New entry Dec 07
Critters is 23!
Yes, 23 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!
Critters no longer accepting European Union members :(It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce Critters can no longer accept people in the European Union as members. This is a result of the "GDPR" privacy laws going into effect. I'm a big fan of privacy, and applaud the general idea behind the GDPR, but the way it's implemented forces me to close the door to EU writers. [read more why...]
Books from Critters!
Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.
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)
The Sigil TrilogyIf 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.
P&E Has a New Caretaker!
I'm very happy to announce that P&E has been handed off to a new caretaker! Check out the site for news and such. Hurrah!
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 - www.cpr.org 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 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!
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 pred-ed.com.
is Dying has been Replaced
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]
The 20 most recent RFDR requests... SF Mustang Bettie, Chapters 1 - 9 Paul Werner -#28344 F Rescuing the Enemy, Chapter 18 Jeff Naylor -#28336 F AllWorlds Asunder, Chapters Eleven and Twelve [mpc] Joel E. Roosa -#28333 SF The Abduction Chronicles: Blue Lake Event Part 1, Chap 1-2 DB Gibb -#28331 SF Scission, Chapters 1-2 Emerald Gingell-Molina -#28330 F Shattered Reflections, Ch 1-2 [mpc] Emily Randall -#28322 F The Blasphemer's Cypher, Chapter 1 London Crockett -#28320 F AllWorlds Asunder, Chapters Nine and Ten [mpc] Joel E. Roosa -#28311 F Icarus, Chapter 4-5 Chris Turner -#28300 F The Last Corner of the Map, Chapters 1-2 Ryan Kunz -#28296 F Shadrack McCabe Makes Enemies, Chapters 1-2 N. M. Sheldon -#28294 F AllWorlds Asunder, Chapters Seven and Eight [mpc] Joel E. Roosa -#28285 F Children of Chronos Prologue-Chapter 2 Sarimer L. Valedon-Morciglio -#28283 F The Dying Fire: Chapter 1 Anthony White -#28281 SF Cynetic, Chapters 1-11 Matt Ward -#28272 F The Interview, Chapter 2 Mitko Grgiorov -#28270 F Rescuing the Enemy, Chapter 17 Jeff Naylor -#28268 H Twelve's Design Emily Palmieri -#28267 F AllWorlds Asunder, Chapters Five and Six [mpc] Joel E. Roosa -#28262 SF The Abduction Chronicals: Blue Lake Event, Chapters 1-6 D.B. Gibb D.B. Gibb -#28258 To read one of these RFDRs, visit the manuscripts page. (mss. are not linked here for security reasons.)
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