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Critter Notices

Critters is 22!

Yes, 21 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.

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.

P&E Seeks New Caretaker

Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site. The listings are being removed until they can be updated by a new caretaker.

Note that the P&E/Critters Annual Readers Poll will run as usual in January.

If you are interested in taking the reins of P&E, and possess what's needed — at least 20hrs/week to volunteer, excellent investigative skills, in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry, ability to detect scams from not-scams, thick skin, good web site skills, good writing ability — please get in touch. Thanks for your interest!

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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Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

2000 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Nonfiction articles

1. From Sandman to Guardian Angel, Jade Walker, Inscriptions Magazine, http://www.inscriptionsmagazine.com/100900a.html
2. Legislating Cyber Morality, Jon F. Baxley, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/gspd_browse/browse/view_article.gsp?c_id=80446
3. A Better Class of Drunk, Sheila Crosby, Kafenio, http://www.kafeniocom.com/
4. Junk Nursing Science, Jack Raso, The Writer's Hood, http://www.writershood.com/
5. Erotica Mama, Susannah Indigo, Salon Magazine, http://WWW.SALON.COM/sex/feature/2000/09/27/mom_writer/index.html
6. Get Out There And Vote (for the Hugos), Lisa DuMond, SciFiNow, http://www.scifinow.com/content.asp?piece=225
7. Published Author Contests that allow e-book submissions, Karen Wiesner, Inkspot, http://www.inkspot.com/karen/archives/0011.html
8. Two Hemingways: True at First Light, Robert Fulton, The Fiction Forest, http://www.fictionforest.com/screaming_media/Review_Two%20HemingwaysTrueatfirstlight.html
9. EXPERT ADVICE, OR: BECOMING AN EXPERT WITHOUT EVEN TRYING!, Rusty Fischer, Athina Publishing, http://www.athinapublishing.com/writertowriter/fischer/december2000.html
10. What the Heck is a Short Story, Jason Laseman, The Wandering Troll, http://www.thetroll.net/troll.htm




