New entry May 06
Critters is 25!
Last November, Critters turned 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.
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 who's 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
The Sigil TrilogyIf 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
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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!
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]
Comments for: Devil's Due, J.P. Jackson, Queer Space (A Rebel Satori Imprint), https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Due-J-P-Jackson-ebook/dp/B0B64GYPTF
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Creepy, Amazing, Fun, and Lovely (can I say that about this book?) When it comes to horror, it can be hit or miss for me. Plus, in general I’m really picky about the books I read since I don’t have a lot of time to sit back and read, which means I’m even a harder fan to please because there is nothing worse than wasting my time on a bad book. Anyhow, this book Devil’s Due. Well, this novel hit all the right chords with me. The characters were great (all of them even the side characters, which got bonus points). The plot was interesting; the setting was well crafted (even though I wanted a bit more), and although I had a few bits and pieces figured out, I wasn’t sure where the story would end up (which is a huge plus for me). I loved everything about this novel and I really wanted to find something to nitpick on, but I couldn’t find anything. The idea of a contract demon whose job it is to find and take people’s soul, that had bad news written all over it, but J.P. Jackson made the story work and it was glorious. Yes, there were some icky parts, but nothing was as bad as I thought it would be. There were also some sensitive topics in the book that were handled quite well and didn’t make me cringe. The writing was fun and enjoyable; the characters, including the demon, were likeable. The romance was skillfully written (since J.P. Jackson is a gay man, I would accept nothing less; and to be clear, there are a lot of authors who get this wrong [which annoys me to no end]). Really, I have nothing about this story to pick on. If you want to read something that has the right mix of creepy and fun, this is the book for you. Also, you can read this book in one sitting, which is a plus.