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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.

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.

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]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

Official Results

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Standings for Erotica Novels

1. Love and Death in the Big Easy, Cynthia & Mike Arsuaga, Secretcravings Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Hard As Stone, Rory Ni Coileain, Ravenous Romance, [link][comments]
3. Blood Avenged, Gabrielle Bisset, Amazon, [link][comments]
4. The Secret Hour, Richard Godwin, Atlantis, [link][comments]
5. Nobody's Perfect, Kallypso Masters, Kallypso Publications, [link][comments]
6. GLADIATOR, Kate Lynd, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
7. Natassja's Revenge, Philip Kramer, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
8. If I Were You, Lisa Renee Jones, Gallery Books , [link]
9. Trouble In Thigh High Boots, Elizabeth Black, Amazon, [link][comments]
10. Chase in Shadow, Amy Lane, Dreamspinner Press, [link][comments]

11. Knight and Play, Kitty French, Amazon Digital, [link][comments]
12. Alpha's Pet, Shannon West, Secret Cravings Publishing
13. Accounting for Lust, Ylette Pearson, Amazon, [link]
13. Eyes of Darkness #11: Balck Velvet, Silver Heat, Christy Poff, Torrid Books
13. Wanton Desire, Ruth D. Kerce, Ellora's Cave, [link]
13. The Hidden Glade, L.J. Holmes, Muse It Up Publishing, [link][comments]
14. The Prince, Tiffany Reisz, Harlequin MIRA, [link][comments]
15. Angel in My Heart Devil in My Soul, Linda Hays-Gibbs, Eternal Press, [link]
16. Satin and Steel, Mahalia Levey, Decadent Publishing, [link]
16. Play to Him, Wendi Zwaduk, Total-E-Bound, [link]
16. Broken Halo, Zoey Marcel, Pink Flamingo Publications, [link]
16. My Chameleon Loves, Missy Martine, Siren/Bookstrand, [link]
16. Dancing With the Devil, Cate Masters, Amazon, [link][comments]
17. Dominated By Desire, Barbara Donlon Bradley, Phaze, [link]
17. Outlaws of Love, Em Petrova, Loose Id, [link]
17. Silken Bonds, Cooper McKenzie, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link]
17. Black Widow, Lena Austin, Musa Publishing, [link]
17. Star Wishes, Missy Martine, Siren Bookstrand, [link]
18. Michaela's Experiment, Jan Springer, Total E Bound, [link]
18. Hurt Me Good, H.C. Brown, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
18. Blue Fire: Domination, Cassandre Dayne, Naughty Nights Press, [link]
18. Love Plus One, E. M. Leya, Amazon, [link][comments]
18. Krewe Daddy, Margie Church, Noble Romance Publishing, [link]
18. Blood Vows Book One-The Vendetta, E. Jamie, No Boundaries Press, [link]
18. Her Sensual Awakening, McKenna Chase, Amazon, [link]
19. The Red King, Rosemary O'Malley, Amazon, [link]
19. Songs in the Key of Goth, Blue Canyon, Published! an affiliate of Village Voices
19. Shooting Star, Diana Hunter, Diana Hunter Enterprises, Inc, [link]
19. Alice's Sexual Discovery in a Wonderful Land, Liz Adams, Barany Publishing, [link]
19. Lube Job, Remy Devereaux, Secret Cravings publishing, [link]
19. Dirty As Sin, Leanore Elliott, Wicked Muse Publishing, [link]
19. Salt Water Taffy, May Water, Siren-Bookstrand, [link]
19. PA Exposé, Kristal Baird, Xcite Books, [link][comments]
19. Like a River, Cassandre Dayne, Rebel Ink Press, [link]
19. The Viking's Witch, Kelli A. Wilkins, Medallion Press, [link]
19. Killer in Wolf's Clothing, Kelli A. Wilkins, Amber Quill Press, [link]
19. One Dom at a Time, Holly S Roberts, Holly S Roberts, [link][comments]
19. Awakening, Elene Sallinger, Xcite Books, [link]
19. The Harvester, Lynn Crain, www.shootingstarbooks.com, [link]

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