New entry Dec 07
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 23!
Yes, 23 years ago Critters was born. 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.
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)
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)
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 16-Oct-2019 (Crits due 23-Oct-2019): F Gangland, Chapter 1 Carl Alves -#28753 SF Perfectly Rational Gamblers Henry McFarland -#28754 H Trading It In Madison Estes -#28755 SF The Poor Man's Vacation Steve Levandoski -#28756 SF Escape from an Infinite Regress T M Heckman -#28757 SF Changelings excerpts revised Liam Corley -#28758 SF A Fire Born-The First Dead Sun Anthony W -#28759 H Bad Reflection Rick Moyer -#28760 SF Further to Fall, Chapters 2-3 Garrett Menning -#28761 H The Orthogonal Tunnel - Part 1 Joseph Mennuti -#28762 F The Wizard's Tower, Chapters 4-5 Jason Newman -#28763 SF Sleeper Cell Jen Glowaski -#28764 H My Nephew Will Bury Us in Trash Ted Carmichael -#28765 Week of 23-Oct-2019 (Crits due 30-Oct-2019): F Bang the Drum Andrew Dibble F Machine Song Chapter 1 Part 1 Will Milner SF Blood & Power: The Calm Chapters 4&5 Javier Sobrado F Daughter of Medusa Francine Taylor SF A Job Seekers Guide to Necromancy Chapter 5-8 Clayton Niehaus F Bird Brings in a Threat Part One ed kratz F Dealing with Wyrms Holden Lee SF Punishing Gravity Yogesh Mohla SF The Road to Trnovo John R. Fino SF Fleet of the Faithless, Chapter I _New_ Nicolas Quattromani SF Free China Part 1 Ife J. Ibitayo SF Chapter 1 Campbell S. Crum F The Maiden Resplendent Connor Hayden SF Ten Percent, Chapter 1 Caroline Poirier F The Gryffoniers Chapters 1-3 Beth Carlock SF LiftShip Design Bob Freeman F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapter 5 Eric Wilson H Face Paint Geovani Zambrana F Immortal Judgment Annaliese Lemmon H The Night Manager of a Chicken Franchise in Vinland Brian Lonberg F The Traveling Soul April Weeks F Within the Eye of God Lauren Banka SF AI Books revision 4.1 Robert Harpold F Lest We Forget Charles A. Metzner SF The Sight of Distant Shores V2 Andrew Giffin SF Conclusion Ryan Smith F Transplanter X Douglas Kolacki SF Flash Trio Amy Hammack Turner SF How to eat a cricket Yacine GACI F Witchfire Raphaelle Race ====================================================================== (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 of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 6-8 Eric Wilson [30-Oct-2019] SF Changelings: Commission's End, Chapters 3-4 Liam Corley [23-Oct-2019] F A Fire Born-The First Sead Sun Anthony W [23-Oct-2019] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): SF Semper Fidelis: We are Rome George Nakashidze [19-Jun-2019] SF A Love Letter From Space Gavin Parmar [19-Jun-2019] SF Lost Tomorrows Seain Dunne [26-Jun-2019] F Escaping Rondella William Nalley [26-Jun-2019] SF The Final Judgement-Chapter 1-You Live You Die Stacey .S. Rivers [03-Jul-2019] F Destiny 101 Erwin Chege [03-Jul-2019] H Midnight Spook Jnoh Doer [03-Jul-2019] F A Tale of Hastir Damil Nathanael N.R [10-Jul-2019] SF The Final Judgement-Chapter 1 Stacey .S. Rivers [24-Jul-2019] SF Shouting at the Universe Chapters 1-3 Bobbie Falin [31-Jul-2019] H Half-Bedroom Rob Steiner [31-Jul-2019] F The hole in the whole Mariam Khodeir [31-Jul-2019] F A Tale of Hastir: Frostfall Damil N.R [07-Aug-2019] SF Am I Doing This Right? Adelle K Housker [14-Aug-2019] H The Diary of a Hated person,Chapter 1 Adi Mukherjee [14-Aug-2019] F Southern Fried Calvin Gregg [21-Aug-2019] F Land of the Enslaved R.A. Carter [04-Sep-2019] F Virgo, Serpentine, and Rebellion Rweena Samara [04-Sep-2019] F Freedom Tyler Sheley [04-Sep-2019] F Penumbra, Prologue & Ch. 1-2 Nick Johnson [11-Sep-2019] H America, America this is You Korie Conyers [18-Sep-2019] H Decontamination Daniel Ensalaco [18-Sep-2019] SF THRESHOLD - Sci-Fi Techno-Thriller Scott Falcon [02-Oct-2019] F Pathology Michael DeDominicis [09-Oct-2019] F The Wolf King Chapters 1-5 Mitch Lankert [09-Oct-2019] H Sometimes I smile Geovani Zambrana [16-Oct-2019] ::: >> 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.