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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.

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)

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]








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Standings for Thriller Novels

1. The Bitch, Les Edgerton, Bare Knuckles Press, [link], Inc. [comments]

2. Rasner's Revenge: The Rasner Effect III, Mark Rosendorf, L&L Dreamspell, [link][comments]
3. The Geneva Connection, Martin Bodenham, Musa Publishing, [link][comments]
4. All the young Warriors, Anthony Neil Smith, Blasted Heath, [link][comments]
5. The Lonely Mile, Allan Leverone, StoneHouse Ink, [link][comments]
6. Becoming NADIA, Cyrus Keith, Muse It Up, [link][comments]
7. Dear Killer, Linda Lovely, L&L Dreamspell, [link][comments]
8. Blood Bay, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link]
9. 3:16, Jeffrey Martin, Cold Moon Press, [link]
10. Irreparable Harm, Melissa F. Miller, Brown Street Books, [link][comments]

11. Postmarked for Death, Jonathan Lowe, Gypsh Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
12. Huntress, Karina Kantas, MMP, [link]
13. Beyond Yesterday, L.J. Holmes, Muse It Up, [link][comments]
14. Dead Witness, Joylene Nowell Butler , MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
15. To Kill My Love, Lee Baldwin, Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, [link]
16. Age of the Damned, B. A. Sans, Dare Empire eMedia, [link]
16. Cruelty To Innocents, CK Webb & DJ Weaver, Suspense Publishing, [link]
16. The Benders, Molly Colton, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
16. Better Off Without Her, Rita Hestand, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link][comments]
16. The Good, The Bad and The Murderous, Chester D. Campbell, Night Shadows Press, [link][comments]
17. Druids Dawning Vol. 1, Lark LaTroy, Silver Publishing, [link][comments]
17. Black Flowers, Steve Mosby, Orion, [link]
17. Walking The Edge (Corpus Brides: Book One), Zee Monodee, Noble Romance Publishing, [link]
17. In The Bleak Midwinter, Sellars, M. R., E.M.A. Mysteries, [link]
17. Luck of the Draw, Anthony J. Cardieri, St. Martin's Press, [link]
17. Monster Hunter Alpha, Larry Correia, Baen, [link]
17. Heart of the Gods, Valerie Douglas, Amazon.com, [link]
17. Cry of Eagles, Stefan Vucak, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
18. Flooding Granite, Tom Mahoney, Casperian Books, [link]
18. Deadly Nightshade, Chris Newman, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
18. Redemption, Sheila Dunn, Solstice Publishing, [link]
18. Cold Comfort, Ellis Vidler, Echelon Press, [link]
18. The Traveling Vampire and Twilight in the Catacombs, Joe Vadalma, Renassance E-Books, [link]
18. Lazarus, Michael LaRocca, Mocha Memoirs Press, [link]
18. Masked Jihad, Dave Bullock, Damnation Books, [link]
18. Incursion, Aaron Rosenberg, Crossroad Press, [link]
18. V Trooper - First Mission, Thomas Drinkard, Amazon.com, [link]

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