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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]









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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)

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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 19-Jun-2024 (Crits due 26-Jun-2024):
 F   The Mentor's Last Battle           Robert Harpold -#31479
 SF  Witi Chapters 1 & 2                Vince Bly -#31480
 SF  Shakespeare Dines on Butterflies   Eli Cepeda -#31481
 F   The Rising of the Celestial Tides Ch1-2  Jacy Gale Bloom -#31482

Week of 26-Jun-2024 (Crits due 3-Jul-2024):
 SF  Do Geese See God                   J.F. Gabriel
 SF  Flytrap, chapters 1 to 5           Viterbo Guedez
 SF  Sand Day, chapter 20               Lucia
 F   Upon This Lonesome Wild, Chapters 1-5  Jacee K. Simons

Week of 3-Jul-2024 (Crits due 10-Jul-2024):
 H   Patchwork Box                      Stephen Shewmake
 H   Welcome, Doug                      Bryce Paradis
 SF  Adrift                             Jason Schifano
 SF  Nanite War Chapter 4               Joel Stanley
 SF  Essence                            ROBERT PHILBROOK
 SF  Mark of the Predator, chapters 17 and 18  Brian Sellnow
      (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]
 H   The Invisible Assassin Chapter 2   Jim Keane [?]
 SF  Artifacts in the Library on Shih Shen  J.F. Gabriel [3-Jul-2024]
 SF  Hangdawg Tuesday Afternoon         Brian Sellnow [10-Jul-2024]
 SF  Nanite Wars Chapter 4              Joel Stanley [10-Jul-2024]
 SF  The Agentic Necklace               F.B. Hughes [?]
 F   The Gods Need Nukes Chapter 01     Robert Harpold [26-Jun-2024]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapters 19 & 20  Brian Sellnow [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):

>> 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.]