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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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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 Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

1. Harry and Harry, Arthur M. Doweyko, Aurora Wolf, [link][comments]

2. Je Me Souviens, Su J. Sokol, The Future Fire, [link][comments]
3. Toybox Warrior, Teel James Glenn, Pulp Empire, [link]
4. Butcher's Knoll, Jonathan Fortin, Museit Up Publishing, [link]
5. The Footballer's Mistress, Stevie Carroll, Candlemark & Gleam, [link][comments]
6. The Gift, Dustin Adams, Every Day Fiction, [link][comments]
6. Unpath'd Waters, Undream'd Shores, Tony-Paul de Vissage, Silver Publishing, [link]
7. Daedalus, Jacqueline Seewald, Schrodinger's Mouse, [link]
7. Praise the System, J. Richard Jacobs, Perihelion Science Fiction, [link]
7. Mythocraft, Lindsey Duncan, Plasma Frequency, [link]
8. The Elephant in the Room, Adrian Ludens, Books of the Dead Press, [link][comments]
8. Gods in Darkness, David J. West, Cold Fusion Media, [link][comments]
9. Killers, John B. Rosenman, Musa Publishing, [link]
9. P'sall Senji, Arthur M. Doweyko, Pulp Empire, [link][comments]
10. Haunted Hills, Taylor Manning, Uncial Press, [link]

11. Night Train, AlmaAlexander, Apex Book Company, [link][comments]
11. Immersion, Aliette de Bodard, Clarkesworld, [link][comments]
11. Heaven, Kenneth Newton, Frontier Tales Magazine, [link]
11. The Camas Fairy, Chad Strong, Bards and Sages Quarterly, [link]
12. Regrets and Requiems, Edward McKeown, Hellfire, [link]
12. My Kingdom For a Horse, Stephen D. Rogers, Unidenfied Funny Objects (Anthology), [link]
13. Courtship in the Country of Machine-Gods, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, The Future Fire, [link]
13. Moons' Kiss, Kimberly Comeau, Selt, [link]
13. Job Hunting, Diana Parparita, Allegory, [link][comments]
13. Lokians, Aaron Dennis, Eternal Press, [link]
13. Liar, Richard S Levine, The Lorelei Signal, [link]
13. And Lurking Behind Quasar 3C295, strannikov, metazen, [link]
13. Forewarned Is, C. J. Killmer, Science Fiction Trails 7, [link]
13. Afterimage, Alexis A. Hunter, Post Mortem Press, [link]
13. The Lonely Hunter, John Grant, PS Publishing, [link]
13. Sirens, Desmond Warzel, Double Dragon, [link]
13. Mental Express, Jeanne Lyet Gassman, LQQK, [link][comments]

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