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.
Space Travel for SF Writers
Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (Also via Amazon)
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)
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-Mar-2023 (Crits due 5-Apr-2023): F The Enchantress and the Scholar, Chapters 1-2, rev 1. [mpc] Lawrence A. Clough -#30968 F Arranging Affairs, Part 1, Chapter 4 Russell Adans -#30969 F Red and Hank vs. the Zombie Acowpolypse [@] Dwayne Minton -#30970 F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapters 21 & 22 Eric Wilson -#30971 SF Song of the Kantari, Chapter 28 _End_ Brian Sellnow -#30972 SF The Last Straw, Chapter 1 Theresa Story -#30973 SF Worth and Value in Grayscale Natassia Dudack -#30974 F Demon's Bargain, Chapter 10 Carla Hennes -#30975 F Yet to be Named, Chapter 2 Timothy Webster -#30976 SF Everyone Looks like a Movie Star, Chapter 1 Christian L. Campbell -#30977 F The Last Day Marquela Ivory Nunes -#30978 SF The Lessons, the Teachings, and the Law Jeffrey Carey -#30979 F Stalwart of the Circle, Chapter 1 Joe Mullich -#30980 SF The Death and Tragic Rebirth of Lila Cron Jonathan Robinson -#30981 Week of 5-Apr-2023 (Crits due 12-Apr-2023): SF A Squirrel in Time Sandra Skalski SF The Infinite Prison Ch. 9-11 Jeff R Schroeder H Dude, It Wasn't Rabies Frank John Verderame F Little Cross: Chapter One Alex Amaya SF Gambler's Delight Matt Britton SF The Heart Remembers Ron Fein F BarkTar Chapter 2 John Quincy Adams F Like Real People Do _Working Title_ - Chapters 1-2 Krysten Manke SF Emotive, Chapter 15 Jeff Naylor SF Attractive Frequencies Becky Neher SF The Dream of the Yog John Edlund F Dancing Mountain, Chapter 1 Donna J Walker SF The Wilding Year Jamie M. Boyd ====================================================================== (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 23 Eric Wilson [5-Apr-2023] F Demon's Bargain, Chapter 11 Carla Hennes [5-Apr-2023] F Arranging Affairs, Part 2, Chapter 5 Russell Adans [5-Apr-2023] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 24 Eric Wilson [?] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): SF Rough Night in Gemini 525 Andi Sadiku [01-Mar-2023] ::: >> 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.]