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The Sigil Trilogy

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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)


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ReAnimus Acquires Advent!

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Book Recommendation

THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock

Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

2008 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

1. Beyond Horizon's Edge, Mike Lynch, Surprising Stories, http://beyondhorizonsedge.blogspot.com/
2. Avatar on the Belts, William J. Piovano, The Future Fire, http://futurefire.net/2008.11/fiction/avatar1.html
3. One Story Short, Gustavo Bondoni, MindFlights, http://www.mindflights.com
4. Blood and Mint Chocolates, Adrianne Brennan, Freya's Bower, http://www.freyasbower.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=142
5. The Breach, Gay Degani, Every Day Fiction, http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-breach-by-gay-degani/
6. Tomb, Z. S. Adani, Desolate Places, http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com/
7. Valley of Bones, Bruce Durham, Rogue Blades Entertainment, http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/products/rb-presents/rb-presents-anthologies/return-of-the-sword/
8. Old World Magic, Adele Cosgrove-Bray, Haldley Rille Books, http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com
9. To Know How to See, Michael West, APEX, http://www.apexbookcompany.com/apex-online/2008/06/short-fiction-to-know-how-to-see/
10. Mikel's Wrath, Bonnie Rose Leigh, eXtasy Books, http://www.extasybooks.com
10. Mia's Discovery, Tianna Xander & Bonnie Rose Leigh, Cobblestone Press, http://cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/miasdiscovery.htm
10. Measurements, Chad Brian Henry, GUD Magazine, http://www.gudmagazine.com/vault/3/Measurements
10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Nicholas Ozment, Abandoned Towers Magazine, http://www.cyberwizardproductions.com/AbandonedTowers/fantasy/smoke.html

