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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

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Standings for category: Book Cover Artwork

1. Broken Trust, Art By Mallory Rock, [link]
2. The Gilded Basilisk, Erick Eyerman, [link] [comments]
3. One for Kami, Charlene A. Wilson, [link] [comments]
4. Rules of Protection, Alison Bliss, [link]
5. Altered States, Oliver Wetter and Madison Paige, [link] [comments]
6. A New Leaf for Lyle, Holly Jahangiri (author), Carrie Salazar (illustrator), [link] [comments]
7. Beast Coast, Debbie Taylor, [link]
8. Owl Light, Vonnie Winslow Crist, [link]
9. Breaker Boys, The, Pat Hughes, [link]

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

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