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Critter Notices

Critters is 23!

Yes, 23 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!

Critters no longer accepting European Union members :(

It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce Critters can no longer accept people in the European Union as members. This is a result of the "GDPR" privacy laws going into effect. I'm a big fan of privacy, and applaud the general idea behind the GDPR, but the way it's implemented forces me to close the door to EU writers. [read more why...]

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)

Space Travel for SF Writers

Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (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!


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 - 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

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

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]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

2001 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Artwork

1. DM8/01, Bob Dornberg,
2. Cursed Comes Christmas, Stacey L. King, http://
3. Dark Harbors, Trace Zaber,
4. My Rebel Belle, Trace Edward Zaber,
5. Prophecy Be Damned, Ariana Overton,
6. chinook whispers, Tracey Palmer,
6. Painted Worlds, Jim Warren,
7. Til There Was You, Joyce and Jim Lavene,
8. Whisper of a Tryst, Chrissie Poe,
9. Don't Close Your Eyes, Diana Kirk,
9. Time Rider, Rickey R. Mallory,
9. Full Moon Honeymoon, Cheryl Norman,
10. Shadows of the Eclipse, Chrissie Poe,

11. Come the Night, Josephine Piraneo,
11. Everything to Gain, Linnea Sinclair,
11. Eternity, Jonathon Earl Bowser,
12. The Town of Shadowkeep, Dave bowlin,
13. Knyght & O'Day, Ariana overton,
14. The Family Carving Knife, Cia Leah,
14. Immoral Authority, Stacey L. King,
15. Amaryllis, Chrissie Poe,
16. Beasts Are Us, Dirk Wolf,
16. The Windhealer, Charlotte Boyett-compo,
16. Leap of Faith, Susan Zoon,
16. The Devil In Texas, Trace Edward Zaber,
16. Lifeforce, Frank Wu,
17. The Very Big Orange Cat, Moonstar,
17. Chances and Choices, Carol King Pope,
18. Next Year's Promise, Karen Hudgins/ artist: Crystal Laver, /
18. The Dark Prince, Trace Edward Zaber,
18. Failed Mission, 7ARS,
18. To Tame A Viking, Fortin & Sanders-Artists,
19. Fiddler, Shelton Bryant,
19. Cindy, Frank Wu,
19. Unicorn Sunrise, Emily C. A. Snyder,
20. Postwar Dinosaur Blues, O'Reilly-Wang AKA Deron Douglas,
20. Force of Fire, Harry Milohis,
20. I Can Grow!, Moonstar,
20. Nightmare Run, Crystal Laver,
20. PAMPERED PAL, Judy Lineberger,
20. Humiliation and Pride, Romeo Esparrago,
20. Cheerful Meets the Fox, Emily C. A. Snyder,
20. Beholder's Eye, Todd Falk,
21. Crystal Moon, Pat Lazarus,
21. Night Shapes, Dirk A. Wolf,
21. Aerobella, Mary Alice Baumgardner,
21. Thief of Hearts, Patrick Cassidy,
21. Dangerous Haven, Trace Edward Zaber,
21. Acupuncture (Rough Beasts), Nelly Chichlakova,
21. Honor Betrayed, Stacey L. King,
22. Naihi of the Fishes 2, Robert Wollard,
22. Space & Time, Colleen Crary,
22. Midnight Intentions, Ariana Overton,
22. LEGACY, Yocheved Golani,
22. Dreamland, Gary Nale,
22. Music of my Heart, Stacey L. King,
22. Hundertwasserhaus, Sharon Ratheiser,
23. Love's Captive, Eliza Black,
23. Wind of Change, Trace Edward Zaber,
23. The Moon Child, Judith Huey,
23. The Rabbit Rises, Leta Nolan Childers,
23. Andrew Shkolnik Cover 4, Andrew Shkolnik,
23. The Best of, Thomas Arensberg,
23. Soul Bleeds The Dark Poetry and Other Wanderings of K.S. Wiesner, Linnea Sinclair Bernardino,
24. Strange Tom, Pamela Key,
24. Helquin's Tempest, Alan M. Clark,
24. Chaos Scroll, Larraine Stacey,
24. Crystal Moon , Pat Lazarus,
24. Taming the Lion, Eliza Black,
24. The Hero's Best Friend, Kate Moore,


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