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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.

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)

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)


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!

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]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

Preditors & Editors Poll results

2006 Official Results

[Category list]

Standings for category: Book/e-book Cover Artwork

1. Gossamer Wings, Patricia Foltz, http://www.vrpublishing.com/gossamerwings
2. Wayland Snowball, Terry Cooper, http://http://www.terrycooper.co.uk/
3. River, Trace Edward Zaber, http://www.mundania.com/books-river.html
4. Virgin's Blood, Martine Jardin, http://www.extasybooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=EB&Product_Code=517&Category_Code=
5. Friends in Dark Places, Cover by Laura Givens, http://www.lauragivens-artist.com
6. Xylon Warriors III: Flames of Arousal, Artwork by Syneca, http://www.ellorascave.com/productpage.asp?ISBN=1-4199-0742-5
7. The All-Soul's Faire, Kristy Tallman, http://www.authorsden.com/WorksCover/16932.jpg
8. The Birth of Spring, Holly Eddy, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=DDP1MCGTHY
9. AEthereal, Jinger Heaston, http://whiskeycreekpress.com
9. Highland Mist, Eliza Black, http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/highlandmist.htm
10. Moving Atlantis, Anne Cain, http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/moving-atlantis

11. Children of Wrath, Kaolin Fire (artwork), http://shop.renebooks.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=FRANK%2D004
11. Sword of Rhoswen, Scott Carpenter, http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/sword-of-rhoswen
11. Tri Mates, Artwork by Syneca, http://www.ellorascave.com/productpage.asp?ISBN=1-4199-0703-4
11. The Princes of Anfall, Anne Cain, http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/the-princes-of-anfall
12. Sugar and Sin, Stella Price, http://www.mardigraspublishing.com/sugarandsin.html
12. Taken by Storm, Jinger Heaston, http://www.oceansmistpress.com
12. A Time Too..., Lee Kuruganti, http://www.loreleisignal.com/ATimeTo.html
13. Touch of Fate, Christine Amsden, http://www.christineamsden.com/
13. DRAGON'S DAUGHTER, Bryan Keller, http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=475
13. With Nine You Get Vanyr, Anne Cain, http://samhainpublishing.com/books/with-nine-you-get-vanyr
14. A Dream of Drowned Hollow, Deron Douglas, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-320-4
14. Earrings of Ixtumea, Michael Leadingham, http://www.virtualtales.com/StoryProducts.aspx?g=2&tn=Earrings+of+Ixtumea
15. Alicia: The Awakening, Martine Jardin, http://www.extasybooks.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/AWAKENING.jpg
15. Another Time, Another Place, Cover by Trula Peace Wyatt, http://tsueversteeg.com/books.html
16. Mercykill: Shattered Melody, Red Threads Art Circle, http://www.redthreads.org/
16. Champions of Terra: Arena Station, Angela Waters, http://www.extasybooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=EB&Product_Code=583&Category_Code=
17. Eye of Caer Weilen, Michael Leadingham, http://www.caerweilen.com/home.html
17. Lies that Bind, Joanne Walpole, http://whiskeycreekpress.com/chapters/LiesThatBind_JoanneWalpole.shtml
17. Toy's Story: Acquisition of a Sex Toy, Robert Cloud, http://www.blackvelvetseductions.com/Toy's%20Story.html
17. The Odysse Gene, Artwork by Michal Luzzatto, http://www.theodysseygene.com
17. Animal Dreams, Artwork by April Martinez, http://www.loose-id.com/detail.aspx?ID=284
17. The Ice Dragon, Scott Carpenter, http://samhainpublishing.com/print/the-ice-dragon
17. Sex Slave, Skylar Sinclair, http://www.mardigraspublishing.com/sexslave.html
17. Immortal Reveries, HS Kinn, http://www.aphroditesapples.com
