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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)

Space Travel for SF Writers

Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (Also via Amazon)

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!

Interviewed!

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

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Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Standings for category: Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels

1. Tears of Heaven, R.A. McCandless, Wild Child Publishing, [link] [comments]
2. Reality Bites, Gail Koger, Loose Id, [link] [comments]
3. The Gilded Basilisk, Chet Gottfried, ReAnimus Press, [link] [comments]
4. The Reader of Acheron, Walter Rhein, Perseid Press, [link] [comments]
5. Algorithm, Arthur M. Doweyko, E-Lit Books, [link] [comments]
6. Campanelli: Sentinel, Frederick H. Crook, Solstice Publishing, [link] [comments]
7. Shift Happens, J.C. McKenzie, Wild Rose Press, [link] [comments]
7. The Mermaid Stair, Maggie Secara, Crooked Cat, [link] [comments]
8. Broken Trust, Richard Flores IV, Createspace, [link]
8. Before the Storm, Claire Ashgrove, Untamed Spirit Publishing, [link] [comments]
9. Legally Undead, Margo Bond Collins, World Weaver Press, [link]




10. Ascent of the Fallen, Rebecca L. Frencl, Solstice Shadows, [link] [comments]
10. The Storm Prince, M.L. John , Gypsy Shadow Publishing , [link]
11. Broken Soul, Faith Hunter, ROC, [link] [comments]
12. Damoren, Seth Skorkowsky, Ragnarok Publications, [link] [comments]
13. Pangaea: Eden's Planet, Tom Johnson, First Realm Publishing, [link] [comments]
14. Dark Dealings, Karen Victoria Smith, Three Worlds Press, [link]
15. Earth's Magick Series, Mel Massey, Solstice Shadows, [link] [comments]
16. Witch's Touch, Tabitha Shay, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link] [comments]
17. Universal Alien, Gini Koch, DAW [comments]
18. Construct, Luke Matthews, Luke Matthews, [link] [comments]
18. Bethany's Heart, C. L. Scholey, Torrid, [link] [comments]
19. Wolf's Bane (Demimonde #3), Ash Krafton, Pink Narcissus Press, [link] [comments]
19. GHOSTS OF SAN FRANCISCO, Mord McGhee, TSPress, [link] [comments]
19. The Exile of Elindel Book 1 of The Elwardain Chronicles, Carol Browne, Musa Publishing, [link] [comments]
20. Wicked War of Mine, John Corwin, Raven House, [link] [comments]
20. For All Time, J.M. Powers, Breathless Press, [link] [comments]
21. The Forty-First Wink, James Walley, Ragnarok Publications, [link] [comments]
22. The Winter Boy, Sally Wiener Grotta, Pixel Hall Press, [link] [comments]
22. Strike Three, Joy V. Smith, WolfSinger Publications, [link]
22. Song of the Sea Spirit, K.C. May, Peach Orchard Press, [link] [comments]
22. Final Reverie, Essel Pratt, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
23. Bella Morte, Kate Lynd, Createspace, [link]
23. Timeless Night, Torie James, Breathless Press, [link]
24. One for Kami, Charlene A. Wilson, Astraea Press
24. Cravings, Bryce Evans, Indie Author, [link]
24. Kingdom of the Jax, John B. Rosenman, MuseItUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
24. Fin's Magic, KateMarie Collins, Solstice Shadows Publishing, [link] [comments]
24. That Demon in Blue Jeans, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link] [comments]
25. Olde School, Selah Janel, Seventh Star Press, [link] [comments]
25. A Glimmer of Guile, Mary Patterson Thornburg, Uncial Press, [link]
25. Monster Hunter Nemesis, Larry Correia, Baen Books, [link]
25. Lock In, John Scalzi, Tor, [link]
25. Philistine, Steven Shrewsbury, Seventh Star Press, [link]
25. Timeless Desire, Torie James, Breathless Press, [link]
25. Moro's Price, M.C. Hana, Loose Id, [link] [comments]
25. Under a Twisted Moon, Susan Simone, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link] [comments]
25. Shadow Walker, Mel Favreaux, MuseItUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
26. The Grumbles the Novel Trilogy, Karen Faris, Whimsical Publications, LLC, [link] [comments]
26. Hatchlings Curse, Helen Henderson, High Eyrie Publications, [link] [comments]
26. Agent White, Michael Kanuckel, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
26. Fifth of Blood, Kris Austen-Radcliffe, Six Talon Sign Fantasy & Futuristic Romance, [link]
26. The Legacy of the Gods Book Two: Hades' Disciples, Michael West, Seventh Star Press, [link] [comments]
26. Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens, Melanie Karsak, Clockpunk Press, [link]
27. The Two Towers, Jamie A. Waters, MuseItUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
27. Beasts of the Open Space, Robert Turtle, Smashwords
27. Heavenfall, TG Franklin, PaperSteel Press, [link]
27. Unlocked, H.C. Brown, Momentum, [link] [comments]
27. Trollbreaker, Michael Kanuckel, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [link]
27. Taming the Lion, Vivi Andrews, Samhain Publishing, [link] [comments]
27. Dream Walker, Mel Favreaux, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
28. Barbarians at the Gates, Christopher G. Nuttall, Twilight Times Books, [link]
28. Eleanor, Johnny Worthen, Jolly Fish Press, [link] [comments]
28. The Road To Damari, Marc Douglas, ASJ Publishing, [link]
28. Murder Of Crows, Anne Bishop, Roc, [link] [comments]
28. Warriors, Tabitha Baumander, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
28. Exigency, Michael Siemsen, Fantome Publishing, [link]
28. The Abduction of Joshua Bloom, Michael Thal, Solstice Publishing, [link]
28. The transmigration of Cora Riley, Ellie Di Julio, elle belle media, [link]
28. Eiinar and the Cursed City, Chet Gottfried, ReAnimus Press
29. ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, Jordan Elizabeth, Curiosity Quills Press, [link]
29. Under the Satyr Moon, Rebekah Lewis, Breathless Press, [link] [comments]
29. Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson, TOR, [link] [comments]
29. Fighting Down into the Kingdom of Dreams, Robin Wyatt Dunn, John Ott, [link]
29. SNAP: All That Jazz, Michele Drier, Michele Drier, [link]
29. Finding Midnight, T. Lynne Tolles, Troll Publishing, [link]
29. Tesla's Imprint, Kimberly Adkins, Black Lyon Publishing, [link]
29. Sand, Hugh Howey, Createspace, [link]
29. Black Atonement, Sasha Hibbs, Evernight Teen, [link] [comments]
29. Facade of Shadows , rick chiantaretto, Orenda Press, [link]
29. Random, Alma Alexander, Dark Quest Books, [link] [comments]
29. Snatched, Katherine McIntyre, Jupiter Gardens Press, [link]
29. Karma, Donna Augustine, Strong Hold Publishing, [link]
29. City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett, Broadway Books, [link]
29. Defenders, Will McIntosh, Orbit, [link]
29. Fallenwood, Leslie D. Soule, Melange Books, [link]
29. Wolf Slayer, Patricia La Barbera, World Castle Publishing, [link]
29. CHRISTMAS NOUN 7: Attack of the Social Justice Noun, Larry Correia, Larry Correia, [link]
29. Doom Angel, H David Blalock, Seventh Star Press, [link]
29. Blachart, Christina Engela, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
29. The Starchild Compact, robert G. Williscroft, Starman Press, [link]
29. Fang Shway in L.A., Casey Knight, Solstice , Solstice
29. Romancing the Memory Collector, Virginnia De Parte, Secret Cravings Publishing, [link] [comments]


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