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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.

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)

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.

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Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site.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

Interviewed!

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

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Standings for Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels

1. Zero Time, T.W. Fendley, L&L Dreamspell, [link][comments]




2. Exiled: Autumn's Peril, Rosalie Skinner, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
2. Bloodbreeders Living in Darkness, Robin Renee Ray, Hellfire Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Spectra, Joanne Elder, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Champion of Valor, Nicole Zoltack, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Time Pullers, Horton Deakins, 4RV Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Rex Rising, Chrystalla, Thoma, [link][comments]
7. Blood Divided, Kevin James Breaux, Dark Quest Books[comments]
8. World-Mart, Leigh M. Lane, Cerebral Books, [link][comments]
9. Lucca: Warriors for the Light, Karen Michelle Nutt, Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Pandora's Box, Gracen Miller, Decadent Publishing, [link][comments]




11. The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival, Stephanie Osborn, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
12. Cleanse Fire, Anastasia V. Pergakis, Drachen Geist Publishing, [link][comments]
12. Dragons Away, K.D. Berry, Bluewood Publishing, [link][comments]
13. I Know Not, James Daniel Ross, Dark Quest Books, [link]
14. Blue Lioness, Vijaya Schartz, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Tangled Blood Lines, Deborah Noel, Vamptasy Publishing, [link][comments]
16. The Sacred Band, Chris and Janet Morris, Paradise Publishing, [link][comments]
17. The Immortality Virus, Christine Amsden, Twilight Times Books, [link]
17. Pilgrim of the Sky, Natania Barron, Candlemark & Gleam, [link]
17. Child of War-A God is Born, Lisa Beth Darling, Moon Mistress, [link][comments]
18. Spam Vs. the Vampire, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
19. The Chaosifier, Mike Evers, Trestle Press [comments]
19. First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones, St. Martin's Press, [link][comments]
20. Day Shift, Missy Jane, Samhain Publishing, [link]
20. Eyes of Darkness #8: Winter Fire, Christy Poff, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
20. Crewkin, Rhobin Courtwright, Muse It Up, [link][comments]
21. Rogue, Michael Z Williamson, Baen Books, [link][comments]
21. Sarabande, Malcolm R. Campbell, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link]
21. Becoming Nadia, Cyrus Keith, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
21. Confessions of a D-List Supervillain, Jim Bernheimer, EJB Networking, [link]
22. Little Orphan Anvil, Joseph Beekman, World Castle Publishing, [link][comments]
22. The Illustrious Annals of Slagheepian History, Ran Cartwright, Frogtown Press, [link][comments]
22. The Penitent Assassin, Shawn Wickersheim, Shawn Wickersheim, [link][comments]
23. Lanyon For Hire, John Pauits, Burst Books, [link]
23. We Shadows, Thomm Quackenbush, Double Dragon Publishing, [link][comments]
23. Frozen, Kat Holmes, Muse It Up, [link][comments]
24. Apocalyptic Organ Grinder, William Todd Rose, [link]
24. Deep Screams, G. R. Holton, World Castle, [link]
24. The Substitute, James L. Hatch, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
24. Static, L. A. Witt, Amber Quill Press, [link]
25. The Magic of Lavender, Cate Masters, Smashwords, [link]
25. Ghost Story, Jim Butcher, Penguin Group, [link]
26. No Small Bills, Aaron Rosenberg, C, [link]
26. Rescuing the Future: A Naomi Kinder Novel, Vincent Miskell, Smashwords/Amazon, [link]
26. A Tale of Fur and Flesh, Giselle Renarde, eXcessica, [link]
26. HARMONY, S M Bach and Helgaleena, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
26. A Senseless Act of Beauty, John B. Rosenman, Crossroad Press, [link][comments]
26. Forbidden Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle Publishing, [link]
26. Trinity, Deena Remiel, Decadent Publishing, [link]
26. Immortal Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle Publishing, [link]
27. By Darkness Revealed, Kevin O. McLaughlin, Role of the Hero Publishing, [link]
27. Break and Enter, Rachel Haimowitz & Aleksandr Voinov, Samhain, store.samhainpublishing.com/break-enter-p-6570.html
27. Shifter, Michael Beck, Uncial Press, [link]
27. Webways to the Universe, Charles G. Wilson, Double Dragon Publishing, [link]
27. A Sign in Blood, Marion Sipe, Smashwords, [link][comments]
27. heartless, gail carriger, orbit books, [link]
27. Harmonica and Gig, RJ Astruc, Dragonfall Press, [link]
27. Alex Wales: Promise, Yolanda Sfetsos, Eternal Press, [link]
27. Blood Magic, Zoey Sweete, World Castle, [link][comments]
27. St. Martin's Moon, Marc Vun Kannon, Echelon Press, [link][comments]
27. The Lion of Cairo, Scott Oden, Thomas Dunne Books, [link]
27. Xihirah, Ciara Lake, Bookstrand, [link]
27. Cyborg Doms:Fane, H.C. Brown, Noble Romance, [link]
27. Force of Habit, Marian Allen, Echelon, [link][comments]
27. The Nasty Vamp, Gail Koger, Whispers Publishing, [link][comments]
28. Talon of the Unnamed Goddess, JR Tomlin & CR Daems, , tp://www.amazon.com/Unnamed-Goddess-Fantasy-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00580V7YU
28. Big Daddy's Gadgets, C.S. Fuqua, Mundania, [link]
28. For Love and Freedom, David Kuzminski, Scribd, [link]
28. Mystic Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle Publishing, [link]
28. The Coming Storm, Valerie Douglas, Amazon, [link]
28. These Trespasses, Kenneth W. Cain, Post Mortem Press, [link]
28. Cataclysm: Return of the Gods, Stephen H. King, Trestle Press, [link]
28. Owl Dance, David Lee Summers, Flying Pen Press, [link]
28. Strange Roads: Book One of Omens In The Night, Jennifer Quail, Amazon, [link][comments]
28. In the Shadow of Death, Stefan Vucak, Double Dragon Publishing, [link][comments]
28. Evensong, M. L. St. Sure, Booksurge, [link][comments]
28. The Traveling Vampire and the Farmer's Daughter, Joe Vadalma, Renaissance E-Books, [link]
28. For certain Values of Family, Manna Francis, Casperian Books, [link]
28. The Office of Lost and Found, Vincent Holland-Keen, Anarchy Books, [link]
28. King Freedom, Uncle River, Fantastic Books, [link]
28. Sundered, Shannon Mayer, Amazon, [link]
28. Conundrum, Michael LaRocca, Double Dragon, [link]
28. Death Sword, Pamela Turner, Lyrical Press, [link][comments]
28. Red Moon Rising, J Alan Erwine, Sam's Dot Publishing, [link]
28. Dragon Lord, Tamara Monteau, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
28. Gods in the Machine, Marilyn Peake, Amazon, [link]
28. Magic Is Faster Than Light, James Hartley, MuseItUp, [link]
28. Ward Against Death, Melanie Card, Entangled Publishing, [link]
28. The Traveling Tyrant, Richard Marsden, Library of Science Fiction, [link]
28. The Lost Worlds, Michael J Bertolini, Createspace, [link]

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