New entry Apr 10
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.
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)
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
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 Jul 4 10:10:01 2015
Based on last critique filed at: Sat Jul 4 09:18:12 MDT 2015
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.
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This Made World, Chapters 1-3, by Marlan Smith (SF)
The Vampire's Brother part 2 - Primal Skies #9, by Kim Smeltzer (F)
The Vampire's Brother part 1 - Primal Skies #9, by Kim Smeltzer (SF)
Devil's Paradise, by Naftali Deitsch (F)
A Eulogy for Supper, by Christian Roberts (SF)
The Cat Who Came Back as a Cyborg, by Adam Knight (SF)
UN Special Session on Extraterrestrial Communication, by Christoph Weber (SF)
Artist's Eye Chapter 2, by Wendy Turner (H)
Jefferson Adjacent, by Parker Crutchfield (SF)
Venivi DiVici and Amoama Samat. In Love Again, by C. John Griffin (SF)
Funeral Day, by Edwin Hung (H)
Zeltis chapters 9-12, by Shanna C. Larsen (F)
The Impossible Victory Part 1, by Cameron Huntley (F)
Spidertoes, by Emma Harrington (F)
The A-B Test, by Christopher Mowder (SF)
The Fabric, by Ilias Stroulias (SF)
Emerens Escape, by Darcien Balog (F)
Six Gun Mojo chapters 1-5, by Neil Ruttenberg (H)
Deciever, by M L Sawyer (F)