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Critter Notices


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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]









Books from Critters!

Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

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

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 29-Nov-2023 (Crits due 6-Dec-2023):
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 35  Eric Wilson -#31256
 F   No Man's Daughter Ch 2             Justine Lombardi -#31257
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 7    Brian Sellnow -#31258
 SF  Mathball                           [@] Larry Hodges -#31259
 F   Into the Id - Chap3                Gabrielle Laufer -#31260
 H   Don't Look Out the Window          Matthew J. Olson -#31261

Week of 6-Dec-2023 (Crits due 13-Dec-2023):
 F   The Volcano Beyond the Troll's Mountain Range  [mpc] Russell Weisfield
 H   That Old Familiar Feeling          Andrew Giffin
 F   The Moths                          Rachel Messinger
 SF  The Cave, Chapters 1-5             Jeff Richardson
 SF  Nanite Wars : Earth                Joel Stanley
 SF  Unnatural Partners                 Jamie M. Boyd
 SF  Botter World _part 1/2_            Becky Neher

Week of 13-Dec-2023 (Crits due 20-Dec-2023):
 F   The bowl and the hands             Larisa Walk
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 27                Jeff Naylor
 SF  Sweetness and Light                Reg Hamilton
 F   Flowers of Love                    Aydan Hasanli
 F   Demon's Bargain, Chapter 20        Carla Hennes
 F   When the Chains Break, Chapter 3   Ronda Tuschhoff
 F   The Christmas Truce Never Ends     Douglas Kolacki
 SF  The Whole Truth                    Brian Brennan
 F   Cupidity                           Kathleen C
 SF  The Birding Dynasty of House Matriska Falls to Second Place  Robert Harpold
 F   An Act of Courage                  Matthew Hall
 SF  One More Time                      Jason Schifano
 SF  Interstellar Womb                  Guy McDonnell
 SF  Break a Leg _and Fly_              Viterbo Guedez
      (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   Hitchhiking                        Matthew Olson [6-Dec-2023]
 H   Small Town Killer                  Jim Keane [after-novel]
 H   Surviving                          Matthew Olson [?]
 H   Small Town Killer Chapter 2        Jim Keane [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 28                Jeff Naylor [20-Dec-2023]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 29                Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 30 / Epilogue     Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 8    Brian Sellnow [6-Dec-2023]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 9    Brian Sellnow [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 36  Eric Wilson [6-Dec-2023]
 F   Spelling Trouble, Chapter 4        Brian Sellnow [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 37  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 38  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   Demon's Bargain, Chapter 21        Carla Hennes [20-Dec-2023]
 F   When the Chains Break, Chapter 4   Ronda Tuschhoff [20-Dec-2023]
 SF  When the Chains Break _Chapter 5_  Ronda Tuschhoff [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 SF  A New Message                      Brad Bolin [25-Oct-2023]

>> 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.]