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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!

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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)

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]








How Many Crits Can the Critters Ship, if the Critters Ship out Crits?

Recent # of crits per story. If you see one that looks lonely from this week, feel free to, y'know, have a look at it. (How lonely is lonely? Well, 15-20 crits is about average, so anything less is "below average".)

Last updated: Sun Sep 25 18:10:01 2016
Based on last critique filed at: Sun Sep 25 17:13:20 MDT 2016
This is updated hourly from 8am to 11pm. You may have to do a reload to get your browser to update the page. Count is of number of emails received for a story, and thus the actual count may be even lower (if there were email bounces, duplicates, etc.).

The manuscripts page (if you want to read one of these) is here.

    Ms.# ... #crits
  • #26185 ... 11       The Girl That Never Was, by Jack Calverley (SF)
  • #26186 ... 2       Games of the Grey Gods, Draft 3, Chapters 26-28, by Russell Adams (F)
  • #26187 ... 4       Who I Am, by Carl Alves (H)
  • #26188 ... 14       Conflict Calories, by Fred Obermeyer (F)
  • #26189 ... 6       The Wind, My Chariot, by Eleanor R. Wood (SF)
  • #26190 ... 5       Lilith's Story, by Sandy Kulhavy (F)
  • #26191 ... 6       Tipping Point, by Holly Schofield (SF)
  • #26192 ... 0       B.E.T.A : An Epic History Of The Orion Arm. Teaser, by Sam Bullers (SF)
  • #26193 ... 3       Eddie Went, by Jeffrey Steven Abrams (SF)
  • #26194 ... 2       Twilight of the Electric Shadows, by Paul R. Hardy (SF)
  • #26195 ... 0       Waves, by Evelyn Aschenbrenner (SF)
  • #26196 ... 1       Why, Chromosome?, by Brian Koukol (SF)
  • #26197 ... 6       Analog Signals, by Shawn Proctor (SF)
  • #26198 ... 4       Anonymous Comment, by David J Baker (SF)
  • #26199 ... 2       Arriving Dawn, by Courtney Hines (F)
  • #26200 ... 1       The Quicksilver Conspiracy, Chapters 18-21, by Michelle Johnson (F)
  • #26201 ... 1       Minor Traders Chapter 1, by J. Lael Freeman (SF)
  • #26202 ... 1       Fid's Crusade, by David Reiss (SF)
  • #26203 ... 0       Holly the Great: The Iron Maiden Chapter 6-9, by Andy Lee (F)
  • #26204 ... 3       Star Nation ~ Flash SCI-FI Story, by Priscilla Soares-Wilson (SF)
  • #26205 ... 0       The Ertensea Chronicles, Ch 5-6, by Magnus D. Jorgensen (F)
  • #26206 ... 2       The Boy Who Didn't Know How to Recognize a King, by Mark Painter (F)
  • #26207 ... 5       After an Accident, by Zach Lindsey (SF)

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