18. The Mermaid and The Eagle, Chrissie Poe, http://www.wings-press.com/Genres/rom_suspense7.htm#TheMermaidAndTheEagle
18. Talons, Ann Cain, http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/talons-seize-the-hunter
18. Twisted Tails, Deron Douglas, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-339-5
18. A Restless Knight, Deborah Macgillivray, http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/kensington/finditem.cfm?itemid=9764
18. Henry Potty and the Pet Rock, Valerie Estelle Frankel, http://www.harrypotterparody.com
18. Drinyian, ML Benton, http://www.forbiddenpublications.com/book_pages/drinyian.html
18. Don't Spank the Vamp, Dyana Lunaris, http://www.mardigraspublishing.com/dontspankvamp.html
19. Zhang Dynasty: Sedution of the Phoenix, Eliza Black, http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/seductionofthephoenix.htm
19. Relative Dreams, Artwork-ML Benton, http://www.forbiddenpublications.com/book_pages/relative_dreams.html
19. Orange, Artwork by Remco Nieboer, http://twistedshift.com/twistedshopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27
19. Hope - An Inspirational Anthology, Jinger Heaston, http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
19. Myrtle and Maude 2 Happy Cows, Bonnie Everett-Hawkes, http://lulu.com/content/390569
19. Different Roads, Chris Butts, http://www.authorsinkbooks.com
19. Angels in the Window, Chris Butts, http://www.champagnebooks.com/AITW.htm
19. No One But Madison, Triskelion publishing, http://www.doreenorsini.com/
19. Cowboy Blues, Artwork by Shirley Burnett, http://www.mardigraspublishing.com/cowboyblues.html
19. Blue, cover by Stacy Taylor, http://www.murphyslawpress.com/
20. At Cross Ends, Jinger Heaston, http://www.whiskeycreekpresstorrid.com/chapters/AtCrossEnds_ChristyPoff.shtml
20. Buddy System, Artwork by S.L. Carpenter, http://www.loose-id.com/detail.aspx?ID=336
20. Crimson Succubus - The Demon Chronicles, Cover by Helen Madden, http://eternallyerotic.logical-lust.com/crimsonsuccubus.html
20. Nakedella, cover by Lar deSouza, http://www.mojocastle.com/nakedella/dellax.html
20. Frosty...The Real Man, CJ England, http://www.forbiddenpublications.com/book_pages/frosty_the_real_man.html
20. Knights of the First Order, Artwork by Gin E.L. Fenton, http://www.chippewapublishing.com/product_info.php?cPath=43&products_id=130
20. Wereplanets: In Ice, Leita Stevens, http://cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/inice.htm
20. The Scout Master, Nathalie Moore, http://echelonpress.netfirms.com/Echelon/nfoscomm/catalog/images/TheScoutMaster_lg.jpg
20. I Want, Trace Edward Zaber, http://www.amberquill.com/pics/IWant.jpg
20. Nothing to Lose, Cover art by Sara Williams, http://www.lovestruckbooks.com/nothingtolose_excerpt.html
20. Aegri Somnia, Michael Bielaczyc, http://www.apexdigest.com/aegris.shtml
20. Sorcha's Heart, Debbie Mumford, http://www.freyasbower.com/content/view/90/76/
21. Vali's Curse, Anne Cain, http://www.cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/valiscurse.htm
21. Creature in Me, Dorothy Ellis, http://twistedshift.com/twistedshopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3
21. Guardian Seductress: Sisters of Emsharra 1, Jinger Heaston, http://www.sirenpub.com
21. Wonderment, Marge Simon, http://www.sfpoetry.com/dwarfstars2006.jpg
21. Wallpaper, Teresa Jacobs, http://www.mardigraspublishing.com/voodoomoon.html
21. Secret Surrender, Lisa Dawn MacDonald, http://secured.thewildrosepress.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=140&products_id=241
21. Two Wrongs, Dirk A. Wolf, http://www.hardshell.com
21. Wulf, Kayelle Allen, http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/books/wulf.htm
21. The Claiming of Kitten, Christine M. Griffin, http://www.loose-id.net/detail.aspx?ID=349
21. Taking the Cake, Scott Carpenter (artwork), http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/taking-the-cake
