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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]









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.

The Sigil Trilogy

If 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.

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-Jun-2022 (Crits due 6-Jul-2022):
 F   AllWorlds Anarchy Chapter Thrity-Nine  Joel E. Roosa -#30609
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 3  Eric Wilson -#30610
 SF  Raven Black, Chapters 4-5          Pamela Najar -#30611
 F   Madness Found in a Bottle          Douglas Kolacki -#30612
 F   Calls of the Holy Water Bed        Russell Weisfield -#30613
 SF  The Caledonia Hotel Chapters 15-16 RFDR  Michael Stevens -#30614
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 3     Brian Sellnow -#30615
 F   Flowers on the Wall                Douglas Ryan -#30616
 SF  Astray                             Rick Moyer -#30617

Week of 6-Jul-2022 (Crits due 13-Jul-2022):
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 4     [mpc] Brian Sellnow
 SF  Edge Chronicles: Finally, a Pro    Becky Neher
 SF  Slingstar Myth2, Sara's Planet, Chapter 2  Donna Dion
 F   Lady Mila's Ring                   David Morel
 SF  The Lost City of Behemoths         Duncan Bieber
 F   Rune Hazard, Chapters 0-2          Ignazio Costanza
 H   Appalachia Deluge                  Ben Lockwood
 SF  And For Those Terminators Among Us  Charles Botsford
 SF  Bravely Fragile                    N. M. Dudack
 SF  All That Remains                   Guy McDonnell
 SF  Cackle 1555 Rose - Chapters 1.1-2.2  Diana R Green

Week of 13-Jul-2022 (Crits due 20-Jul-2022):
 SF  Seas of the Moon                   Lewis Siragusa
 F   Legendary Kingdoms, Chapters 1-8   Michael Paul Johnson
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 2                 Jeff Naylor
 H   Tiger                              Monica Rubio
 F   The Living and the Dead            Christopher Blake
      (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]"):
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 4  Eric Wilson [6-Jul-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 5  Eric Wilson [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 3                 Jeff Naylor [20-Jul-2022]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 4                 Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 5                 Jeff Naylor [?]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 5     Brian Sellnow [?]
 F   AllWorlds Anarchy Chapter Forty    Joel E. Roosa [6-Jul-2022]
 SF  Raven Black, Chapters 6-8          Pamela Najar [6-Jul-2022]
 F   AllWorlds Anarchy Chapter Forty-One  Joel E. Roosa [?]
 H   Cold Spots                         Duncan Bieber [13-Jul-2022]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   Monologue to a crowd               Ali Iftkhar [25-May-2022]
 SF  A Way Home                         Roger Ho [01-Jun-2022]
 SF  Guide to being yourself after a memory wipe  Holden Lee [29-Jun-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.]