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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.

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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 Book/e-book Cover Artwork

1. The Gilded Basilisk, Erick Eyerman, [link][comments]

2. Rules of Protection, Alison Bliss, [link]
3. Altered States, Oliver Wetter and Madison Paige, [link][comments]
4. A New Leaf for Lyle, Holly Jahangiri (author), Carrie Salazar (illustrator), [link][comments]
5. Breaker Boys, The, Pat Hughes, [link]
6. Broken Trust, Art By Mallory Rock, [link]
6. Beast Coast, Debbie Taylor, [link]
7. Owl Light, Vonnie Winslow Crist, [link]
8. Inkblots and Blood Spots, Michael Bailey (author), Daniele Serra (artist), [link][comments]
9. Demon Lore, Diana Carlile, [link][comments]
9. Scandalous Endeavors, Amanda Marie, [link]
10. One for Kami, Charlene A. Wilson, [link][comments]
10. Last Hope Alaska, Rae Monet, [link][comments]
10. Lotus Petals, Brantwijn Serrah, [link][comments]
10. SNAFU: Heroes, Dean Samed, [link][comments]

11. Sideshow: How Deep is Your Shadow, Melissa Stevens (artist), [link][comments]
12. To Kill a Demon, Christie Silvers, [link][comments]
13. Kathleen (Trinity Hill Brides Book 1) , Karen Michelle Nutt (artist), [link][comments]
14. Side Trip, Renee Duke, [link]
14. COde Name:Luminous, Dawne Dominique, [link]
14. Listen of Solsta: Blooded, by D Hart St Martin; cover art by Aidana WillowRaven, [link]
14. Dragon Knight's Sword, Debbie Taylor, [link][comments]
15. Horror 101: The Way Forward, Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley, [link]
15. A Glimmer of Guile, Judith B. Glad (artist), [link]
15. Rejected for Content:Splattergore, Michael Fisher, [link]
16. Shadow Walker, Cora Graphics, [link][comments]
16. The Hidden Heart, Linda Hays-Gibbs, [link][comments]
16. Within the Law, Chelle Cordero, [link][comments]
16. As Timeless as Stone, Julie D'Arcy, [link][comments]
17. The Mud Rose, Renee Duke, [link]
17. Autumn Burning: Dreadtime Stories for the Wicked Soul, David McGlumphy, [link]
17. Under Texas Blue Skies, Debra Holt, [link]
17. Hatchlings Curse, Helen Henderson, [link]
17. Lightning Wolves, Laura Givens, [link]
17. Six Guns Straight From Hell 2, M. Wayne Miller, [link]
17. When Dark Falls, Pippa Jay, [link]
17. Straightjacket Memories, Michael West (author), Natasha Alterici (artist), [link]
17. The Irish Lady's Spanish Lover, Bev Haynes, [link]
18. In Too Deep, Neva Squires-Rodriguez, [link][comments]
18. Hunting Monsters Is My Business, Laura Givens, [link]
18. A Flawed Jewel, Dawn Brower, [link]
18. Jewel of Ramstone, Victoria Miller (Cover Artist) J.M. Powers (author), [link]
18. A Map of Kex's Face, Robin Wyatt Dunn, [link]
18. The Seer's Lover , Kat de Falla, [link]
18. A King's Salvation, Dawne Dominique, [link]
18. Dream Walker , Cora Graphics, [link]
19. Sarah's Heart and Passion, Artist: Michelle Lee, [link]
19. The KIng's Gift, Kate Martyn, [link]
19. SNAP: White Nights, Karen Phillips, [link]
19. Einar and the Cursed City, Erick Eyerman
19. When You Believe, Mia Epsilon, [link]
19. Heart of a Family, Sheri L.McGathy, [link][comments]
19. Algorithm, Martin Blanco, [link]
19. An End to Crime, Susan Simone, [link]
19. Ultimatum, Mercy Amare, [link]
19. Unidentified Funny Objects 3, Tomasz Maronski, [link]
19. What's Dead Pussykat, Sam Stone (author), Martin Baines (artist), [link]
19. Sinners Obsession, Deron Douglas, [link]
19. Tales of the Seelie-Unseelie, Engar Ajar Adirasa, [link]
19. Wedding Belle Blues, Mia Epsilon, [link]
19. The Raven, The Elf, and Rachel, Dan Lawlis (artist), [link][comments]
19. The Shadow of Cincinnatus, Malcolm McClinton (artist), [link]
19. Elanessë , Julie D'Arcy, [link]
19. After, Susan Simone, [link]
19. LIES IN WAIT, Donna Del Oro, [link][comments]
19. State of Horror, Natasha Alterici, [link]
19. Haunting Secrets, Sheri McGathy, [link][comments]

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