11. Unicorn, Jet Mykles, Aspen Mountain Press, http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/del-fantasma/m/m-erotica/del-fantasma-unicorn/prod_188.html
11. The Poet Gnawreate and the Taxman, Dave Freer, DAW, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0756405122
11. At The Stroke of Midnight, Karen Michelle Nutt, OtherWorldly Romances/TheE-bookSales, http://theebooksale.com/zen-cart/
12. Gifts of Bone, C.A. Manestar, Desolate Places/Hadley Rille, http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com/
13. A Little Taste of Red, Beth Wylde, Phaze, www.phaze.com
13. Mistress Of Tiethla- Book 1, Jade Twilight, Lyrical Press, Inc., http://www.lyricalpress.com/mistress_of_tiethla.html
13. Esme and O'Ryan, Sarah Hilary, Bewildering Stories, http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue286/esme_oryan.html
14. Regeneration, Martin Turton, Ray Gun Revival magazine, http://raygunrevival.com/Published/RGR_0049_2008_12.pdf
14. Reciprocity, Aaron Polson, Vagabondage Press, http://www.vagabondagepress.com/80901/V1I4SS6.html
14. Toyture, Forrest hunter Wood, Whortleberry Press, http://whortleberrypress.com/
15. The Tracer Pilot, Garrett Calcaterra, The Oregon Literary Review, http://orelitrev.startlogic.com/v3n2/OLR-rickert.htm
15. Mars Ain't No Place for Ladies, Filamena Young, Space Westerns, http://www.spacewesterns.com/articles/40/
15. Light Through Darkness, Pam L. Wallace, MindFlights, http://www.mindflights.com
15. Shoon Joining, Jude Mason, Phaze, http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Shoon+Joining/exact_match=exact
15. Carbon Copy, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Flying Pen Press, http://www.sidhenadaire.com/books/SP.htm
15. Obedience, T.M.Hunter, Ray Gun Revival, http://www.raygunrevival.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=2211
16. Servant of the Seasons: Autumn, Lee Benoit, Torquere Press, http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=85&products_id=1201
16. Cafe at the Edge of Outer Space, Robert Appleton, Eternal Press, http://www.eternalpress.ca/cafeattheedgeofouterspace.html
16. Serpent Singer, M.H, Bonham, Yard Dog Press, http://www.yarddogpress.com
16. Barbegazi, Kim McDougall, Eternal Press, http://eternalpress.ca
16. The Cursed Valley, Marva Dasef, Sorcerous Signals, http://www.sorceroussignals.com/TheCursedValley.html
16. Sperm Count, Kev Henley, eXcessica, http://excessica.com/index.php/books/sperm-count-by-kev-henley/
17. The Philosopher in the Dark, Scott M. Sandridge, Everyday Fiction, http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-philosopher-in-the-dark-by-scott-m-sandridge
17. Three Wishes, Brenna Lyons, Under The Moon, http://www.underthemoon.org/threewishes.html
17. Summersong, Sheri L. McGathy, Double Dragon Publishing, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-574-6
17. Kinder, Steve Berman, Lethe Press, http://www.steveberman.com
17. Lucky Clover, Barbara A. Barnett, Flash Fiction Online, http://www.flashfictiononline.com/f20080304-lucky-clover-barbara-a-barnett.html
17. Best Gift, Brandon Bell, Hadley Rille Books, Return to Luna Anthology, http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com/ReturnToLuna.html
17. The Magpie Dance, Andrew Knighton, Flash Me Magazine, http://www.wingedhalo.com/mag/magpie.html
17. The Skywatchers, Sarah Hilary, Bewildering Stories, http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue307/skywatchers.html
17. Alliance: Cosmic Scandal, Lyndi Lamont, Amber Quill Press/Amber Heat, http://www.amberquill.com/AmberHeat/CosmicScandal.html
17. What Heroes Leave Behind, Nicholas Ian Hawkins, Rogue Blades Entertainment, http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/products/rb-presents/rb-presents-anthologies/return-of-the-sword/
18. Snowman, Nix Winter, Freya's Bower, http://www.freyasbower.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=135
18. Beneath and Beyond, Debbie Mumford, Wild Child Publishing, http://www.wildchildpublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=85&products_id=235
18. Boy in Reverse, C. Lee McKenzie, Stories for Children Magazine, http://storiesforchildrenmagazine.org/BoyinReverse.aspx
18. Glass Dancing, Mari Ness, Dog Versus Sandwich, http://dogvsandwich.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/story-glass-dancing-by-mari-ness/
18. The Fourth Horseman, Brandon Bell, Byzarium.com, http://www.byzarium.com/the_fourth_horseman
18. Infant Colic, Sheila Crosby, Cosmos, http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/node/1650
19. Nothing Succeeds Like SUKS-X, Ralan Conley, Abandoned Towers, http://www.lulu.com/content/4592024
19. What We Give, BD Wilson, Niteblade, http://niteblade.com/march-2008/what-we-give.htm
19. The Sound of Sun Rising, Geraint D'Arcy, Hadley Rille Books, http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com
19. Tangerine Carnal Dreams, Savanna Kougar, Aspen Mountain Press, http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/science-fiction/romance/tangerine-carnal-dreams/prod_165.html
19. Stars and Straps, Susan M. Sailors, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/torrid/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13&products_id=324
19. Reggie Vs. Kaiju Storm Chimera Wolf, Matthew Wayne Selznick, MWS Media, http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/short-fiction/reggie/
19. Wendy's Summer Job, Charlotte Boyett~Compo, Ellora's Cave, http://www.windlegends.org
19. The Spacetime Pool, Catherine Asaro, Analog, http://www.analogsf.com
19. Wherer are you?, Alyssa Montgomery, Quake/Echelon Press, http://www.quakeme.com/direct/buy-am-way-q.htm
19. The Robot not taken, Edward McKeown, Crossquarter, http://www.amazon.com/CrossTIME-Science-Fiction-Anthology-Vol/dp/189010910X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229790125&sr=1-1
