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!
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.
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 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
The Critters Queue
Submission files 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 1-Feb-2023 (Crits due 8-Feb-2023): F Assassin Games Douglas Kolacki -#30899 F Apocalypse Cafe Tiffany James -#30900 SF Assimilation Quota John Edlund -#30901 SF The Sky Lords of Jupiter Jim Bortmas -#30902 Week of 1-Feb-2023 (Crits due 8-Feb-2023): F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 18 Eric Wilson SF Emotive, Chapter 12 Jeff Naylor F Who Would Be King T.W. Blackstone F Arranging Affairs, Part 1, Chapter 2 Russell Adans F Out of Reality, Chapters 1-5 Jeremiah S. Veldhuyzen Week of 1-Feb-2023 (Crits due 8-Feb-2023): F Still, in the Eyes of Gods, Chapter 1 Joe Stoeckl F After Magic Nell Clowder F Of Men and Mortals Aagneyo Mitra F Where True Love Lies, Chapters 1-3 Madison R. Szot F The Sea God and the Ghost Ash Kingery SF Song of the Kantari, Chapter 25 Brian Sellnow SF Convergence Troy McLaughlan F Demon's Bargain, Chapter 8 Carla Hennes H Everything Must Go Michael Bondies SF Memory Tap v. 2 Dan Battey Week of 8-Feb-2023 (Crits due 15-Feb-2023): SF Psych Becky Neher H The Mutants Jim Keane SF The Infinite Prison chapters 6-8 Jeff R Schroeder SF Gambler's Delight Matt Britton SF Traitor to His Species Natassia Dudack ====================================================================== (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 Emotive, Chapter 13 Jeff Naylor [8-Feb-2023] SF Emotive, Chapter 14 Jeff Naylor [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 15 Jeff Naylor [?] F Arranging Affairs, Part 1, Chapter 3 Russell Adans [8-Feb-2023] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapters 19 & 20 Eric Wilson [8-Feb-2023] F Codex Imaginarium John Edlund [8-Feb-2023] F The Startled Girl Douglas Kolacki [8-Feb-2023] SF Song of the Kantari, Chapter 26 Brian Sellnow [8-Feb-2023] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): H Dead Wrong James Hyde [21-Dec-2022] H The Paladin Matias Tautimez [01-Feb-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.