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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!

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New Book from a Critter Member

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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)


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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!

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Critters Poll results

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Standings for Horror Short Stories

1. Sadie, Lydia Prime, Kandisha Press, [link][comments]

2. Copper and Cordite, Ash Hartwell, Horroraddicts.net [comments]
3. Remnants, Diane Arrelle, Blood Song Books, [link]
4. Tears of a Mother, Alex Azar, Soteira Press, [link][comments]
5. 'Possum Stew, David W. Thompson, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
6. Catacomb Kittens, Ian Delacroix, Hybrid Sequence Media, [link][comments]
6. A New Life, Paul Lubaczewski, St. Rooster Books, [link]
7. Toxic, Eleftherios Keramidas, Third Flatiron Publishing, [link]
8. A Trick No Treat, Pamela Kinney, Sirens Call Publications, [link][comments]
9. Plague of Man: SS of the Dead, Peggy Christie, , [link]
10. Burying the Well on the Wings of a Crow, Herb Kauderer, Things in the Well, [link]

11. A Song Only She Can Hear, Wondra Vanian, Strange Girls: Women in Horror Anthology, [link]
11. The Good Girl, David Bernard, MAHLLC [comments]
11. Pumpkin Hunt, Carol Smith, Sirens Call Publications, [link]
12. Monster Teach Back, Rosalind Barden, Mystery & Horror, LLC, [link]
12. Xenoids, Sergio 'ente per ente' PALUMBO and Ernesto CANEPA, Rogue Planet Press, [link]
12. Bloody Beaches Of Cheyenne, Blaze McRob, Blazing Owl Press, [link]
13. Skethet , K.K Weakley , Wild Wolf Publishing, [link]
13. Sal's Requiem, Sebastian Crow, Hellbound Books Publishing, [link]
13. Oil King, Carson Buckingham, Black Bed Sheet Books, [link]
13. I Am Not As Young As I Was, Jean Martin, Dreamforge Magazinr, [link][comments]
13. A Creature Was Stirring, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Burial Day Books, [link]
13. For Death's Amusement, Rollin Jewett, CultureCult Press (August 20, 2020), [link]
13. A Touch Eldritch, Elias AG, Elisha Goss, [link][comments]
13. Leaving Dry Gulch on thr Midnight Train, Sam Knight, SFT Publishing, [link]
13. Punching Bag Needed, Brian Rosenberger, Black Hare Press, [link]

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