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.
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 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.
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 9-Oct-2019 (Crits due 16-Oct-2019): H Found Dog at the Drive-In [mpc] Ashleigh Richie -#28739 F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapter 4 Eric Wilson -#28740 F Analy Stray Kevin P. Hallett -#28741 SF Frontier Chris Turner -#28742 SF The Road to Sanctuary Dan Reade -#28743 SF Nyota's Birds Amy Hammack Turner -#28744 SF The Sweeter Rest Jamie M. Boyd -#28745 F Age of Stone, Age of Iron JF Gabriel -#28746 SF Hin2LiftShipRevision01 Bob Freeman -#28747 SF Punk's Not Dead Andrew Giffin -#28748 SF The Churchill War Crimes Tribunal Clem Freedom -#28749 F The Hero's Successor Annaliese Lemmon -#28750 F Well of Solitude Lori Phillips -#28751 Week of 16-Oct-2019 (Crits due 23-Oct-2019): SF Perfectly Rational Gamblers Henry McFarland SF Sleeper Cell Jen Glowaski SF Further to Fall, Chapters 2-3 Garrett Menning F The Wizard's Tower, Chapters 4-5 Jason Newman F Gangland, Chapter 1 Carl Alves H Bad Reflection Rick Moyer SF A Fire Born-The First Dead Sun Anthony W H Sometimes I smile Geovani Zambrana H Trading It In Madison Estes SF The Poor Man's Vacation Steve Levandoski SF Escape from an Infinite Regress T M Heckman H My Nephew Will Bury Us in Trash Ted Carmichael H The Orthogonal Tunnel - Part 1 Joseph Mennuti SF Changelings excerpts revised Liam Corley F Bang the Drum Andrew Dibble F Machine Song Chapter 1 Part 1 Will Milner SF Blood & Power: The Calm Chapters 4&5 Javier Sobrado F Daughter of Medusa Francine Taylor SF A Job Seekers Guide to Necromancy Chapter 5-8 Clayton Niehaus F Bird Brings in a Threat Part One ed kratz F Dealing with Wyrms Holden Lee SF Punishing Gravity Yogesh Mohla SF The Road to Trnovo John R. Fino SF Fleet of the Faithless, Chapter I _New_ Nicolas Quattromani SF Free China Part 1 Ife J. Ibitayo ====================================================================== (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 LiftShip Design Bob Freeman [16-Oct-2019] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapter 5 Eric Wilson [16-Oct-2019] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 6-8 Eric Wilson [?] H Face Paint Geovani Zambrana [23-Oct-2019] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): SF Semper Fidelis: We are Rome George Nakashidze [19-Jun-2019] SF A Love Letter From Space Gavin Parmar [19-Jun-2019] SF Lost Tomorrows Seain Dunne [26-Jun-2019] F Escaping Rondella William Nalley [26-Jun-2019] SF The Final Judgement-Chapter 1-You Live You Die Stacey .S. Rivers [03-Jul-2019] F Destiny 101 Erwin Chege [03-Jul-2019] H Midnight Spook Jnoh Doer [03-Jul-2019] F A Tale of Hastir Damil Nathanael N.R [10-Jul-2019] SF The Final Judgement-Chapter 1 Stacey .S. Rivers [24-Jul-2019] SF Shouting at the Universe Chapters 1-3 Bobbie Falin [31-Jul-2019] H Half-Bedroom Rob Steiner [31-Jul-2019] F The hole in the whole Mariam Khodeir [31-Jul-2019] F A Tale of Hastir: Frostfall Damil N.R [07-Aug-2019] SF Am I Doing This Right? Adelle K Housker [14-Aug-2019] H The Diary of a Hated person,Chapter 1 Adi Mukherjee [14-Aug-2019] F Southern Fried Calvin Gregg [21-Aug-2019] F Land of the Enslaved R.A. Carter [04-Sep-2019] F Virgo, Serpentine, and Rebellion Rweena Samara [04-Sep-2019] F Freedom Tyler Sheley [04-Sep-2019] F Penumbra, Prologue & Ch. 1-2 Nick Johnson [11-Sep-2019] 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] ::: >> 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.