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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.

New Book from a Critter Member

**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member who's unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM


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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 Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

1. The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes, John B. Rosenman, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Death Watch, Richard Flores IV, Liquid Imagination, [link][comments]
3. Storm Riders, Karen Michelle Nutt, Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Virtual Memory, Robert C. Eccles, Static Movement
5. FLower Child, Sheila Deeth, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Within A Dream, Vincent Scarsella, Bluewood Publishing, [link]
6. The Man Who Had No Soul, John M. Whalen, Science Fiction Trails 7, [link]
6. Sunset, Jay Caselberg, Musa Publishing, [link]
7. Lair of Lesbian Love Goddess, Edward McKeown, Hellfire, [link]
7. Blood of the Swan, Vonnie Winslow Crist, While the Morning Stars Sing, [link]
8. Her Feral Destiny, Ruth D. Kerce, Changeling Press, [link]
8. The Royal Scam, Gini Koch, Musa Publishing, [link]
9. Blue Moons Over Widdlydink, Ran Cartwright, Frogtown Press, [link]
9. The Day Willy Found the Alien, Kenneth James Crist, Yellow Mama, [link][comments]
9. Tempus with his right-side companion Niko, Janet Morris, Paradise Publishing, [link]
10. The Downlink, Ken Goldman, Liquid Imagination, [link][comments]
10. Ground Rules, Cate Masters, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
10. A Chip In His Shoulder, L. A. Witt, Riptide Publishing, [link]

11. From the Bedside Diary of Brisins deMar, Tyree Kimber, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
11. Capacity For Harm, Richard Evans, BAEN, [link][comments]
11. Some Assembly Required, T. M. Hunter, ResAliens Press, [link]
11. Tribe of Hell, Janet Morris, Perseid/Kerlak
12. At All Costs, Heather Kuehl, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
12. Contrains in Silicon, Margret A. Treiber, Double Dragon Publishing, [link]
13. Heart of the Queen, Kat Holmes, Muse It Hot Pubishing, [link]
13. Fated Mates, Marie Rose Dufour, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
13. The Echo of a Lost Virtue, Zach Black, Hellfire Publishing, [link]
13. Spaceship Earth, Kenneth W. Cain, The Library of Science Fiction & Fantasy, [link]
14. Crossed Paths, Aaron Rosenberg, Crossroad Press, [link]
14. Pisces, Adrianne Brennan, Torquere Press, [link]
14. The Font of Forgiveness, Kevin O. McLaughlin, Role of the Hero Publishing, [link]
14. Setting Boundaries, Valerie Douglas, Amazon.com, [link]
14. Epinikion, Desmond Warzel, Daily Science Fiction, [link]
14. Love Under Will, Adrianne Brennan, Running Press, [link]
14. Kudzu Jesus, Edward McKeown, Pill Hill, [link]
14. Not Magic Enough, Valerie Douglas, Amazon.com, [link]
14. Rogue, Michael Z. Williamson, BAEN, [link]
14. The Ramshead Algorithm, KJ Kabza, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, [link]
14. The King is Dead Long Live the King, Tamara Eaton, Apollo's Lyre, [link]
14. Hot Yellow Planet, Joy V. Smith, Smashwords, [link]
14. Music in the Midst of Desolation, Charlie Cochrane, MLR, [link]
14. A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace, Catherine Lundoff, Lethe Press, [link]

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