New entry May 06
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]
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.
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 Sigil TrilogyIf 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.
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 12-Jan-2022 (Crits due 19-Jan-2022): H Joe's Daddy's Gun [mpc] Sandra Keisling -#30348 H Hostile Work Environment John Willems -#30349 H Small Town Killer Chapter 1 Jim Keane -#30350 F Ordinary Civilian [@] Larry Hodges -#30351 F Mountains Alive Jamie M. Boyd -#30352 F The Emperor is Stylin' [@] Rebecca Lyons -#30353 SF Dal and Chandra, Last Life on Earth Marsha Ablowitz -#30354 H Be Gone Girl - Short Story E. McGeachie -#30355 SF Conflict of Interest Kes Johnson -#30356 SF Cronus Joseph Eno -#30357 Week of 19-Jan-2022 (Crits due 26-Jan-2022): SF Who Rules the Dreary Coast Will Milner F Wisteria, Protect the Spring Zen Sugino H Skin of the Beast Monica Rubio H Deal at the Crossroads Galen T. Pickett SF Twisting The Knife N. M. Dudack F Chrysalette, Chapter 1&2 William Joyce F Soldier Michael Oduah F CDGD: Concrete Daisies and Gunpowder Dice Ben Turner SF The Desert Meditator's Last Stand - part 2 of 7 Dan Jolie SF Pseudoscience, Chapters 3-4 Eddie Beeby F The Troll and the Mage Nell Norrell H Death Mask Douglas Kolacki SF The Time and Place of the Invasion Larry Hodges F Mirrored, Chapter 3 & 4 Rachel Messinger F Paper and Pencil V3 Andrew Giffin F The Gift of Giving Gary Owens SF The Caledonia Hotel Chapters 1-5 Michael Stevens ====================================================================== (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 The Portal James Keane [19-Jan-2022] SF Cell Phone Jim Keane [?] H Rough Flight Jim Keane [?] H The Elevator Jim Keane [?] SF The Desert Meditator's Last Stand - part 3 of 7 Dan Jolie [26-Jan-2022] F The Rat King Joseph Eno [19-Jan-2022] H The Camping Trip Jim Keane [?] SF The Desert Meditator's Last Stand - part 4 of 7 Dan Jolie [?] F Peaches and the Recently Dead Miss Adkins Nell Norrell [26-Jan-2022] H Raging Bull E. McGeachie [19-Jan-2022] SF Pseudoscience, Chapters 5-6 Eddie Beeby [26-Jan-2022] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): SF I Am the Mouth Who Has Lost Our Heart Jan Turner [05-Jan-2022] ::: >> 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.