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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)

Stayin' Alive

If you want to make a career of SF writing, STAYING ALIVE - A WRITER'S GUIDE by three-time SFWA President Norman Spinrad, published by your Critter Captain's ReAnimus Press, is an indispensable guide to the inside workings of the SF publishing industry by an expert.


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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

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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. Stranger or Friend, Silvia Villalobos, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire, Rachael Stapleton, Solstice Publishing Inc., [link]
3. The Maidstone Conspiracy, James Osborne, Solstice Publishing Inc., [link][comments]
3. Nightmare Noir, Alex Azar, Mystery and Horror, LLC, [link][comments]
4. Lethal Lesson, Nancy Curteman, Solstice Publishing Inc, [link][comments]
5. The Shrieking Pits (the astonishing tales of Sherlock Holmes ), Nikki Nelso-Hicks, Pro-Se Press, [link]
6. The Magic of Murder, Susan Lynn Solomon, Solstice Publishing Inc., [link][comments]
7. The Kiev Connection, M.A.R.Unger, CreateSpace, [link][comments]
8. Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy's Curse, Stephanie Osborn, Pro Se Productions, [link][comments]
9. Justice Burning, April Erwin, Solstice Publishing Inc., [link][comments]
10. Nothing Happens Here, DJ Lane, Jetty Publishing, [link]

11. Fire Cop, RJ Beam, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
12. Concealed in Ash, Gwen Mayo, Mystery and Horror, LLC, [link]
12. mins Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy's Curse, Stephanie Osborn, Pro Se Press [comments]
12. Sweet Asylum, Tracy L. Ward, Willow Hill House, [link]
12. Dead Man's Hand, Jack Frost, Class Act Books, /[link]
13. Gingerdead Man, Logan Zachary, Bold Strokes, [link]
14. Baker Street Legacy: My Dear Branson, Gail R. Delaney, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
14. Death is Magical, RW Weiss, Class Act Books, [link]
15. The Jacq of Spades, Patricia Loofbourrow, Red Dog Press, [link]
15. The Great Tribulation, David Chandler, Solstice Publishing, [link]
15. Delicious Little , Jack DeWitt, Black Opal , [link][comments]
15. DDelicious Little Traitor, Jack Dewitt, Black Opal books, [link]
15. The Hanged Man's Noose, Judy Penz Sheluk, Barking Rain Press, [link][comments]
15. Delta for Death, Michele Drier, Michele Drier, [link]
15. Murder Dives the Caribbean, Bonnie J. Cardone, Sea Scenes, [link]

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