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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.

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)

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.

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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!

Book Recommendation

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Announcing ReAnimus Press

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Standings for Anthologies

1. Writers of the Future Volume 35, Galaxy Press, [link][comments]

2. Influence of the Moon, 518 Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Hot Western Nights, Prairie Rose Publications, [link][comments]
4. Unknown Realms, Fiction-Atlas Press, [link][comments]
5. Terror at 5280, Denver Horror Collective, [link][comments]
6. God Bless Us, Every One, Voodoo Rumors Media, [link][comments]
7. On Loss: An Anthology, Aaron Pasker, et al, [link]
7. Strangely Funny VI, Mystery and Horror, llc, [link][comments]
8. Distaff: A Science Fiction Anthology by Female AuthorsĀ , Independent, [link]
9. Sockhops & Seances, 18thWall Productions, [link]
9. Handbook for the Dead, Anubis Press, [link][comments]
9. Dark Doorways, Dragon's Roost Press, [link]
10. Christmas Lites IX, Amazon Kindle, [link][comments]
10. Love Among the Thorns: an anthology of Gothic and Paranormal romance, Camden Park Press, [link][comments]
10. Infinite Lives: Short Tales of Longevity, Third Flatiron, [link]

11. Kids Of The Black Hole, St. Rooster Books, [link]
12. Monsters, Black Hare Press, [link][comments]
12. Fantastical Savannahs and Jungles, Rogue Planet Press/Horrified Press, [link]
13. best indie speculative fiction, Bards and Sages Publishing, [link]
13. First Contact, Indie Authors Press, [link]
13. Death Among Us, Hendry Publishing, [link][comments]
14. Hearth and Sand, High Eyrie Publications, [link]
14. Beers and Fears: The Haunted Brewery, Evil Epoch Press, [link]
14. Monster Party, Deadman's Tome, [link]
14. Dark Transitions, Thirteen O'Clock Press, [link]
14. Temporally Deactivated, Zombies Need Brains, [link]
14. Eerie Christmas, Black Hare Press, [link]
14. Terror Politico, Scary Dairy Press, [link]

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