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Network speeding up

I'm switching the connection over to a new, shiny 10X faster network because of all the load. There might be bits of downtime as your boxes learn new addresses and things. Should be brief. Let me know of any prolonged outages you see.

Preditors & Editors Changeover

With the very sad passing of Dave Kuzminski, who ran P&E, I've taken over the P&E duties. Lots of what I hope are improvements; check it out at pred-ed.com.

Free Web Sites

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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 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.

Critters Server is Dying has been Replaced

See important details here in my blog. Let me know if you find anything that isn't working right. (Manuscripts are now available for this week, FYI.)

Book Recommendation

THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock

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How Many Crits Can the Critters Ship, if the Critters Ship out Crits?

Recent # of crits per story. If you see one that looks lonely from this week, feel free to, y'know, have a look at it. (How lonely is lonely? Well, 15-20 crits is about average, so anything less is "below average".)

Last updated: Wed Apr 23 18:10:01 2014
Based on last critique filed at: Wed Apr 23 18:05:51 MDT 2014
This is updated hourly from 8am to 11pm. You may have to do a reload to get your browser to update the page. Count is of number of emails received for a story, and thus the actual count may be even lower (if there were email bounces, duplicates, etc.).

The manuscripts page (if you want to read one of these) is here.

    Ms.# ... #crits
  • #23589 ... 0       Dahkshina di Moher's Possibility Array, by Fiona Howland-Rose (SF)
  • #23590 ... 0       Wrong Cat, by Christian Roberts (SF)
  • #23591 ... 0       First Clones---a working title---chapters 3-4, by Bobbie Falin (SF)
  • #23592 ... 0       What She Remembered, Chap. 1-2, by Deborah Kaminski (SF)
  • #23593 ... 0       The Higgs Power Plant, by Juan Hernandez (SF)
  • #23594 ... 0       Where the Magic Lives, by Jeffrey Hall (F)
  • #23595 ... 0       The Ink Android, by Jen Finelli (SF)
  • #23596 ... 0       On the mutated Island of Britain, Sybil Butterfield met an Undead Biker Gang and Vice-Versa, by Peter Huston (SF)
  • #23597 ... 0       Werewolf Investigations: Capital Kidnap, by Mel Corbett (F)
  • #23598 ... 0       A Girl in Trouble is a Temporary Thing, by Elke Blackstone (F)
  • #23599 ... 0       Catgut, by Alex Harrison (H)
  • #23600 ... 0       Homeland, by Alisa Williams (SF)
  • #23601 ... 0       By the Lake of Swans, by Connor Moran (F)
  • #23602 ... 0       Tom's Folly, by Adrian Deasley (SF)
  • #23603 ... 0       Charade, by Kamaria S. Vaught (F)
  • #23604 ... 1       Sarimanok Feather, by Annaliese Lemmon (F)
  • #23605 ... 0       Veil of Shadows, Prologue, by Bethany M. Cusick (F)
  • #23606 ... 1       Lucky, by Kyle Kenyon (SF)
  • #23607 ... 0       The Empress Brow, Chapter 6, by Meaghan Nichols (F)

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