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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.

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)


I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

Free Web Sites

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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

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]








Critters Poll results

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Standings for Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

1. Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler, Wulf Moon, Future Science Fiction Digest, [link][comments]

2. A Single Wolf, Grey and Gaunt, Sophie Iles, 18thWall Productions, [link]
3. Basil's Dream Date, Sarah E. Glenn, Mystery and Horror, LLC, [link][comments]
4. Skunknado, B. David Spicer, Mystery and Horror, llc, [link][comments]
5. Scavenger, Denny E. Marshall, Aphelion Webzine, [link]
6. Losing Face, J.R.H. Lawless, Third Flatiron, [link][comments]
7. Heart of the Ajs, T.E. Bradford, Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., [link][comments]
8. The Same Tears Flowing from Older Eyes, Donald J. Bingle, Aaron Pasker, et al, [link][comments]
9. Fire Wings, Anthony Ryan, Deep Magic E-zine, [link][comments]
10. Maverick Heart, Pamela K. Kinney, Dreampunk Press, [link]
10. Belltheimer's Greener Harvest, Roy C. Booth and William Tucker, Indie Authors Press, [link]

11. When They Damned the Name of Oma Rekkai from Memory, I Danced, Caias Ward, Third Flatiron, [link]
11. Sorcery is the body's pronunciation of the soul…, Sergio 'ente per ente' PALUMBO, Altair Australia Books, [link]
12. Incident on the Odyssey, Debbie Mumford, WDM Publishing, [link]
12. Stones, Anna Smith Spark, Three Crows Magazine, [link]
12. A Little Bit of Kali, R.R Virdi & Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, LMBPN, [link]
12. Post-biological Stress Disorder, Alec Cizak, Switchblade, [link]

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