. If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor, Barbara Ehrentreu, MuseitUp Publishing, [link][comments]
3. The Unhewn Stone, Wendy Laharnar, Museitup Publishing, [link][comments]
4. True Grime, Natasha Deen, [link]
5. Deathless, Scott Prussing, Scott Prusing Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Wishless, Louise Caiola, L & L Dreamspell, [link][comments]
5. The Blacksmith's Daughter, Arley Cole, Musa Publishing, [link]
6. Laurel's Miracle, Nancy Marie Bell, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Different, Tony Butler, Bluewood Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Amongst the Ruins, Saewod Tice, Noble Young Adult, [link][comments]
7. Immortal Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle publishing, [link][comments]
8. Hickey of the Beast, Isabel Kunkle, Candlemark & Gleam, [link][comments]
9. Spurs for Jose, Wanda Snow Porter, Whimsical Publications, LLC, [link][comments]
9. Life After the Undead, Pembroke Sinclair, eTreasures Publishing, [link][comments]
10. The Greener Forest, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Cold Moon Press, [link]

11. Summer On Fire, Kevin Craig, Musett Young Publishing, [link][comments]
11. Bad Spelling, Marva Dasef, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
12. Zirconya, Diana Ilinca, Burst [comments]
13. Peter and the Pumpkin Patch, Andrew and Patti Miller, DWB
14. Marooned, P.J. Druce, Gryffynperch books, [link][comments]
14. Mystic Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle publishing, [link][comments]
14. Relatively Honest, Molly Ringle, ireadiwrite Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Awareness, Rowan Shannigan, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Shortcomings, Ginger Simpson, Muse It Up Publishing, [link]
16. Kellan's Dragons, Antonia Tiranth, MuseitUp Publishing, [link][comments]
16. Obsidian, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Entangled Publishing, [link][comments]
17. The Boogedyman, AP Miller, muse it up Publishing
17. Forbidden Embrace Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle publishing, [link][comments]
17. Wounds, Barbara Bockman, MuseIt Up Publishing, [link][comments]
17. Desert Fire, H.M. Prévost, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
18. Touch, Jus Accardo, Entangled Pub, [link]
18. My Dad's a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters, Rebekah Purdy, Astraea Press, [link]
18. Supernatural Highway 1: Ghost of a Chance, Molly Colton, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
18. Settling (Solid #2), Shelley Workinger, Createspace, [link][comments]
18. The Girl Who Remembered Horses, Linda Benson, Musa, [link][comments]
19. Abithica, Susan Goldsmith, Twilight Times Books, [link]
19. Demon Trapper's Daughter, Jana Oliver, St. Martin's, [link]
19. Compulsion, Kymberlee Burks-Miller, [link]
19. Fitzroy:The Boy Who Would Be King, Kathleen S. Allen, Createspace, [link]
20. inkBLOT, Johnson Naigle, Crossroads Publishing House, [link][comments]
20. FLOW, HC. Lawrence, Doppelganger Books, [link][comments]
20. The Rose of Cavendish, Lea Cherry, Xlibris, [link]
20. A Little Magic, Valerie Gillen, [link]
20. A Cure for Chaos (Mother-Earth #2), Alan Tucker, MAD Design, Inc., [link]
20. The Birth of the Dread Remora, Aaron Rosenberg, Crossroad Press, [link]
20. Summer With Dad, Timothy Martin, Eternal Press, [link][comments]

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