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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.

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

2007 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Horror Novels

1. Fade to Pale, James Cheetham, Wild Child Publishing,
2. End of Desire, MR Sellars, WillowTree Press,
3. Vacation, Jeremy C. Shipp, Raw Dog Screaming Press,
4. Blood of the Dark Moon, Adrienne Brennan, Aphrodites Apples,
5. Hammerhead, Garry Charles, Hadesgate Publications,
6. The Grandmaster, Peter Balaskas, Bards and Sages,
7. Angels of the Seventh Dawn, Frank E. Bittinger, iUniverse,
8. In the Blood, Rick R. Reed, Quest Books (Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC),
9. Abaddon, Elizabeth Donald, Cerridwen Press,
10. Fugue Macabre:Ghost Dance, CJ Parker, Light Sword Publishing,
10. Ragnarok Tango, Michael Barnette, Phaze,

11. Curious Accounts of An Imaginary Friend, PS Gifford
12. The Old Power Returns, Morven Westfield, Harvest Shadows Publications,
13. Requiem for A Vampire, Larry Deibert, Mundania,
14. Corpses So Lively: My Soul to Take, Part 1', William A. Veselik, Mundania Press,
15. Glutonlumps Chilling Tales, PS Gifford, G&F Publishing,
15. Dead Souls, Michael Lamio, Dorchester Publishing,
16. Swamp Baby, Adra Steia, Tease Publishing,
17. Dead Man's Song, Jonathan Maberry, Pinnacle Books,
17. Monkey Love, John Paul Allen, Biting Dog Press,
18. Dead Sea, Brian Keene, Leisure,
19. Mattie Ann's Playground, Mackenzie Drew, Stonehedge Publishing, http://
19. Doorman's Creek, Lea Schizas, eTreasures Publishing,
20. Mortal Touch, Inanna Arthen, By Light Unseen Media,
20. Body & Soul: a PsyCop Novel, Jordan Castillo Price, Torquere Press,
20. Anathema, David E Greske, Whiskey Creek Press,
20. Blood Creek Haunting, Derek Musgrave, Phaze,
21. Mr. Hands, Gary Braunbeck, Dorchester Publishing,
22. 'Ever Dark', Robert Segarra, Craggy Rock Press, http://www.geocities/craggyrockpress/index.html
23. Applachain Rebels, Kenneth E. Baker, Whiskey Creek Press, http:// Whiskey Creek Press
23. Restless Shadows, Jennifer Cloud, Drollerie Press,
23. Dark Resurrection, John A. Karr, Samhain Publishing,
24. Muse, Adra Steia, Tease,
24. Quits Book 2: Devils, M.E Ellis, Wild Child Publishing,
24. The Glass Painting, V. J. Banis, Wildside Press,
25. Birdman, Jack Teeter, Aspen Mountain Press,
25. Shadows in the Heart, A Jewels of the Quill Halloween Anthology, Whiskey Creek Press,
25. Faces Series, Cia Leah, DiskUs Publishing,
25. Ancient Eyes, David Niall Wilson, Bloodletting Books,
26. Never Ceese, Sue Dent, Journey Stone Creations,
26. Suicide or Murder, Barbara Foster, Dragon Publishing,
26. While the Wolves Cry, David Conlin McLeod, Trafford,
26. Dying to Live, Kim Paffenroth, Permuted Press,
26. Ancestor, Scott Sigler, Dragon Moon Press,
27. The Lunacy Machine, Chris M. Kinney, iUniverse,
27. Night Demons, Howard Hopkins, Golden Perils Press,
27. The Aquarius Key, Keith Rowley, iUniverse,
27. Eat the Dark, Joe Schreiber, Ballantine,


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