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Critter Notices

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.

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.

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!


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 - 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

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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!

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

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]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Standings for Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels

1. Flame in the Dark, Faith Hunter, ACE, [link][comments]

2. Nights Arose, Andrea Roche, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Gylded Wings, Linda Nightingale, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
4. The Klockwerk Kraken Collection, Aidee Ladnier, self pub?, [link][comments]
5. Only A Shadow, Iona Morrison, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
6. Heroes of Antreya: The Journey Begins, Dean Clark & Shaun M Jooste, Celenic Earth Publications, [link][comments]
6. The Angel of Pride, Yasmin Hawken, Amazon, [link]
6. Deathtrap, Dannika Dark, Dannika Dark, [link][comments]
7. Game on Askole, Gail Koger, Loose Id, [link][comments]
7. Exile of Elindel, Carol Browne, Burning Willow Press, [link]
8. Grave Dealings, R.R. Virdi, Amazon, [link][comments]
8. Crossing Quinn, Gail Koger, Loose Id, [link][comments]
8. How the Vortex Changed My Life, Pamela K. Kinney, Pamela K. Kinney, [link][comments]
8. Krakenstein VS. Koalatron, Kevin Candela, CreateSpace, [link][comments]
9. Thick as Thieves, Ken Lizzi, Rogue Star Press, [link]
9. Elfin Nights, Brantwijn Serrah, Champagne Books, [link][comments]
9. The Indigo Prince of Temple Moor, Sadie K. Frazier, Solstice Publishing, [link]
10. Zombified: The Zombie Head Hunter series book 1, Kindra Sowder/Santiago Cirilo, Burning Willow Press, [link]

11. The Salamander's Smile, Terry Madden, Digital Fiction Publishing, [link][comments]
12. Widows of the Empyream, Nikki Mewha, Burning Willow Press, [link]
12. Conqueror of the Stars, John B. Rosenman, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
12. Artemis, Andy Weir, Crown, [link]
13. The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death, Kim Harrison, Gallery Books, [link]
13. Quest of a Warrior, Mary Morgan, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
13. Crimson Fire, Mirren Hogan, Burning Willow Press, [link]
13. A Rainbow Bridge, Erin O'Quinn, New Dawn Press, [link][comments]
13. FOUND!, Mike Arsuaga, I Heart Book Publishing, LLC, [link]
13. Cursed on the Prairies, Tanya Reimer, Elsewhen Press, [link]
13. Grave Measures, R.R. Virdi, R.R. Virdi [comments]
14. Beyond the Vale, Kerry Alan Denney, Burning Willow Press, [link]
14. Escaping Infinity, Richard Paolinelli, Tuscany Bay Publishing, [link]
14. Maelstrom of Fate, Tamara A Lowery, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
14. Titan's Wrath, Rhett C Bruno, Aethon Books, [link]
14. Empyrean, Jim Cronin, Solstice Publishing, [link]
15. Dragon Home, J.D. Hallowell, Smithcraft Press, [link][comments]
15. The Prophecy, Tia Dani, BWL Publishing Inc., [link]
15. A Change of Scenery: The Hunger Roads Trilogy: Book One, Debra Parmley, Belo Dia Publishing Inc., http:/[link]
15. Magic Forgotten, Jack Hillman, Running Wild Press, [link][comments]
15. The Hematophages, Stephen Kozeniewski, Sinister Grin Press,
15. Daybreak: Nightfall Book One, Jeffery Martin Botzenhart, Solstice, [link]
15. Silver Silence, Nalini Singh, Gollancz, [link]
15. Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire, Kayelle Allen, Romance Lives Forever Books, [link]
15. Vendetta Protocol, Kevin Ikenberry, Red Adept Publishing, [link]
16. The Messiah, Vincent L. Scarsella, Digital Fiction, [link]
16. Barbarian Blood Royal (The Arcanian Chronicles Book 6), Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link]
16. Ti, Hypershear, S.R. Jaborsky, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
16. There Be Demons, M.K. Theodoratus, Wooden Pants Publishing, [link]
16. The Runabout, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Asimov's/WMG Publishing, [link]
16. Faller: A novel, Will McIntosh, Tor Books, [link]
16. In Search of Pride, Gabriella Bradley & Taryn Jameson, eXtasy Books, [link]
16. The Sequel, Dina Rae, Solstice, [link]
16. The Pursuit of Craze, Meredith Good, Solstice Publishing, [link]
16. Dark Times: The Chronicles of Death book 2, Brian G. Murray, Burning Willow Press, [link]
16. Chaos Falls, Pippa DaCosta, Crazy Ace Publishing, [link]
16. Recusant, Jim Cronin, Solstice Publishing, [link]
16. Vegas Is Burning, Trinity Blacio, Riverdale Ave Books, [link]
16. Devourer:A Minister Knight Novel, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Mocha Memoirs Press, [link][comments]
16. Austral, Paul McAuley, Gollancz, [link]

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