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Critters is 25!

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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.

New Book from a Critter Member

**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member who's unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM


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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!

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're looking for great stuff to read from bestselling and award-winning authors—look no further! ReAnimus Press was founded by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]








Known Issues

Below is a list of know issues reported with the Reader' Poll. If you know of a problem and don't see it listed here, you may report it here.

In Erotica Novels, 'Shifting Haus' is a typo and should read: 'The Wiccan Haus- Shifting Hearts'. Was thrilled to see my book up there for nomination, even with the wrong title. It its possible to correct this that would be wonderful if not I completely understand. Thank you for your time.

In Horror Short Stories, 'http.//' is a typo and should read: 'http://libraryofthelivingdead.lefora.com/2011/02/02/norgus-press-presents-strange-tales-of-horror-now-/'. The link to information re this anthology (Strange Tales Of horror) was omitted.

In Erotica Novels, 'Poisonous Apples (Spankable Productions)' is a duplicate of 'Poisonous Apples (Girls Carrying Books)'. Please just put "Spankable Productions" if space does not allow the full label "Spankable Productions (Girls Carrying Books)" Thank you so much for your time and this website -- it is a wonderful labor of love! Cheers, MJ

In Magazine/e-zine Editors page, 'David Barber + The Flash Fiction Offensive' is a duplicate of 'David Barber'.

In Review Site page, 'Summer on Fire (without the link) is the wrong one' is a duplicate of 'Summer on Fire (with the link) is the correct one'. My mistake. Sorry.

In Thriller Novels, 'The Geneva Connection' is a duplicate of 'The Geneva Connection'. The book was nominated twice, but someone misspelled the author's name as Artin Bodenham instead of Martin Bodenham.

In Erotica Novels, 'Shifting Haus by Dominique Eastwick' is a typo and should read: 'Wiccan Haus: Shifting Hearts by Dominique Eastwick'.

In Horror Novels, I was informed my novel, Shining in Crimson: Empire of Blood Book One has been written in. I noticed it doesn't have a proper publisher and url entered. The publisher is Nightscape Press and I can provide a URL if allowed. Thanks.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories, The link for "The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes" doesn't work. The story is published by MuseItUp Publishing.

In Horror Short Stories, In two instances there are nomintations for full anltholgy books in the short story horror category they are: The Dark is Light Enough for Me and What Fears Become. What Fears Become is already listed in anthologies so no need to place it there it should be removed from the short story category though as well as The Dark is Light Enough for Me.

In Young Adult Books, 'Chiloh Darke' is a typo and should read: 'Shiloh Darke'.

In Artists page, 'Delilah K. Stephans' is a duplicate of 'Delilah K Stephans'.

In Book/e-book Cover Artwork page, Wasetland by Jeannie Ruesch is wrong. WE thought you needed the ARTIST's name in there. The Wasteland by Lynn Rush is correct. Very sorry!!!

In Anthologies page, 'Tooth and Claw: A Werewolf Anthology' is a duplicate of 'tooth and claw: a werewolf anthology'.

In Romance Novels, When I click on the link for the Romance page it just takes me back to the same page.

In Romance Novels, I tried to vote kin the Romance category but when I click on the link it just takes me back to the same page with the list of categories.

In Horror Short Stories, 'What Fears Become' is a duplicate of 'Bast'. My short story, "Bast," is the first selection in the anthology, WHAT FEARS BECOME, which is listed here as a short story rather than an anthology, where it also appears. Someone must've written me in incorrectly...

In Print/Electronic Book Publishers page, '4RV Publishing' is a duplicate of '4RV Publishing'.

In Magazine/e-zine Editors page, 'Mike Davis - Lovecraft eZine' is a duplicate of 'Mike Davis (twice)'.

In Magazine/e-zine Cover Artwork page, 'Lovecraft eZine - Jethro Lentle' is a duplicate of 'Lovecraft eZine - Mike Davis'.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, 'Spectra' is a duplicate of 'Spectra'.

In Romance Novels, 'Gypsy Shadow Piblishing' is a typo and should read: 'Gypsy Shadow Publishing'.

In Thriller Novels, You already know there are duplicate entries for my book, The Geneva Connection. However, one entry has the author down as "artin Bodenham" and the other as "Martin Bodenham". The latter is correct. I know some of my readers have voted for one and some the other. Would you kindly combine these votes when the final tally is completed? Thanks you

In Book/e-book Cover Artwork page, 'Relic' is a typo and should read: 'Trinity'.

In Book/e-book Cover Artwork page, 'Pilgrim of the sky' is a duplicate of 'Pilgrim of the sky'. One lists only the artist, the other entry lists both author and artist.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, 'Pandora's Box' is a duplicate of '2 others by the same name'. there are three Pandora's box by Gracen miller can they be combined so that shes not loosing votes

In Erotica Novels, On the final tally list, the publisher is not listed for She Rides by Elle Laudan Passion In Print Publishing. Also all of the lovely comments from my readers were not transferred over Also, I cannot see the badge for top ten. I'm hoping for a quick fix. Thank you.

In Romance Novels, I haven't checked ALL the winning buttons but of the random ones I did check, they are all dated 2010. Surely this should be 2011? Apologies if you've already been notified of this, you probably have, but just in case ...

In Book/e-book Cover Artwork page, The 'Top Ten Finisher' Awards Graphics are still not showing up for the new winners on any category? Please correct so we can see and use it. THANKS!


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