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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.

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.

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

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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 22-Sep-2021 (Crits due 29-Sep-2021):
 F   Request Denied                     Adam Pitts -#30158
 SF  The Voices In His Head             Charles Botsford -#30159
 F   Incursion                          Pete Koziar -#30160
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 1      Charles Gull -#30161
 H   The Portal 2nd revision            Jim Keane -#30162
 SF  Mage Farm Part 3 of 3              Sean Masters -#30163
 H   Boxes                              [@] George Guthridge -#30164
 SF  Retrograde                         Amanda Hard -#30165
 SF  The Way of the Warrior             Boris Layupan -#30166
 SF  The Linguist chapters 5-6          Don Iverson -#30167
 SF  A Brief Stop on the Way to Sheol   Carla Hennes -#30168

Week of 29-Sep-2021 (Crits due 6-Oct-2021):
 F   Killing Giants                     William Milner
 F   Cooking With Horn Powder           Russell Weisfield
 F   Outer Realm Advent of Fire Chapter 1  Abdul-Azeez Ayodele Azeez
 F   The Sorcerer in the Never-Ending War, Chapter 1-5  Ellis Clay
 F   By Land and Sea, Chapter 1         Zen Sugino
 SF  Trapped by space                   Keith Lammers
 SF  Grims War                          Janice A Clark
 SF  Across the Sunder, Chapters 29-34  Scott Malabarba
 F   Golden Pine Cone and Snake         Robert Young
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 17                Jeff Naylor
 SF  Christmas in Pandemonium-Chapter One-Revised  John Willems
 F   Five Fantastic Sure-Fire Ways to Get Rich Quick  Christopher Blake
 F   The Lung-Ta                        Su Napoleon
      (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 2      Charles Gull [29-Sep-2021]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 3      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 4      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 5      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 6      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 7      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 8      Charles Gull [?]
 SF  Sus                                Adam Pitts [29-Sep-2021]
 H   The Critter                        Adam Pitts [?]
 F   The Cursed Man                     Adam Pitts [?]
 H   Cell Phone 2nd Revision            Jim Keane [29-Sep-2021]
 H   Praying for Sunrise 2nd Revision   Jim Keane [?]
 H   Rough Flight                       Jim Keane [?]
 H   The Elevator 2nd revision          Jim Keane [?]
 F   Lost Child                         Sean Masters [29-Sep-2021]
 F   Laddie                             Sean Masters [?]
 F   Dancing Lady Golden Figurine       Robert Young [6-Oct-2021]
 H   The Camping Trip 2nd Revision      Jim Keane [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 18                Jeff Naylor [6-Oct-2021]
 H   The Deal                           Jim Keane [?]
 SF  The Linguist chapters 7-8          Don Iverson [29-Sep-2021]
 H   Small Town Killer Chapter 1        Jim Keane [?]
 SF  The Primitive                      Charles Botsford [29-Sep-2021]
 F   The Sorcerer in the Never-Ending War  Ellis Clay [6-Oct-2021]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   Dark One's Defeat                  Erin Shaw [28-Jul-2021]
 SF  The Worlds of the Black Sun        Scott Godfrey [04-Aug-2021]
 H   THE DREAMER OF THE DREAMS, Chapters 1-4  Nick Moser [11-Aug-2021]
 SF  The Wendigo                        Scott Godfrey [18-Aug-2021]
 SF  The Number Game                    RK Musgrave [18-Aug-2021]
 SF  The silent Reaper chapter 1        Michael Cermak [08-Sep-2021]
 SF  The Insidious Stars                Andrew Hilliar [15-Sep-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.]