21. The Rock of Realm, George Schizas, http://rockofrealmnovel.tripod.com/
21. Censored by Earth Command - [Volume 3 - Cavalry and Lasers], Deron Douglas, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-405-7&picsize=LARGE&x=76&y=87
21. Tastes of Pleasure, art by April Martinez, http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/books/tastesofpleasure.htm
21. DRY RAIN, Barrie Kibble, http://www.virtualtales.com/StoryProducts.aspx?g=3&tn=Dry+Rain
21. Murder by Proxy, Dirk A. Wolf, http://www.hardshell.com
21. Cursed with Love, artwork by Christine Griffin, http://www.loose-id.net/detail.aspx?ID=337
21. Trilogy No.102: Opposites Attract, Cat Johnson, http://www.lindenbayromance.com/product_details.php?product_id=87
21. Lipstick & Other Stories, Artwork by Stacey King, http://www.phaze.com
22. 3015, Deron Douglas, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-402-2
22. Forbidden Fruit, Artwork by Trace Edward Zaber, http://www.amberheat.com
22. Ceremony of Three, Syneca, http://http://www.ellorascave.com/productpage.asp?ISBN=1-4199-0790-5
22. Under A Raging Moon, Cover by Tony Burton, http://wolfmont.com/UARM/UARM.HTM
22. The Jason Factor, Ravencrest Images, http://venuspress.com/catalog/books/thejasonfactor.htm
22. Cimmerean League: Revelations, Trace Edward Zaber, http://www.amberheat.com
22. Craving Candy, Artwork by Syneca, http://www.ellorascave.com/productpage.asp?ISBN=1-4199-0883-9
22. Bosslady, Brian Rosenberger, http://www.justusroux.com/bosslady.htm
22. Crimson Ambrosia, Dyana Lunaris, http://www.mardigraspublishing.com/crimsonambrosia.html
22. Aleatory's Junction, Deron Douglas, httpaleatorysjunction.tripod.com/
22. Yesterday's Dreams, Edward J. Reed, http://ashenvaleart.com/IllustrationPages/33YesterdaysDreams.html
22. A Distant Bell, Deron Douglas, http://
22. Touch of Evil, Cliff Nielsen, http://www.ciecatrunpubs.com/touch.htm
22. What Lies in Winter, Trace Edward Zaber, http://amberquill.com/pics/WhatLiesWinter.jpg
22. Squirrel Mountain Trilogy, Deron Douglas, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-410-3&picsize=LARGE&x=46&y=116
22. The Sacred Glade, Cris Griffin, http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/paranormal/the-sacred-glade/prod_13.html
22. SHADOW WHISPERS, Zuri, http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=440
22. Deadly Sins: Pride, Bryan Keller and Karen Fox, http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=387
22. Warrior-Women, Deron Douglas, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-407-3&picsize=LARGE&x=22&y=87
22. The Twisted Tails Anthology, Deron Douglas, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-339-5
22. Treasure Hunt, J. H. Bogran, http://chippewapublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=129&osCsid=a1ffaf200429925392c7e94862240995
22. Midnight Angel, Betsy Ann St. Amant, http://secured.thewildrosepress.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=144&products_id=322&zenid=d33228893d5e3d159ed7d83234be02b8
22. Raleigh in Rio, Paul Johns, http://www.phaze.com/Images/RaleighInRio.jpg
22. In Plain Sight, Jinger Heaston, http://www.sirenpub.com
22. Jaguar's Rule, Artwork by Syneca, http://www.ellorascave.com/productpage.asp?ISBN=1-4199-0717-4
22. Gnome Harvest, Deron Douglas, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-412-X
22. Isle of Desire, Croco Designs, http://www.cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/isleofdesire.htm
23. Terms of Surrender, Jinger Heaston, http://www.sirenpub.com
23. Daring Quests of Mystics, Shirley Cheng, http://www.shirleycheng.com
23. Holiday in the Heart, Deborah MacGillivray, http://highlandpress.org/holidayheart.html
23. Fire and Ice, Artwork by DJ Alling, http://www.forbiddenpublications.com/book_pages/fire_and_ice.html
23. Zombie Kid, Debra Colvin, http://www.bardsandsages.com/deadmen
23. Prince of the Wind, Syneca, http://www.windlegends.org/windprince.htm
