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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.

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)

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

2003 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings & #votes for category: Book/e-book Cover Artwork

1. Shattered Legacy, Scott Carpenter,
2. Dream Come True Cocktail (In the Outposts of Beyond), Marcia Borell,
3. Murder in Marshall's Bayou, Marlies Bugman/ Martine Jardin,
4. Two Minutes To Midnight, ,
5. Disciples of Pleasure, Martine Jardine,
6. Bulletproof Soul, Keith Adair,
6. Razor's Edge, Darrell King,
6. Madam Charlie, Sahara Kelly,
7. The Pathen, Merri Sigler,
8. Dance with the Devil, Sherrilyn Kenyon,
9. The Sailmaster's Woman, Annie Windsor,
10. Love Remembered, Eliza Black,
10. DreamQuest, Charles DeGuzman,

11. Made To Love Her, Evelyn Starr,
11. Adrift, Susan R. Sweet,
12. SICK: An Anthology of Illness, David Megitis,
13. Tides of Autumn, Stacey L. King,
13. NightWind, Charlotte Boyett-Compo,
13. The Bodyguard, ML Rhodes (artist: Trace Edward Zaber),
13. 10 Ibex 239, Zackary Lowing,
14. Wanton Fire, Darrell King,
14. Why Won't Anyone Play with Me? cover, Andrea Gradidge,
14. From Within the Mist Anthology, Deron Douglas,
15. No Lady and Her Tramp, Kristie Leigh Maguire & Mark Haeuser,
15. Gates of Hell, Scott Carpenter,
15. Highland Honor, Stacey L. King,
16. Lady of the Two Lands, Ariana Overton,
16. Sorrows of Adoration, Nathalie Moore,
17. Bad Juju, Duncan Long,
17. Resolutions, April Martinez,
17. Tomorrow Came Early, Linnea Sinclair,
18. Alien Heat, Marv Mann,
18. highland honor, lori pepio
18. COMBUSTION, Lee Emory,
18. Eternally Yours, Trace Edward Zaber,
18. The Rose of York: Love & War, David Minoz,
19. THE STARRY CHILD, Frank Sipila,
19. Sweet Suite 302, Trace Edward Zaber,
19. Impatient Passion, Shirley Schultz,
19. To Sculpt a Living Statue, Tal Boldo,
19. Training to Pleasure, S. L. Carpenter,
19. Blood Challenge, Christine Clavel,
19. Willa Claire, Merri Sigler,
19. Moving Violations, Scott Carpenter,
19. Bitten Moon Lust II, Darrell King,
20. Windsinger, Lark Westerly,
20. The Guarder Factor, Frank Berger,
20. Lucinda's Contract, S. L. Carpenter,
20. Immortal Warlock, Angelique Armae/MA DuBarry,
20. Fraternity of Silence, Katherine Shephard, http://
20. A Taste for Passion, Dawn Seewar,
20. 3 ACT OF LOVE, Sophie Simonet,
20. Eric The Guardian, Jane Sommers,
20. Black Rose Bud, Bobby & Kam Rubble, http://
20. Generation Without Souls, Clint Gaige,
20. A Hero Escapes, Scott Carpenter,
20. See You In My Dreams, Marie-Nicole Ryan,
20. The Firebrand, Debra A. Kemp,
20. Deceitful Hags, Celia A Leaman,
20. Lighthearted Lust, Davidson, Bardsley, and Tanglen,
21. Nine Lives and Three Wishes, Jennifer St. Clair,
21. Vampire Red, Alex Severin,
21. My Immortal Knight: All Hallow's Heartbreaker, Delilah Devlin,
21. Saga of Rim, Ardy M. Scott,
21. Second Chances, Stacey L. King,
21. Violet Among The Roses, Nathalie Moore,
21. Cashing In, Julie Bernardo,
21. Dragon's Fire, Wizard's Flame, Michael R. Mennenga,
21. The Hundred Fold Problem, Audre
21. Ocean Fairies, Ardy Scott,
22. Bows for Pigel's Nose, Jennifer LB Leese,
22. Moonlight Desires, DARRELL KING,
22. The Day After Summer, Evelyn Starr,
22. Sweet Dreams, Timothy D. Wiesner,
22. City of Suspects, Katy King,
22. Angelos, Judith Huey,
22. Macroscope, Ariana Overton,
22. The Mermaid Seduction, Martine Jardin,
22. Party Favors, Darrell King,
22. Mortal Illusions, Kathryn R. Blake,
22. A Deadly Engagement, Eliza Black,
22. Moon Madness, Liann Snow,
22. Crystal Chameleon, Fran Keighley, http://
22. Time Out of Mind, Dirk A. Wolf,
22. All Those Years Ago, D. Lee,
22. The Spaniard's Cross, Dirk A. Wolf,
22. Leaps of Faith: an Anthology of Christian Science Fiction, Kathryn Lively,
22. The Blood Ruby, Josephine Piraneo,
22. Notes on the Windowsill, Jennifer LB Leese,
22. Kudzu, Kathleen Walls,
22. Kudzu , Kathleen Walls,
22. Naked Eyes, Lexi Moore,
22. Cold River, Deron Douglas,
22. Dream Quest, Nathalie Moore,
22. Bonds of Passion, Martine Jardine,


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