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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!

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)

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)


I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

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!

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'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]








Critters Poll results

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Standings for Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

1. War Dog, Wulf Moon, Third Flatiron, [link][comments]

2. The Wandering Child, Kara Dennison, Obverse Books, [link][comments]
2. Messenger, R.R Virdi & Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, LMBPN, [link][comments]
3. The Poisoner's Revenge: A Kingfountain Tale, Jeff Wheeler, Deep Magic E-Zine, [link][comments]
4. Philology: The Real Professional Bag of Tricks, James Bojaciuk, Obverse Books, [link]
4. No Good Deed Goes Unbetrayed, Cynthia Booth and Roy C. Booth, Celenic Earth Publications, [link][comments]
5. Happy Hamlet, Vincent Miskell , Rosebud Magazine , [link]
5. Love in the Time of Holodecks, Charity West, Deep Magic E-zine, [link][comments]
6. The Lazarus Trick, John B. Rosenman, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
7. A Hard-Fought Episode at the TON-1 Black Hole, Eric J. Guignard, Third Flatiron, [link]
7. Quantum Gloves, Judith Field, Mystery and Horror llc , [link]
8. Heavenly Duat, Sergio 'ente per ente' PALUMBO, Horrified Press, [link][comments]
8. Storm's Magical Halloween, Trinity Blacio, Trinity Blacio, [link]
9. Blood and Bone, Joseph Green, Perihelion Science Fiction, [link][comments]
9. Levels (100 Word Story), Denny E. Marshall, [link]
9. KID JOEY & SIR WHIP - FIERY BEGINNINGS, Terri DelCampo, Blazing Owl Press, [link]
9. The Dting Glass, Cameron Johnston, Deep Magic E-Zine, [link]
9. Off World, KimberlyAdkins, Kimberly Adkins, [link]
9. Call Me Fang, Tom D Wright, Abyss & Apex, [link]
9. Spacism Is Still With Us, Matthew Reardon, Third Flatiron, [link][comments]
9. Smoke Signals, Andrew J Lucas, Lunar Games Inc, [link]
9. Revenge of Krakenstein, Kevin Candela, Kent Hill Productions, [link]

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