19. The Mask Oath, Steve Goble, Rogue Blades Entertainment, http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/
20. Wakinyan's Valley, Debbie Mumford, Wild Child Publishing, http://www.wildchildpublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=85&products_id=235
20. Government Toys-The Expert, Barry Hunter, Whortlebery Press, http://whortleberrypress.com
20. Death Comes For All, Brian Keene & Steven Shrewsbury, Apex Magazine, http://www.apexbookcompany.com
20. The Wyrd of War, Bill Ward, Rogue Blades Entertainment, http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/products/rb-presents/rb-presents-anthologies/return-of-the-sword/
20. Portrait of a Weeping Soldier, John Bushore, The Fifth Dimension, http://www.samsdotpublishing.com
20. Fireworks, Sarah Wagner, Abandoned Towers magazine, http://www.cyberwizardproductions.com/AbandonedTowers
20. The Monitor, Hugh MacDonald, Screaming Dreams, http://www.screamingdreams.com/ezine/Halloween2008.pdf
20. Black Ice, F.R.R. Mallory, Hadley Rille, http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com
20. Th Monitor, Hugh MacDonald, Screaming Dreams, http://www.screamingdreams.com/ezine/Halloween2008.pdf
20. The Ships Like Clouds, Risen By Their Rain, Jason Sanford, TTA Press, http://ttapress.com/category/interzone/
20. Harrotin Station, Martin Turton, Reflection's Edge, http://http://uk.wrs.yahoo.com/_ylt=A1f4cfdEr15JVyQArttLBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTByNzk4cXAwBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDOQRjb2xvA2lyZAR2dGlkAw--/SIG=12ff844o5/EXP=1231028420/**http%3a//www.reflectionsedge.com/archives/july2008/hs_mt.html
21. We. They., Dave Hoing, Hub, http://www.hub-mag.co.uk
21. An Uneasy Truce in Ulam-Bator, Allen B. Lloyd & William Clunie, Rogue Blades Entertainment, http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/products/rb-presents/rb-presents-anthologies/return-of-the-sword/
21. Haroeris's Favor, Willis Couvillier, Hadley Rille Books, http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com
21. The Seventh Portal, Gabriella Bradley, eXtasy Books, http://www.extasybooks.net/ebjmsite/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=ebook_flypage&product_id=2757&category_id=34&manufacturer_id=38&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=44
21. Lair of the Cherufe, Angeline Hawkes, Rogue Blades Entertainment, http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/products/rb-presents/rb-presents-anthologies/return-of-the-sword/
21. Night of the Cheddar Moon, Michael Anthony, Scotopia Press, http://www.scotopiapress.com
21. The Final Goodbye, Heather Kuehl, Ruins Metropolis, http://www.hadleyrilliebooks.com
21. Lover Unseen, Ken Goldman, LuLu (HELP Anthology), http://stores.lulu.com/preditorsandeditors
21. This time to stay, Matthew Pavletich, Hadley Rille Books, http://hadleyrillebooks.com
21. Phantom of the Operetta, John C. Bunnell, Uncial Press, http://www.uncialpress.com/books/phantomo/phantomo.html
21. Soul Exchange, Donna and John Borie, Publish Ameica, http://www.djbnovels.com
21. This is not my storyt, Dirk Flinthart, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, http://www.andromedaspaceways.com
21. The Last Scream of Carnage, Phil Emery, Rogue Blades Entertainment, http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/products/rb-presents/rb-presents-anthologies/return-of-the-sword/
21. Mars is the Wrong Colour, Ian Randal Strock, Nature, http://
21. The Dawn Tree, S.C. Bryce, Rogue Blades Entertainment, http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/products/rb-presents/rb-presents-anthologies/return-of-the-sword/
21. To Destroy All Flesh, Michael Ehart, Rogue Blades Entertainment, http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/products/rb-presents/rb-presents-anthologies/return-of-the-sword/
21. The Quantiversal Coefficient of Fate, Jason K. Chapman, Electric Spec, http://www.electricspec.com/Chapman.html
21. GreenSpell, Kathy Ann Trueman, Reader's Eden, http://www.readerseden.com/product.php?productid=644
21. Assassin's Mark, J. R. Tomlin, Sorcerous Signals, http://sorceroussignals.com
21. Live Free or Die, David R. Bridgette, Afterburn SF, http://www.afterburnsf.com
21. The Magenta Equations, J Alan Erwine, Allegory Ezine, http://www.allegoryezine.com
21. Strangers on the Night Train, Richard K. Lyon, Bewildering Stories, http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue318/strangers1.html
21. Beneath the Ice, Giselle Renarde, loveyoudivine, http://www.loveyoudivine.com/index.php?main_page=document_product_info&cPath=27&products_id=445
21. Iron Silence, Heather S. Ingemar, Membra Disjecta, http://membradisjecta.com/category/flashfic/
21. The Bats of Elvidner, Danielle Parker, Bewildering Stories, www.bewilderingstories.com
21. Weapons of Mass Destruction, Jude-Marie Green, Hadley Rille Books, http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com
21. The Red Worm's Way, James Enge, Rogue Blades Entertainment, http://www.roguebladesentertainment.com/products/rb-presents/rb-presents-anthologies/return-of-the-sword/
21. Long Distancw, J. Barrington, Serendipity, http://www.magicalrealism.co.uk/view.php?story=103&issue=13
21. Terraformer, David Conyers, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, http://www.andromedaspaceways.com
21. The Oracle, Francesca Forrest, Coyote Wild, http://coyotewildmag.com/2008/august/forrest_oracle.html
21. Something About Hawks, David R. Addleman, Anthro Press, http://anthrozine.com
21. Prophet's Choice, Heather S. Ingemar, Echelon Press, http://www.echelonpress.com/direct/buy-hi-pc.htm


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