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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

Space Travel for SF Writers

Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (Also via Amazon)


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

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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. Darkseed: Awakening, Victoria Ley, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Winter Rose, Crystal Crichlow, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
3. A Shadow in the Past, Melanie Robertson-King, 4RV Publishing, [link][comments]
4. The Cat Lottery, John Des Fosses, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Dawn's End : Outworld Apocalypse , Bonnie Ferrante, Noble Young Adult, [link]
6. Wakefield, Erin Callahan and Troy H. Gardner, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
6. First Frost, Liz DeJesus, Musa Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Kerby Webb Webster, G, Mitchell Baker, XoXo Publishing.com, [link][comments]
8. The HalfBreed Gunslinger, Bret Lee Hart, Western Trail Blazer, [link][comments]
9. Mirror, Mirror, Les Edgerton, StoneHouse Ink, [link]
9. Twilight's Eternal Embrace, Karen Michelle Nutt, Rebecca J. Vickery, [link][comments]
10. The Coal Elf, Maria DeVivo, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
10. Sustenance, Nate D. Burleigh, Rainstorm Press, [link][comments]

11. Normalish, Margaret Lesh, Musa, [link][comments]
11. Debris Dreams, David Colby, Candlemark & Gleam, [link]
11. Elanreigh, S.A.Hunter, Eternal Press, [link][comments]
12. Crossing the Deep, Kelly Martin, Astraea Press, [link][comments]
13. Annabelle's Kingdom, Tara Mitchell, ASJ Publishing, www.asjpublishing.com [comments]
13. Save the Lemmings, Kai Strand, Featherweight Press, [link][comments]
14. Midnight Oil, Marva Dasef, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
14. Through the Flames, Denise Bartlett, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Hey, Nobody's Perfect, Ann Herrick, Books We Love, Ltd., [link]
15. Ruby Sun, Andrea Cothern, Museit Up Publishing, [link][comments]
16. Wind-Free, Patricia La Vigne, Dancing With Bear Publishing, [link]
16. Beyond the Cell, Sara Tribble, Fire and Ice, [link][comments]
17. Persephone, Kaitlin Bevis, Musa Publishing, [link][comments]
17. The Breakaway, Michelle Davidson Argyle, Rhemalda Publishing, [link][comments]
18. Peter and the Pumpkin Patch, PA Cadaver, amazon, [link]
18. Death to the Undead, Pembroke Sinclair, eTreasures Publishing, [link]
18. Opal, Jennifer Armentrout, Entangled Publishing, [link][comments]
18. Knot in Time, Alan Tucker, MAD Design, Inc., [link][comments]
18. No Turning Back, Kim Flowers, Queerteen Press, [link]
19. Scotch Broom, Marva Dasef, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
19. The Amulet, Holly Zitting, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
19. Victoria and the Ghost, Janet K. Brown, 4RV Publishing
19. Death and Taxes, Don Ford, Solstice Publishing, [link]
19. The Boy Who Delivered The Wind, Thomas L. Peters, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
19. The Keeper and the Rune Stone, Paige W. Pendleton, Pig Wing Press, [link]
19. Rat Rod, Ralph Hartman, Musa Publishing, [link][comments]
19. Birthright (The Dark Gifts) (Volume 1, Willow Cross, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [link]
19. The Missing Link, David Tysfale, Uncial Press, [link]
20. Sky Seeds, Linton Robinson & Grayson Moran, Adoro Books, [link]
20. Tears to Dancing, Laura Thomas, Dancing With Bear Publishing, [link][comments]
20. The 7th of London, Beau Schemery, Harmony Ink Press, [link]
21. Everspell, Samantha Combs, Astraea Press, [link]
21. Toby's Trek, John Paulits, Burst Books, [link]
21. Lore of Fei, Kathleen S. Allen, Muse It Up Publishing, [link]
21. The Other Island, A Morgan Koda Adventure, Book One., Juls Duncan, Mythic Dragon Publishing, [link][comments]
21. Super Chick, Kat Brookes, Amazon, [link]
21. Katya and Cyrus Time Pilgrims, Dennis Higgins, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
21. Colors Like Memories, Meradith Houston Snow, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
21. Peter Cooper and the Pirate King, James DeAcutis, Amazon, [link]
21. Fire Season, David Weber, Baen Books, [link]
21. The Journal in the Jug, K.G. McAbee, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
21. Points of View, Tony Thorne MBE, Eternal Press, [link]
21. The Duplicate, Helen FitzGerald, Snubnose Press, [link]
21. Rise From Darknesd, Ciara Knight, Turquoise Morning Press, [link]
21. Reality Ali, Christine Marciniak, Zumaya Publishing, [link]

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