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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.


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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

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 Young Adult Books

1. The Twisted Climb, J.C. Kavanagh, Books We Love Ltd., [link][comments]

2. The Hunted Tribe: Declaration of War, Roma Gray, J. Ellington Ashton, [link][comments]
3. Canoples Investigations Exposes Space Dodger, K.C. Sprayberry, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Charm School, Ben Reeder, self-published, [link][comments]
4. The Hunter's Moon, Beth Trissel, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
5. Shade and the Skinwalkers, Marilyn Peake, Self-published, [link][comments]
6. Kaitlin's Tale, Christine Amsden, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
7. The Last Mayor's Son, Leslie Heath, Class Act Books, [link][comments]
8. Illusional Reality, Karina Kantas, KarinaKantas, [link][comments]
9. In Passing, JR Wirth, Linkville Press, [link][comments]
10. A Family for Leona, Beverly Stowe McClure, 4RV, [link]
10. Vampire Boy, Aric Cushing, Grand & Archer, [link]
10. It's In the Blood, Juanita Aydlette, Class Act Books, [link][comments]
10. We Will Gain Our Fury, Sarah Hall and Nicole Thorn, Burning Willow Press, [link]

11. The Legacy Human (Singularity Series Book 1), Susan Kaye Quinn, CreateSpace, [link]
11. The Last Cherry Blossom, Kathleen Burkinshaw, Sky Pony Press, [link]
12. The Son of Dark, Jeremy Higley, Class Act Books, [link]
12. In Obscura Silvae, Ellie Peirsol, Burning Willow Press, [link]
12. The Tangled Rose, Renee Duke, BWL Books, [link]
12. Snowfall's Secret, Natalie Silk, Solstice Publishing, [link]
13. Broken Roots, Michelle Diana Lowe, Creativia, [link]
13. Pirate Summer, HL Carpenter, Top Drawer Ink Corp., [link]
13. Snowed, Maria Alexander, Raw Dog Screaming Press, 8e4e1cbb15b0cd0d1b28b3d6993835f0[comments]
13. Eleven and Holding, Mary Penny, HarperCollins, [link]
14. Catalyst, Kristin Smith, Clean Teen Publishing, [link]
14. Child of Fire, Ela Lourenco, Sirens Call Publications, [link]
14. A Time To Rise, Nadine Brandes, Enclave Publishing, [link][comments]
14. Empire of Storms, Sarah J. Maas, [link]
14. Infinite Regress, Christopher Nuttall, Twilight Times Books, [link]
14. Changeling's Island, Dave Freer, Baen, [link]

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