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.
Stayin' AliveIf you want to make a career of SF writing, STAYING ALIVE - A WRITER'S GUIDE by three-time SFWA President Norman Spinrad, published by your Critter Captain's ReAnimus Press, is an indispensable guide to the inside workings of the SF publishing industry by an expert.
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)
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... SF The Dome Project chapter 1 Elizabeth Dunbar -#28082 SF The Ghosts of Asteraceae chapter 2 Douglass Calmes -#28075 SF Starrunner Chris Turner -#28067 SF Forever Grey Chapter 2 Greg Tracii -#28060 F Rescuing the Enemy, Chapter 13 Jeff Naylor -#28051 SF Ascendancy - Renegade R2 Troy Mclaughlan -#28047 SF Ivo Santos and the Ship of Fate Scott Malabarba -#28040 SF The Ghosts of Asteraceae Douglass Calmes -#28039 SF Titan Chapter 1 Kathy London -#28029 F Dragon Mage, Uprising, Chapter 8-9 Chris Turner -#28028 SF Forever Grey - Chapter 1 Greg Tracii -#28024 F Rescuing the Enemy, Chapter 12 Jeff Naylor -#28016 F Tightrope, Sample, RFDR Allison Estry -#28005 F The Wide Road Home, Chapters 1-3 Morgan Beard -#27996 F Dragon Mage, Uprising, Chapter 5-7 Chris Turner -#27993 SF Wizards Don't Fly Kevin P. Hallett -#27990 F Queensmen, Chapter 9 Bethany Rae Salway -#27978 F Rescuing the Enemy, Chapter 11 Jeff Naylor -#27975 SF Mumfawi Dragons Chapters 1-2 revised Pamela Najar-Simpson -#27974 SF The Twinkling, Chapters 0-3. John C. Christiansen -#27962 To read one of these RFDRs, visit the manuscripts page. (mss. are not linked here for security reasons.)
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