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Critter Notices


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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]









Books from Critters!

Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

The Sigil Trilogy

If 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.

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 15-May-2024 (Crits due 22-May-2024):
 SF  Weird of Agintar #2                [mpc] Joseph Hart -#31446
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 14   Brian Sellnow -#31447
 SF  Wokuo Incursion: Chapters 10-11    Dsle Cozort -#31448
 SF  Life for Prepared Stereo in Bb: Part 2 of 3  Matt Britton -#31449
 H   Wasabi                             John K. Kuempel -#31450
 H   The Threads Between Us             Charles George -#31451
 SF  The Last Hamburger in the World    Morgan Z Sowell -#31452

Week of 22-May-2024 (Crits due 29-May-2024):
 SF  At Home in the Cloud, Chapter Two  John Francis Willems
 SF  Hazel's Haunted House Adventure-Stave 1  Adam Zehnbauer
 SF  Eudoxiang                          Lucia Dolan
 H   Virobot Slayer                     Becky Neher
 SF  Kate                               Henry Bernard McFarland
 F   Sigyn's Victory Bowl               Richard Zwicker
 F   The Mentor's Last Battle           Robert Harpold
 F   Demons Bargain: Ordeal, Wedding, and Epilogue  Carla Hennes
 SF  The Faster Than Light Go Cart, Chapter 1  Tom Blackstone
 SF  The Masterpiece, Chapter 1, synopsis  Charles Botsford
 SF  A Star Apart, Chapters 1-2         Ray N. Franklin
 SF  Rabies                             Spencer Papandrea
 SF  A Song of a Million Raindrops      Scott Norris
 F   Rhus the Rat, Chapters 1-2         Jeremiah Price
      (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]"):
 H   The Invisible Assassin Chapter 1   Jim Keane [after-novel]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 15   Brian Sellnow [22-May-2024]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 16   Brian Sellnow [?]
 H   The Invisible Assassin Chapter 2   Jim Keane [?]
 SF  The Adventures of Tony and Ralf on Hoshikuzu ESO-23  Brian Sellnow [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 SF  Spectra                            Robert Jones [27-Mar-2024]
 F   The Cove, 30-36                    Trinity Gipson [03-Apr-2024]
 SF  Undersea Struggle Against The Kraken  Robert Jones [10-Apr-2024]
 F   The Cove, Chapters 37-42           Trinity Gipson [17-Apr-2024]
 SF  Hell's Precipice, Chapters 4-6     R.J. Melby [24-Apr-2024]
 F   Golden Threads                     Tiana Fike [24-Apr-2024]
 SF  Epitaph, Chapter 1                 Kameron Kenney [01-May-2024]
 H   Hell's Precipice, Chapters 7-9     R.J. Melby [08-May-2024]
 H   Hell's Precipice, Chapters 10-13   R.J. Melby [15-May-2024]

>> 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.]