New entry May 06
Critters is 25!
This November, Critters is 25 years old! 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)
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
I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.
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!
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]
Preditors & Editors Poll results
2006 Official Results
Standings for category: Artwork
1. Deron Douglas Graphic Arts, Deron Douglas, http://www.derondouglas.com
2. Friends in Dark Places, Laura Givens, http://samsdotpublishing.com
3. Virgin's Blood, Tianna Xander, http://www.extasybooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=EB&Product_Code=517&Category_Code=
4. 'Repairman!' - A man wailed in panic and pain., E.J. Mickels, II, http://theswordreview.com/item.php?sub_id=839
5. The Art of Renee George, Renee George, http://www.romance-the-night.com/art.htm
6. Chilpequin 22 Miles, Holly Eddy, http://www.loreleisignal.com/Chilpequin22Miles.html
6. Talons, Ann Cain, http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/talons-seize-the-hunter
7. Fear An Anthology of Horror And Suspense, Jinger Heaston, http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/chapters/FearAnthology_WCPAuthors.shtml
7. The Art of Michael Leadingham, Michael Leadingham, http://cdw1.net/
8. Zhang Dynasty: Seduction of the Phoenix, Eliza Black, http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/seductionofthephoenix.htm
9. The Love Machine, Cover art by Nancy Donahue, http://whiskeycreekpresstorrid.com/chapters/TheLoveMachine_MichelleMarquis.shtml
9. Holding Out For A Hero, Phyllis Campbell, http://www.phyllismariecampbell.com
10. Swing A Sparrow on A String, Holly Eddy, http://www.loreleisignal.com/SwingASparrowonString.html
10. Chase for an Angel, Jinger Heaton, http://whiskeycreekpress.com/chapters/ChaseForAnAngel_ChristyPoff.shtml
10. Gifts of Spring, Bonnie Everett-Hawkes, http://www.dragonflyspirit.com/march_2006/gift_of_spring.html
10. Wallpaper, Teresa Jacobs, http://www.mardigrspublishing.com/voodoomoon.html
10. The Last Adam, John D. Stanton, http://www.staticmovementonline.com/TheLastAdam.htm
10. Visit Tarth, Jamin Allen, http://www.kayelleallen.com/Wallpaper/VisitTarth1024x768.jpg
10. The Magic Medallion, Nathalie Moore, http://echelonpress.netfirms.com/Echelon/nfoscomm/catalog/images/CATheMagicMedallion-lg.jpg
10. Widow's Walk, Nikki Leigh, http://www.nikkileigh.com/prod02.htm
11. Pockmarked Cement, Thomas Dodd, http://strangehorizons.com/2006/20061106/cement-f.shtml
12. Blood Baby, Morbideus, http://www.apex.com
12. The Calm Before the Storm, Henning Ludvigsen, http://www.henningludvigsen.com/wordpress/?page_id=204
13. My Goldfish Died, Bonnie Everett-Hawkes, http://www.dragonflyspirit.com/march_2006/my_goldfish_died.html
13. Mercykill: Shattered Melody, Red Threads, http://www.mojocastle.com/mercy/kill1x.html
13. Static Movement Issue One Cover, Lee Kuruganti, http://www.staticmovementonline.com/ArchiveJanuary.htm
13. Hello, Do You Know Me, Chrissie Poe, http://www.wings-press.com/Genres/rom_encore1.htm#HelloDoYouKnowMe
13. Outcast, Guardians' League 2, Vanessa Hawthorne, http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/outcast
14. The Reluctant Duke, Blaise Kilgallen, http://home.earthlink.net/~karmajones
14. Dead to the World, Kathryn Lively, http://www.phaze.com
14. Chuck the Penguin, G. W. Thomas, http://www.gwthomas.org/strips.htm
14. Note to Self, Kevin James Hurtack, http://www.staticmovementonline.com/NotetoSelf.htm
14. Shocking Summer, Blaise Kilgallen, http://home.earthlink.net/karmajones
14. The Rock of Realm, George Schizas, http://rockofrealmnovel.tripod.com/
15. Murder by Proxy, Dirk A. Wolf, http://www.hardshell.com
15. Gwyndowr, Rachel A. Marks, http://dkamagazine.com/item.php?sub_id=185
15. Die Three Times, Daniel Johnston, http://www.wheelhousemagazine.com/visual_arts/die_3_times.html
15. Orange, Remco Nieboer, http://twistedshift.com/twistedshopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_15&products_id=27
15. Connections, Iris Print, http://www.boyslovebooks.com/books/connections
15. The VERB, Nathan Guy, http://www.readingwriters.com/TheVERB.htm
15. Sergeant Malvern, Louise Norlie, http://www.staticmovementonline.com/Malvern.htm
15. Indigestion, Morbedius, http://www.apexdigest.com
15. FMAM Pin-Up Centerfold MYSTERY Dame, Gin E L Fenton, http://artbyginelf.com/
15. Wishing Makes It So, Dirk A. Wolf, http://www.hardshell.com
15. Different Roads, Chris Butts, http://www.authorsinkbooks.com