New entry Nov 01
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 TrilogyIf 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Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site.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!
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.
is Dying has been Replaced
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
Critique.org now has Workshops for Everything — all genres, music, video, photography, art, apps.....
Convert your work to ebooks! Read great ebooks! The votemaster runs ReAnimus Press
See also the Best-Ever Voters Poll for the best works ever written (not just in the last year)
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Standings for Romance Short Stories
1. Charade of Hearts, Sharon Donovan, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
2. No Ordinary Love, Kate Lynd, MuseItHot, [link][comments]
2. Honor the Pack, Kaycee A. Looney, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
3. A Trace of Love, Danielle Ravencraft, MuseItHot, [link][comments]
4. Simple Gifts, LB Gregg, Musa Publishing, [link]
5. Dragger Ella, C. Margery Kempe, Noble Romance, [link][comments]
6. Temptations 2: School's Out, MC Scout, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, [link]
7. The Last Waltz, K. Starling, Red Rose Publishing, [link][comments]
8. The Corset & The Cowboy, Ruth D. Kerce, Smashwords, [link]
8. Homecoming, Cheryl Pierson, Western Trail Blazer, [link]
9. Dido's Tale, Anne Brooke, Bluewood Publishing, [link]
9. Midnight Find, Christine I Steeves, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
10. City of Gold, L. J. LaBarthe, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
11. Narcissist Seeks Narcissist, Giselle Renarde, New Dawning Bookfair, [link]
11. The White Cay, Jennifer Thorne, Silver Publishing, [link]
11. Across the Veil, Lisa Kessler, Lisa's Lair, [link]
11. Hands On, Adele Quinn, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
12. Cinderella Wore Combat Boots, DL Jackson, Decadent Publishing, [link]
12. Tania, Victoria Cannon, Dark Roast Press, [link]
12. Dream Lover, Heather Kuehl, Eternal Press, [link]
12. Captain's Virgin Fantasy , Abby-Rae Rose, Noble Romance , [link]
12. Jungle Heat, Sarah Mäkelä, Changeling Press, [link]
12. Embracing the Lemonade Life, Sandra Sookoo, Desert Breeze Publishing, [link]
12. Witch of the Wind, Lee Rowan, Silver Publishing, [link]
13. Sharing Among Friends, Tonya Kinzer, Smashwords, [link]
13. Christmas Eve On Olympus, Lisa Beth Darling, Moon Mistress, [link]
13. Time To Live, H.C. Brown, Noble Romance, [link]
13. Under the Moon, Julia Talbot, Torquere Press, [link]
13. A Surprise For Christmas, Lizzy Stevens, Solstice Publishing, [link]
13. Joy of the Season, T.A. Chase, MLR Press , [link]
13. Blind Date, I.G. Frederick, Pussy Cat Press, [link]
13. Winter in Paradise, T. C. Archer, Etopia Press, [link][comments]
14. C'est La Vie, Lynn Lorenz, Amber Quill Press, [link]
14. Leather and Pleasure, Jennifer Labelle, Romance Divine, [link]
14. Three to Tango, Chloe Cole & LC Chase, Loose Id, [link]
14. Illuminations, Maggie Nash, Total-e-bound, [link]
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