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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!

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.

Interviewed!

I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

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!

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're looking for great stuff to read from bestselling and award-winning authors—look no further! ReAnimus Press was founded by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]

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Known Issues

Below is a list of know issues reported with the Reader' Poll. If you know of a problem and don't see it listed here, you may report it here.

In Horror Novels, 'Ragnarok Rising: The Awakening' is a duplicate of 'Ragnarok Rising: The Awakening'. My book is in the list twice. That might make it split it's own votes. Could you please combine it.

In Romance Novels, There seems to be no box to fill out the words to prove I'm human when I go to vote. There's just the fields for name, email, comments and the ticky boxes, and then the submit button. Nothing like what's seen below.

In Horror Novels, '"By"' is a typo and should read: 'Dustin LaValley (it's spelled: "LaValleu" on the entry)'. Author of Spinner, Dustin LaValley's last name is spelled, "LaValleu" instead of the correct, LaValley. No Biggie. Thanks a ton! Thom

In All other Novels, In the BEST EVER category in Horror Books, there is no way to add an author/book that is not already on the list. Have been trying to add my 2005 P & E winner for Horror Novel of the Year, A Man of Two Worlds, for the past half hour and the page does nothing, once info is added. There is a box to add a book and author, but when you click to submit your vote, nothing and I mean NOTHING happens. I've refreshed the page numerous times, all with the same results.

In Book/e-book Editors page, 'Lynn Wese' is a typo and should read: 'Lynn West'.

In Young Adult Books, 'The Cat Lottery' is a duplicate of 'The Cat Lottery'. I made an error and entered my book twice. Silly me. It didn't take the first time .... because i didn't look in my spam file as you told us to do so I entered it again. Can you delete one of them? I've not has any one vote yet but would like to as soon as one of the is eliminated. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.

In Review Site page, 'Ladybug Linn's Golden Reviews' is a duplicate of 'Ladybug Lin's Golden Reviews'. 'Ladybug Linn's Golden Reviews' is a typo and should read: 'Ladybug Lin's Golden Reviews'.

In Young Adult Books, ERROR: Failed the 'are you human?' test on typing the two words. Please hit 'back' in your browser and try again. I tried it with four books and got the same message each time. WNH

In Thriller Novels, Wan to cat my vote for "The Greeks of Beaubien Street" by Suzanne Jenkins. There was NO bow to type in the 2 words to prove I am human. Spent 15 minutes trying to vote for this great read !

In Magazine/e-zine Cover Artwork page, 'Unsopken Water (issue 2) Denny Marhsall' is a typo and should read: 'Unspoken Water (Issue 3) Denny Marshall'.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, My novel The Coming Storm was originally released in 2011, not 2012, although I can see how the person who nominated it made the mistake - The Coming Storm was re-release with a new cover in 2012. They may not have noticed the date of release.

In Magazine/e-zine Cover Artwork page, 'Unsopken Water (issue 2) Denny Marhsall' is a typo and should read: 'Unspoken Water (Issue 2) Denny Marshall'. Could you fix the typo above please?

In Anthologies page, 'Mystery Times Nine 2012' is a duplicate of 'Mystery Times Nine 2012'. Please delete second entry sorry

In Thriller Novels, 'Due Date' is a duplicate of 'Due Date'.

In Young Adult Books, 'The Half-Breed Gunfighter(incorrect)' is a duplicate of 'The HalfBreed Gunslinger'.

In Horror Novels, 'Ragnarok Rising: The Awakening' is a duplicate of 'Ragnarok Rising: The Awakening'.

In Review Site page, 'VampireRomanceBooks' is a duplicate of 'VampireRomanceBooks'.

In Review Site page, I don't know how but my name got entered in the reviewers poll but I don't have a blog?? It's under Carrie Fort

In Horror Novels, 'Simon Ross' is a typo and should read: 'Ross S. Simon'.

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, It seems that on all the final tallies pages, the artwork for Top Ten Finisher and Top Finisher are not available. I tried on Firefox and I.E. and it says it can't find images.

In Mystery Novels, I won the contest (yay) and I'm trying to get the little badge thing at critters.org/predpoll/awardpix/2012/novelmys.gif the link is broken. Could you send it to me at the email address above? Thanks :)

In Artwork page, Number eight...Rock Crazy came out in 2011 meawning the cover was also doen back in 2011. I was under the impression everything had to be done in 2012. Rock Crazy by Delilah Stephans...the book released October 14, 2011. If 2011 covers were allowed I would have submitted my own cover, but I thought everything had to be released in 2012.

In Horror Short Stories, The polls closed on the night of the 14th, and two days later, after the final tally was processed through counting software, etc, my story "Photo Finish" was listed as the winner. I just checked to try to get the badge and found that, though "Photo Finish" is listed as the winner, the badge is for the 2nd place story, "The Fifth Floor". Can I get that fixed? Am I asking about this in the right place?

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