New entry Dec 07
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.
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)
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 - 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]
The 20 most recent RFDR requests... F The Prince Bride Thomas Beck -#28670 SF Alien Alliance, part 2 Chris Turner -#28653 SF Disposable Soldiers, Chapters 1-4 Colin Cortie -#28621 F Prologue: The Dying Sun Anthony W -#28620 SF The Father Lode Chap 1-5 Deborah Kaminski -#28612 SF Machine Mind of God Seth Harris -#28607 F The Girl With Wings is not an Angel Kathryn Freeland -#28606 F Secrets within Secrets Catherine Norman -#28589 SF ReBound Jeffery Zavadil -#28578 F Forest of Dragons, Chapters 1-2 Maya Vanderpool -#28565 H God's Monsters Autumn Mumford -#28561 SF The Father Lode Chap 1-5 Deborah Kaminski -#28553 SF SlingStar Myth, Chapters 2,4,6 [mpc] Donna Dion -#28552 F Sparks and Matches Ch 1-4 Kate Zimmerman -#28547 SF Rescuing the Enemy, Chapter 22 Jeff Naylor -#28542 SF Merka, Part 1, Chapter 1 Pamela Najar-Simpson -#28540 F AllWorlds Asunder, Chapters Twenty-Nine to Thirty-Two Joel E. Roosa -#28525 SF SlingStar Myth, Chapter 1 Donna Dion -#28522 F Hidden Knight: A Novel of a Bear Leanna Zimmerman -#28503 F A Breaking of Magic, Chapter 3 Kerry Cathers -#28502 To read one of these RFDRs, visit the manuscripts page. (mss. are not linked here for security reasons.)
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