New entry Dec 07
Critters no longer accepting European Union members :(It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce Critters can no longer accept people in the European Union as members. This is a result of the "GDPR" privacy laws going into effect. I'm a big fan of privacy, and applaud the general idea behind the GDPR, but the way it's implemented forces me to close the door to EU writers. [read more why...]
Books from Critters!
Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.
The Sigil TrilogyIf 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)
P&E Has a New Caretaker!
I'm very happy to announce that P&E has been handed off to a new caretaker! Check out the site for news and such. Hurrah!
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, 11/19/16, on Colorado Public Radio - www.cpr.org has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area. [Interview is done, you can listen on the site]
Free Web Sites
Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at www.nyx.net.
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!
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 pred-ed.com.
is Dying has been Replaced
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]
The 20 most recent RFDR requests... F The Luxian Child, Prologue Shanon D. Huston-Willis -#27742 SF Martian Mines, Synopsis and Chapter 1 Adriana T. Gomes -#27726 F DragonMarked.Prologue Marta Lozinski -#27721 SF Bibi, Chapters 25-26 Lisa Clark -#27716 F Brand New Night, Chapter 1 Nathan Spain -#27714 F Ghel-Dwyr: The Sorceress and her Soul, Chapters 1-2 Erin Cushing -#27711 F Rescuing the Enemy, Chapter 6 Jeff Naylor -#27703 SF An Island Too Lovely, Chap 1-2 Deborah Kaminski -#27700 F T.B.D. Chapter 1 Christy Wicks -#27696 SF The Scholasticate Gary Goodson -#27694 SF Plato Crater - Chapter 1 Carleton Chinner -#27691 F Queensmen, Chapter 7 Bethany Rae Salway -#27689 F Danume: The children Chapter 3 Philip Hays -#27686 F Sea Kraken Chris Turner -#27684 F Oizys Chapter 1 Utku Ã--zyurt -#27675 SF The Way Home, Chapters 1-3 Deborah D. Ross -#27667 SF The Day My Soul was Eaten Laura Gonzales -#27655 SF Bibi, Chapters 21-24 Lisa Clark -#27646 H The Steps Christina Wott -#27645 SF Homeworld, Chapters 3-4 Stephen Cossgrove -#27642 To read one of these RFDRs, visit the manuscripts page. (mss. are not linked here for security reasons.)
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