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ReAnimus Acquires Advent!

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Critters is 25!

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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
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Week of 18-May-2022 (Crits due 25-May-2022):
 F   AllWorlds Anarchy Chapters Twenty-Eight -- Thirty-Two  [mpc] Joel E. Roosa -#30539
 SF  The Desert Meditator's Last Stand - part 7 of 7  Dan Jolie -#30540
 F   The Godfather of Madagascar Chps 8-12  [@] George Guthridge -#30541
 SF  Odd Together                       N. M. Dudack -#30542
 SF  My Job at the Post Office Helps Me Understand the Humans Better  Marc Fleury -#30543
 F   Butterfly Princess                 John Quincy Adams -#30544
 F   Why the Bookmobile Exploded        Barbara Patten -#30545
 SF  SlingStar Myth: Sara's Planet, Chapter 1  Donna Dion -#30546
 SF  Bridge Builders                    Lewis Siragusa -#30547
 SF  Wine From the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil  Winston Han -#30548
 F   Caffeinomancer                     Eddie Beeby -#30549
 H   The Unhallowed Horseman" - Full Novel  Jude S. Walko -#30550

Week of 25-May-2022 (Crits due 1-Jun-2022):
 F   The Rooming House at the Gates of Hell  [mpc] Barbara Patten
 SF  The Starship, From a Distance, Chapters 1-2  Robert Harpold
 H   Chamber                            Henry McFarland
 SF  Sonrise: Jetta's Prologue          Ife J. Ibitayo
 H   Last Confession of a Luftwaffe Ace  Douglas Kolacki
 SF  Invaders or Saviours, Chapters 1-3  G Todesco
 F   The Snake God                      Kaitlyn Price
 F   An Inadequate Sacrifice            David Felix
 F   Fever Dream of the Bonehead        Joel Young
 F   Monologue to a crowd               Ali Iftkhar
 SF  Oxygen Smuggling in the Transverse  Garry Garrett

Week of 1-Jun-2022 (Crits due 8-Jun-2022):
 SF  The Last One                       Chase Davies
 SF  Sky's the Limit _novel forward_    John G. Papiewski
 H   Dunglo 17                          Adam Pitts
 F   Aether, Chapters 1-2               Cal Thompson
 SF  A Way Home                         Roger Ho
 SF  Lazarus Dreams Pt 4 of 4           Nell Norrell
 F   Paradise Bound                     John Lee
 F   Soljourner ch 2                    Dale Johnson
 SF  Salt, Pepper and Space Dust, rev1  Viterbo Guedez
 F   Channeling the Northern Lights     Tiffany James

Week of 8-Jun-2022 (Crits due 15-Jun-2022):
 SF  Raven Black, Chapters 1-3          Pamella Najar
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 2  Eric Wilson
 F   The artist and the knight          Holden Lee
 F   AllWorlds Anarchy Chapters Thirty-Three -- Thirty-Eight  Joel E. Roosa
 SF  The Caledonia Hotel Chapters 13-14 RFDR  Michael Stevens
 SF  Mangoes and Chains                 Matthew D Ross
 SF  I Thought of Stars                 Joe Olson
 SF  Blessings of the Sleeper           Andrew Giffin
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 1     Brian Sellnow
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      (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.)

Symbols:

[@] - 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]"):
 SF  Clean Science                      Dan Jolie [25-May-2022]
 SF  SlingStar Myth 2, chapter2         Donna Dion [25-May-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 3  Eric Wilson [15-Jun-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 4  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   The Godfather of Madagascar - chaps 8-10  [?]
 F   The Immortal Soldier at Versailles  Douglas Kolacki [1-Jun-2022]
 SF  Oxyggen Smuggling in the Transverse  Garry Garrett [1-Jun-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 5  Eric Wilson [?]
				-+-

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 SF  Two Robots                         Joe [06-Apr-2022]
 F   Drove myself to the bar in the rain  Ali Iftkhar [13-Apr-2022]
 F   Flying Brian                       Peter John Sides [13-Apr-2022]
 H   Ensure Your Unsafety , Chapters 1-4  Greg Schneider [20-Apr-2022]
 H   Echoes Of War                      C.S. Parker [20-Apr-2022]
 H   Torcher                            Catlyn Ladd [27-Apr-2022]
 H   A New Voice                        Jake Baldwin [27-Apr-2022]
 H   To kill the Emperor of America     Peter John Sides [04-May-2022]
 SF  Dewpoint                           Ali Iftkhar [04-May-2022]
                                :::


>> 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.]