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]
News[It's Freebie Friday in the Critters Store...]
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.
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 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 28-Sep-2022 (Crits due 5-Oct-2022): F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapters 8&9 Eric Wilson -#30741 SF Strange Bird Pete Koziar -#30742 H An Ill-Fated Ride Brian Sellnow -#30743 SF The Uncertain Flight of The Butterfly, rev2 chapters 1 to 3 RFDR Viterbo Guedez -#30744 SF Emotive, Chapter 5 Jeff Naylor -#30745 SF Under the Digital Reign Peter Tyler -#30746 H Warped Brood Kevin Stadt -#30747 F Everlasting Marley Nox -#30748 SF The Sentience Deceit, Chapters 1-6 Tim Redden -#30749 Week of 5-Oct-2022 (Crits due 12-Oct-2022): SF DAO x NOD, chapter 1 Matt Sahr F Flower of Chaos Chapter 2 Curtis W. Berry SF SpaceKitty #1: Space Kitty at Last! Marc Fleury H Teeth and Nails Emmanuel Cardenas SF TBD Lakshya Ganeriwala SF Empath & Augur: Pages 1-10 Ezra Wu SF Lissa, Last of Her Kind Sandra Keisling F Breath of the Black Dragon King part 3 a rewrite James Brian Ross SF Expedition to Verdantia Jordan Barr H Worse than Demons; Chapter 1 Alec Manley Week of 12-Oct-2022 (Crits due 19-Oct-2022): F A Woman To Blame Chris Owens F The Song of a Burning Sky Nathaniel Getahun SF The Master Matt Britton F The Law of Magic John Lee SF The Palimpsest Will Riley F Champions & Guardians, Chapter 1 _RFDR_ Shawn Brooks F AllWorlds Anarchy Chapter Forty-Three Joel E. Roosa SF A Cornucopia of Drabbles Gabe Grimes H The Incredible Exploding Woman Jamie Hittman SF Body and Soul Alfred Garcia Week of 19-Oct-2022 (Crits due 26-Oct-2022): F Demon's Bargain, Chapter 2 Carla Hennes F A Dragon Looks at 4000 Ron Fein H The Boiler Ash Kingery H Trailer Park Fuckmeat Patrick Tibbits SF Glittering Blue Henry Bernard McFarland F Bullet Time Larry Hodges F The Artisan's Apprentice Sandra Skalski ====================================================================== (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]"): F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapters 10-12 Eric Wilson [5-Oct-2022] SF Emotive, Chapter 6 Jeff Naylor [5-Oct-2022] SF Emotive, Chapter 7 Jeff Naylor [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 8 Jeff Naylor [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 9 Jeff Naylor [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 10 Jeff Naylor [?] SF Song of the Kantari, Chapter 12 Brian Sellnow [5-Oct-2022] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 13 Eric Wilson [?] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 14 Eric Wilson [?] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 15 Eric Wilson [?] SF Song of the Kantari, Chapter 13 Brian Sellnow [?] SF Tunnel Rat, v2 Viterbo Guedez [5-Oct-2022] SF Song of the Kantari, Chapter 14 Brian Sellnow [?] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): H Fruiting Bodies Matthew McElhaney [07-Sep-2022] SF The Land Of Kivanistaja, Bk1, Ch2 Travis Gruber [21-Sep-2022] F The Glorious Illusion Tim McHugh [21-Sep-2022] F The Rest of Heaven, Partial Chapter 1 Morgan [28-Sep-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.