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Critter Notices

Critters is almost 25!

In November, Critters will be 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.

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.

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 whose 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


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

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]








Known Issues

Below is a list of know issues reported with the Reader' Poll. If you know of a problem and don't see it listed here, you may report it here.

In Magical Realism Novels, 'Sona and Brothers' is a typo and should read: 'Sons and brothers'.

In Children's Books, 'Daphne Comes to Town' is a duplicate of 'Daphne Comes to Town'. Hello, My book Daphne Comes to Town is nominated for Best Children’s Book. It’s on the nomination page 3 times and I’m concerned those votes won’t count. Is there a way to add the votes from two Of the titles to the title with my name, Chuck Hawley? Thank you for your help in this matter. Sincerely, Chuck Hawley

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, The URL for The Coming Storm is broken, and therefore stopping the link from displaying and not allowing comments to display on the vote page. It could be an exploitable fault. Sorry to bother you, but I did it, and I'm worried I'll cause an error with the site. If you want to link to her, she's valeriedouglasauthor dot com. I tried pasting my bookstoread link in, sorry!

In Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, 'The Coming Storm' is a duplicate of 'The Coming Storm'. Someone else seems to have nominated it after seeing it was broken.

In Artists page, '' is a typo and should read: ''.

In Book/e-book Cover Artwork page, 'sniderart.c' is a typo and should read: ''.

In Children's Books, '' is a typo and should read: ''.

In Children's Books, Please ignore the request for correction on The Children's book, Bubba and Bridgette's Adventure. It does not list K.C Snider so no need to change the link.


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