New entry Dec 07
I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.
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!
THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock
Announcing ReAnimus Press
If you're looking for great stuff to read from bestselling and award-winning authors—look no further! ReAnimus Press was founded by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]
Critters is 23!
Yes, 23 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!
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.
A Guide to BarsoomThe ultimate, definitive GUIDE TO BARSOOM from ReAnimus Press. NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO. The best guide to Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars series.
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 6-Nov-2019 (Crits due 13-Nov-2019): SF Flash Trio Amy Hammack Turner -#28789 SF Merka Part 2 Ch 9-11 Pamela Najar-Simpson -#28790 F Transplanter X Douglas Kolacki -#28791 F The Fishing Lesson T. M. Mosher -#28792 F Mages Unbound Ch. A6 Laura Engelhardt -#28793 SF History of the Conflict Prologue Chpts 1 2 Stephen Secor -#28794 SF The Sight of Distant Shores V2 Andrew Giffin -#28795 SF Changelings: Commission's End, Chapters 3-4 Liam Corley -#28796 SF Chromosome 47 - Prologue Omar Firestone -#28797 F A Fire Born-The First Sead Sun Anthony W -#28798 SF How to eat a cricket Yacine GACI -#28799 F Witchfire Raphaelle Race -#28800 SF Conclusion Ryan Smith -#28801 SF The Great Rift Between Us JC Crochet -#28802 Week of 13-Nov-2019 (Crits due 20-Nov-2019): H Hit-and-Miss Chapters 1-3 [mpc] Madison Estes SF What Humans Want [@] Chet Gottfried F Gift or Grave Kevin Lane SF Trial in Consensus Andrew Dibble SF Free China Part 2 Ife J. Ibitayo SF Further to Fall, Chapter 4 Garrett Menning F Bird Brings in a Threat, Part 2 Ed Kratz SF Death and the Professor Leila Martin SF Extras Christopher Blake F A Job Seekers Guide to Necromancy Chapter 9-12 Clayton Niehaus F The Presidential Visit Carl Alves Week of 20-Nov-2019 (Crits due 27-Nov-2019): SF Machine Song, Chapter 1 Part 2 Will Milner SF The Patterns Between Francine Taylor SF Blood & Power: Calm, Chapter 5 Javier Sobrado SF Wings of Dreams Mike Whittle F Storm in the Brutalist Woods William Broom SF Slingstar Myth, Chapter 1 - Revised Donna Dion McElroy F Quiet Days John R Fino F Cap Guns, Lures, and Superheroes Kyle Walker F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 6-8 Eric Wilson F The Gryffoniers Chapters 4-6 Beth Carlock F The Key to the City Steve Levandoski SF The Only One, Prologue Juno Kwon SF The Sky Helmet Joel Schroeder SF Escape from an Infinite Regress, Version 2 T. M. Heckman ====================================================================== (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 Changelings: Rebirth Ch 5-6 Liam Corley [13-Nov-2019] H Isolation Ryan Smith [13-Nov-2019] SF Die Ewige Flamme _Eternal Flame_ Douglas Kolacki [13-Nov-2019] F Bolotniks _Mages Unbound_ Laura Engelhardt [13-Nov-2019] F Boston Attack _Mages Unbound_ Laura Engelhardt [?] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): H America, America this is You Korie Conyers [18-Sep-2019] H Decontamination Daniel Ensalaco [18-Sep-2019] SF THRESHOLD - Sci-Fi Techno-Thriller Scott Falcon [02-Oct-2019] F Pathology Michael DeDominicis [09-Oct-2019] F The Wolf King Chapters 1-5 Mitch Lankert [09-Oct-2019] H Sometimes I smile Geovani Zambrana [16-Oct-2019] SF Chapter 1 Campbell S. Crum [23-Oct-2019] H Face Paint Geovani Zambrana [30-Oct-2019] ::: >> 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.