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Critter Notices

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

Stayin' Alive

If you want to make a career of SF writing, STAYING ALIVE - A WRITER'S GUIDE by three-time SFWA President Norman Spinrad, published by your Critter Captain's ReAnimus Press, is an indispensable guide to the inside workings of the SF publishing industry by an expert.

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)

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   Holly the Great: The Iron Maiden Chapters 1-5  AndyLee -#26124
 F   Solum: A Queen Has Risen Book 2 Chapters 1 - 3  Tracey Bond-Heird -#26123
 F   Children of Clay, Chapters 1-3     Ono Ekeh -#26121
 SF  Jack and Blue, Chapters 1-2        Andrew Burleson -#26119
 F   The Quicksilver Conspiracy, Chapters 11-17  Michelle Johnson -#26116
 F   Renewing Eden                      Michelle Pressma -#26102
 SF  Paradox, Chapters 1-5              Mark Dugdale -#26100
 F   A Branch of Rowan, Chapter 18      April Weeks -#26095
 SF  Superhero, Chapters 1-2            Amandeep Singh -#26087
 F   The New God Chapters 1-4           Michael Winer -#26085
 SF  Forever Grey - Chapters 5-6        Greg Tracii -#26081
 SF  The Soft Clock                     Joel Schroeder -#26076
 F   Bears Tears                        Leena Naidoo -#26073
 SF  Scatterlings: Chapter 1            [@] DJ Cockburn -#26072
 F   Elim Kingfisher, Chapter 1         William R. Weaver -#26069
 SF  Astera Vol1 - Episode 1: A New Era Part 2  Joy Landa -#26064
 SF  Love, Lies, & Clones, Chapters 3-5  Joy Schultz -#26063
 SF  Muphrid, Chapters 3-4              John Waterman -#26062
 SF  B.E.T.A section 2 _Chap 5-10_      Sam Bullers -#26061
 H   Gears of Bone                      Bill Stiteler -#26058

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