New entry Sep 16
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 almost 25!
In November, Critters will be 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)
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
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 14-Oct-2020 (Crits due 21-Oct-2020): F Where Some Have Gone Before, Parts I-III Joel E. Roosa -#29485 F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 27-30 Eric Wilson -#29486 SF The Nemesis Part I Chapter 1 Stephen Secor -#29487 F Madness Reigns Supreme - Chapter 2 Joshua Lieblein -#29488 SF The Primitive Charles Botsford -#29489 F For your own good Alex Vinicius Santana Souza -#29490 SF Tardigrades scottt godfrey -#29491 SF Electric Memories Don't Fade in the Evening Sun Michael Stevens -#29492 SF The Message Chris Hepler -#29493 F The Giant Swan of the Great Salt Lake Carl R. Cole III -#29494 F Engines of Sorcery Daniel Lauricella -#29495 SF Manywhere, Manyone, Manything NM Whitley -#29496 F Arrows in the Dark, chapter 3 Abigail Yates -#29497 Week of 21-Oct-2020 (Crits due 28-Oct-2020): H Spiders Under the Skin [@] Larry Hodges F Kaileva Sara Kilgore SF The Ambassador Attends the Final Fair revision 4.2 Robert Harpold H The Beautiful Creatures Carl Alves SF Azad Chapters 1-2 Pamela Najar F Maegics Heir: Mind Maege Predator Guy L Cramb SF Little Bear, Chapters 1-2 Christopher Ross F Chaoticum : Prelude - Chapter 2 Charles Gull F Faster Than the Dead Michelle Ng F The Last Dameryx Kelly Parrish SF The Barrier Between Kate Genellie F Worms of Flesh, Worms of Faith Jordan Chase-Young SF Galaxy Run, Chapters 9-11 James Edmund Dennis F Hallowed Beasts Chapters 1-3 Katelyn Sullivan SF The Strange Case of Theda Vermaak Sonja Myers Week of 28-Oct-2020 (Crits due 4-Nov-2020): SF The Light and the Dark Richard Zwicker F Stolen Blade, Chapters 1-2 Samia Hayes SF Empire Emilio Serrano SF The Wayfarer, Ch. 1 Zachary Kekac SF The Fourth Instar Kate Kelley SF Mac The Wife John Griffin SF Emotive, Chapter 4 Jeff Naylor H Praying for Sunrise Jim Keane H Chimney Sweep Jude Matulich-Hall SF The Linking, Chapters 1-5 Jeff Richardson F Riding the Midnight Breeze Joe Olson H A Family Recipe for Spice Cake Madeline Jacobson SF Forever Grey Chapters 2-3 Greg Tracii F The Greatest City Chapters 13-17 Clayton Niehaus Week of 4-Nov-2020 (Crits due 11-Nov-2020): F Walking the Darkmaker's Way, Part 5: Part Four: Crossing Shabhaan's Road William L Hunt H The Bump Victor Jimenez F Magic Adrift Robin Eliot F Once Upon a Tattered Toll Hannah Azok SF Too Slow for Surgery Russell Weisfield H Reality Peel 1 of 6 Dan Jolie F Treewalker, Teaser and Chapter 1 Jay D. Califf SF Red Eye Brian Lonberg F Calling Them Henry McFarland F The Birthright Stone, Chapter 1 John Christopher SF The Way of the Warrior Boris Layupan SF A Well Calculated Life Scott Towler SF In the Moment Barry Burnett F Rockie's Dream Matthew J Olson F Unbroken Laura Engelhardt F The Winter Bear Isabel Heynen H Roy G. Biv Elizabeth Montour SF Further to Fall, Chapters 11-12 Garrett Menning SF The Fair Jeffrey Abrams F Bridge at Ramageddon Chapm 2 & 3 Wayne M Merritt SF Chasidy Pascoe and the Carnival of Wonders Bill Stiteler SF Trade You Valentines Day for Halloween Douglas Kolacki ====================================================================== (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 Role of Law Wayne Martin [?] F Cloud Tracker Kaitlyn Mattson [?] F Chaoticum : Prelude - Chapter 3 Charles Gull [28-Oct-2020] F Chaoticum : Prelude - Chapter 4 Charles Gull [?] 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 No Smoking Allowed Jude Matulich-Hall [4-Nov-2020] F From Trash to Treasure Jude Matulich-Hall [?] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 31-32 Eric Wilson [21-Oct-2020] SF In the Country of Endless Daylight scottt godfrey [21-Oct-2020] SF Download scottt godfrey [?] SF Guidepost scottt godfrey [?] SF The Hand scottt godfrey [?] SF House scottt godfrey [?] SF Her Desher scottt godfrey [?] SF The Qwulne scottt godfrey [?] SF Prey scottt godfrey [?] SF Mites scottt godfrey [?] SF La'Sann scott Godfrey [?] SF Next Charles Botsford [21-Oct-2020] SF Cyberhomeless Alex Vinicius Santana Souza [21-Oct-2020] SF Invisible Bodies Alex Vinicius Santana Souza [?] H The Midnight Train Murders New Revision Jim Keane [4-Nov-2020] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 33-35 Eric Wilson [?] H The Elevator Jim Keane [?] H Birdbath Jude Matulich-Hall [?] SF The Engineer's Gamble Robert Harpold [28-Oct-2020] SF Hanover, Chapters 1-4 Jeff Richardson [4-Nov-2020] H The Curse NEW REVISION Jim Keane [?] SF Roland Darleigh Scott Godfrey [?] SF The Worlds of the Black Sun Scott Godfrey [?] SF The Wendigo Scott Godfrey [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 5 Jeff Naylor [4-Nov-2020] SF Emotive, Chapter 6 Jeff Naylor [?] H The Lure New Revision Jim Keane [?] F Eternal Shades in Heat and Frost Jordan Chase-Young [28-Oct-2020] H Possession Is Ten-tenths of the Law Richard Zwicker [4-Nov-2020] F The Pursuit of Eternal Love Alex Vinicius Santana Souza [?] SF When Love Goes Down the Drain Michael Stevens [21-Oct-2020] SF MONSTER! Alex Vinicius Santana Souza [?] SF Madness Reigns Supreme - Chapter 3 Joshua Lieblein [21-Oct-2020] SF Two Tickets for Purgatory Richard Zwicker [?] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): F Storms Past Laura-Marie Steele [26-Aug-2020] SF Of Buggies and Behemoths Sarah Rebecca Hovorka [26-Aug-2020] F AK Book Excerpt - 1 angela shteynbak [09-Sep-2020] SF Sweet Petals"-excerpt John Bettinger [09-Sep-2020] SF Towers in the dark. Chapter 1 Roman Rafalson [23-Sep-2020] SF Mae's Mission Jed Brinkley [07-Oct-2020] SF The Pole Star [mpc] Quinault Childs [14-Oct-2020] SF All in the Eyes of the Owl Prelude-Ch3 Nathan B. Bair [14-Oct-2020] ::: >> 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.