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Critter Notices

Critters is 21!

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.

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)

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 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Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site.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!


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]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

Official Results

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[Tallies for...
Print/Electronic Novels pages:
Horror | Romance | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Erotica |
Mystery | Thriller | Children's | Young Adult | All other |
Short Stories pages:
Horror | Romance | Science Fiction & Fantasy | All other |
Anthologies page | Poems page | Nonfiction articles page |
Other Categories:
Artwork page | Book/e-book Cover Artwork page |
Magazine/e-zine Cover Artwork page |
Authors page | Poets page | Artists page |
Book/e-book Editors page | Magazine/e-zine Editors page |
Print/Electronic Book Publishers page |
Review site | Bookstore | Promotional Firms, Sites, and Resources page |
Fiction 'zines page | Poetry 'zines page | Nonfiction 'zines page |
Writers' Discussion Forum page | Writers' Workshop page |
Writers' Resource/Information/News Source page |
Current standings | Best EVER Poll | Report an Error |

Standings for Authors

1. Karen Lewis, [link][comments]

2. Patrick Thomas, [link]
3. Vivian Zabel, [link][comments]
4. Denysé Bridger, [link][comments]
5. Amanda Ashley, [link][comments]
6. K.M. Daughters, [link][comments]
7. Jessica McHugh, [link][comments]
8. Christy Poff, [link]
9. Tracey M. Cox, [link][comments]
10. Vonnie Winslow Crist, [link][comments]
10. Ruth D. Kerce, [link][comments]
10. Kate Lynd, [link]
10. AP Miller, [link]

11. Angela Burke, [link][comments]
11. James Daniel Ross, [link]
11. Kissa Starling, [link][comments]
12. Carol Preflatish, [link]
12. Janet Morris, [link]
12. Savannah Chase, [link][comments]
12. Nancy Marie Bell, [link][comments]
12. Ken Goldman, [link]
13. Mimi Barbour, [link][comments]
13. Giselle Renarde, [link]
13. Marva Dasef, [link]
14. Elizabeth Black, [link][comments]
14. Danielle Ackley-McPhail, [link]
14. Missy Martine, [link]
15. Kat Holmes, [link]
15. Malcolm R. Campbell, [link][comments]
15. Bailey Bradford, [link]
15. Christine I Steeves, [link]
16. Adrianne Brennan, [link][comments]
16. Bruce Memblatt, [link]
16. Judith B. Glad, [link]
16. John B. Rosenman, [link]
16. Kevin Hearne, [link]
16. Charles Day AKA Evil Little Jester, [link]
16. Lynn Rush, [link]
16. Diana DeRicci, [link]
16. Lisa Beth Darling, [link][comments]
16. H.M. Prévost, [link][comments]
16. Armand Rosamilia, [link]
16. Linda Mooney, [link]
16. Angelia Sparrow, [link]
17. R.G. Alexander, [link]
17. Nicole Zoltack, [link]
17. Twana Briam, [link]
17. peggy Lee Johnson, [link]
17. Catherine Lundoff, [link]
17. Michael LaRocca, [link]
17. K. A. Opperman, [link]
17. Molly Ringle, [link][comments]
17. Christine London, [link][comments]
17. Kira Chase, [link]
17. H.C. Brown, [link]
17. J.S. Wayne, [link]
17. Aaron Rosenberg, [link]
17. David Kuzminski
17. Lizzy Stevens, [link]
17. Mary Jean Kelso, [link]
17. Lee Barwood, [link]
17. Jo Linsdell, [link]
17. Lily Dewaruile, [link]
17. Thom Olausson, [link]
17. Marilyn Peake, [link]
17. Laura Roberts, [link]
17. Patrick Royal, [link]
17. Lorhainne Eckhart, [link]
17. Susan K. Droney, [link]
17. Charles Mossop, [link]
17. Patricia Lieb, [link][comments]
17. Angela Rigley, [link]
17. Natalie J. Damschroder, [link]
17. Karen Wiesner, [link]
17. tamela quijas, [link]

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