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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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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. Baby's Breath, Sydney Leigh, Great Old Ones, [link][comments]

2. 'The Corridor', Robert Scott, Hello Horror, [link][comments]
3. Red Handed, Tina Wayland, Every Day Fiction, [link][comments]
4. Chooser of the Unslain, Cynthia Booth and Roy C. Booth, Harren Press, [link][comments]
5. Bound by Blood, Margo Bond Collins, Bathory Gate Press, [link]
6. Sasha Brook, Shebat Legion, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Press, [link][comments]
7. The Infected, Taylor Grant, Cemetery Dance [comments]
7. 10:30, Mark Tompkins, Undead Literature, [link][comments]
8. Taking the Piss, Jasper Bark, Crystal Lake Publishing, [link]
9. The Screamin' Siren, Roy C. Booth and Axel Kohagen, Chupa Cabra House, [link][comments]
10. Little Beauty, Matthew (Alan) Hughes, Angelic Knight Press, [link]

11. Out of Darkness Comes Life, Michael Fisher, J. Ellington Ashton, [link]
11. Killers and Demons II: They Return, A. F. Stewart, Amazon Digital Services, [link]
11. Zero, Matthew Fryer, Plasma Frequency, [link]
12. The Vessel, Sam Stone, The Dark Rites of Cthulhu, April Moon, [link][comments]
12. Pubienne Teur de Chevau, Essel Pratt, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
13. Where It All Started, K. Trap Jones, Burial Day Books, [link]
13. 6 Ways Dead, TL Decay, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
13. Blood for Oil, Shad Kelly, Create Space, [link]
13. Metamorphosis, Not Metaphors, B.E. Scully, Great Old Ones Publishing, [link]
13. The Occurrence of the Faux Count, Teel James Glenn, Pro Se Productions, [link]
14. All That Remains, Amanda M. Lyons, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
14. Jane the Hippie Vampire: Hair, Leigh M. Lane, Cerebral Bookd, [link]
14. Clarice, Martin Chandler, Every Day Fiction, [link]
14. Theodore, William Holden, Amazing Digital, [link]
14. A New Social Order, Eli Wilde, Horrified Press, [link][comments]
14. Four and Twenty, Stephen D. Rogers, Once Upon an Apocalypes (Chaosium), [link]
14. Love Like Blood, Amanda M. Lyons, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
14. My Porcelain Monster, Eric Dean, Charon Coin Press, [link]
14. The End, Gary McMahon, Newcon Press, [link]
14. black bible of JUAREZ , Steven Shrewsbury , seventh Star Press, [link]
15. And She Will Rise Again, Eric J. Guignard, Firbolg Publishing, [link]
15. The Only Game in Town, Desmond Warzel, The Drabblecast, [link]
15. The Useless Shovel, Douglas Campbell, Every Day Fiction, [link]
15. The Darkness in Clara, Alan Baxter, SQ Mag, [link]
15. Baby Breath, Sidney Leigh, Great Old Ones
15. Angel Manor, Chantal Noordeloos , Horrific Tales Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Rod's Little Blue Wagon, Andrea Allison, Flashes in the Dark, [link]
15. Hunting Monsters Is My Business, John M. Whalen, Flying W Press, [link]
15. The Darkness Internal, Voluted Tales, Mark Turner, [link][comments]

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