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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)


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 Mystery Novels

1. What Came Before, Gay Degani, Every Day Novels, [link][comments]

2. Murder on The Seine, Nancy Curteman, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
2. Hanging by a Hair, Nancy J. Cohen, Five Star Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Dana Marton, Forced Disappearance, Montlake, [link][comments]
4. Conviction of Innocence, Chet Pleban, Gypsy Shadow, [link][comments]
5. Deadly Puzzles, Terry Odell, Terry Odell, [link]
6. Ripped in Two, AJ Kohler, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Calculation, Steve Marini [comments]
7. Sticking Point, Susan Whitfield, Amazon, [link][comments]
8. Island Charms, Sharon McGregor, Whimsical Publications, LLC, [link][comments]
8. A Death in the Hills, Paul A. Barra, W&B Publishing, [link][comments]
9. Dr Chandrix Dies, Christopher D Abbott, Amazon, [link][comments]
10. Secrets, lies & Homicide, Patricia Dusenbury, Uncial Press, [link]

11. Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire, Malcolm R. Campbell, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link][comments]
11. A Burning Desire, J. R. Lindermuth, Whiskey Creek, [link][comments]
12. Bits and Pieces, M.A.R.Unger, Amazon, [link][comments]
13. Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Stephen M. DeBock, Gypsy Shadow, [link]
13. Murder Under the Christmas Tree, Susan Bernhardt, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
14. Suicide Kings, Christopher J. Ferguson, The Wild Roses Press, [link]
15. Fat Cat at Large, Janet Cantrell, Berkley Prime Crime, [link]
15. Hard Country, Sadie & Sophie Cuffe, Amazon, [link]
15. On the Hook, Cindy Davis, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
15. Tuesday's Child, Icy Snow Blackstone, Class Act Books, [link]
16. The Black Fountain Goddess, Jean Moynahan, Twilight Times Books, [link]
16. Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King, Scribner, [link]
16. Played to Death, BV Lawson, Crimetime Press, [link][comments]
16. The CEO, Steve Bederman, Solstice Publishing, [link]
16. Stranger on the Shore, Josh Lanyon, Carina Press, [link]
17. Schrader's Girls, Sissy Nelsen, Whimsical Publications, LLC, [link]
17. Mother Of All: A Hedgewitch Mystery (Hedgewitch Mysteries Book 1), Heather Marie Adkins, CyberWitch Press LLC, [link]
17. Nowhere in Sight, Elaine Braman and Margarete Johl, Whimsical Publications, LLC, [link][comments]
17. Maverick Touch: The Highway, Ashley Nemer, Art of Safkhet, [link]
17. Freak Show, Patti Larsen, Purely Paranormal Press, [link][comments]
17. Nasty, Bret Wright, Courtney Press, [link]
17. A Swollen Red Sun, Matthew McBride, Mysterious Press, [link]
17. Old Growth, Matt Hughes, Five River Publishing, [link][comments]

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