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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

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!

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Standings for Book/e-book Cover Artwork

1. Einar and the Myrtledale Conspiracy, Chet Gottfried, [link][comments]

2. Dragon Knight's Axe, Debbie Taylor, Cover Artist, [link]
3. Waiting on the Outside, Morpheus Blak, Cover Artist, [link][comments]
4. The Celeste Affair, phot Jason Busby, [link]
5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Romance, Karen Michelle Nutt, 'Gillian's Book Covers',
5. Nightmare Noir, T J Halvorsen, [link][comments]
6. Blood Debts, Nicolas Fantini, artist, [link]
7. Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2015, Druscilla Morgan, [link][comments]
7. Visions II: Moons of Saturn, Lillicat Publishers, //[link][comments]
8. The Detective's Dragon, Diana Carlile, Cover Artist, [link]
9. Crystal's Unicoen, The Dark Prince and The Angel Chronicles, Jeannie Wise , [link][comments]
10. Time of Grace, Michael Fisher, Cover Artist, [link][comments]

11. Love For Sale, Debbie Taylor, [link][comments]
12. Child of the Dark World, James Robinson, [link]
12. Bride of Ha-Ha! Horror, Monstermatt Patterson, [link]
12. An Enticing Ride, Diana Carlile, Cover Artist, [link][comments]
13. Sugar Time, Laura Givens, [link]
13. The Thin Person Inside, Charlotte Volnek, [link]
13. Philip and the Miserable Christmas, Charlotte Holley artist, [link]
13. A Round for the Holly King, Brenna Gael, cover artist, [link]
14. The Flight To Brassbright, Bob Brown, Cover Artist, [link]
14. Slice Girls Anthology, Loris Marseglia Photography, [link]
14. The Time It Happened, Keely Rew, Cover Artist, [link]
14. The Pin-Up Artist, Coverture, C A Speakman artist, [link]
15. Heat vof the Midday Sun, Laura Givens, [link]
15. Trial By Fire, Brad Fraunfelter, [link]
16. Fall Into Darkness, Original Syn, Syneca Featherstone, [link][comments]
16. Beach Desires, Viari Rose, Cover Artist , [link]
16. The House of James - Expat, David Donovan, [link]
16. Kate's House, Carol Fiorillo, [link][comments]
16. Odin Inheritance, Renee Barratt, Cover Artist, [link]
16. The House of James - Romblon, David Donovan, [link]
16. Fearotica: An Anthology of Erotic Horror, David McGlumphy, [link]
16. Poisoned Apple, Cora Graphics, Cover Artist, [link]
16. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone, Coverture, C A Speakman artist, [link]

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