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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]








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Standings for Young Adult Books

1. Time Warped, Tracey L. Pacelli, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]

2. If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor, Barbara Ehrentreu, MuseitUp Publishing, [link][comments]
3. The Unhewn Stone, Wendy Laharnar, Museitup Publishing, [link][comments]
4. True Grime, Natasha Deen, [link]
5. Deathless, Scott Prussing, Scott Prusing Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Wishless, Louise Caiola, L & L Dreamspell, [link][comments]
5. The Blacksmith's Daughter, Arley Cole, Musa Publishing, [link]
6. Laurel's Miracle, Nancy Marie Bell, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Different, Tony Butler, Bluewood Publishing, [link][comments]
7. Amongst the Ruins, Saewod Tice, Noble Young Adult, [link][comments]
7. Immortal Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle publishing, [link][comments]
8. Hickey of the Beast, Isabel Kunkle, Candlemark & Gleam, [link][comments]
9. Spurs for Jose, Wanda Snow Porter, Whimsical Publications, LLC, [link][comments]
9. Life After the Undead, Pembroke Sinclair, eTreasures Publishing, [link][comments]
10. The Greener Forest, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Cold Moon Press, [link]

11. Summer On Fire, Kevin Craig, Musett Young Publishing, [link][comments]
11. Bad Spelling, Marva Dasef, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
12. Zirconya, Diana Ilinca, Burst [comments]
13. Peter and the Pumpkin Patch, Andrew and Patti Miller, DWB
14. Marooned, P.J. Druce, Gryffynperch books, [link][comments]
14. Mystic Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle publishing, [link][comments]
14. Relatively Honest, Molly Ringle, ireadiwrite Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Awareness, Rowan Shannigan, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Shortcomings, Ginger Simpson, Muse It Up Publishing, [link]
16. Kellan's Dragons, Antonia Tiranth, MuseitUp Publishing, [link][comments]
16. Obsidian, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Entangled Publishing, [link][comments]
17. The Boogedyman, AP Miller, muse it up Publishing
17. Forbidden Embrace Embrace, Charlotte Blackwell, World Castle publishing, [link][comments]
17. Wounds, Barbara Bockman, MuseIt Up Publishing, [link][comments]
17. Desert Fire, H.M. Prévost, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
18. Touch, Jus Accardo, Entangled Pub, [link]
18. My Dad's a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters, Rebekah Purdy, Astraea Press, [link]
18. Supernatural Highway 1: Ghost of a Chance, Molly Colton, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
18. Settling (Solid #2), Shelley Workinger, Createspace, [link][comments]
18. The Girl Who Remembered Horses, Linda Benson, Musa, [link][comments]
19. Abithica, Susan Goldsmith, Twilight Times Books, [link]
19. Demon Trapper's Daughter, Jana Oliver, St. Martin's, [link]
19. Compulsion, Kymberlee Burks-Miller, [link]
19. Fitzroy:The Boy Who Would Be King, Kathleen S. Allen, Createspace, [link]
20. inkBLOT, Johnson Naigle, Crossroads Publishing House, [link][comments]
20. FLOW, HC. Lawrence, Doppelganger Books, [link][comments]
20. The Rose of Cavendish, Lea Cherry, Xlibris, [link]
20. A Little Magic, Valerie Gillen, [link]
20. A Cure for Chaos (Mother-Earth #2), Alan Tucker, MAD Design, Inc., [link]
20. The Birth of the Dread Remora, Aaron Rosenberg, Crossroad Press, [link]
20. Summer With Dad, Timothy Martin, Eternal Press, [link][comments]

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