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Critter Notices

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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.

A Guide to Barsoom

The ultimate, definitive GUIDE TO BARSOOM from ReAnimus Press. NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO. The best guide to Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars series.

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 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 Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

1. The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes, John B. Rosenman, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Death Watch, Richard Flores IV, Liquid Imagination, [link][comments]
3. Storm Riders, Karen Michelle Nutt, Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Virtual Memory, Robert C. Eccles, Static Movement
5. FLower Child, Sheila Deeth, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Within A Dream, Vincent Scarsella, Bluewood Publishing, [link]
6. The Man Who Had No Soul, John M. Whalen, Science Fiction Trails 7, [link]
6. Sunset, Jay Caselberg, Musa Publishing, [link]
7. Lair of Lesbian Love Goddess, Edward McKeown, Hellfire, [link]
7. Blood of the Swan, Vonnie Winslow Crist, While the Morning Stars Sing, [link]
8. Her Feral Destiny, Ruth D. Kerce, Changeling Press, [link]
8. The Royal Scam, Gini Koch, Musa Publishing, [link]
9. Blue Moons Over Widdlydink, Ran Cartwright, Frogtown Press, [link]
9. The Day Willy Found the Alien, Kenneth James Crist, Yellow Mama, [link][comments]
9. Tempus with his right-side companion Niko, Janet Morris, Paradise Publishing, [link]
10. The Downlink, Ken Goldman, Liquid Imagination, [link][comments]
10. Ground Rules, Cate Masters, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
10. A Chip In His Shoulder, L. A. Witt, Riptide Publishing, [link]

11. From the Bedside Diary of Brisins deMar, Tyree Kimber, Dark Roast Press, [link][comments]
11. Capacity For Harm, Richard Evans, BAEN, [link][comments]
11. Some Assembly Required, T. M. Hunter, ResAliens Press, [link]
11. Tribe of Hell, Janet Morris, Perseid/Kerlak
12. At All Costs, Heather Kuehl, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
12. Contrains in Silicon, Margret A. Treiber, Double Dragon Publishing, [link]
13. Heart of the Queen, Kat Holmes, Muse It Hot Pubishing, [link]
13. Fated Mates, Marie Rose Dufour, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
13. The Echo of a Lost Virtue, Zach Black, Hellfire Publishing, [link]
13. Spaceship Earth, Kenneth W. Cain, The Library of Science Fiction & Fantasy, [link]
14. Crossed Paths, Aaron Rosenberg, Crossroad Press, [link]
14. Pisces, Adrianne Brennan, Torquere Press, [link]
14. The Font of Forgiveness, Kevin O. McLaughlin, Role of the Hero Publishing, [link]
14. Setting Boundaries, Valerie Douglas, Amazon.com, [link]
14. Epinikion, Desmond Warzel, Daily Science Fiction, [link]
14. Love Under Will, Adrianne Brennan, Running Press, [link]
14. Kudzu Jesus, Edward McKeown, Pill Hill, [link]
14. Not Magic Enough, Valerie Douglas, Amazon.com, [link]
14. Rogue, Michael Z. Williamson, BAEN, [link]
14. The Ramshead Algorithm, KJ Kabza, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, [link]
14. The King is Dead Long Live the King, Tamara Eaton, Apollo's Lyre, [link]
14. Hot Yellow Planet, Joy V. Smith, Smashwords, [link]
14. Music in the Midst of Desolation, Charlie Cochrane, MLR, [link]
14. A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace, Catherine Lundoff, Lethe Press, [link]

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