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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

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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

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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.)


[@] - 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.

[Click here to see the queue including archival data from 1995.]