New entry Dec 07
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.
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
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)
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 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!
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: GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, C.A. Verstraete, Intrigue Publishing
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This was a different zombie type story that even though it is for YA can be enjoyed by adults too. I loved this one!
A Delightful and Surprising Read! I will admit that I am not a fan of Zombies as they creep me out even on Halloween, but this book was a wonderful surprise as it is not about the gory of Zombies, rather it is the life struggle of a teenage girl dealing with being infected. This book was a delight to read and I found myself hating to put it down to resume my normal life. The story is very well written keeping you entertained what will happen next. The story brings humanity to those infected with the Z-disease, and shows the transition of a teenage girl as she deals not only with being infected, but her new way of life on top of all the typical teenager challenges, and the world in which she lives. The author has portrayed the teenager as strong young woman who is determined to overcome the setbacks with her infection, and be a survivor. While this book may appeal to the young adults as the main subject is a girl teenager, it is an easy read for adult without all the gory of the traditional Zombie graphics. Sure, the author has incorporated the more traditional Zombies in the story to make it realistic, but not to the point to distract the reader from the focus of the story: survival after being infected while navigating the challenges of a being a teenage girl. My congratulations to the author, Christine Verstraete, for a well-written, entertaining, compassionate story! Looking forward to the opportunity to read a sequel!
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