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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.


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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 Mystery Novels

1. SECRET SHEPHERD, James Osborne, Solstice Publishing Inc., [link][comments]

2. Last Train to Lime Street, Brian L Porter, Creativia, [link][comments]
3. Burning Ridge, Margaret Mizushima, Crooked Lane Books, [link][comments]
4. The Vinyl Detective: Victory Disc, Andrew Cartmel, Titan, [link][comments]
5. MURDER AMONG FRIENDS, Linda Burson, Class Act Books, [link]
5. Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Kid Case, Rosalind Barden, Mystery and Horror LLC, [link]
5. The Mystery in the Maze, Donna Alice Patton, Solstice, [link]
6. River of Shame, Susan Clayton-Goldner, Tirgearr Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Love on the Rocks, Debbie De Louise, Solstice Publishing, [link]
8. Reason to Die, Debbie De Louise, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
9. The Pit & the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel, M. S. Spencer, Wild Rose Press, [link]
9. Dirty Deeds 5, Armand Rosamilia, Rymfire Books
10. The Final Flashpoint, Iona Morrison , Wild Rose Press, Inc, ISBN 978-1-5092-2196-7[comments]
10. Head Wounds, Dennis Palumbo, Poisoned Pen Press, [link]
10. Deadly Lights, Jude Pittman, BWL Publishing Inc., [link]

11. Dog Knows, Neil S. Plakcy, Samwise Books, [link]
11. The Last Encore, D. Alan Lewis, Voodoo Rumors Media, [link][comments]
11. Murder Gone Missing, Lida Sideris, Level Best Books, [link]
11. A Borrowing of Bones, Paula Munier, Minotaur, [link][comments]
11. The Dead of Night, Jean Rabe, Boone Street Press, [link]

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