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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 Erotica Novels

1. Subspecies, Inc., Mike Arsuaga, MuseIt Hot Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Shifting Hearts, Dominique Eastwick, Musa Publishing, [link]
3. Celestial Sin, Bianca Swan, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
4. she rides, elle laudan, [link]
5. The Cum Queen, Philip Kramer, Solstice At Night, [link][comments]
6. Beyond the Looking Glass Darkly, AP Miller, Rebel Ink [comments]
6. The Form of Eternity, Chiloh Darke, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
7. We'll Meet Again, E. Jamie, Noble Romance Publishing, [link][comments]
8. Internet Bonds #10: Eden's Pleasures, Christy Poff, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
8. Craving Lady Starr, Ruth D. Kerce, Ellora's Cave, [link]
9. Leah's Long Lens, Bridy McAvoy, Bluewood Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Send Her to Me, Ronna Gage, Siren Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Anna Doubles Down, Missy Martine, Siren/Bookstrand, [link]
10. Possess Me, R.G. Alexander, Berkley, [link][comments]
10. Poisonous Apples, Moctezuma Johnson, Girls Carrying Books, [link][comments]

11. Trigon Rituals III: Dominance Fury, Angelia Whiting, New Concepts Publishing, [link][comments]
11. Just the Right Amount of Wrong, Cate Masters, Amazon, [link]
12. Equilibrium, Meredith Shayne, Dreamspinner Press, [link][comments]
12. The Interview, Master of Subservience , Kayden McLeod, New Dawning International Bookfair, [link]
13. The Closer You Get, L. A. Witt, Samhain Publishing, [link]
13. Shakin' It For Daddy, Tigra-Luna LeMar, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
13. Suc-U, L.J. Holmes, Muse It Hot, [link]
13. Anonymous, Giselle Renarde, Amber Heat, [link]
13. Collide, Megan Hart, Harlequin Spice, [link]
13. Lair of the Jaguar God, Marie Dees, Liquid Silver Books, www.liquidsilverbooks.com/books/lairofthejaguargod.htm
13. Sweet Chocolate's First Taste, Richard Burns, Muse it Hot Publishing, [link][comments]
14. Hard as Teak, Margie Church, Noble Romance, [link]
14. Green Apple Colic, Ken Rossal, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
14. Brawn, Laurann Dohner, Elloras Cave
14. RSC: Bayou Dreams, Lynn Lorenz, Loose Id, [link]
14. Stoneface, Tymber Dalton, Siren-BookStrand, [link]
14. Awakening, Scarelett Valentine, Tirgearr Publishing, [link]
14. Four Play, C. Margery Kempe, Women's League of Ale Drinkers, [link][comments]
14. Amongst the Ruins, Saewod Tice, Noble Young Adult, [link][comments]
15. Cowgirl's Christmas, Patricia Bates, Beachwalk Press, [link]
15. Hidden Desires, Ellen Lewis, Eternal Press, [link]
15. Deadly Captive, Bianca Sommerland, Noble Romance Publishing, LLC, [link]
15. Honored Vow, Mary Calmes, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
15. Stolen Rapture, Denysé Bridger, New Dawning Book Fair, [link]
16. Uncertainly Yours, Fran Lee, Ellora's Cave, [link]
16. Light Switch, Lauren Gallagher, Carnal Passions, [link]
16. In Her Bed, Jan Springer, Siren BookStrand, [link]
16. Memoirs of a Mombasa Gigolo, Krishna Washburn, Trafford, [link]
16. Time to Live, H.C. Brown, Noble Romance, [link]
16. The Pet Shop, KD Grace, Xcite, [link]
16. Not Her Type: Erotic Adventures with a Delivery Man, Kay Jaybee, OC Press, [link]
16. Stacy's Dad Has Got It Going On, Giselle Renarde, eXcessica, [link]
16. Awakenings: Cozumel, Mexico, Mark Casigh, Eternal Press, [link][comments]

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