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!
Last November, Critters turned 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 who's 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 29-Jun-2022 (Crits due 6-Jul-2022): F AllWorlds Anarchy Chapter Thrity-Nine Joel E. Roosa -#30609 F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 3 Eric Wilson -#30610 SF Raven Black, Chapters 4-5 Pamela Najar -#30611 F Madness Found in a Bottle Douglas Kolacki -#30612 F Calls of the Holy Water Bed Russell Weisfield -#30613 SF The Caledonia Hotel Chapters 15-16 RFDR Michael Stevens -#30614 SF Song of the Kantari, Chapter 3 Brian Sellnow -#30615 F Flowers on the Wall Douglas Ryan -#30616 SF Astray Rick Moyer -#30617 Week of 6-Jul-2022 (Crits due 13-Jul-2022): SF Song of the Kantari, Chapter 4 [mpc] Brian Sellnow SF Edge Chronicles: Finally, a Pro Becky Neher SF Slingstar Myth2, Sara's Planet, Chapter 2 Donna Dion F Lady Mila's Ring David Morel SF The Lost City of Behemoths Duncan Bieber F Rune Hazard, Chapters 0-2 Ignazio Costanza H Appalachia Deluge Ben Lockwood SF And For Those Terminators Among Us Charles Botsford SF Bravely Fragile N. M. Dudack SF All That Remains Guy McDonnell SF Cackle 1555 Rose - Chapters 1.1-2.2 Diana R Green Week of 13-Jul-2022 (Crits due 20-Jul-2022): SF Seas of the Moon Lewis Siragusa F Legendary Kingdoms, Chapters 1-8 Michael Paul Johnson SF Emotive, Chapter 2 Jeff Naylor H Tiger Monica Rubio F The Living and the Dead Christopher Blake F The Star of Zacharias, Chapters 1-4 Audrey Bendana SF The Fermi Solution Vince Bonasso ====================================================================== (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]"): F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 4 Eric Wilson [6-Jul-2022] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 5 Eric Wilson [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 3 Jeff Naylor [20-Jul-2022] SF Emotive, Chapter 4 Jeff Naylor [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 5 Jeff Naylor [?] SF Song of the Kantari, Chapter 5 Brian Sellnow [?] F AllWorlds Anarchy Chapter Forty Joel E. Roosa [6-Jul-2022] SF Raven Black, Chapters 6-8 Pamela Najar [6-Jul-2022] F AllWorlds Anarchy Chapter Forty-One Joel E. Roosa [?] H Cold Spots Duncan Bieber [13-Jul-2022] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): F Monologue to a crowd Ali Iftkhar [25-May-2022] SF A Way Home Roger Ho [01-Jun-2022] SF Guide to being yourself after a memory wipe Holden Lee [29-Jun-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.