Ahoy, Critterfolk!
New entry Jun 06

Critter Notices

Books from Critters!

Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

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)

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.


I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

Free Web Sites

Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at

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]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

Official Results

New! now has Workshops for Everything — all genres, music, video, photography, art, apps.....

New!Convert your work to ebooks! Read great ebooks! The votemaster runs ReAnimus Press

See also the Best-Ever Voters Poll for the best works ever written (not just in the last year)

[Shortcuts to...
Print/Electronic Novels pages: Horror | Romance | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Steampunk | Erotica | Mystery | Thriller | Children's | Young Adult | All other |
Short Stories pages: Horror | Romance | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Steampunk | All other | Anthologies page | Poems page | Nonfiction articles page | Nonfiction books page |
Other Categories: Artwork page | Book/e-book Cover Artwork page | Magazine/e-zine Cover Artwork page | Authors page | Poets page | Artists page | Book/e-book Editors page | Magazine/e-zine Editors page | Print/Electronic Book Publishers page | Review site | Bookstore | Promotional Firms, Sites, and Resources page | Fiction 'zines page | Poetry 'zines page | Nonfiction 'zines page | Writers' Discussion Forum page | Writers' Workshop page | Writers' Resource/Information/News Source page |
Admin: Current standings | Best EVER Poll | Report an Error | VOTE! ]

Standings for Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels

1. Pale Highway, Nicholas Conley, Red Adept Publishing, [link][comments]

2. The Scion, Guy T. Martland, Safkhet Fantasy, [link][comments]
3. The Scarlett Curse, Toneye Eyenot, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
4. Dark Becoming, J.D. Brown, NightMare Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Impure Bargains, Decadent Kane, Self, [link][comments]
6. Stone Cottage, Maighread MacKay, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Arine's Sanctuary, KateMarie Collins, Solstice Shadows, [link][comments]
7. Old Flames and Heroes, Mord McGhee, TSP, [link][comments]
8. Flowers and Fangs, Karen Michelle Nutt, Published by Rebecca J. Vickery, [link][comments]
9. LUST: Book 2 of The Shadows-Keepers Series, Jas T. Ward, Dead Bound Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Hell's Dodo, Tamara A. Lowery, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]

11. Under Strange Suns, Ken Lizzi, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
12. Quest for Redemption, Sheri Velarde, Three Worlds Press, [link]
13. Not For Sale, Iona Morrison, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
14. The Squire and the Slave Master, Eric Price, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
15. Bound, Kelly K. G. Miller, Solstice Publishing, [link]
16. The Unraveling, Rebekah Lewis, Self, [link]
16. Shadow Liege, Tony-Paul de Vissage, Class Act Books, [link][comments]
16. Blowing Smoke, Rory Ni Coileain, Riverdale Avenue Books, [link]
16. Pigsty Princess, Nancy S. Brandt, CleanReads, [link]
17. The Hand of God, Eric S. Brown & Jason Cordova, Severed Press, [link]
17. Adonis, Violetta Antcliff, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
18. Breeding Stations, Chris T. Kat, Dreamspinner Press, [link][comments]
18. Dino Hunt, Max Davine, ASJ Publishing, [link]
19. Blade of the Destroyer, Andrew Peloquin, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
19. Phoenix Rising: Stasis, Gail R. Delaney, Desert Breeze Publising, [link]
19. Fall Into Darkness, Valerie Twombly, self, [link][comments]
19. Magic Times, Harvey Click, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [link][comments]
19. Dead Men Rise Up Never, Jilly Paddock, Pro Se Productions, [link]
19. Tower of Thorns, Juliet Marillier, ROC, [link]
20. Odin's Eye, Kal Spriggs, Henchman Press, [link][comments]
20. Alien Separation, Gini Koch, DAW, [link]
20. Trial By Fire, Christopher Nuttall, Twilight TimesBooks, [link]
20. Blue Violet, Abigail Owen, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
20. Bots, Come!, Will Schmitz, PageBacon, [link][comments]
20. Fracture The Secret Enemy Saga book three Secrets, Virginia McKevitt, Self, [link]
20. The Daughter, Mike Arsuaga, IHeart BookPublishing, [link][comments]
20. Alien in Chief, Gini Koch, DAW, [link]

Looking for something to do?


▶ View tallies in another category

▶ Help your favorite win! - Share on Facebook - Tweet on Twitter

▶ Vote in our Best Ever Written Poll

New! ▶ Read great ebooks or convert your work to ebooks! The votemaster runs ReAnimus Press - Breathing life into great books - Publishing books by bestselling and awardwinning authors - ebook and print production services

▶ — Workshops for everything creative

▶ Aburt's Future of the Book Blog and useful tools for writers

And please check out our sponsors!—

Critters Writers' Workshop

ReAnimus Press

Preditors & Editors

Ad for Aeris

Conquering the Film and TV Audition

Free web hosting at

Ad for Strange Luck

ReAnimus Press Books


[via ►PayPal or: Square]
Very Happy minion   Very Happy minion — last donation was today. About $2600 to go. A big Thank You! to Richard Leis, Terrance Crow, Jeff Sullins, and lots of other Critterfolk for their contributions!

Critters is entirely funded by donations from Critterfolk like you, so yours is most appreciated. Click here to make the minions happy. Every dollar helps. Thanks for your support!