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]
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Critters is 23!
Yes, 23 years ago Critters was born. 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)
New Book from a Critter Member**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member whose unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM
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 4-Dec-2019 (Crits due 11-Dec-2019): SF Not with a Bang, but a Sigh [mpc] Christopher Henderson -#28839 SF The Scars We Bear Henry McFarland -#28840 F Cinderella's Kitchen Amy Hammack Turner -#28841 SF H2LiftShips, a tech manual for a future Bob Freeman -#28842 SF Untitled SF story Gabe Grimes -#28843 SF The Sight of Distant Shores V3 Andrew Giffin -#28844 SF Property of Aurelianus [@] Larry Hodges -#28845 F What I Know Haneen J Babbitt -#28846 F Curse of the Gargoyle Abbot Kevin Lane -#28847 Week of 11-Dec-2019 (Crits due 18-Dec-2019): F Run!, full story Samuel Simons SF Two Variations on Default Salvation Andrew Dibble H Deep Splinter Dustin SF How to eat a cricket - V2 Yacine GACI H The Great Rift Between Us _V2_ JC Crochet F The Manager of a Chicken Franchise in Vinland -v2- Brian Lonberg H My Grandmother, Big Bill, and the Little Men and Me Ed Kratz F What Remains Francine Taylor F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapter 9 Eric Wilson SF A Job Seekers Guide to Necromancy Chapter 13-15 Clayton Niehaus Week of 18-Dec-2019 (Crits due 25-Dec-2019): SF Quarterbot Pete Koziar SF Strange Guests Chapter 1 Mike Whittle F The Crumbs of My Body Renan Bernardo F A Textbook Case of Madness Madison Estes F The Sheenseeker - Prologue Heather Gaither F West of the Sunset William Broom F The Numismatist Jeff Sullins SF Blood & Power: Calm, Chapter 6 Javier Sobrado F Boston Attack _Mages Unbound_ Laura Engelhardt H Monster Waxup Douglas Kolacki SF Changelings: Rebirth Ch 7-8 Liam Corley SF Black Rain Gregory Tanis ====================================================================== (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 H2LiftShips, the story Bob Freeman [11-Dec-2019] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 10-11 Eric Wilson [18-Dec-2019] SF Less Than a Heartline Away Renan Bernardo [25-Dec-2019] F The Sheenseeker - Chapter 1 _Lindys_ Heather Gaither (Jonni Cling) [25-Dec-2019] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): H Sometimes I smile Geovani Zambrana [16-Oct-2019] SF Chapter 1 Campbell S. Crum [23-Oct-2019] H Face Paint Geovani Zambrana [30-Oct-2019] F The Edgelord's Son Nick Thompson [04-Dec-2019] ::: >> 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.