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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)

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.


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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 category: Horror Short Stories

1. Taut, Shaun Meeks, Smart Rhino Press [comments]
1. Waterless, Rose Blackthorn, Buzzy Mag, [link] [comments]
2. 9 Vials of Blood, John B. Rosenman, Chase Enterprises Publishing [comments]
3. Fish To Die For, Keith Milstead, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link] [comments]
4. Game of Straws Origins, SB Knight, Knight Stalker Press, [link] [comments]
5. The Testament of Charlie Fairweather, Stephen M. DeBock, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, LLC, [link] [comments]
6. What the Butler didn't See..., Teel James Glenn, Fiction Vortex, [link]
7. Skin Deep, Carson Buckingham, Smart Rhino Press [comments]
8. Ophie and the Undertaker, Shebat Legion, Perseid Press, [link] [comments]
9. Loneliness Makes the Loudest Noise, Monica J. O'Rourke, HW Press, [link]

10. The Dying House, B.E. Scully, Anthocon
10. Death of the Spider, Micki Peluso, Chase Publishing Enterprises, [link] [comments]
10. Butcher, Carrie Lynn Barker, The Foliata Oak, [link]
11. Haunt, Jeffrey Kosh, Grinning Skull Press, [link] [comments]
11. Darkness, Darkness, Fred Andersen, Uncial Press, [link]
11. What About Mom?, E. J. Ruek, Chase Enterprises Publishing [comments]
12. Highway 24, Jeff Chapman, MuseItUp Publishing
12. Devil Inside, William Cook, King Billy Publications, [link]
12. Forever, in Pieces, Kurt Fawver, Villipede Publications, [link]
13. I Live in the Gut, Gary McMahon, Crystal Lake Publishing, [link]
13. Welcome to Hell, CK Houghton, Wordsmith Literary Publishers, [link] [comments]
13. I Sea Monsters, Paul Copeland, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
13. Eat Shit and Die, Frank J Edler, StrangeHouse Books, [link]
13. The Unknown Caller, Craig D. B. Patton , Anthocon, [link]
13. Dead Jimmy and the Selkie, Iseult Murphy, Drabblecast, [link]
13. Drowning in Tears, Stephen Zimmer, Hellscapes Volume 1, from Seventh Star Press, [link] [comments]
13. Ten to Midnight, Suzie & Bruce Lockhart, Horrified Press, [link]
13. The Ghouls, Jarod Anderson, The Were-Traveler, [link] [comments]
13. Coffin Dirt, Tom Wescott, Mystery and Horror, LLC, [link] [comments]
13. The Infestation, Kay Jakabs, SNM Horror Magazine, [link] [comments]
13. Shock Therapy, Sam Bellotto Jr, Double Dragon Publishing, [link]
13. The Final One Percent, Desmond Warzel, Blood Bound Books, [link]

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