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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 - 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

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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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