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The Sigil Trilogy

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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)

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The Critters Queue

Manuscripts themselves are here.

Queue of manuscripts out or to be sent (dates are estimated,
depending on number of mss. sent out, which depends on number of
members; probabalistically, the end of the queue is usually about
a month away):

     Title                      	Author
Week of 10-Apr-2024 (Crits due 17-Apr-2024):
 SF  No Solomon Here                    [mpc] Jeff Naylor -#31406
 F   Map of Tomorrow                    Richard Zwicker -#31407
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 41  Eric Wilson -#31408
 F   Spelling Trouble, Chapter 5        Brian Sellnow -#31409
 SF  The Eye in the Sky of the Blueberry Pie  [@] Larry Hodges -#31410
 SF  More Machine than Human part 3     James Ross -#31411
 SF  Flower of Life - Chapters 1-2      Kim Kupper Oshinski -#31412
 F   Soul Division - Chapters 1-3       [@] David Lee Zweifler -#31413

Week of 17-Apr-2024 (Crits due 24-Apr-2024):
 H   Commute                            Kevin Ryan
 SF  Human Arithmetic                   Joe Olson
 SF  Almost Human                       Sandra Skalski
 F   The Cove, Chapters 37-42           Trinity Gipson
 SF  Fastest Feet                       Carla Casewit
 SF  ephemeral echoes                   Anthony Abraham
 F   Tacos del Soul, part 5             Steve Palmer
 SF  Wokuo Incursion: Chapters 7-9      Dsle Cozort
 F   Slay All Giants                    Andrew Giffin
 SF  Zero Days, Chapter 0               David Barlev

Week of 24-Apr-2024 (Crits due 1-May-2024):
 SF  Hell's Precipice, Chapters 4-6     R.J. Melby
 F   That Uncanny Valley                Chris Owens
 F   Golden Threads                     Tiana Fike
 SF  Witi Chapter 1                     Vincent Bly
 F   Demon's Bargain: Garden of Tears   Carla Hennes
 F   Nine Lives, Secret Wish            Douglas Kolacki
 SF  Life for Prepared Stereo in Bb: Part 1 of 3  Matt Britton
 SF  At Home in the Cloud               John Francis Willems
      (Note, if the last week above looks abnormally large, it probably
      needs me to add a new week, a task I do manually when I get around
      to it.  Future critique dates are approximate and subject to change.)


[@] - Pro [SFWA/HWA] author
[*] - Extra week(s) for holidays/aburt-out-of-town.
[mpc] - Most Product Critter Award winner
[!] - Special non-Wednesday dates because Critter Captain will be out of town
[ERROR!] - This means there is a problem and your manuscript will NOT be
     sent out - Contact the Critter Captain ASAP if you see this by your name.

Waiting to enter Queue (Will enter at end of queue on "[date]"):
 H   The Invisible Assassin Chapter 1   Jim Keane [after-novel]
 F   Spelling Trouble, Chapter 6        Brian Sellnow [17-Apr-2024]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 14   Brian Sellnow [?]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 15   Brian Sellnow [?]
 SF  Flower of Life Ch. 3-4             Kim Kupper Oshinski [17-Apr-2024]
 SF  Flower of Life Ch. 5-6             Kim Kupper Oshinski [?]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 16   Brian Sellnow [?]
 H   Hell's Precipice, Chapters 7-9     R.J. Melby [1-May-2024]
 SF  Flower of Life Ch. 7-8             Kim Kupper Oshinski [?]
 H   The Invisible Assassin Chapter 2   Jim Keane [?]
 H   Hell's Precipice, Chapters 10-13   R.J. Melby [?]
 SF  Flower of Life Ch. 9-10            Kim Kupper Oshinski [?]
 SF  Flower of Life Ch. 11-12           Kim Kupper Oshinski [?]
 SF  The Adventures of Tony and Ralf on Hoshikuzu ESO-23  Brian Sellnow [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   The Cove, Chapters 8-18            Trinity Gipson [06-Mar-2024]
 F   The Eruption                       Eric Johnson [06-Mar-2024]
 F   The Plosic Anarchists: Chapter 1   Betty Lu [06-Mar-2024]
 SF  Dazzling Gymnastics Girls          Robert Jones aka Stanley Brownstone [13-Mar-2024]
 F   The Cove, Chapters 19-29           Trinity Gipson [20-Mar-2024]
 SF  Spectra                            Robert Jones [27-Mar-2024]
 F   The Cove, 30-36                    Trinity Gipson [03-Apr-2024]
 SF  Undersea Struggle Against The Kraken  Robert Jones [10-Apr-2024]

>> Note 1:  Held manuscripts are removed after four weeks on hold and
>> must be resubmitted.

>> Note 2:  It is the *author's* responsibility to notify Aburt when
>> they have brought up their critique count and want their ms. sent out.

[Click here to see the queue including archival data from 1995.]