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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.

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

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)


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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!

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Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Standings for category: Children's Books

1. The Hunter Awakens: Book One of The Morus Chronicles, J.R. Roper, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly, [link] [comments]
2. A New Leaf for Lyle, Holly Jahangiri (Illustrated by Carrie Salazar), Createspace, [link] [comments]
3. Philip and the Sneaky Trashmen, John Paulits, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link] [comments]
4. Every Kid Has Their Day, Nikki Noffsinger, Ladybee Publishing, [link] [comments]
5. ABC's of Zombie Friendship, Essel Pratt, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link] [comments]
6. The Lumpy Duckling, Kai Strand, Guardian Angel Publishing, [link] [comments]
7. The Mud Rose, Renee Duke, MuseItUp, [link]
8. George Knows, Mindy Mymudes, MuseItUp, [link] [comments]
9. Oliver Dingle-Mouse: Business Mouse, Tony Dingwell, Amazon, [link] [comments]

10. the Zombie Teddy Bear, [link]
11. The Peculiar Princess, Tricia Andersen, Beau Coup Publishing, [link] [comments]
12. Dreamtime Man, Margot Finke, Magic Carpet Books, [link] [comments]
12. Scarlletina's Quest for Fairy Wings - The Earth Circle, Bess Drew Sherret, FriesenPress, [link] [comments]
12. Witch-o-ween, Amelia Picklewiggle, Amelia Picklewiggle, [link] [comments]
13. Fairy Melody and Her Humming Suitcase, Mayumi Kosaka, Amazon, [link] [comments]
13. Quest, Aaron Becker , Candlewick Press , [link]
13. Nuwa and the Great Wall, Salena Casha, MeeGenius Books, [link]
14. Peter Crombie Vs The Grampires, Adam Millard, Crowded Quarantine Publications, [link]
14. A Snicker of Magic, Natalie Lloyd, Scholastic, [link]
14. The Adventures Of Angel, Susan K. Droney, Devine Destinies, [link]
14. Let's Follow Them!, Marla Jones, Create Space, [link] [comments]
14. Winter Mouse, Amelia Picklewiggle, Amelia Picklewiggle, [link]
14. Little Miss HISTORY Travels to FORD'S THEATER, Barbara Ann Mojica, eugenus®STUDIOS, [link] [comments]

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