23. Adventures of the Granite Man, Teel James Glenn, http://Virtualtales.com
23. Earrings of Ixtumea , Michael Leadingham, http://www.virtualtales.com/StoryProducts.aspx?g=2&tn=Earrings+of+Ixtumea
23. One Texan's Enough, Jennifer Johnson of Sapphire Designs, http://www.awe-struck.net/AUTHORS43/ote.html
23. Librarians Dont Get Married, Shirley Burnett cover artist, http://www.mardigraspublishing,com
23. KNight Errant:Death and Life at the Faire, Teel James Glenn, http://epress-Online.com
23. Sojourn, Christina Yoder, http://www.dragonillus.com/
23. Martine Jardin, , http://www.martinejardin.com
23. Surrender, Rachel A. Marks, http://theswordreview.com/item.php?sub_id=815
23. Blood and Honey, Bryan Keller, http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=451
23. Waking Nightmares, Donna Taylor Burgess, http://www.silverlakepublishing.com/catalog/1933511/117/index.html
23. No Ordinary Love, Karen Wiesner, http://www.karenwiesner.com
23. The Twilight Deception, Christine M. Griffin, http://www.cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/twilightdeception.htm
23. The Reluctant Duke, Blaise Kilgallen, http://www.blaisekilgallen.com
23. Party Animal, Shane Watson, http://twistedshift.com/twistedshopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8
23. Soul of the Forgotten, cover by Richard Stroud, http://www.wings-press.com/Genres/rom-futuristic3.htm#SoulOfTheForgotten
23. Time-Rift, Elena Dorothy Bowman, http://home.comcast.net/~elenadb/SubWBpgs/Rift/Rift.html
23. The Stygian Soul, Matt Baugh, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-367-0
23. THE BLACKGLOOM BOUNTY, Jon F. Baxley, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594144516
23. Masked Encounter, artwork by Carol MacLeod, http://www.extasybooks.come
23. Pink Ribbon, Dan Skinner, http://www.venuspress.com/catalog/books/pinkribbon.htm
23. The Love Machine, Nancimila, http://www.cottagemagic.com/cover.php
23. The Burning, Michael Leadingham, http://http://www.virtualtales.com/StoryProducts.aspx?g=7&tn=Burning
23. Faeful: Sexual Magic, Dan Skinner, http://www.venuspress.com/catalog/books/faefulsexualmagic.htm
23. Widow's Walk, Nikki Leigh, http://www.nikkileigh.com/prod02.htm
23. Phantom of the Wind, Syneca, http://www.windlegends.org/phantomwind.htm
23. Beneath the Surface, Jinger Heaston, http://www.sirenpub.com
23. Bound to Love, Jinger Heaston, http://www.oceansmistpress.com
23. Sinful Innocence, cover art by Jinger Heaston, http://www.whiskeycreekpresstorrid.com
23. One Good Hand, Fabiano Fabris, http://www.twistedshift.com
23. Melanie's Protector, Jinger Heaston, http://www.sirenpublishing.com/sageburnett/mp.asp
23. Home Is the Hunter, Mike Cole, http://www.yarddogpress.com
23. The Sisters Grim : The Problem Child, Peter Ferguson, http://www.simonsays.com
23. The Men of Wellington, Texas: A Matter of Trust, Cover Design by Delinda Jasper, http://www.forbiddenpublications.com/book_pages/a_matter_of_trust.html
23. Glass Magic, CoverVan, http://www.freyasbower.com/content/view/51/86/
23. Obsession, Eliza Black, www.newconceptspublishing.com
23. Lilah and the Locket, Nikki Leigh, http://www.nikkileigh.com/lilah.htm
23. A Lonely Heart, Richard Stroud, http://www.wingsepress.com
23. The Leopard's Daughter, Artwork by John Kaufmann, http://www.yarddogpress.com/leopard'.htm
23. Forbidden 4: New Beginnings, Sinamin, http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=373
23. Disciples of Pleasure, Desiree Erotique, http://mardigraspublishing.com
23. The Stanton Curse, Anita M Whiting, http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com
23. Dead of Winter, Artwork by Scott Carpenter, http://www.samhainpublishing.com/romance/dead-of-winter
23. Rookery Cove: The Keythong's Blaze, Sinamin, http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=437


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