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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)

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!

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Standings for Young Adult Books

1. Einar and the Cursed City, Chet Gottfried, ReAnimus Press, [link][comments]

2. The Labyrinth of Time, T.W. Fendley, Silent Partner Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Salted, Aaron Galvin, Aames & Abernathy, [link][comments]
3. Paradox Lost: Their Path, K.C. Sprayberry, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
4. The Gryphon and His Thief, Karen Michelle Nutt, Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Sci-Magickal, Teel James Glenn, Gypsy Shadow Press, [link][comments]
6. Owl Light, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Cold Moon Press, [link]
6. After, Barbara Ehrentreu, MuseItUp [comments]
7. Fairy, Texas, Margo Bond Collins, Solstice Publishing, [link]
7. The Whispers of the Fallen: Rebellion, J.D. Netto, Untreed Reads, [link][comments]
8. Will The Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up, Sara Hantz, Entangled, [link]
9. Polar Opposites, Kai Strand, Whiskey Creek Press, [link][comments]
10. The Revenge Artist, Philip Hoy, Lycaon Press, [link][comments]
10. After Me, Joyce Scarbrough, Buzz Books USA, [link][comments]

11. Destiny Awaits, Jaidis Shaw, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, [link][comments]
12. Kensei, Jeremy Zimmerman, DefCon One Publishing, [link][comments]
13. The Maiden's Courage, Mary Lynne Gibbs, Dragons Roost Press, [link]
14. An Unstill Life, Kate Larkindale, Musa Publishing, [link]
14. Side Trip, Renee Duke, MuseItup, [link][comments]
14. The Saffron Crocus, Alison McMahan, Black Opal Books, [link][comments]
15. School of Deaths, Christopher Mannino, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
15. Angels Dawn, Komali da Silva, Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing, [link]
16. Somewhere in the Middle, Linda Palmer, Uncial Press, [link]
16. Emily's Stories, Malcolm R. Campbell, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link][comments]
16. Olde School, Selah Janel, Seventh Star Press, [link][comments]
17. Eagle Talons, Robert Lee Murphy, Five Star, [link]
17. Regret, Danielle Doolittle, Sweet Cravings Publishing, [link]
17. Kissing Atticus Primble, Stephania Hoina, Whimsical Publications, LLC, [link]
18. The Hidden Heart, Linda Hays-Gibbs, Amazon, [link]
18. Walled In, HL Carpenter, Musa Publishing, [link]
18. The Bloodbound, Erin Lindsey, Ace, [link][comments]
18. Spacedogs' Best Friend, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link][comments]
19. Sleeping Sickness, Blue Cole, Indie Gypsy, [link]
19. Future Girls, Catharine Bramkamp, Eternal Press, [link][comments]
19. The Mall Fairies: War, Conda V Douglas, Muse It Up, [link]
19. ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, Jordan Elizabeth, Curiosity Quills Press, [link]
19. Hollows End, Marianne Morea, Coventry Press Limited, [link]
19. My Fake Summer Boyfriend, Ann Herrick, Books We Love, Ltd., [link]
19. Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Palomino Press (Dark Quest Books), [link][comments]
20. Eruption: Yellowblown(TM) Series, Book 1, J. Hughey, Independent, [link]
20. Sidekicks, Linda Palmer, Uncial Press, [link]
20. The Alphabet Gang, Tara Mitchell, ASJ Publishing, [link]
20. Schooled in Magic, Christopher G. Nuttall, Twilight Times Books, [link]
20. The Princess Spy, Melanie Dickerson, Zondervan, [link]
20. The Summer I Found You, Jolene Perry, Albert Whitman & Company, [link][comments]
20. Storm Siren, Mary Weber, Thomas Nelson, [link][comments]
20. Shortcomings, Ginger Simpson, Books We Love, [link]
20. Gideon Lee, Lisa Orchard, esKape Press, [link][comments]
20. Cruel Beauty, Rosamund Hodge, Balzer & Bray, [link][comments]
20. On The Move, K.V. Flynn, WynnpixProductions, [link][comments]
20. Random, Alma Alexander, Dark Quest Books, [link][comments]
20. In My Own Shadow, Susan A. Royal, MuseItUp, [link]
20. The Mark of the Dragonfly, Jaleigh Johnson, Delacorte, [link]
20. The Universes Inside the Lighthouse, Pam Stucky, Wishing Rock Press, [link]
20. the sweet taste of regret, karen haber
20. Sinners Series: Branded, Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki , month9 boks, [link]
20. Elemental Earth, Kinsey Knight, Whimsical Publications, LLC, [link]
20. Qualify, Vera Nazarian, Norilana, [link][comments]
20. Free Passage, J.R.McRae, Tate Publishing, [link][comments]
20. This Shattered World, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, Disney-Hyperion, [link]
20. The Raven, The Elf, and Rachel, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Palomino Press, [link]

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