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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.

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.

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)


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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 Young Adult Books

1. The One: Children of Destiny, Paul Copeland, J. Ellington Ashton, [link][comments]

2. Morris Mansion, Rita Dear, Eutopian Press, [link][comments]
3. Hidden Wings, Cameo Renae, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Stopped Cold, Gail Pallotta, CreateSpace Independent publishing platform, [link][comments]
5. Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback, Michael Thal, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Justice, Rebecca Royce, Decadent Publishing, [link][comments]
7. The Wrong One, K.C. Sprayberry, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Enchanted Skean, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Mockingbird Lane Press, [link]
7. GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, C.A. Verstraete, Intrigue Publishing, [link][comments]
8. Glass Frost, Liz DeJesus, Musa Publishing, [link][comments]
8. Taking the High Ground, Amy Alessio, 4RV Publishing, [link]
8. Dragon Fire, Dina von Lowenkraft, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
9. Faizah's Destiny, Marva Dasef, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
10. How to Be Almost Famous in Ten Days, Kathleen S. Allen, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Glancing Through the Glimmer, Pat McDermott, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [link][comments]

11. It's All in Your Mind, Ann Herrick, Books We Love, Ltd., [link]
11. Stolen Luck, Jaclyn Weist, Wee Creek Press, [link]
11. Feudlings, Wendy Knight, Astraea Press,
11. Persephone's Orchard, Molly Ringle, Central Avenue Publishing, [link][comments]
11. Dance of the Scorpion, Bobbie Shafer, Caliburn Books, [link]
12. Escapement, Ciara Knight, Ciara Knight, [link]
13. January Black, Wendy S. Russo, Crescent Moon Press, [link][comments]
13. Tex, the Witch Boy, Stuart R. West, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
13. King of Bad, Kai Strand, Whiskey Creek, [link][comments]
14. Sphie's Secret Crush, Tara West, self publishsed, [link][comments]
14. Banacor: In The Beginning, Charlie Wilcox, Wee Creek Press, [link]
14. Fire & Ice (Faerie Song Trilogy 1), Michele Barrow-Belisle, Astraea Press, [link][comments]
14. Sophie's Secret Crush, Tara West, Self Published, [link]
14. Quest of the Hart, Mary Waibel, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
15. Sidekicks, Linda Palmer, Uncial Press, [link]
15. The Julius Romeros Extravaganza Part 2, A New Adventure, Hayley Lawson-Smith, ASJ Publishing, [link]
16. Warrior Beautiful, Wendy Knight, Astraea Press, [link]
16. Curtsies & Conspiracies, Gail Carriger, Little Brown, [link]
17. No More Goddesses, Kim Baccellia, Zumaya, [link]
17. Three Against The Stars, Joe Bonadonna, Airship 27, [link]
17. Cinderella Geek, K. Sean Jennkrist, Create Space, [link]
17. Xenostorm: Rising, Brian Clegg, ReAnimus Press, [link]
17. Severed Ties, Angie Skelhorn, Damnation Books, [link][comments]
18. The Adventures of Captain Kitchen, Shawn Oetzel, Belfire Press, [link]
18. Sabaska's Tale, J. A. Campbell, Untold Press, [link]
18. Faire Eve, Catherine Stovall, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, [link]
18. Lights of Aurora, Theresa McClinton, Noor Press, [link]
18. The Divide, Book One: Uprising, Kim Flowers, QueerTeen Press, [link][comments]
18. Sensations, Towan Shannigan, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
18. Inception (The Reaping Chronicles, 1), Teal Haviland, Embolden Press, [link]

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