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Critters is 25!

Last November, Critters turned 25 years old! 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.

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

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)


I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

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!

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]








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Standings for Book/e-book Cover Artwork

1. Children of Subspecies, Delilah Stephans, [link][comments]

2. The Unhewn Stone, Tiger Matthews, [link][comments]
3. Lifelines, Lin Neiswender, [link][comments]
4. Pilgrim of the Sky, Natania Barron (Author), Brigid Ashwood (artist), [link]
5. Strangers in the Stable, Aidana WillowRaven, [link][comments]
6. Born in Sarajevo, Charlotte Holley, [link][comments]
7. Immortal Justice, Tamra Westberry, [link]
8. The Greener Forest, Vonnie Winslow Crist, [link]
9. Simple Gifts, Kelly Shorten, [link]
9. The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival, Darrell Osborn, [link][comments]
10. Life After the Undead, Jerrod Brown, [link][comments]

11. Shattered, Nyla Alisia, [link]
11. Lucky For Her, Stephanie Taylor, [link][comments]
11. The King's Druidess (The MacLomain Series- Prelude), Sky Purington, [link][comments]
12. Four Play, C. Margery Kempe, [link][comments]
12. West Salem, Reese Dante, [link][comments]
12. Dragons Away, Brightling Spur, [link]
13. Wounds, Kaytlin Platt, [link][comments]
13. No Ordinary Love, Delilah Stephans, [link][comments]
13. Conceived in Darkness, Laura Shinn, [link][comments]
14. Bad Spelling, Kaytalin Platt, [link]
14. Phobophobia, James Powell, [link]
15. Craving Lady Starr, Ruth D. Kerce, [link][comments]
15. Enslaved, Kelly Shorten, [link]
16. A Wedding to Die For, Delilah Stephans, [link]
16. North of Need, Laura Kaye, [link]
16. The Incredible Heidi Wasabi, Helgaleena, [link][comments]
16. Grave Revelations, Philip R. Rogers, [link]
16. Wasteland, Kanaxa, [link][comments]
16. The Powers, Delilah Stephans, [link][comments]
17. If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor, Kaytalin Platt, [link]
17. Murder in Paradise, Melissa Summers, [link]
17. Erotic Deception, Suzannah Safi, [link]
17. Together Again, Nicola Martinez, [link]
17. Wasetland, Jeannie Ruesch, [link][comments]
17. Connection of the Minds, Delilah Stephens, [link]
17. ILLUSIONS, Kendra Egert
17. The Imperfect Wife, Kelly Shorten, [link]
18. Malicious Deviance, Kenneth W. Cain, [link]
18. Shadows Steal The Light, Delilah Stephans, [link][comments]
18. Show No Mercy, Steven Miscandlon, [link]
18. Hellebore and Rue, Vanderhooft and Lundoff, [link]
18. Midnight Find, Suzannah Safi, [link]
18. Laurel's Miracle, Kaytalin Platt, [link]
18. A Touch of Crimson, Sylvia Day, [link],,9780451234995,00.html
18. Fated Mates, Beth Walker, [link]
18. Dancing On Flames, J.S. Wayne, [link]
18. 13 Shots Of Noir, Paul D Brazill
18. Night Bird, Teresa Blue, [link]
18. Toxic, Jus Accardo, [link]
18. Last Night, Savannah Chase, [link]
18. The NOIR Anthology, Black Heart Magazine, [link]
18. The Bitch, Les Edgerton, [link]
18. Undead Tales, Ash Areceneaux, [link]
18. Watch Over Me, Kaytalin Platt, [link][comments]
19. Dead Force Rising, Carl Franklin, [link]
19. Apocalypto (Omnibus Edition), T.M. Roy, [link]
19. Do You Believe In Magic, Bev Haynes, [link]
19. Shortcomings, Delilah Stephans, [link][comments]
19. Song of the Fairy Queen, Valerie Douglas, [link]
19. Blood Divided, Dan Dos Santos, [link]
19. Angela's Coven, Mike Zambrano, [link][comments]
19. The Locket, Dawne Dominique, [link]
19. Night Walker, Lisa Kessler, [link]
19. Crewkin, Delilah Sephans, [link]
19. The Rewritten Word: How to Sculpt Literary Art no Matter the Genre, Aggie Villanueva, [link]
19. The Exiles Trilogy, Clay Hagebusch, [link]
19. Death and Faxes, Vincent Miskell, [link]
19. The Alexis Stanton Chronicles, T.M. Roy, [link]
19. The Gazebo, Jodi Lee, [link]
19. Zia's Path, T.M. Roy, [link]
19. Deep, Gemini Judson, [link]
19. Remy, Delilah Stephans, [link]
19. Relic, Deena Remiel, [link]
19. Pele's Tears, Sharon K. Garner, [link]
19. Jodi's Journey, Beth Walker, ht[link]
19. Godspeed Inc.: A Naomi Kinder Adventure, Vincent Miskell, [link]
19. The Sacred Band, Feuerbach, [link]
19. Cowboy Lovin', Bev Haynes, [link]

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