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Books from Critters!

Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

New Book from a Critter Member

**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member who's unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM

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.


I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

Free Web Sites

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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 Horror Short Stories

1. Photo Finish, Rob Smales, Post Mortem Press, [link][comments]

2. The Fifth Floor, E.H.James, Musa Publishing, http:/[link][comments]
3. The Journal of USS Indianapolis Survivor: Stefanos “Stevie” Georgiou”, Kevin James Breaux, Dark Moon Press, [link][comments]
4. Mourning Has Broken, James Cheetham, SNM Horror Magazine, [link][comments]
5. Family Tradition, Pamela Turner, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
6. The Creek, Shaun Meeks, CreateSpace, [link][comments]
7. A Curse and a Kiss, Eric J. Guignard, Evil Jester Press, [link][comments]
8. Laid to Rest, Ash Krafton, Title Goes Here, [link]
8. Jalopy, Brett Graham, SNM Horror Mag, [link][comments]
8. Nathan the Buttercups are Blooming, Linda Swift, Rebecca J. Vickery, [link]
8. Bottled Spirits, Pamela K. Kinney, BuzzyMag.com, [link]
9. The Power of Fine Furniture, Bellakentuky, EbookMall, [link][comments]
10. Blood will Freeze, Tony-Paul de Vissage, Silver Publishing, [link][comments]

11. Isn't Much to Tell, Dustin LaValley, Black Bed Sheet Books, [link]
12. Waitstaff, Bruce Memblatt, Sam's Dot Publishing, [link]
12. Fever in the Blood, Rebecca L. Brown, Vampires 2, [link][comments]
12. Madeleine, Julianne Snow, Sirens Call Publications, [link]
13. Terror Deep Behind the Walls, M C Scout, Gratista Vampire Clan
14. The Talent's in the Bones, Christian A. Larsen, Post Mortem Press, [link][comments]
15. Imogen, Sam Stone, Hersham Horror, [link]
16. A Mother's Love, John M. McIlveen, St. Martin's, [link][comments]
16. Footnotes to a lesson, Sabrann Curach, Alexandria Publishing Group, [link]
16. The Confession of a Confirmed Has-been, John M. McIlveen, Sirens Call Publications, [link]
16. Wet Dreams, John B. Rosenman, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
17. Slink, Trent Zelazny, Evil Jester Press, [link]
17. A Stranger Comes to Town, Christopher Grant, Vicious Kidd Press, [link][comments]
17. Colony, Bruce Durham, Perseid Publishing, tps://www.facebook.com/PerseidPublishing
17. Arise Thou Niarlet From Thy Rest!, D.J. Butler, Cold Fusion Media, [link]
18. Way Past Midnight, Samantha Combs, CreateSpace, [link]
18. A Case of Curiosities, Guy Anthony De Marco, Daily Science Fiction, [link]
18. Auction, James Hoch, Dark Moon Books, [link]
18. Black Moon Rising, Paul D, Brazill, Fox Spirit, [link]
19. Josh of the Damned Triple Feature #1, Andrea Speed, Riptide Publishing, [link]
19. Death at Iguacu, Jeanpaul Ferro, Medulla Review, [link]
19. TTrimming the Tree, Kenneth James Crist, Yellow Mama, [link]
19. Perfect Fit, Steve Shrott, Whortleberry Press, [link][comments]
19. Marla's Eyes, Ed Kurtz, Black Dog & Leventhal, [link]
19. Times of Trouble, Michael S. Gardner, CreateSpace, [link]
19. Drift Madness, Chris Daruns, Deimos eZine, [link]
19. The Five Disciples, Joel Jenkins, Science Fiction Trails, [link]
19. Things Falling Apart, J.W. Schnarr, Five Rivers Publishing, [link]
19. Halo of the Damned, Dina Rae, Eternal Press, [link][comments]
19. Rerun, Dustin LaValley, Shroud Magazine #12, [link]
19. Dare To Dream, David Barber, Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers, [link]
19. Habemus Papam, Desmond Warzel, Blood Bound Books, [link]
19. The Screamer, T.E. Grau, H. Harksen Productions, [link][comments]
19. Clam Digger, David James Keaton, Crime Factory, [link]
19. Dead Flower, Jodi Lee, Jodi Lee, [link]
19. Paint it Black, John M. McIlveen, Buzzymag, [link]

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