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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.

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 Children's Books

1. The Hunter Awakens: Book One of The Morus Chronicles, J.R. Roper, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly, [link][comments]

2. A New Leaf for Lyle, Holly Jahangiri (Illustrated by Carrie Salazar), Createspace, [link][comments]
3. ABC's of Zombie Friendship, Essel Pratt, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
4. Philip and the Sneaky Trashmen, John Paulits, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Every Kid Has Their Day, Nikki Noffsinger, Ladybee Publishing, [link][comments]
6. The Mud Rose, Renee Duke, MuseItUp, [link]
7. The Lumpy Duckling, Kai Strand, Guardian Angel Publishing, [link][comments]
8. George Knows, Mindy Mymudes, MuseItUp, [link][comments]
9. Oliver Dingle-Mouse: Business Mouse, Tony Dingwell, Amazon, [link][comments]
10. The Zombie Teddy Bear, Uncle Dave and Susan Simone, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]

11. Dreamtime Man, Margot Finke, Magic Carpet Books, [link][comments]
11. Scarlletina's Quest for Fairy Wings - The Earth Circle, Bess Drew Sherret, FriesenPress, [link][comments]
11. The Peculiar Princess, Tricia Andersen, Beau Coup Publishing, [link][comments]
11. Witch-o-ween, Amelia Picklewiggle, Amelia Picklewiggle, [link][comments]
12. Fairy Melody and Her Humming Suitcase, Mayumi Kosaka, Amazon, [link][comments]
12. Quest, Aaron Becker, Candlewick Press, [link]
12. Nuwa and the Great Wall, Salena Casha, MeeGenius Books, [link]
13. Peter Crombie Vs The Grampires, Adam Millard, Crowded Quarantine Publications, [link]
13. A Snicker of Magic, Natalie Lloyd, Scholastic, [link]
13. The Adventures Of Angel, Susan K. Droney, Devine Destinies, [link]
13. Let's Follow Them!, Marla Jones, Create Space, [link][comments]
13. Winter Mouse, Amelia Picklewiggle, Amelia Picklewiggle, [link]
13. Little Miss HISTORY Travels to FORD'S THEATER, Barbara Ann Mojica, eugenus®STUDIOS, [link][comments]

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