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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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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.

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

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]








Recent RFDRs

The 20 most recent RFDR requests...

 SF  Six Gun Sunset                     Kristopher Horton -#23998
 F   Reign of Fear, Chapter 1           Tiffany T. Allen -#23974
 F   Breath of the Titans, part 1       Riley Amos Westbrook -#23972
 SF  Five Days as Uberman, Prologue-Chapter 4  Nikhil Sekher -#23964
 H   Haunted: The Saga of a fallen hero chap 6  Naftali Deitsch -#23961
 SF  The Farthest City                  [mpc] Daniel P. Swenson -#23960
 F   Keeper of the Crimson Blade, Prologue-Chapter 1  Erin Fitzgerald -#23951
 H   The Turning of the Key - Chapter 3 and 4  Wendy Salmon -#23950
 F   Heaven's Waiting Room has Lousy Magazines  Elena Hayes -#23946
 SF  Only Who is Left                   Julia Nolan -#23942
 F   Seeking the Light of Justice       Dr. Barry Nadel -#23929
 F   The Act of Faith Hotel, Chapter 1  Emily Schoerning -#23928
 SF  Whitefall                          [mpc] Harlen Bayha -#23915
 F   Dwarves Don't Climb Trees          Eric Juneau -#23893
 SF  The Farthest City                  [mpc] Daniel P. Swenson -#23891
 F   A chapter from Breath of the Titans  Riley Amos Westbrook -#23885
 F   Shandoreen, Part One, A path unveiled  Claudia H Gruy -#23883
 SF  Approaching the Well of Still Time  Stacy Elko -#23877
 H   Haunted: The Saga Of a Fallen Hero, chapter 1  Naftali Deitsch -#23872
 SF  The Clootie Tree, Chapter 1        Andrew Richardson -#23871

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