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The Sigil Trilogy

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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

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Standings for Anthologies

1. Tricks & Treats, Books & Boos Press, [link][comments]

2. Killing It Softly, Digital Fiction Publishing, [link][comments]
3. The Doomsday Chronicles, Windrift Books, [link][comments]
4. Death & Decorations, Thirteen O'Clock Press, [link][comments]
5. After Avalon, 18thWall Productions, [link][comments]
6. Capes & Clockwork vol.2, Dark Oak Press, [link][comments]
7. Visions V: Milky Way, Lillicat Publishers, [link]
8. Crossroads in the Dark II: Urban Legends, Burning Willow Press, [link][comments]
9. Twisted Tails IX: Wunderkind, Double Dragon Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Sizzle in the Snow, Soul Mate Publishing, [link][comments]

11. After the Happily Ever After, Transmundane Press, [link][comments]
12. Lurking in the Shadows, CHBB Publishing, [link][comments]
13. Forever Hungry, Far Horizons Press, [link]
14. Strangely Funny III, Mystery and Horror, LLC, [link][comments]
15. The Nettle Tree, Chase Enterprises Publishing, [link]
16. Letterbox Love Stories, World Romance Writers, [link][comments]
17. In a Cat's Eye, Pole to Pole Publishing, [link][comments]
18. Altered States II, Indie Authors Press, [link]
19. CLONES:The Anthology, Holt Smith ltd, [link][comments]
19. Project 9 Volume 2, Solstice Publishing, [link]
19. Within Stranger Aeons: Lovecraft's Mythos in the 21st Century, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
20. Wicked Witches: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers, NEHW Press, [link]
20. UnCommon Origins, Fighting Monkey Press, [link][comments]
20. The Great Tome of Fantastic and Wondrous Places´╗┐, Bards and Sages Publishing, [link]
21. Four by Moonlight, Class Act Books, [link]
21. Paranormal Pleasures, Victory Tales Press, [link][comments]
21. Visions III-Inside the Kuiper Belt, Lillicat Publishers, [link][comments]
22. Let It Snow, Victory Tales Press, [link][comments]
22. Rejected for Content 5: Sanitarium, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
22. Den of Antiquity, Scribblers' Den, [link]
22. One Hundred Voices, Centum Publishing, [link][comments]
23. Eight Deadly Kisses, Dark Chapter Press Anthology, [link]
23. Erie Tales IX: Transformations, Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, [link]
24. Surreal Nightmares, JWK Fiction, [link]
24. Seven for the Slab: A Horror Portmanteau, Creativia, [link]
24. Sexy Just Got Kinky: Kinks to Make you Think, Self-Published, [link]
24. Dark & Dirty, Writers in Crime, [link]
24. Full Moon Slaughter, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
25. It's Come to Our Attention, Third Flatiron Anthologies, [link][comments]
25. A Wicked Affair , Naughty Nights Press , [link]
25. Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull, Volume II, Grinning Skull Press, [link]
25. Sinbad and the Winds of Destiny: The First Six Voyages and More, KHP/Kent Hill Productions, [link]
26. Roar Volume 7, Bad Dog Books, [link]
26. WERE-, Zombies Need Brains, LLC., [link]
26. Lazarus Risen, Bundoran Press, [link]
26. Night Lights, Geminid Press, [link][comments]
26. The Martian Anthology, Science Fiction Trails, [link]
26. Stardust Always, Writer's Colony Press, [link]
26. Mama Tried, Crime Fiction Inspired by Outlaw Country Music , Down & Out Books, [link]
26. Bridging Infinity, Solaris, [link]
26. Eldritch Embraces: Putting the Love Back in Lovecraft, Dragon's Roost Press, [link]
26. Singular Irregularity, GrayWhisper Graphics Productions, [link][comments]
26. Indomitable Ten, Curiosity Quills, [link]
26. A Year in the Borderlands, J.Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
26. VampZ Vs WolvZ, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
26. Lupine Lunes, Popcorn Press, [link]
26. Clockwork Canada, Exile, [link][comments]
26. VS: US vs. UK Horror, Shadow Work Publishing, [link]
26. Cemetery Riods, Awol From Elysium Press, [link]
26. Veil of Secrets, Zimbell House Publishing, [link]

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