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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)

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


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

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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 Horror Novels

1. Heaven's Healer From Hell, T.S. Woolard, Azoth Khem Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Blood Lily, Jenny Allen, Indie Gypsy, [link][comments]
3. Dead West: Hallows of Decay, J Patrick Allen, 18thWall Productions, [link][comments]
4. I'll Make You Scream, P. Mattern, Vamptasy Publishing, [link]
5. Wolvz: Whispers of War, Toneye Eyenot, Luniakk Publications, [link][comments]
5. Experiment Nine, Eric Ian Steele, Solstice Publishing, [link]
6. The Leviathan of Lost Lake, Roy C. Booth, William Tucker, and Cynthia Booth, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
7. Welcome to Hell, Kristen Houghton, Skylight-NYC, [link][comments]
7. Hellhound, Lou Yardley, Lou Yardley, [link][comments]
8. Doctor Hydenberg, Jeffery Martin Botzenhart, Solstice Publishing, [link]
8. Absinthe Eternal (absinthe trilogy Book 3), Tony-Paul de Vissage, Class Act Books, [link][comments]
9. Yard Full of Bones, Armand Rosamilia & Jay Wilburn, Unnerving
10. Fiction, Ryan Lieske, Burning Willow Press, [link][comments]
10. Bring Her Back, Jeff Strand, CreateSpace, [link]

11. Something Haunted, Sarah Dale, Burning Willow Press, [link]
11. Rise of the Sataners, Josh Matthews, Burning Willow Press, [link]
11. HOME, CARSON BUCKINGHAM, Digital Fiction Publishing
11. Harvester's Trade, Jim Goforth, Jim Goforth, [link]
11. The Book of Mark, James Master, Burning Willow Press, [link]
11. Made in Britain, Various Authors, Hellbound Books, [link][comments]
11. Deadsteam, Various Authors, Bryce Raffle, [link]
11. Rage House, Palvi Sharma, Amazon, [link]
11. Hell's Beginning, John T. M Herres, HellBound Books Publishing LLC, [link]
12. War for the Planet of the Dead, Thomas S. Flowers, Shadow Work Publishing, [link]
12. Stake Out, Lily Luchesi, Vamptasy Publishing, [link]
12. Infernal, Cheryl Low, Grinning Skull Press, [link]
12. Harvest, L. Bachman, Burning Willow Press, [link]
12. Unbreakable Mind, Bryan Tann & Kindra Sowder, Burning Willow Press, [link]
12. Frankenstina , Jerrimiah Stonecastle , Jerrimiah Stonecastle , Frankenstina [link][comments]
12. Rowan's End, L.D. Ricard, Burning Willow Press, [link]
12. The Paranormalist, Kenneth W. Harmon, Burning Willow Press, [link]
12. The Last Encore, D. Alan Lewis, Voodoo Rumors Media, [link][comments]

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