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Critter Notices

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)

The Sigil Trilogy

If you're looking for an amazing, WOW! science fiction story, check out THE SIGIL TRILOGY. This is — literally — one of the best science fiction novels I've ever read.


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: Poems

1. Todd (in black & white), Danna Hobart, Zygote in my Coffee, http://zygoteinmycoffee.com/
2. Grim Trixter, Brandy Schwan, Apex Publications, http://www.apexdigest.com
3. After Reading Stephen Hawking's Essay On a Nutshell-Shaped Universe, Apryl Fox, Strange Horizons, http://www.strangehorizons.com/2006/20060424/fox-p.shtml
4. Effusion Of Dawn (Love Anthology), Marsha Briscoe, Whiskey Creek Press, http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
5. Widow of the Android-Robot Time Wars, Vincent Miskell, Asimov's SF Magazine
6. Only I, Emily Veinglory, Ten Speed Press (book: Illuminations), http://www.tenspeed.com/store/index.php?main_page=pubs_product_book_jph1_info&products_id=2268
6. Tapestry, Alessia Brio, Oysters & Chocolate, http://www.oystersandchocolate.com/members/article.asp?id=385
7. The Sands of Kentucky, Karen L. Newman, The Sword Review, http://www.theswordreview.com/item.php?sub_id=713
8. Crisis of Conscience, Tom Galusha, Aoife's Kiss, http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/aoife/
9. Into the Heart, Mirta Ana Schultz, The Sword Review, http://www.theswordreview.com/item.php?sub_id=678
9. Mystic Dance, Jean Hendrickson, Moondance, http://moondance.org/2006/summer2006/poetry/poem3.html
9. Growing Pains, Brian Rosenberger, Cthulhu Sex Magazine, http://www.cthulhusex.com
9. Grim Trixster, Brandy Schwan, Apex Publications
9. Carnal Knowledge, Tracie McBride, My Favourite Bullet, http://www.myfavoritebullet.com/McBride_CarnalKnowledge.html
9. Amethysts and Grave Stones, Daniel Arenson, Poe Little Thing, http://www.danielarenson.com/Gravestones.html
10. The Wishing Star, Marsheila Rockwell, The Sword Review, http://www.theswordreview.com/item.php?sub_id=688
10. Almost Alive, Daniel Arenson, The Harrow, http://www.theharrow.com/journal/index.php/journal/article/view/2011/471
10. Taking Me My Biker Man, Brianna Martini, barebackmag.com/poetrytakeme_bikerman.html, http://briannamartini.com
10. Slipped Away, Susan M. Sailors, Tales of the Talisman, http://www.zianet.com/hadrosaur/
10. After the Last Spaceship, Deborah P Kolodji, Strange Horizons, http://www.strangehorizons.com/2006/20060828/kolodji-p.shtml
10. Cat Love, Lyn Lifshin, Apple Valley Review, http://www.leahbrowning.net/Apple/Fall_2006/Lyn_Lifshin2.html

11. Lavoisier and the Thirty Strikes, Donna Taylor Burgess, Dreams and Nightmares, http://
11. Mortician's Tea, G. O. Clark, Dark Wisdom, http://www.darkwisdom.com
11. Ice-cream & Absent Lovers, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Abyss & Apex, http://www.abyssandapex.com/200607-ice-cream.html
11. Monument, Mirta Ana Schultz, Dragons, Knights, & Angels, http://dkamagazine.com/item.php?sub_id=174
11. Listening Post, Betty Dobson, NovaScotiaCanada.ca, http://www.novascotiacanada.info/page/82298/index.v3page
11. Phantasia!, Stephen M. Wilson, Bondage: Tales of Obsession, http://samsdotpublishing.com/
11. Torturous Ghost, Nikhil Parekh, Association of Young Journalists and Writers, http://ayjw.org/authors/nikhilparekh.php?id=104407
11. Fish Story, Deborah P. Kolodji & oino sakai, The Shantytown Anomaly, http://www.geocities.com/theshantytownanomaly
11. The Love Goes On, Rita Hestand, The International Library of Poetry, http://
12. Sweets, Mary Alexander Agnes, Strange Horizons, http://www.strangehorizons.com/2006/20060220/agner-p.shtml
12. Climb, Michael Hanson, Static Movement, http://www.staticmovementonline.com/CLIMB.htm
12. A Season of Coal, Tung Hui Hu, Wheelhouse Magazine, http://www.wheelhousemagazine.com/poetry/season_of_coal.html
12. The Parental Argument, E P Allan, Quill & Ink, http://www.quillandink.netfirms.com
12. Forget Winter, Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Bewildering Stories, http://www.bewilderingstories.com/bios/kiernan_bio.html#biblio
12. Angel Without Wings, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Dragons, Knights and Angels magazine, http://www.dkamagazine.com/item.php?sub_id=126
12. Bloody Genesis, Steven L. Shrewsbury, BARE BONE, http://
12. Excerpt from 'Song of My Subway', Bart Bittman, Asinine Poetry, http://www.asininepoetry.com/hopin/1067
12. The Heavy Degenerate’s Prayer, Greg Beatty, Astropoetica, http://www.astropoetica.com/Winter06/prayer.html
12. Tennessee, Alison Stine, No Tell Motel, http://www.notellmotel.org/poem_single.php?id=784_0_1_0
12. Dead Things, Frank Fradella, New Babel Books, http://www.newbabelbooks.com
12. Awake!, Shirley Cheng, Shirley Cheng, http://www.shirleycheng.com
12. Fertile Earth, Kevin McLellan, MiPOesias, http://www.mipoesias.com/Poetry/mclellan_kevin.html
12. Star Field, Stephen D. Rogers, Between Kisses, http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/betweenkisses/cover.htm


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