New entry Sep 16
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
The Sigil TrilogyIf 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.
I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.
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!
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]
Below is a list of know issues reported with the Reader' Poll. If you know of a problem and don't see it listed here, you may report it here.
In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, Dragons' Desire was published in 2019, not 2020.
In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, 'http://httpshttps//www.amazon.com/Key-Past-Blue-Cove-Mystery/dp/1509229558/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=' is a typo and should read: 'https://www.amazon.com/Past-Blue-Cove-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B081QWLDSX/ref=pd_sim_2?pd_rd_w=lKfaG&pf_rd_p=52622570-ce87-4046-87cf-402c2bd33577&pf_rd_r=Q3MZ3YGA8JXH1DKGKJB5&pd_rd_r=62f2c510-db0f-4c6a-9e62-335a8a7c6fcc&pd_rd_wg=KcVaX&pd_rd_i=B081QWLDSX&psc=1'. The link is not correct it will not open the site
In Mystery Novels, 'link' is a typo and should read: 'www.bookswelove.com'.
In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, Junkyard Cats is a 106 page novella. Should it be in the novel or the short story category?
In Romance Novels, 'Them Hollar Boys by Kasey Thompson ' is a typo and should read: 'Them Holler Boys by Girty Thompson '.
In Anthologies page, 'Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse (from Camden Park Press)' is a duplicate of 'Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse (from Camden Park Press)'.
In Book Publishers page, 'link http://' is a typo and should read: 'https://www.facebook.com/JerseyPinesInk/'.
In All other Short Stories, It may be intentional but I believe this paragraph is repeated on the "Welcome" page. "Note your name and email address will be required to vote to prevent fraud. Entries for each category are listed in alphabetical order. Add a new entry using the row at the bottom. Voters are automatically entered into a drawing for prizes from our sponsors. Please check your vote for accuracy before submitting, as we regret we cannot fix typos! You may report errors here but generally only errors affecting the scores will be dealt with, after the voting ends. [Prior years' final tallies are here]"
In Fiction Magazine/e-zines page, When submitting I twice got a respopnse that I didin't fill in two words or something that I was a human. I could not find this and provided the author's name as a not robot" item when asked: Allen L Wold
In Magazine/e-zine Editors page, 'David F.Shultz' is a duplicate of 'David F. Shultz'.
In Steampunk Short Stories, 'Crosswords of the Sky' is a typo and should read: 'Crossroads of the Sky'.
In Steampunk Short Stories, 'Jenna Etough' is a typo and should read: 'Jenna Eatough'.