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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 - 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 All other Novels

1. Sparrow Alone on the Housetop, Jean James & Mary James, 4RV Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Isaac's Gun, Dan Strawn, Bluewood Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Mayan Calendar Girls, Team 2012, Adoro Books, [link][comments]
4. The Estrogen Posse, Sharon De Vita, Musa Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Light of the Heart, Regina Andrews, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Dance with the Devil, Pat Dale, Muse It Up Publishing, [link]
7. The Silver House, Janet French, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Loyalty Binds Me, Joan Szechtman, Star Publish, [link][comments]
8. Aldric & Anneliese, Harry E. Gilleland, Jr, 4RV Publishing, [link][comments]
9. Odessa, Ginger Simpson, Eternal Press, [link][comments]
10. Riding to Sundown, Troy D. Smith, Western Trail Blazer, [link]
10. my 18th birthday, patricia lieb, Solstic Publishing, [link][comments]
10. White Savage, Larion Wills, MuseItUp, [link][comments]

11. A Necessary End, Diana Rubino, Moon Gypsy Press, [link][comments]
11. Jezebel's Wish, AJ Nuest, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
11. Born in Sarajevo, Snjezana Marinkovic, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
12. Broken Dreams, Nick Quantrill, Caffeine Nights, [link][comments]
13. Lucidity, Angela Burke, Solstice, [link]
13. The Incredible Heidi Wasabi, Helgaleena, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
14. The Bridge Between, Cate Masters, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
15. The Great Lenore, JM Tohline, Atticus Books, [link]
15. The Henchmen's Book Club, Danny King, DK books , [link]
15. 10 Poems and Ampersands, Ralph-Michael Chiaia, Coatlism Press, [link]
15. Shards of Ashley, Book 5 of the Family Heirlooms Series, Karen Wiesner, Whiskey Creek Press, [link]
15. A Kingdom's Cost, J. R. Tomlinl, , [link]
15. Thwarted Queen, Cynthia Sally Haggard, Spun Stories Press, spunstories.com[comments]
15. Return to Crutcher Mountain, Melinda Clayton, Vanilla Heart, [link]
15. Alt Punk, Lavinia Ludlow, Casperian books, [link]
15. Among Women, J M Cornwell, Amazon/CreateSpace, [link]

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