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Critter Notices

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Critters is 22!

Yes, 21 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.

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.

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 Seeks New Caretaker

Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site. The listings are being removed until they can be updated by a new caretaker.

Note that the P&E/Critters Annual Readers Poll will run as usual in January.

If you are interested in taking the reins of P&E, and possess what's needed — at least 20hrs/week to volunteer, excellent investigative skills, in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry, ability to detect scams from not-scams, thick skin, good web site skills, good writing ability — please get in touch. Thanks for your interest!


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 - 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

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

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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Standings for Horror Novels

1. Tip Of The Iceberg, Ash Hartwell, Stitched Smile Publications, [link][comments]

2. Dead West: Bond of Blood, J Patrick Allen, 18thWall Productions, [link][comments]
3. Damnation: Quest for Glory Book I: Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Year Three, John Hartness, Falstaff, [link][comments]
4. Sister Witch, The Life of Moll Dyer, David W, Thompson, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
5. Haunted House Harbor, Roma Gray, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
6. NOBLE ROT, Carson Buckingham, Digital Fiction Publishing, [link]
7. Wolvz: Whispers of War, Toneye Eyenot, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
7. Silent Hill: Betrayal, Shaun M Jooste, Celenic Earth Publications, [link][comments]
7. Evil Upriver, Blue Cole, Indie Gypsy, [link][comments]
8. The Vessel, Peggy Christie, Source Point Press, [link]
9. Mass Hysteria, Michael Patrick Hicks, High Fever Books, [link][comments]
9. Beyond the Vale, Kerry Alan Denney, Burning Willow Press, [link]
9. Maelstrom of Fate, Tamara A Lowery, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Beasts of Babylon, E.A. Copen, E.A. Copen [comments]

11. The Hematophages, Stephen Kozeniewski, Sinister Grin Press,\hemato[comments]
11. Nightmares Rise, Mirren Hogan/Erin Yoshikawa, Burning Willow Press, [link]
12. Essence of Absinthe, Tony-Paul de Vissage, Class Act Books, [link]
12. Aletheia, J. S. Breukelaar, Crystal Lake Publishing, [link]
12. Sick Like Me, Kindra Sowder, Burning Willow Press, [link]
12. The Autumn Man, Eric Ian Steele, Solstice Publishing, [link]
13. Blood Relations, Lori Titus, , [link]
13. Night Roads, John C. Foster, Perpetual Motion Machine, [link]
13. Orleans Occult: Bourbon Street Lucifer, Essel Pratt, J. Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
13. Necromance, Armand Rosamilia, Rymfire Books, [link]
13. Rare Breeds, Erik Hoffstatter, Dark Silo Press, [link]
13. Eternal Secrets, Palvi Sharma, Club Lighthouse Publishing, [link]
14. Wasteland at Red Square: Hell Gate Saga book 2, Josh Matthews, Burning Willow Press, [link]
14. Dead island: ravenous, Allen gamboa, Phalanx, [link]
14. Secession Part One: Voluntary Deportation, Essel Pratt, Immortal Gaze Publicatgions, [link][comments]
14. The Demon Guardian, Neil Davies, Grinning Skull Press, [link]
14. Obsessed with the Kill: Abdul Uncut, TJ Weeks, Burning Willow Press, [link]
14. Zombified: The Zombie Headhunter series book 1, Kindra Sowder/Santiago Cirilo, Burning Willow Press, [link]
14. The golem, Mark woods , J.E.Ashton, [link]

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