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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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New Book from a Critter Member

**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member whose unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM

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...

 F   Aruego - The Cadents, Chapter 1    Cristen Saline -#25070
 F   Last of the Oathbinders, Chapter 1  Bernie Anes -#25068
 SF  Tales of Midbar: Religious Intolerance, Chapter 3  Richard Pearman -#25063
 SF  This Made World, Chapters 1-3 Second Draft  Marlan Smith -#25055
 F   Viraetes Island-Following the Adeventures of Alice, Chris, and Matt  Miah Goodreau -#25019
 SF  Wind Riderz Part I: Chapters 4 and 5  Christopher Cragwick -#25005
 F   Crown of the Halakith, Chapter 5 - On the Road Again  Joel E. Roosa -#24994
 F   Deciever                           M L Sawyer -#24992
 F   The Impossible Victory Part 1      Cameron Huntley -#24986
 SF  Jefferson Adjacent                 Parker Crutchfield -#24982
 H   Artist's Eye Chapter 2             Wendy Turner -#24981
 SF  This Made World, Chapters 1-3      [mpc] Marlan Smith -#24974
 F   The Alchemist's Box                Alex Avrio -#24958
 F   Viraetes Island-Following the Adventures of Alice, Chris, and Matt  Miah Goodreau -#24942
 SF  The Hamsa, Chapter 4-5             Patrick Sanders -#24932
 F   Crown of the Halakith, Chapters 3-4  Joel E. Roosa -#24918
 F   Deceiver, Chapter 1                M L Sawyer -#24912
 F   Child of the House Chapter 1       Kaitlyn Whipple -#24907
 SF  Subdued, Chapter 17                [@] Mindy Peterman -#24906
 SF  Wind-Riderz Part I Chapter 3       Christopher Cragwick -#24905

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