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Critter Notices

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)

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

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

THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock

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Standings for Young Adult Books

1. My Mom, MS, and a Sixth-Grade Mess, Stacey Longo, Books and Boos Press, [link]




2. Thunder & Lightning, K.C. Sprayberry, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Secession Part One: Voluntary Deportation, Essel Pratt, Immortal Gaze Publications, [link][comments]
4. Jurassic Jackaroo: A Hunted Tribe Prequel - Book 1: Jasper’s Junction (Project 26 10), Roma Gray, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
5. Jericho Rising, Mary Lynne Gibbs, Dragon's Roost Press, [link]
6. The Golden Spike, Robert Lee Murphy, Five Star, [link][comments]
6. Wild Pony, Erin O'Quinn, New Dawn Press, [link][comments]
7. Zombified: The Zombie Headhunter series 1, Kindra Sowder/Santiago Cirilo, Burning Willow Press, [link]
7. Exile of Elindel, Carol Browne, Burning Willow Press, [link]
8. Secret In Wolf Lake, D.K. Davis, BWL Publishing Inc., [link]
8. Turning in Circles, Michelle Buckman, Vinspire Publishing, [link][comments]
8. Immortan Slumber, SL Perrine, Burning Willow Press, [link]
9. Path to Old Talbot, Jordan Elizabeth, CHBB, [link]
9. Crimson Fire, Mirren Hogan, Burning Willow Press, [link]
9. Color Full, Penny Miller, Indie Gypsy, [link]
9. Secret At HL Woods, D.K.Davis, BWL Publishing, [link]
9. The Beast Within, SL Perrine, Burning Willow Press, [link]
9. Harvest Fever, Jeffery Martin Botzenhart, Solstice Publishing, [link]
9. Goddesses Can Wait, Kim Baccellia, Zumaya, [link]
9. The Mountaintop , John Paulits, Wings Epress, [link]

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