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.
New Book from a Critter Member**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member whose unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM
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Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site.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
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Standings for All other Novels
1. Gemini Rising, Linda Nightingale, Double Dragon Publishing, [link][comments]
2. Between, Clarissa Johal, Musa Publishing, [link]
3. If, Snjezana Marinkovic, Kindle Direct Publishing, [link]
4. The Greeks of Beaubien Street, Suzanne Jenkins, Createspace.com, [link][comments]
5. A Joyful Break (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book One), Diane Craver, Create Space & Kindle, [link][comments]
6. Serpentine, Catherine Edmunds, Circaidy Gregory Press, [link][comments]
7. The Patriot Spy, S.W. O'Connell, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
7. Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1), Ash Krafton, Pink Narcissus Press, [link]
8. Diary of a Vampir Stripper, Cinsearae S., CreateSpace, [link]
9. The Pauper Prince, Sui Lynn, Silver Publishing, [link][comments]
9. Ghost Writer, Lorna Collins, Oak Tree Press, [link]
10. Through the Flames, Denise Bartlett, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
11. Life's Journey, L.J. Holmes, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
12. Orion Rising, C.A. Masterson, Amazon, [link]
12. Savage Possession, Margaret Tanner, Books We Love, [link]
13. If There's a Heaven Above, Andrew Demcak, JMS Books LLC, [link][comments]
13. Journey of the Cheyenne Warrior, Kathleen Gibbs, 4RV Publishing, [link][comments]
13. Chase In Shdow, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
13. Girl in the Window, Valerie Douglas, Alexandria Publishing Group, [link]
14. The Suicide Handbook, Neal Ranzoni, Self published, [link][comments]
14. Meredith's Pride, Missy Martine, Siren Bookstrand, [link]
14. Terra Domina, Max Davine, ASJ Publishing, [link]
14. Night Spoor, Wayne Dundee, Rebecca J. Vickery, [link]
14. Sebastian's Poet, Kevin T. Craig, Musa Publishing, [link]
14. Reunion, Barry Brennessel, MLR Press, [link]
15. Autumn Leaves, Barbara Winkes, Eternal Presd, [link][comments]
15. High Stakes, Chad Strong, Musa Publishing, [link]
15. The Guardian of Bastet, Jacqueline M. Battisti, Carina Press, [link]
16. Daring Quests of Mystics, Shirley Cheng, Dance with Your Heart! Publishing, [link]
16. True Stories Told by a Liar, Max Booth III, Numen Books, [link]
16. When Kat's Away, Missy Martine, Siren Bookstrand, [link]
16. Sandlot, Michael LaRocca, Create Space, [link]
16. Drawing Breath, Laurie Boris, CreateSpace, [link]
16. The Buffalo Soldier, D M Harrison, Solstice Publishing Ltd, [link]
16. Engineering Paradise, David Gardiner, Merilang Press, [link]
16. Scarab - Akhenaten, Max Overton, Writers Exchange Epublishing, [link]
16. who we are, tj klune, dreamspinner press, [link]
16. Gilliflowers: memoirs of a houseboy, Gillibran Brown, Houseboy Works/Gillibran Brown, [link]
16. A Kingdom's Cost, J. R. Tomlin, [link]
16. By Right of Blood, Lorrieann Russell, Edin Road Press, [link][comments]
16. Sacred Machine, Michael Fontana, Dancing With Bear Publishing, [link]
16. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, Paulette Mahurin, Createspace, [link]
16. The Mercenary, Johanna Rae, [link]
16. The Venus Complex, Barbie Wilde, Comet Press, [link]
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