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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)

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!

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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 Anthologies

1. The Soul That Screamed, Horrified Press, [link][comments]

2. Nightmare Stalkers & Dream Walkers, Horrified Press
3. The Best of the Horror Society 2013, The Horror Society Press, [link][comments]
4. The Speed of Dark, Chase Enterprises, [link][comments]
5. Allegories of the Tarot, Word Webber Press, [link][comments]
6. Sharedc Whispers, Champagne Books, [link][comments]
6. Dreamers in Hell, Perseid Press, [link][comments]
7. Fresh Fear: Contemporary Horror, James Ward Kirk Publishing, [link][comments]
8. Dandelions of Mars; Tribute to Ray Bradbury, Whortleberry Press, [link][comments]
9. Twisted Tails VII: Irreverance, Double Dragon Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Still Dying 2, Rymfire Books, [link]

11. The Art of Love, Whiskey Creek Press, [link][comments]
11. Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age, Every Day Publishing, [link][comments]
12. Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar, HW Press
13. Someone Wicked, Smart Rhino Publications, [link][comments]
13. Shall We Dance?, Dancing With Bear Publishing, [link]
14. 'Tis the Season for Seduction, Sassy Vixen Publishing LLC, [link]
14. Bleed, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, [link]
14. Enter At Your Own Risk: Dark Muses, Spoken Silences, Firbolg Publishing, [link]
14. Tales from the SFR Brigade, SFR Brigade, [link][comments]
14. The Crimson Rope, Evernight Publishing, [link]
15. Horror Library Vol. 5, Cutting Block Press, [link]
15. Persephone's Song Anthology, Keith Publications, [link]
15. Shifty, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, [link]
15. Gingersnaps & Candy Canes, Dancing With Bear Publishing, [link]
15. Shifters: A Charity Anthology, Hazardous Press, [link]
15. After Death..., Dark Moon Books, [link]
16. Harboring Secrets, Cherokee McGee, [link]
16. Until The End, Horrified Press, [link]
16. Mechanized Masterpieces: A Steampunk Anthology, Xchyler Publishing, [link]
17. Fear the Reaper, Crystal Lake Publishing, [link]
17. Shadow Masters an anthology from The Horror Zine, The Horror Zine, [link]
17. Murder, Madness, and Mystery, Feed The World With Words, [link]
17. Naughty Sleepover, Decadent Publishing, [link]
17. O Little Town of Deathlehem, Grinning Skull Press, [link]
17. Roses Are Red, Diamonds Are Blue, Muse It Up, [link]
17. Southern Haunts: Spirits That Walk Among Us, Seventh Star Press, [link]
17. Zippered Flesh 2: More Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad!, Smart Rhino Publications, [link]
17. DOA 2 : Extreme Horror Collection, Blood Bound Books, [link]
18. 31 Devotions for Writers, Family Friendly Fiction, [link][comments]
18. The Demonolgia Biblica, Western Legends Press, [link]
18. Best Tales of the Apocalypse, Permuted Press, [link]
18. What We Carry Home, Ascent Aspirations Publishing, [link]
18. Falling Over, Infinity Plus, [link]
18. Wee See a Different Frontier, Publishing, [link]
18. Doorways to Extra Time, Spencer Hill Press, [link]
18. A Dash of Madness: A Thriller Anthology, Xchyler Publishing, [link]
18. Unidentified Funny Objects 2, UFO Publishing, [link]
18. Tales of the Wold Newton Universe, Titan Books, [link]
18. Blood Addict, Excessica, [link]
18. For the NIght is Dark, Crystal Lake Publishing, [link]
18. The Other Half of the Sky, Candlemark & Gleam, [link]
18. All Hallows' Evil, Mystery and Horror LLC, [link][comments]

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