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Critter Notices

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!

Free Web Sites

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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

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.

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]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Standings for category: All other Novels

1. Sinners' Opera, Linda Nightingale, Double Dragon Publishing, [link] [comments]
2. A Wandering Warrior, Harry E. Gilleland, Jr., 4RV Publishing, [link] [comments]
2. Natasha's Dream, Heather Greenis, MuseitUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
3. . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang, Micki Peluso, LspDigital [comments]
4. Unconditional, Linda Rettstatt, Turquoise Morning Press, [link] [comments]
5. Judith's Place, Diane Craver, Createspace, [link] [comments]
5. Detour Trail, Joy V. Smith, Melange Books, LLC, [link]
6. Shadow of Samhain, Dawn Colclasure, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link] [comments]
7. I, The Sun, Janet Morris, Perseid Press, [link]
7. My Dawn, Snjezana Marinkovic, Createspace, [link]
7. Memoirs of a jobseeker, Ivano Massari, Gypsy Shadow, [link] [comments]
8. Echoes From The Past, L.J. Holmes, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
9. Harboring Secrets [, Carl Shirley (Author), Frank Milligan (Author), Pamela Kinney (Author), Carol Bova (Author), Julie Leverenz (Author), Dave Carr (Author), J.M. Johansen (Author), Richard Corwin (Author), Greg Lilly (Editor), Narielle Living (Editor), Cherokee McGee, [link]

10. Just Point At Him, Snjezana Marinkovic and Gregory L. Torti, Createspace, [link]
10. Letters to Daniel, Amy McCorkle, Createspace, [link]
11. Medicine Man, Shawn Rost-Howen, Wild Child Publishing, [link] [comments]
11. Apocalipstick, Lisa Acerbo, Eternal Press, [link]
12. Doing Time in Hell, J. Bodie, Class Act Books, [link]
12. Karma Visited, Chelle Cordero, Vanilla Heart Publishing, [link] [comments]
13. Betrayed, Ginger Simpson, Books We Love, [link]
13. The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray, Mitzi Szereto, Cleis Press, [link]
13. Red Hots, Yvette Hines, Romance Management, Inc., [link] [comments]
13. Wild Life, C.A. Masterson, Sunbury Press, [link]
14. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler, Putnam, [link]
14. A Jane Austen Daydream, Scott D. Southard, Madison Street Publishing, [link]
14. Atlantis, David Wood, Gryphonwood Press, [link]
14. the mercy seller, brenda rickman vantrease, st martins, [link]
14. Archimedes Nesselrode, Justine Graykin, Double Dragon Publishing, [link]
14. Lifting Up Veronica, K.C. Ball, Every Day Novels, [link]
14. Interesting Times, Joe Vadalma, Renaissance Ebooks, [link] [comments]

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