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Critter Notices

Critters is 22!

Yes, 22 years ago Critters was born. 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)

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)

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!

Interviewed!

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 - www.cpr.org 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

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!

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 pred-ed.com.

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]

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Recent RFDRs


The 20 most recent RFDR requests...

 F   Oizys Chapter 1                    Utku --zyurt -#27675
 SF  The Way Home, Chapters 1-3         Deborah D. Ross -#27667
 SF  The Day My Soul was Eaten          Laura Gonzales -#27655
 SF  Bibi, Chapters 21-24               Lisa Clark -#27646
 H   The Steps                          Christina Wott -#27645
 SF  Homeworld, Chapters 3-4            Stephen Cossgrove -#27642
 F   Bodies of Infection and Wings, Chapter 1  Lyric Gray -#27640
 F   Rescuing the Enemy, Chapter 5      Jeff Naylor -#27639
 SF  Forever Grey - Chapters 1          Greg Tracii -#27630
 F   Riven Calyx, Chapter 1.2           Mark Leon Collins -#27628
 SF  Mumfawi Dragons, Chapters 1-6      Pamela Najar-Simpson -#27625
 SF  Astera Vol 2 - Chapter 1.2         Joy Landa -#27624
 SF  The Dim Zone, Chapter 3            Chris Turner -#27622
 F   Release Day, Chapters 1-2          Fred Obermeyer -#27618
 H   Elijah and the Abyss               Dave Riser -#27615
 SF  An Interested God, Chapter 3       Janet LayPort -#27611
 F   The Star of Asterion               Kaitlyn Whipple -#27607
 F   The After, Chapter 1               William R. Hunt -#27602
 SF  The New Century Adoption Clinic, Chapter 2  Eliot Bush -#27599
 SF  Glory on Mars                      Kathy London -#27592

To read one of these RFDRs, visit the manuscripts page.
(mss. are not linked here for security reasons.)

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