New entry Dec 07
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.
How to Write SF
The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells by Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editor. (This is one of the books your ol' Critter Captain learned from himself, and I highly recommend it.) (Also via Amazon)
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 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 29-Jul-2020 (Crits due 5-Aug-2020): H It's Always There [mpc] Adam Pitts [?] -#29321 F Midday in the Gardens of Good and Evil _and_ Of All the Doors in All the Worlds. . . Joel E. Roosa -#29322 SF The Left Head of Cerberus [@] Dwayne Minton -#29323 SF Level Ground Amit Gupta -#29324 H The Lure Chapters 1 to 10 REV A Jim Keane -#29325 H Flowers on the Wall Douglas Ryan -#29326 F Maid Knight Matthew J Olson -#29327 F Till Death Do Us Part Adeline J. Schultz -#29328 SF The Man Under the Bathroom Sink Jesse Cunningham -#29329 F The Little Demon Master, Chapters 1-2 Doris Zhou -#29330 H The Suicide Forest Linda Gould -#29331 SF The Trash Artisan Problem Jeff Weitzel -#29332 SF Away from the Brilliance of Life Clancy Weeks -#29333 SF Emotive, Chapter 1 Jeff Naylor -#29334 Week of 5-Aug-2020 (Crits due 12-Aug-2020): SF Let it Go [mpc] Adam Pitts SF Repopulation Gary S. Opas F Small Demons - Part One Jude Matulich F Drought Mani Nezami H Deathly Denial Kelly Parrish F A Tribute of Bulls, Chapter Two Kerry Cathers H A Maze, Heartless and Cold Glen Noble SF The Found Ship Joe Belarge H Halloween Is for Starting Over Madeline Jacobson H Ghosts of Wars Past Sean Masters F Co:ExisT _The Calm Before the storm_ Md. Naimur Rahman F I Will, If You Will Michael Bondies SF Convergence Devon Delfino SF Exterminites Scott Morgan Week of 12-Aug-2020 (Crits due 19-Aug-2020): SF accidental rider Ross Middleton SF Galaxy Run, Chapters 2 and 3 James Edmund Dennis SF 3 Billion Heartbeats Jonathan G. Chew SF Engines of Immortality Raghasudhan K F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapter 25 Eric Wilson SF Snikabah John Griffin F Guilds of Aevalei, Prologue-Chapter 1 Adam Martin SF The Sum of Its Parts _part 1 of 2_ Richard Zwicker F Shadow's Birth Holden Lee SF The Celebrity Scenario Jamie M. Boyd H Changeling, Chapters 1-3 H. D. Grande SF Wormy Nikhil Guleria F Of Wind and Lightning _Selah_ Ella Walker Henderson SF Death Arbiter Franz Pattison (as H.M. Friendly) Week of 19-Aug-2020 (Crits due 26-Aug-2020): SF Quanlee's Quest S A Shears F Arrows in the Dark, chapter 2 Abigail Yates F The Evening Star Rachel Faith SF A, B, B, A Russ N. F Grendel & Me Vince Bonasso F Magic Adrift Robin Eliot F The Sculptor Joe Vance F Of the Dragon Guild Eli Cepeda SF Waiting Around To Die v2 Michael Stevens SF Less Than a Heartline Away Renan Bernardo F A Man's Cup Adam Pitts H The Torrid Captaincy of Henry Armistead, Chapters 1-2 Robert Beverly F Shift Chapter 2 Julia Kell F Dancing in The Treetops Sandra Skalski Week of 26-Aug-2020 (Crits due 2-Sep-2020): SF Public Thrill K.C. Ahia F Storms Past Laura-Marie Steele SF Casey Travels West, Ch.4 _+ Prologue_ Barry Burnett SF Further to Fall, Chapter 9 Garrett Menning SF The Superspreader Clem Freedom H What Waits in the Shadows Michelle Ng SF Einstein 2.0 John E Uth SF Little Bear, Chapters 1-2 Christopher Ross SF Rock Opera Donald Jodon F A Light In Darkness, Chapter 1 Matt Krizan ====================================================================== (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 [?] H LOADED Jonathan G. Chew [19-Aug-2020] H The Midnight Train Murders Jim Keane [5-Aug-2020] F The Lonely Road Linda Gould [5-Aug-2020] F Memoir of a Broken Leg Adam Pitts [?] H The Curse Jim Keane [?] SF Revival and Reunification Joe Belarge [12-Aug-2020] SF Mr. Jacobi's Day Out Michael Stevens [26-Aug-2020] H Body on the Bumper Jude Matulich Hall [12-Aug-2020] SF Casey Travels West, Ch.4 _+ Prologue_ v.2 Barry Burnett [2-Sep-2020] SF Emotive, Chapter 2 Jeff Naylor [5-Aug-2020] SF Emotive, Chapter 3 Jeff Naylor [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 4 Jeff Naylor [?] F Captain Long Beard Matthew J Olson [5-Aug-2020] H The Red Void Adam Pitts [?] F While You Were Away _and_ In Search Of Joel E. Roosa [5-Aug-2020] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): F Adela Smith, Exorcist Megan Quinn [24-Jun-2020] F Shadow Walker Chapter 1-6 Ian Johnson [24-Jun-2020] F The Future History of the Grail -- Prologue Joe Follansbee [01-Jul-2020] SF Marvin's Diary J.C. Gagan [01-Jul-2020] SF The Far Traveler Franco Alvarado [08-Jul-2020] H Cow Tipping Thomas Brumskill [08-Jul-2020] SF Human Eclipse Craig Lipman [15-Jul-2020] F Omeron _Chapter 1_ Alexander R Davis [15-Jul-2020] SF That day all cattle hope for Yacine GACI [15-Jul-2020] H The Serenity to Accept the Things I Cannot Change Preston Chase [22-Jul-2020] F Sun, Swords, and Secrets _Chapters 1-3_ Alex Scout Lead [29-Jul-2020] SF Unable to see the truth charlie Fischer [29-Jul-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.