New entry May 06
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 25!
This November, Critters is 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.
Space Travel for SF Writers
Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (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 whose 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
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 20-Oct-2021 (Crits due 27-Oct-2021): H The Critter Adam Pitts -#30205 F Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 3 Charles Gull -#30206 H Praying for Sunrise 2nd Revision Jim Keane -#30207 F Laddie Sean Masters -#30208 H Unknown Depths N. M. Dudack -#30209 SF Submission Tracking Ron Fein -#30210 SF Mission and Submission Will Milner -#30211 SF Guardian Angel, Chapters 31-35 Eric H. Bowen -#30212 F The Piper Michelle Felmlee -#30213 F By Land and Sea, Chapter 2-3 Zen Sugino -#30214 F Chaos and the Salt Sea Sue Franklin -#30215 SF Manywhere, Manyone, Manything NM Whitley -#30216 Week of 27-Oct-2021 (Crits due 3-Nov-2021): SF The Great Resignation John Willems SF November Worlds, Chapters 1-2 V. R. Craft SF The strength of the silver light John Quincy Adams SF Flawless Anomalies Stanlei Bellan SF What I Did Not Know Then Jon Christopher Stonecash F Doing Dishes with the Destroyer Annaliese Lemmon SF The Sacrificed, Chapters 1 & 2 Brian Wightman SF Fire, Sword & Diamond Prologue and Ch 1 Pamela Najar SF Remembrance Chapter 1 Manisha Holm F The Other Ixiptlatli Monica Rubio F The Mall Never Closes Douglas Kolacki SF Sky's the Limit, Part 1 John G. Papiewski SF Book name yet to decide Chapter 1 Those Fuzzy wires Arsh Dhawan H Phantasmagoria of the Pit William Sisskind SF Emotive, Chapter 19 Jeff Naylor F Bow of Barerafi Robert Young SF Moluntain's Gift Guy McDonnell F The Like Button Joe Latessa ====================================================================== (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]"): F Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 4 Charles Gull [27-Oct-2021] F Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 5 Charles Gull [?] F Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 6 Charles Gull [?] F Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 7 Charles Gull [?] F Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 8 Charles Gull [?] F The Cursed Man Adam Pitts [27-Oct-2021] H Rough Flight Jim Keane [27-Oct-2021] H The Elevator 2nd revision Jim Keane [?] H The Camping Trip 2nd Revision Jim Keane [?] H The Deal Jim Keane [?] H Small Town Killer Chapter 1 Jim Keane [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 20 Jeff Naylor [3-Nov-2021] SF Suzan Sean Masters [27-Oct-2021] SF The Portal REV 3 James Keane [?] SF A Probing Interview John Willems [3-Nov-2021] SF Human by Its Own Choice Robert Young [3-Nov-2021] F Cease and Desist John Willems [?] H An Offering Will Milner [27-Oct-2021] H Dearly Departed John Willems [?] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): F Dark One's Defeat Erin Shaw [28-Jul-2021] SF The Worlds of the Black Sun Scott Godfrey [04-Aug-2021] H THE DREAMER OF THE DREAMS, Chapters 1-4 Nick Moser [11-Aug-2021] SF The Wendigo Scott Godfrey [18-Aug-2021] SF The Number Game RK Musgrave [18-Aug-2021] SF The silent Reaper chapter 1 Michael Cermak [08-Sep-2021] SF The Insidious Stars Andrew Hilliar [15-Sep-2021] F Outer Realm Advent of Fire Chapter 1 Abdul-Azeez Ayodele Azeez [29-Sep-2021] F The Sorcerer in the Never-Ending War Ellis Clay [20-Oct-2021] H Infernal Ike Quigley [20-Oct-2021] ::: >> 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.