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Critters is 20!

Yes, 20 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!

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, on Colorado Public Radio - has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area.

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

Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at

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 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]








Recent RFDRs

The 20 most recent RFDR requests...

 F   The Quicksilver Conspiracy, Chapters 22-27  Michelle Johnson -#26288
 F   Conquist, Chapters 1-4             [@] Dirk Strasser -#26275
 F   White Cliff House _prologue_       Jeffrey Wikstrom -#26274
 F   White Asche Prologue and Chapter 1  Maria Rieske -#26273
 F   Holly the Great: The Iron Maiden Chapters 10-12  Andy Lee -#26266
 SF  Astera Vol1 - Episode 1 REVISED: Part 1  Joy Landa -#26260
 F   Volkrag                            Martin Van Nostrand -#26252
 SF  Ugly Glass Chapters 1-4            Adam Oulton -#26249
 SF  Ephemeris: Chapter 1, Section 2    Mike Baltar -#26247
 H   The Middendorf: Part Two           Don Sabo -#26245
 F   Engines of Sephione, Chapters 1-3  Joseph Anthony -#26244
 SF  The Soft Clock                     Joel Schroeder -#26242
 SF  Alexander Little RFDR and Chapters 1-2  Ben Baxter -#26224
 F   Solum: A Queen Has Risen Book 2 Chapters 4 - 6  Tracey Bond-Heird -#26222
 SF  Forever Grey - Chapters 9-10       Greg Tracii -#26217
 SF  The Hills of Mare Imbrium Chapters 1-2  Carleton Chinner -#26212
 SF  Ascendancy - Chapters 1 - 2        Troy McLaughlan -#26210
 F   Holly the Great: The Iron Maiden Chapter 6-9  Andy Lee -#26203
 SF  Minor Traders Chapter 1            J. Lael Freeman -#26201
 F   The Quicksilver Conspiracy, Chapters 18-21  Michelle Johnson -#26200

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