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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!

Free Web Sites

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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]








Recent RFDRs

The 20 most recent RFDR requests...

 SF  Alexander Little RFDR and Chapters 1-2  Ben Baxter -#26224
 F   Solum: A Queen Has Risen Book 2 Chapters 4 - 6  Tracey Bond-Heird -#26222
 SF  Forever Grey - Chapters 9-10       Greg Tracii -#26217
 SF  The Hills of Mare Imbrium Chapters 1-2  Carleton Chinner -#26212
 SF  Ascendancy - Chapters 1 - 2        Troy McLaughlan -#26210
 F   Holly the Great: The Iron Maiden Chapter 6-9  Andy Lee -#26203
 SF  Minor Traders Chapter 1            J. Lael Freeman -#26201
 F   The Quicksilver Conspiracy, Chapters 18-21  Michelle Johnson -#26200
 F   Arriving Dawn                      Courtney Hines -#26199
 SF  B.E.T.A : An Epic History Of The Orion Arm. Teaser  Sam Bullers -#26192
 F   Games of the Grey Gods, Draft 3, Chapters 26-28  Russell Adams -#26186
 SF  Paradox, Chapter 1                 Mark Dugdale -#26182
 H   The Middendorf: Part One           Don Sabo -#26177
 SF  Ephemeris 01                       Mike Baltar -#26161
 SF  Forever Grey, Chapters 7 & 8       Greg Tracii -#26157
 F   The Goblin King's Skull _prologue, chapters 1-2_  Mark DeVries -#26156
 SF  The Soft Clock                     Joel Schroeder -#26155
 F   Voice Stewards, Part 1, Chapters 1-3  Robyn Detterline -#26143
 SF  Astera Vol1 - Episode 1: A New Era Part 3  Joy Landa -#26137
 SF  B.E.T.A. section 3 _chapters 11 -15_  Sam Bullers -#26135

To read one of these RFDRs, visit the manuscripts page.
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