11. Year 2000: The Changing Face of Horror, Judi Rohrig, Feo Amante's Horror Home Page, http://www.feoamante.com/Stories/News/2000_horror.html
12. 29 The Last Three Seconds, Daniel J. Bishop, Jackhammer, http://www.eggplant-productions/Jackhammer
13. Ask Dr. WEB-Write, S. Joan Popek, Millennium Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine, http://www.jopoppub.com/
13. How to Have a Successful Book Signing, MaryJanice Davidson, Inkspot, http://www.inkspot.com/feature/davidson/archives/November00.html
14. I Have A Pen and I'm not afraid to use it, Karen L. Williams, Romance Fiction About.com, http://www.romancefiction.about.com/arts/romancefiction/library/weekly/aa120700a.htm
15. Five Ways To Survive Workshop Critiques, Michele R. Bardsley, ThemeStream, http://www.themestream.com/gspd_browse/browse/view_article.gsp?c_id=259147
16. RWA 2000 National Conference: Contrasting Passions:, Jean Marie Ward, Crescent Blues E'Magazine, http://www.crescentblues.com/3_4issue/rwa.shtml
17. Done Is Good, Megan Powell, ShadowKeep, http://www.shadowkeepzine.com/
18. On Impact, Stephen King, The New Yorker Magazine
19. Television: Parental Guidance Suggested, Tom Waltz, A.M. Publishing, http://www.3ampublishing.com/magazine/issue_4/articles/vox_populi_television.html
19. Coping With Climbers, Alessia Cowee, Interactive Parent, http://geoparent.com/ages/toddlers/climbers.htm
20. Literary Liaisons, joyce lavene, The Grove Magazine, http://www.bamboogrovebooks.com/
20. Brevity Is the Soul of Fiction, Jed Hartman, Strange Horizons, http://www.strangehorizons.com/20001204/editorial_jed.shtml
21. Belize: Reefs, Rainforests and Ruins, Belkis Kambach, photography by Rob Kambach, Shyflower's Garden Library, http://shyflowersgarden.com/
21. Cure is Better Than Prevention, Ahmed A. Khan, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/articles/93186.html
21. Rick Bayless, Sandra Morgan, The Fiction Forest, http://www.fictionforest.com/featured_authors/rbayless/index.html
21. Write (and Draw) Your Way to the Greeting Card Genre Success, Shery Ma Belle Arrieta, The e-Writer's Place, http://ewritersplace.com/sarrieta2.html
22. Lady Lazarus: Profile of Sylvia Plath, duana r. anderson, Blood Moon Zine, http://www.bloodmoonz.com/current/frames.html
22. Self Aware Sheep, Rachael Henderson, Jackhammer, http://www.eggplant-productions.com/jackhammer
23. How Not To Have Sex, Emily Nagoski, Clean Sheets Magazine, http://www.cleansheets.com/articles/howto_10.04.00.shtml
23. I Believe: The Art of Sex & Storytelling in the City, Susannah Indigo, CLEAN Sheets Magazine, http://www.cleansheets.com/editorial/edit_09.06.00.shtml
24. Gardens for Healing, Carol Wallace, Suite101.com, http://suite101.com/article.cfm/virtually_gardening/42615
25. One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Stephen D. Rogers, Jackhammer, http://www.eggplant-productions.com/jackhammer
26. Me, My Voice and I, Delores Fossen, Inscriptions, http://www.inscriptionsmagazine.com/2000-issue12.html
26. 5 Two HemingwaysTrue at First Light, Ernest Hemingway, Forest Fiction
26. Writing for Health Markets in the US and UK, Rachel Newcombe, Inkspot, http://www.inkspot.com/global/articles/newcombe.html
27. Darkers (review), Amy Poppenga, Reviewlutions, http://www.reviewlutions.com/
27. Checkout Dive from Hell, Beth Austin, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/articles/277575.html
27. How to Make a Person Into a Strawberry Sundae, Bill Noble, Clean Sheets Magazine, http://www.cleansheets.com/archive/archarticles/howto_07.05.00.html
27. What's Abstinence Got To Do With It?, Jeff Beresford-Howe, Clean Sheets Magazine, http://www.cleansheets.com/editorial/howe_12.01.00.shtml
27. eBooks, Denise Fleischer, Cloudy Mountain Books, http://www.fictionforest.com/screaming_media/Article_ebooksOctober.html
27. Savage Rapids Dam, Patrick P. Stafford, Neighborhood America, http://www.nationalneighborhoodnews.com/
27. Anime Moves to DVD: Simple Economics, Christopher E. Meadows, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/articles/101814.html
28. Practical Tips for Online Authors, Lida Quillen, Twilight Times, http://www.twilighttimes.com/practical_tips.html
28. Candida Royalle, Lauren M. Lynley, girlphoria, http://www.girlphoria.com/
28. At the Back Fence Issue #102 (Strong Women in Romance and History), Robin Nixon Uncapher (in conjunction with Elizabeth Grayson), All About Romance, http://www.likesbooks.com/102.html
28. Just Me and My Shadow: A Jungian View of Masochism, Diana Price, Blood Moon Zine, http://www.bloodmoonz.com/issue4/shadow.html
28. Shakedown Home Invasion, Amir Fatir, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/gspd_browse/browse/view_article.gsp?c_id=254896&id_list=277198,276260,276306,260611,254896,247126,242817,231441,231486,231502
28. Falling From The Sky A Guide to Meteorites & Asteroids, Herbert C. Young, Rockhard Software, http://www.rockhardsoftware.com/
28. The Town that Rather Take Away, Danielle Naibert (blackelve), Epinions, http://horrorstore.epinions.com/
28. Brains vs. Brawn: The Birthright Trend in Television, Ingrid de Beus, Strange Horizons, http://www.strangehorizons.com/20001127/brains_vs_brawn.shtml
29. The Importance of Expressing the Creative Urge, Jay Arr Henderson, Jackhammer E-Zine, http://
29. The Dance of the Archetypes, Christine G. Richardson, Jackhammer, http://eggplant-productions.com/
29. Chris, Alexander Wilson, Jackhammer, http://www.kartania.com/viaemail.htm
29. The Art of Lying: How to Write a Good Novel in Days, Patrick Scheele, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/articles/123517.html
29. How to Cook a Star - The Reason Stars Shine, Brian Tung, Strange Horizons, http://www.strangehorizons.com/20001106/cook_a_star.shtml
29. The Sky is Falling!, Neile A. Kirk, Jackhammer, http://www.eggplant-productions.com/jackhammer
30. RWA 2000 National Conference: Contrasting Passions: , Jean Marie Ward, Crescent Blues E'Magazine, http://www.crescentblues.com/3_4issue/rwa.shtml
30. Brains vs. Brawn: The Birthright Trend in Television, Ingrid de Beus, Strange Horizons, http://www.strangehorizons.com/20001127/brains_vs_brawn.shtml
30. Know Your Rights, John Dunne, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/gspd_browse/browse/view_article.gsp?c_id=65517
30. Fetes de Nuit, L.Madeleine Beltran, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/
30. Obstetric Cholestasis, Judy Edmonds, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/articles/166799.html
30. Strange Bedfellows, Heather Shaw, Strange Horizons, http://www.strangehorizons.com/20001218/butler.shtml
30. Walter Pavlich, Susan Kelly DeWitt, Perihelion, http://webdelsol.com/Perihelion/p-verbatim.htm
30. Metamorphosis of a Suzuki Intruder, Tom Lincoln, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/gspd_browse/browse/view_article.gsp?c_id=297288
30. Entomological Epicurean Delights, Audrey Parker, Themestream, http://www.themestream.com/articles/114663.html
30. Get Out There And Vote (for the Hugos) , Lisa DuMond, SciFiNow, http://www.scifinow.com/content.asp?piece=225
30. At the Back Fence #97 on possible publisher preferences by readers, Laurie Gold aka Laurie Likes Books, All About Romance, http://www.likesbooks.com/97.html
30. How to Cook a Star - The Reason Stars Shine , Brian Tung, Strange Horizons, http://www.strangehorizons.com/20001106/cook_a_star.shtml


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