New entry Dec 13
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)
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.
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 Dec 20 16:10:05 2014
Based on last critique filed at: Sat Dec 20 16:00:58 MST 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
On the Spectrum, by Justin C. Key (SF)
Officer Snowflake and the Poofy Elf--A Christmas Burlesque, by Russell Adams (F)
The Balloon Game, Chapter 1, by Andrew Richardson (H)
Einar 2, Chapter 1, by Chet Gottfried (F)
Guilt, by Ed Kratz (H)
In the Shadow of Greatness, by Robert Harpold (SF)
Negendank, by Christian Roberts (SF)
The Ant People, by Charles Hand (SF)
The Party Bus, by Hannah Gorman (H)
The Birds of Avacine, by Alexander Leger-Small (F)
The Pick, by M.B.Vujacic (H)
Elusive Game, by David McKay (F)
Lazifica's Creature Revolt, by Christopher J. Piatti (F)
Darkest night, by Mick Dunn (F)
The Artist's Meow, by Iqra Asad (F)
Amber and Todd the Foxes, Chapters 1-2, by Benjamin David Knox (F)
A Name Worth Dying For, by Katherine Fairbanks (H)
Labyrinth, by Alex Saltman (SF)
Stasis, by Scott Reed (SF)
The Corpsman's tale, by Fraser Hannah (SF)
The Nigerian Prince, by Janis Zelcans (SF)
Shinigami, by Shawn Muller (F)