New entry Nov 01
Critters is 21!
Yes, 21 years ago Critters was born. 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.
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
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)
P&E Seeks New Caretaker
Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site. The listings are being removed until they can be updated by a new caretaker.
Note that the P&E/Critters Annual Readers Poll will run as usual in January.
If you are interested in taking the reins of P&E, and possess what's needed — at least 20hrs/week to volunteer, excellent investigative skills, in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry, ability to detect scams from not-scams, thick skin, good web site skills, good writing ability — please get in touch. Thanks for your interest!
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 You Will Be Visited, Ch 1-2 Benjamin Shank -#27001 SF Sagan and Ghost, Synopsis and Chapter 1 Pamela Najar-Simpson -#27000 F Hidden: A Pregnant Fairy Godmother's Journey, Ch 1-2 Joy Schultz -#26998 SF Systems Start, Chapters 1-3 Karlie Weeks -#26987 F The Legend of Bleu Mayhem: The Martyrs, Chapter 1-3 Devon Browning -#26981 F Trigger Magic, The Hidden Coven Series, Book 3 Kim McDougall -#26978 SF Hidden - Part 3 Troy McLaughlan -#26976 F Morals: The Book of Samson Luke Carroll -#26974 SF Alien Fireworks Part 2 Cassandra Morphy -#26968 F The Devils Will Hunt AJ Finley -#26967 F Spoils of War Trevor L. B. Porter -#26966 SF Astera Vol1 - Episode 4: St. Era's Fire Part 2 Joy Landa -#26963 SF Rising Tides Kristopher Horton -#26961 F Rise: Birth of a Revolution Forward-2nd Chapter Mark S. Moore -#26954 F Wings chapters 6 & 7 Robert Plowman -#26945 F The Sprite Who Caught Fire Avan Stallard -#26943 F The Land of Maja, Chapter 2 Chris Turner -#26939 F A Good Year For Frogs, Chaps 29-33 April Weeks -#26920 SF An Island Too Lovely, Chap 1-2 Deborah Kaminski -#26917 F Janus Chapters 1-3 Christian Herold -#26908 To read one of these RFDRs, visit the manuscripts page. (mss. are not linked here for security reasons.)
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