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Critter Notices

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)

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.

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 - 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

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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!

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

Critters Server is Dying has been Replaced

See important details here in my blog. Let me know if you find anything that isn't working right. (Manuscripts are now available for this week, FYI.)

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 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]









Comments for: The Time King (The Kings Book 13), Heather Killough-Walden, HKL Publishing,

The comments below are from those who voted for this entry. (To add a comment, visit the voting page and vote for this entry.)

Great ending to an awesome series! Powerful ~Action ~Suspense~ and of course Romance!!

This book was an amazing finale to an amazing series! Heather Killough-Walden created such a large group of detailed characters in each of the previous books in this series, and not only does she introduce a whole new cast of characters for this final book, but every last character comes together seemlessly in this final book for an epic fight scene full of action and magic.

The whole series held you captive....then this one was beyond....

Best ending to a series but also a best beginning to another new world

The storyline is amazing , as are the characters. This authors imagination holds no bounds, and her books are truly amazing.she definitely deserves this title.

Loved it

Favorite author of all time. I have read all her books, multiple times. She deserves to be recognized for all her hardwork!

Amazing book! Loved how HKW brought all of the characters together from the 13 Kings books and love how unbeknownst to them, the queens at actually stronger than the kings. You will not put this book down and the romance, as ever is scorching.

Excellant story and series

Best series I have read in a long long time!

Love all HKW’s work!! Always well written and can read them time and time again!!

Time King is like the culmination of all things Heather and Kings Series. She really matured in this story and her characters are so heartbreakening. Many trials, many personal struggles but in the end, love conquers all. I love time king and I sympathize with Williams plight, heck, I even symphatized with the villains plight too. It will get you crying, rooting for EVERYONE in there especially the couples who showed up to defeat the entity. You wont’t be disappointed in this rollercoaster of a series and will leave you begging for the next one. I’m so glad she got nominated coz she richly deserves it! Two thumbs up for heather! Hope you win!

Heather Killough-Walden is an AMAZING author!!! She is SO imaginative!! I feel like I am a part of the book while I am reading it...Heather has the ability to pull you in. The book has so many twists & can never figure out anything & I LOVE that, I love that it's not predictable. I read EVERYTHING that Heather writes because I KNOW that what I'm about to read will be my new FAVORITE book!!!

I love the time king but I fell in love so many times before with every one of the Kings series. Heather kilo-Walden is one of my favorite authors she has the amazing ability to entrance you taking to to the highest highs to the lowest lows and back again. After reading the time King I found myself devouring everything Heather has written and what can I say but Wow. At 43 she gets me and my 24 year old daughter reads them right after I finish so Heather gets her too. We love connecting over Heather's books and in this day and age I can never thank her enough.

HKW is a phenomenal person, and I absolutely love her writing. I hope she continues writing for a very long time.

Awesome writer...her books have everything a reader is looking for. Drama, Romance, Suspense just to name a few! Love reading her books!

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