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]
Critters is 25!
This November, Critters is 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.
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.
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)
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 24-Nov-2021 (Crits due 1-Dec-2021): SF Delenda Est Thomas Beck -#30263 F Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 5 Charles Gull -#30264 SF Mountain's Gift, V2 Guy McDonnell -#30265 H The Elevator Jim Keane -#30266 F Two Men of the Cloth David Morel -#30267 SF Emotive, Chapter 20 Jeff Naylor -#30268 H The Ghost Witch - Part 1 Daniel Hawk Hicks -#30269 SF The Secret of the Winged Demons Chp 3 [@] George Guthridge -#30270 SF The Heart Remembers Ron Fein -#30271 SF Generation Loss Jamie Hittman -#30272 SF Timelapse, Chapters 1-3 Jacob Marchitell -#30273 SF Human by Its Own Choice Robert Young -#30274 Week of 1-Dec-2021 (Crits due 8-Dec-2021): SF Secret of the Winged Demons chps 4-5 [@] George Guthridge F Departed Chapters 5-6 Laura Mortensen F Variks World Alexy Dumenigo SF The Sacrificed, Chapter 3 Brian Wightman SF First Contact Sandra Keisling SF The strength of the silver light John Quincy Adams F The Shade Riders and the Vile Vampire ch 1-8 Beth Zurkowski SF Of Fog and Tusk, Possible Open No. 2 Tina Fox Berry SF Star Child N. M. Dudack SF Unicorn Ride Justin Wu SF Three Drops Of Poison, Chapters 1-3 Otto Veblin Week of 8-Dec-2021 (Crits due 15-Dec-2021): F AllWorlds Anarchy, Chapters Three and Four Joel E. Roosa F Neurowitch Chapters 1-3 Rianne Stowell SF Those Drab Walls Jennifer Scott F Cease and Desist John Willems SF From Our Bones A Garden Grows Will Milner SF Remembrance Chapter 16 Joy Manisha Holm SF The Star Thieves Galen T. Pickett H When Darkness Comes Kerry Cathers F Holloway John Lee SF November Worlds, chapters 5-7 V. R. Craft F The Shearing 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.) 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 Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 6 Charles Gull [1-Dec-2021] F Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 7 Charles Gull [?] F Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 8 Charles Gull [?] H The Camping Trip Jim Keane [1-Dec-2021] H The Deal Jim Keane [?] H Small Town Killer Chapter 1 Jim Keane [?] SF The Portal James Keane [?] H Dearly Departed John Willems [8-Dec-2021] SF Cell Phone Jim Keane [?] SF Who Rules the Dreary Coast Will Milner [8-Dec-2021] H Rough Flight Jim Keane [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 21 Jeff Naylor [1-Dec-2021] H Anastomosis Jamie M Hittman [1-Dec-2021] H The Ghost Witch - Part 2 Daniel Hawk Hicks [1-Dec-2021] H The Ghost Witch - Part 3: Conclusion Daniel Hawk Hicks [?] SF Secret of Winged Demons NEW chps 1-2 @George Guthridge [8-Dec-2021] F The Ones Who Returned Ron Fein [1-Dec-2021] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): F Outer Realm Advent of Fire Chapter 1 Abdul-Azeez Ayodele Azeez [29-Sep-2021] F The Sorcerer in the Never-Ending War Ellis Clay [20-Oct-2021] H Infernal Ike Quigley [20-Oct-2021] SF Book name yet to decide Chapter 1 Those Fuzzy wires Arsh Dhawan [03-Nov-2021] SF Einstein Lost his Head Vicky Pagarani [17-Nov-2021] F Elena Christopher Granholm [17-Nov-2021] ::: >> 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.