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Critters is 22!

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.

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 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Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site.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!

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

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]

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Comments for: Sam Bellotto Jr.

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Sam revived 'Perihelion' in 2012. It began as a print magazine in the late 1960s, when Sam was in college. Back then, he published Dean Koontz before Koontz was a household name. Vaughn Bode and David R. Bunch, too. Today the ezine continues to feature top-notch stories, articles, comics, reviews, and more. Sam and his minions deliver a new issue on the 12th of every month. Quite an accomplishment, Sam!


Sam Bellotto Jr. has returned to his magazine editorial roots much to the delight of the sci-fi community!


good selection of stories


Love it, free SF!


When it comes to 'real' Science Fiction, Sam is one of the best around.


Sam Bellotto is the most responsive and caring editor I've ever worked with.


Free Science Fiction online is great! Cover art, comics, short stories, science essays, book/movie/game reviews and more, professionally vetted and edited by Sam Bellotto Jr, retired from a journalism career in Manhattan. Perihelion is a high quality publication that pays contributors.


Sam is a longtime great and faithful friend of science fiction and deserves recognition!


Perihelion is an up and coming science fiction magazine with exciting stories. The editor, Sam Bellotto, shines.


Sam is and has always been a lover of science fiction and an outstanding editor, who has been the driving force of Perihelion since its inception, back in the 60's. He has now resurrected the magazine and under bis direction, it is well on its way to surpassing its former glory.


His tastes align with mine when it comes to fiction.


Sam rejects stories by giving you a good reason and pays promptly when it's due to be published. The stories he puts in Perihelion SF are of good quality.


One of the best editors for turnarounds and contract payment!


An editor who reads the submissions.


My favorite editor--Sam puts together a fresh new ezine every month with original short stories, cover art, comics, essays, reviews and more. He is a one-man publishing house, assembling a professional magazine (ezine) on his home computer, along with support from staff members and contributions from professionals in science and science fiction. Great work, Sam!


Sam Bellotto Jr. edited a few stories that I had published in Perihelion - and rejected as many, so he has standards. At times he gave me advice to improve a story, but it was concise and focused, i.e., he did not waste our time trying to rewrite a sow's ear into a silk purse. And communicating with him is both pleasant and concise and fast. So he has my vote.


Sam Bellotto gives excellent feedback on stories. He helped improve (and then accepted) my first paid short story.


Sam is an excellent editor: his feedback is thoughtful and his response time is great. He runs a good mag!


A great contributor to the science/science fiction community!


Sam Bellotto is best, most responsive editor working in the free e-zine field.


Approachable, friendly editor who always stays in touch through the process.


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