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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.

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 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

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Known Issues

Below is a list of know issues reported with the Reader' Poll. If you know of a problem and don't see it listed here, you may report it here.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, '802701 A.D.' is a duplicate of '802701 A.D.'. Please remove the later one.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, When I click the link, an incomplete presentation comes up. There is no real info on the book. Do other entries have this problem? I can access the complete listing only by googling it and using what is provided

In Romance Novels, Hi. I tried all your categories. None of the books are listed, just where you can add one for non-listed titles. I can't vote if I don't know what I'm voting for.

In Review Site page, 'I Smell Sheep' is a duplicate of 'I Smell Sheep'.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, Hi. You have two books that are double-entered. Time Machine is one, and I don't remember the other. I have also found that there are no entries on the first two categories to choose from, so it's not just this category that is messed up.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories, 'Lady Blackwing' is a duplicate of 'Lady Blackwing'.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, 'The Brittle Riders Bill McCormick Azoth Khem Publishing' is a duplicate of 'The Brittle Riders Bill McCormick Aztoh Khem Publishing'. 'Aztoh Khem' is a typo and should read: 'Azoth Khem'.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, '802701 A.D.' is a duplicate of '802701 A.D. below it'. I noticed that my entry appears only once in the tallies. Does that mean all votes for my entry end up in one place?

In Review Site page, 'I Smell Sheep' is a duplicate of 'I Smell Sheep'.

In Positive Future Short Stories, 'Https?://' is a typo and should read: 'http://aanpress.com/aanorder.html#TL'.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, '802701 A.D.' is a duplicate of '802701 A.D. '. I have tried for several days to call the duplicate posting of my Scifi novel entry to your attention. Since only the second or later one is listed in the tallies, what happens to votes cast for the earlier one? Can you delete the first one {the one that has a comment) and shift its votes to the other? Please advise.

In Erotica Novels, Brain hiccup. Nominated wrong book in the series, so the listed one is the 2021 book, instead of the 2022 book. Instead of "Beautiful Eyes" by Gabbi Black, it should be "Innocent Eyes". I tried not confirming the entry, but it's listed anyway. Sorry!

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories, 'the uploaded link should be replaced by:' is a typo and should read: 'https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09WN5MHJ2'. Link to Amazon ASIN doesn't work. I've shown the correct link in the typo box above. Thanks for fixing, and sorry for the trouble!

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories, '[the start of a URL in place of the publisher] / [no link]' is a typo and should read: 'Galaxy Press / [link]'.

In Steampunk Novels, Can I enter a novel in more than one category? my retelling of HG Wells' THE TIME MACHINE is entered under Scifi and Fantasy but could just as well be in Steampunk.

In Magical Realism Short Stories, I double nominated the washing machine story by Alex Fox in 2 categories by mistake and didn’t intent for it to be in magic realism. The “probably” in category 3 made it hard not to worry just in case it does effect the judging. Apologies for my error in double dipping this story.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories, 'Flat Thirdiron' is a typo and should read: 'Third Flatiron'.

In Young Adult Books, 'A Bright Darkness' is a duplicate of 'A Bright Darkness (but this entry does not have the additional info)'. The duplicate entry without publisher url info is the incomplete/incorrect addition. Please delete (but add any votes to the complete contestant, please and thank you!)

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories, 'the start of a URL in place of the publisher, no link' is a typo and should read: 'Galaxy Press, link'.

In All other Novels, 'Memory of a Falxon' is a typo and should read: 'Memory of a Falcon'. since it's the title of my book, it's important thsat it is corrected. Thank you!

In Horror Novels, The link to the award is broken


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