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Critter Notices


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!

Book Recommendation

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 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.

A Guide to Barsoom

The ultimate, definitive GUIDE TO BARSOOM from ReAnimus Press. NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO. The best guide to Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars series.

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)

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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 29-Mar-2023 (Crits due 5-Apr-2023):
 F   The Enchantress and the Scholar, Chapters 1-2, rev 1.  [mpc] Lawrence A. Clough -#30968
 F   Arranging Affairs, Part 1, Chapter 4  Russell Adans -#30969
 F   Red and Hank vs. the Zombie Acowpolypse  [@] Dwayne Minton -#30970
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapters 21 & 22  Eric Wilson -#30971
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 28 _End_  Brian Sellnow -#30972
 SF  The Last Straw, Chapter 1          Theresa Story -#30973
 SF  Worth and Value in Grayscale       Natassia Dudack -#30974
 F   Demon's Bargain, Chapter 10        Carla Hennes -#30975
 F   Yet to be Named, Chapter 2         Timothy Webster -#30976
 SF  Everyone Looks like a Movie Star, Chapter 1  Christian L. Campbell -#30977
 F   The Last Day                       Marquela Ivory Nunes -#30978
 SF  The Lessons, the Teachings, and the Law  Jeffrey Carey -#30979
 F   Stalwart of the Circle, Chapter 1  Joe Mullich -#30980
 SF  The Death and Tragic Rebirth of Lila Cron  Jonathan Robinson -#30981

Week of 5-Apr-2023 (Crits due 12-Apr-2023):
 SF  A Squirrel in Time                 Sandra Skalski
 SF  The Infinite Prison Ch. 9-11       Jeff R Schroeder
 H   Dude, It Wasn't Rabies             Frank John Verderame
 F   Little Cross: Chapter One          Alex Amaya
 SF  Gambler's Delight                  Matt Britton
 SF  The Heart Remembers                Ron Fein
 F   BarkTar Chapter 2                  John Quincy Adams
 F   Like Real People Do _Working Title_ - Chapters 1-2  Krysten Manke
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 15                Jeff Naylor
 SF  Attractive Frequencies             Becky Neher
 SF  The Dream of the Yog               John Edlund
 F   Dancing Mountain, Chapter 1        Donna J Walker
 SF  The Wilding Year                   Jamie M. Boyd
      (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]"):
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 23  Eric Wilson [5-Apr-2023]
 F   Demon's Bargain, Chapter 11        Carla Hennes [5-Apr-2023]
 F   Arranging Affairs, Part 2, Chapter 5  Russell Adans [5-Apr-2023]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 24  Eric Wilson [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 SF  Rough Night in Gemini 525          Andi Sadiku [01-Mar-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.]