New entry Nov 01
Critters is 21!
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 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.
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Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site.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!
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.
is Dying has been Replaced
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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Standings for Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
1. Alien Nation, Gini Koch [comments]
2. Titanborn, Rhett Bruno, Random House Hydra, [link][comments]
3. The Pact, Brantwijn Serrah, BURST, [link][comments]
4. Guarding Charon, KateMarie Collins, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Control Theory, Pedro Iniguez, Indie Authors Press, [link]
6. Dangerous Ways, R.R. Virdi, Self Published, [link][comments]
7. Into the Horsebutt Nebula, Chet Gottfried, ReAnimus Press, [link][comments]
8. Wulf and the Bounty Hunter, Gail Koger, Loose Id, [link][comments]
9. Crimson Fire, Mirren Hogan, The Dragon's Rocketship Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Machinations, Hayley Stone, Hydra/Random House, [link][comments]
11. TreeVolution, Tara Campbell, Lillicat Publishers [comments]
12. Shade and the Skinwalkers, Marilyn Peake, Self-published, [link][comments]
13. A Mighty Rolling Thunder, Kerry Alan Denney, Burning Willow Press, [link][comments]
13. Liquid Gambit, Bonnie Milani, Createspace, [link][comments]
14. Sleeper Protocol, Kevin Ikenberry, Red Adept Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Blood of the Earth, Faith Hunter, Roc, [link][comments]
15. The Dragon Lord's Secretary, Nicole Petit, 18thWall Productions, [link][comments]
16. Illusional Reality, Karina Kantas, KarinaKantas, [link][comments]
17. Two Worlds Collided, Karen Michelle Nutt, Amazon Digital Services LLC, [link][comments]
18. The Daedalus Enigma, Tamara A. Lowery, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
18. Zero Hour, Eamon Ambrose, Self Published, [link]
19. Zeus' Warriors , Michael West, 7th Star Press, [link]
20. Ghosts of the Golden Triangle, Mord McGhee, TSP, [link][comments]
20. The Story of a Peace-Loving Man, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link]
21. Lost Time (Between Two Evils Book 2), D L Orton, Rocky Mountain Press, [link][comments]
21. Wolf, Becoming, Rory Ni Coileain, Dreamspinner Press, [link]
22. Joshua's Folly, Toneye Eyenot, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
22. Cowboy, Jas T. Ward, JTW Publishing, [link]
23. Demon Kissed, Karilyn Bentley, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
23. The Last Mayor's Son, Leslie E. Heath, Class Act Books, [link]
23. Blue Vision, Marie Lavender, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
23. Hell Gate, Josh Matthews, Burning Willow Press, [link][comments]
24. Forgotten Hero, Brian G. Murray, Burning Willow Press, [link]
24. Superior Species, K. A. Meng, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
24. After Life, Daniel Kelley, Burning Willow Press, [link]
24. The Blue Horse, Jill Hand, Kellan Publishing, [link]
25. Eulalie and Washerwoman, Malcolm R. Campbell, Thomas-Jacob Publishing, [link]
25. We Could Be Heroes, Sarah Dale, Burning Willow Press, [link]
25. Dark Burn, Decadent Kane, Amazon Digital Services, [link]
25. Past Tense, Christopher Nuttall, Twilight Times Books, [link]
25. Stronger Than Blood, Johanna Rae, Create Space, [link]
25. The Night the Jack O'Lantern went out, Alexander S Brown, Pro Se Press, [link]
25. Trekking On, Robert Turtle, Smashwords, [link]
26. The Morning Tree, K.A. Masters, Indie Gypsy, [link]
26. Sinbad and the Argonauts, Kevin Candela, KHP/Kent Hill Productions, [link]
26. Dreaming Death, J. Kathleen Cheney, ROC
26. Roak, Jake Bible, Severed Press, [link]
26. POW: The Zombie Days, Peter Oliver Wonder, Burning Willow Press, [link][comments]
26. Change of Life, Samantha Bryant, Curiosity Quills, [link]
26. Mermaid's Tale, Den Valdron, Five Rivers Publishing, [link][comments]
26. Welcome to the Appocalypse, DL Richardson, Self published, [link]
26. Dark Intentions, Jonathan Edward Ondrashek, Burning Willow Press, [link]
26. The Dragonward, Michael Meyerhofer, Red Adept Publishing, [link][comments]
26. The Gifted Trilogy, Cara Covington, Siren Publishing, [link]
26. Central Station, Lavie Tidhar, Tachyon Publications, [link]
26. CTRL ALT Revolt!, Nick Cole, Castalia House, [link]
26. Defender of Realms, David Chandler, Solstice Publishing
26. The Lerewood , Andrea Churchill, Kellan Publishing , [link]
27. The Time Shifters Chronicles, Shanna Lauffey, Golbin Publishing, [link][comments]
27. Screams the Machine, Sam Mortimer, Sirens Call Publications, [link]
27. Princess of Tyrone, Katie Hamstead, Curiosity Quills Press, [link]
27. Ti, Hypershear, S.R. Jaborsky, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
27. Curse Me Not, Elizabeth Fisher, Champagne Books, [link]
27. SHarkantula, Essel Pratt, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
27. We Will Gain Our Fury, Sarah Hall & Nicole Thorn, Burning Willow Press, [link][comments]
27. The Redoubt, Devorah Fox, Mike Byrnes & Assoc, Inc., [link][comments]
27. Rege's Rescue, Dena Garson, Dena Garson, [link][comments]
27. Songs of the Osirian, Christopher D Abbott, Independant, [link]
27. Hero Blues, Michalle L. Levigne, Uncial Press, [link]
27. Torchship Pilot, Karl K. Gallagher, Kelt Haven Press, [link]
27. Stiletto, Daniel O'Malley, Little, Brown and Company, [link]
27. Dragon Justice, J.D. Hallowell, Smithcraft Press, [link]
27. Sinbad at the End of the Universe, Kevin Candela, KHP/Kent Hill Productions, [link]
27. DEADLY REFUGE (The Alorian Wars Book 2), Drew Avera, Create Space, [link]
27. Open Source, Anna L. Davis, Self Published, [link]
27. The Legacy, JD Franx, JD Franx, [link][comments]
27. In Obscura Silvae, Ellie Piersol, Burning Willow Press, [link][comments]
27. Bonded Agent, David B. Riley, Wolfsinger, www.wolfsingerpubs.com
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