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Critters is 22!

Yes, 22 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!

Books from Critters!

Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

Stayin' Alive

If you want to make a career of SF writing, STAYING ALIVE - A WRITER'S GUIDE by three-time SFWA President Norman Spinrad, published by your Critter Captain's ReAnimus Press, is an indispensable guide to the inside workings of the SF publishing industry by an expert.

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)

P&E Has a New Caretaker!

I'm very happy to announce that P&E has been handed off to a new caretaker! Check out the site for news and such. Hurrah!

Interviewed!

I'm being interviewed live on public radio for Critters 20th birthday. For those who want to listen, it's on the 10am (Mountain time) show on Thursday, 11/19/16, on Colorado Public Radio - www.cpr.org has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area. [Interview is done, you can listen on the site]

Free Web Sites

Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at www.nyx.net.

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!

Network speeding up

I'm switching the connection over to a new, shiny 10X faster network because of all the load. There might be bits of downtime as your boxes learn new addresses and things. Should be brief. Let me know of any prolonged outages you see.

Preditors & Editors Changeover

With the very sad passing of Dave Kuzminski, who ran P&E, I've taken over the P&E duties. Lots of what I hope are improvements; check it out at pred-ed.com.

Critters Server is Dying has been Replaced

See important details here in my blog. Let me know if you find anything that isn't working right. (Manuscripts are now available for this week, FYI.)

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 need help making ebooks from manuscripts or print copies—or finding great stuff to read—look no further! An ebook publisher started by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]

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Recent RFDRs


The 20 most recent RFDR requests...

 H   Elijah and the Abyss               Dave Riser -#27615
 SF  An Interested God, Chapter 3       Janet LayPort -#27611
 F   The Star of Asterion               Kaitlyn Whipple -#27607
 F   The After, Chapter 1               William R. Hunt -#27602
 SF  The New Century Adoption Clinic, Chapter 2  Eliot Bush -#27599
 SF  Glory on Mars                      Kathy London -#27592
 SF  Bibi, Chapter 18                   Lisa Clark -#27589
 SF  Homeworld, Chapters 1-2            Stephen Cossgrove -#27581
 SF  Vectors, Chapters 1-3              Tunmike Ogedengbe -#27572
 F   Danume: The children Chapter 2     Philip Hays -#27565
 SF  Astera Vol 2 - Chapter 1.1         Joy Landa -#27561
 SF  The Dim Zone, Chapter 2            Chris Turner -#27557
 SF  Borealis, Chapters 1-2             Maya Bradford -#27551
 SF  Family Affairs: Chapter 1 of Agent of the State  Geoff Houghton -#27542
 F   Riven Calyx, Chapter 1             Mark Collins -#27523
 SF  Bibi, Chapters 14-17               Lisa Clark -#27511
 F   A Kingdom Comes                    James Fields IV -#27509
 SF  The New Century Adoption Clinic    Eliot Bush -#27508
 F   Basco, Chapter 1                   Haneen Babbitt -#27505
 F   Abby Normal, Chapter 3             Sam Fraser -#27503

To read one of these RFDRs, visit the manuscripts page.
(mss. are not linked here for security reasons.)

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