New entry Apr 03
Critters is 20!
Yes, 20 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!
I'm being interviewed live on public radio for Critters 20th birthday. For those who want to listen, it's on the 10am (Mountain time) show on Thursday, 11/19, on Colorado Public Radio - www.cpr.org has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area.
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!
Free Web Sites
Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at www.nyx.net.
Stayin' AliveIf you want to make a career of SF writing, STAYING ALIVE - A WRITER'S GUIDE by three-time SFWA President Norman Spinrad, published by your Critter Captain's ReAnimus Press, is an indispensable guide to the inside workings of the SF publishing industry by an expert.
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)
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.
is Dying has been Replaced
THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock
Announcing ReAnimus Press
If you need help making ebooks from manuscripts or print copies—or finding great stuff to read—look no further! An ebook publisher started by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]
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: Sat Aug 27 05:06:01 2016
Based on last critique filed at: Sat Aug 27 00:50:56 MDT 2016
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
Low-Key Dealings, by Joel E. Roosa (F)
Games of the Grey Gods, Draft 3, Chapters 23-25, by Russell Adams (F)
Fade Away, by Carl Alves (F)
Bliss, by Fred Obermeyer (SF)
Gas Pedal, by Matthew Weber (H)
The Coal Remembers What It Was, by Paul R. Hardy (F)
Scarecrow, by Russ N. (SF)
The Lovely Mousetrap, by Learned Foote (F)
Ruffio, by Ashleigh Richie (F)
Courtship Run, by Scott Nash (SF)
Trial and Error, by Richard Aaron (SF)
The Quicksilver Conspiracy, Chapters 11-17, by Michelle Johnson (F)
The Galactic Twins, by Dottie Blackshear (SF)
The Day the Sun Shone Still Chaps 1-3, by Kyle Guerin (H)
Jack and Blue, Chapters 1-2, by Andrew Burleson (SF)
TransNormal, by Debra Mckenzie (SF)
Children of Clay, Chapters 1-3, by Ono Ekeh (F)
Escapism, by Ryan Jordan (F)
Solum: A Queen Has Risen Book 2 Chapters 1 - 3, by Tracey Bond-Heird (F)
Holly the Great: The Iron Maiden Chapters 1-5, by AndyLee (F)
The Butcher, by Trudy White (H)