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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

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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.

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)

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  Esther's Early Years               kyle rogstad -#26042
 SF  Forever Grey - Chapters 3-4        Greg Tracii -#26030
 F   A Branch of Rowan, Chapters 16-17  April Weeks -#26023
 SF  Lost Goddess: Forgotten            Kimberly Pickering -#26013
 F   The Demon's Playground-Ch 1 through 4  Jim Phillips -#26012
 H   The Well by Moonlight, ch 1        Kevin Emmons -#26011
 SF  Astera Vol1 - Episode 1: A New Era Part 1  Joy Landa -#26008
 SF  Love, Lies, & Clones, Chapters 1-2  Joy Schultz -#26006
 F   Calypso                            P.E. Zimmerman -#26001
 F   The Quicksilver Conspiracy, Prologue-Chapter 3  Michelle Johnson -#25993
 F   The Far Scribe: Prologue and Chapter 1  Coinneach Hutchinson -#25977
 SF  Forever Grey Chapters 1-2          Greg Tracii -#25976
 SF  Muphrid, Chapters 0-2              John Waterman -#25965
 F   A Branch of Rowan, Chapters 14-15  April Weeks -#25964
 F   Winter's Past Haunted              Emily Kate Posson -#25949
 F   Dreaming of Dragons                Mari Mitchell -#25943
 SF  The Cure for Loneliness            Brad Preslar -#25940
 F   The Iris of Morgance               Noelle A. Fox -#25935
 F   A Paleolithic Fable Chapters 29-51  Shane Thomas -#25925
 SF  Andromeda Rose                     [mpc] Lora Kilpatrick -#25917

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