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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.

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


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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 Romance Short Stories

1. Quinn's Revenge, Amanda Ashley, Butterfly Press, [link]

2. Winter Moon, Dannika Dark, Dannika Dark, [link][comments]
2. The Power of Love, April Erwin, Solstice, [link][comments]
3. A Vulnerable Woman, Violetta Antcliff, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
4. Feathers, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Alban Lake Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Timeless Beginnings, Amber Daulton, Books to Go Now, [link][comments]
5. Deeper Than Did Ever Plummet Sound, Rory Ni Coileain, Indie, [link][comments]
5. Charm Me, Tena Stetler, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
6. The Bee Charmer, Poppy Lawless, Love Potion Books, [link][comments]
7. Falling Snow, Stephanie Payne Hurt, Horseshoe Publishing, [link]
7. Yellow Rock, Elle Marlow, Indie, [link]
8. Whispered Love, Kathleen Ball, Forever Home, [link]
8. Play with Me, Lea Bronsen, Writers in Crime, [link]
8. 3 WISHES, Peggy Jaeger, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
9. The Robot Women of New Hetényegyháza, Sergio Palumbo, Excite Spice- Excessica, [link]
9. Queen of the Hollow, Jacci DeVera, Dark Hollows Press, [link]
9. Return Engagement, MC Scout, PbRJV, [link]
9. Common Ground, Judith B. Glad, Uncial Press, [link]
9. Her Red Riding Hood Valentine: Snow Globe Magic Book 3, Cara Marsi, The Painted Lady Press, [link]
9. Gambler's Choice, Linda B Nightingale, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
9. Max Rock, Arabella Cornell, Self published, [link]
9. Gentle Ben, Rita Hestand,, [link]
9. Surprise Me, Anita Kidesu, The Wild Rose Press, http[link]
9. Me + You, Brenda Gayle, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]

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