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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]









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' Alive

If 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)

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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 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.)


[@] - 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.

[Click here to see the queue including archival data from 1995.]