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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

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)

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  The Soft Clock: Description, Prologue and 3 chapters.  Joel Schroeder -#25853
 F   An Act of Will, Chapter 2: The Trouble with Will  Mary Rose Kreger -#25852
 F   A Branch of Rowan, Chapter 13      April Weeks -#25848
 F   The Resurrection, Intro and Chapter 1  Anne Beaulen -#25839
 H   Tenants, Chapters 3-4              Kevin McClintock -#25835
 SF  Indigo Sunrise _Part I_            Sergey Shpaner -#25832
 F   The Dragon's Artifice: Chapters1-2  Tom Tolman -#25831
 F   Tales of Maple Threestep: Spirits and Cinnamon Trees Part 2  Jeremiah Goodreau -#25830
 F   Eagle Claw Serpent Wrap Girl Run, Chapters 6-8  Scott Malabarba -#25813
 SF  Unearthed: Episode 8 - Motives     Joy Landa -#25812
 SF  The Spanish Game, Chapter 0        Thomas Krug -#25811
 F   Lose a Princess, Lose Your Head    Alex Avrio -#25810
 F   Jonah and the Raven Girl, Chapters 23-30  Edwin Fu -#25808
 SF  Technoir                           Marcia W. Farrell -#25807
 F   The Selection, Chapters 1-2        Andrew Burleson -#25806
 SF  The Regenerates Trilogy Book One: Project Phoenix Chapters 1-6  Anna Noel Muckenfuss -#25803
 F   Lightning Struck                   R. L. Martinez -#25786
 SF  The Smell of Candied Almonds - Prologue-Chapter 3  K L O'Brien -#25781
 F   A Branch of Rowan, Chapters 11-12  April Weeks -#25778
 F   The Price of Betrayal - Chapter 7 - Getting Away with Murder  Tambrey Granneman -#25777

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