New entry Dec 07
P&E Has a New Caretaker!
I'm very happy to announce that P&E has been handed off to a new caretaker! Check out the site for news and such. Hurrah!
I'm being interviewed live on public radio for Critters 20th birthday. For those who want to listen, it's on the 10am (Mountain time) show on Thursday, 11/19/16, on Colorado Public Radio - www.cpr.org has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area. [Interview is done, you can listen on the site]
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!
Network speeding up
I'm switching the connection over to a new, shiny 10X faster network because of all the load. There might be bits of downtime as your boxes learn new addresses and things. Should be brief. Let me know of any prolonged outages you see.
Preditors & Editors Changeover
With the very sad passing of Dave Kuzminski, who ran P&E, I've taken over the P&E duties. Lots of what I hope are improvements; check it out at pred-ed.com.
is Dying has been Replaced
THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock
Announcing ReAnimus Press
If you need help making ebooks from manuscripts or print copies—or finding great stuff to read—look no further! An ebook publisher started by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]
Critters no longer accepting European Union members :(It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce Critters can no longer accept people in the European Union as members. This is a result of the "GDPR" privacy laws going into effect. I'm a big fan of privacy, and applaud the general idea behind the GDPR, but the way it's implemented forces me to close the door to EU writers. [read more why...]
Books from Critters!
Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.
Stayin' AliveIf you want to make a career of SF writing, STAYING ALIVE - A WRITER'S GUIDE by three-time SFWA President Norman Spinrad, published by your Critter Captain's ReAnimus Press, is an indispensable guide to the inside workings of the SF publishing industry by an expert.
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 17-Oct-2018 (Crits due 24-Oct-2018): SF Outpost on Targus VII Keir Puplett -#28065 F Poppin with the Devil Mary Makarova -#28066 SF Starrunner Chris Turner -#28067 SF Ashes to Ashes Amy Hammack Turner -#28068 SF Dreams Die Hard Thomas Beck -#28069 H Blood Activism Matthew Duerst -#28070 H Hit-and-Miss Madison Estes -#28071 SF The Throat of San Dante Renan Bernardo -#28072 F The Deadliest of Poisons Hannah Azok -#28073 SF Reflections of an Obsolete Man Paul Crawford -#28074 SF The Ghosts of Asteraceae chapter 2 Douglass Calmes -#28075 SF Descent Into the Cave of Dreams Alex Halimou -#28076 H Sea Level Rise Christopher Blake -#28077 F Dead Girl Working Elena Zimmerman -#28078 SF LACUNA Allison Estry -#28079 SF Throwaway Soldiers - Chapter 1 Colin Cortie -#28080 F Athena's Demand Sheena Dawn Byas -#28081 SF The Dome Project chapter 1 Elizabeth Dunbar -#28082 SF The Goblin Twin's First Great Mistake Joshua Nardi -#28083 Week of 24-Oct-2018 (Crits due 31-Oct-2018): F They Didn't Save Hitler's Brain Douglas Kolacki H The Last Zombie Christina Wott SF Pirates _Incomplete_ Tom Adams SF This Olde House Steven Fritz H A Change in the Quality of Light _opening_ Jesse Caedington F Dragon Marked _chapters 1-5_ Marta Lozinski H The Waves of Dark Hernan F The War of Ages Saga: Age of Darkness James Eyler F Rescuing the Enemy, Chapter 14 Jeff Naylor H A House Divided M.B.Vujacic SF Artificial Hope _Version 2_ Brian Palermo F Imprisonment Michelle Henrie F What Better Serves the Dead? Russ Gartz SF Pandora's Shadow - Prologue, C1 - RFDR Katherine R. Miller ====================================================================== (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 Stellar Jazz Zachary Arnold [?] F Sticks and Stones Keir Puplett [24-Oct-2018] SF The Ghosts of Asteraceae chapter 3 Douglass Calmes [24-Oct-2018] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): SF The Teacher's Assistant Chapters 1-5 Tomas Lapas [25-Jul-2018] SF Magic Studies Soren Berg [25-Jul-2018] SF Through the Shadows' Edge Judith F. Abraham [25-Jul-2018] F Betrayal, Prologue Jonathan Curtis [01-Aug-2018] F To Wake a Dreamer Joshua F. Potter [01-Aug-2018] H The Vape Shop D.W. Jones [08-Aug-2018] H Not in This Economy Jessica Orr [15-Aug-2018] F Warlord, Chapters 1-2 Keith McArdle [22-Aug-2018] F Demanding Knoledge Brad Davis [22-Aug-2018] H The Devil Took My Last Cigarette Jessica Orr [29-Aug-2018] F Unhinged, Chapters 1-8 Mihika Biswas [05-Sep-2018] SF Know When to Run Nic Barkdull [12-Sep-2018] H A Limbo Wrapped in Plastic Austin Gragg [19-Sep-2018] F The Feckless Toad Alfred Abrao [19-Sep-2018] SF Nectar Giacomo Hatanaka [19-Sep-2018] F Book One Elk Pack Series, "Bonded" Chapter 1 Shonda Sweeris [26-Sep-2018] H StageFright, Chapter Andrea L.S. Parkinson [03-Oct-2018] F One day, Prologue. Punpun Onodera [10-Oct-2018] F The Daughter of Allegheny David W. Wooddell [17-Oct-2018] ::: >> 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.