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Critters is 25!

This November, Critters is 25 years old! 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.

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.

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)


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

Free Web Sites

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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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Standings for category: Authors

1. Denyse Bridger, [link] [comments]
2. Alison Bliss, [link]
3. Charlene A. Wilson, [link]
4. Lauren Sharman, [link] [comments]
5. Richard Flores IV, [link]
6. Honor James, [link] [comments]
7. Roy C. Booth, [link] [comments]
8. Ani King, [link] [comments]
9. Teel James Glenn, [link]

10. Melissa Keir, [link] [comments]
11. Torie James, [link]
11. Theadora Mitchell, [link]
12. Molly Ringle, [link] [comments]
12. Jim Goforth, h[link]
13. J.M. Powers, [link]
13. Bryce Evans, [link]
13. Adelle Laudan, [link] [comments]
14. Michael Fisher, [link]
14. Ash Krafton, [link]
14. Jorge Salgado-Reyes, [link]
15. Alanea Alder, [link]
15. Shaun Allan, [link] [comments]
15. Pamela K. Kinney, [link]
15. Alex Shvartsman, [link]
15. Toni V. Sweeney, [link]
16. D Kai Wilson-Viola, [link] [comments]
16. Elle Druskin, [link] [comments]
16. Sam Stone, [link]
16. Alex S. Johnson [comments]
16. William Cook, [link]
16. Valerie Douglas, [link] [comments]
16. Chelle Cordero, [link]
16. J. Richard Jacobs, [link]
16., [link]
16. Jessica McHugh, [link]
16. Mitzi Szereto, [link]
17. Tony-Paul de Vissage, [link]
17. Larry K. & Lorna Collins, [link]
17. Siobhan Muir, [link]
17. Ginger Simpson, [link]
17. April Zyon, [link]
17. Celia Yeary, [link]
17. Kira Shayde, [link]
17. Helen Henderson,
18. Peggy Jaeger, [link]
18. Holly Schofield, [link]
18. Alex Azar, [link]
18. Natasza Waters, [link]
18. Eric I. Dean, [link]
18. Robin Wyatt Dunn, [link]
18. Kira Chase, [link]
18. Pam Stucky, [link]
18. Liz Flaherty, [link]
18. Amelia Picklewiggle, [link]
18. Brian Woods, [link]
18. Michael Kanuckel, [link]
18. Cindy Lynn Speer, [link]
18. Ann Simko, [link]
18. Dawn Brower, [link]
18. Kate Lynd, [link]
18. Mary Patterson Thornburg, [link]
18. Susan K. Droney, [link]
18. Jamie Hill, [link]
18. Stephen D. Rogers, [link]
18. Seth Skorkowsky, [link]
18. Chantel Nordeloos, [link]
18. Debra Holt, [link]
18. Debra Druzy, [link] [comments]
18. Elizier Yudkowsky, [link]

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