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Critter Notices


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!

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'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 25!

Last November, Critters turned 25 years old! 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.

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)

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 who's 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

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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 23-Nov-2022 (Crits due 30-Nov-2022):
 SF  The Telcat Progect - Revenge of the Telepathic Cats  Carl Frederick -#30821
 F   The Jellyfish                      Joe Olson -#30822
 F   Daydream, Chapters 1-2             Leanna Zimmerman -#30823
 SF  Spin Control                       Peter Tyler -#30824
 SF  Critical Impact Vulnerabilities    Brian Scott Pauls -#30825
 H   Nursery Rhymes                     James Hyde -#30826

Week of 30-Nov-2022 (Crits due 7-Dec-2022):
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 8                 Jeff Naylor
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 14  Eric Wilson
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapters 16 & 17  Brian Sellnow
 SF  Conflict of Interest - 80.774727   Erik Goldsmith
 F   1001 Things to Do After You Die, Chapter 1 v2  Tiffany James
 F   Princess and the Squirrel          John Quincy Adams
 SF  Royal Fortune is a Go              Douglas Kolacki
 F   Demon's Bargain, Chapter 5         Carla Hennes
 SF  The Finest Truest Mind             Henry McFarland
      (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]"):
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 9                 Jeff Naylor [7-Dec-2022]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 10                Jeff Naylor [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 15  Eric Wilson [7-Dec-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 16  Eric Wilson [?]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapters 18 & 19  Brian Sellnow [7-Dec-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 17  Eric Wilson [?]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 20    Brian Sellnow [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 18  Eric Wilson [?]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 21    Brian Sellnow [?]
 SF  Chthonic Echoes                    Brian Scott Pauls [30-Nov-2022]
 F   Daydream, Chapters 3-4             Leanna Zimmerman [30-Nov-2022]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 H   Fruiting Bodies                    Matthew McElhaney [07-Sep-2022]
 SF  The Land Of Kivanistaja, Bk1, Ch2  Travis Gruber [21-Sep-2022]
 F   The Glorious Illusion              Tim McHugh [21-Sep-2022]
 F   The Rest of Heaven, Partial Chapter 1  Morgan [28-Sep-2022]
 SF  TBD                                Lakshya Ganeriwala [05-Oct-2022]
 F   The Song of a Burning Sky          Nathaniel Getahun [12-Oct-2022]
 SF  The Clean                          Alexandr Antonov [09-Nov-2022]
 SF  ALJIS                              Marc Dalesandro [23-Nov-2022]
 SF  A Colorful Truth                   Lewis Siragusa [23-Nov-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.]