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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 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 Mystery Novels

1. Salvaged, J. S. Marlo, Champagne Books, [link][comments]

2. Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Debbie De Louise, Solstice Publishing, ttps:// [comments]
3. A Living Grave, Robert E. Dunn, Lyrical Underground, [link][comments]
4. The Whole Art Of Detection, M.H. Norris, 18thWall Productions, [link][comments]
5. Kill All Cats, Rick Bylina, Createspace [comments]
6. The Penhallow Train Incident, M. S. Spencer, Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
6. Wilted Magnolias, Janet Taylor-Perry, Createspace, [link][comments]
7. The Villagers, A.J. Griffiths Jones, CReativia, [link][comments]
8. The Secret of Hillcrest House, Melanie Robertson-King, King Park Press, [link][comments]
9. It Always Bites You In The End, Michael Fisher, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
10. A Study in Grey (Sherlock Holmes: The Science of Deduction Book 4), John Linwood Grant, 18thWall Productions, [link]

11. The Eyes of Death, Roland Hopkins II, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
11. The Oz Files, Kevin Candela, Riot Forge/Fire Dragon, [link]
12. The Russell House, Donna Foley Mabry, CreateSpace, [link]
12. Murder Bayou, H. L. Chandler, Wings-epress, [link]
12. Cat Got Your Diamonds, Julie Chase, Crooked Lane Books, [link]
13. The Zen Detective, Devorah Fox, Mike Byrnes and Assoc., Inc., [link][comments]
13. Satin Doll, the third Jana Lane mystery, Joe Cosentino, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
14. The CEO Came DOA, Heather Haven, Wives of Bath Press, [link]
14. MOSTLY MURDER, Lawrence Block, Elemental Press, [link]
14. A Case of Greed, Kenneth L. Levinson, Uncial Press, [link]
14. a death in the hills, Paul Barra, Argus [comments]
15. Personal Injuries, Vincent Scarsella, Digital Fiction, [link]
15. Over The Edge, Susan K. Droney, World Castle Publishing, [link]
15. Shares The Darkness, J. R. Lindermuth, Torrid Books, [link]
15. Daintree, Annie Seaton, Pan Macmillan, [link]

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