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Critter Notices


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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!

Book Recommendation

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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 25!

Last November, Critters turned 25 years old! 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.

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)

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 who's 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

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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 25-May-2022 (Crits due 1-Jun-2022):
 F   The Rooming House at the Gates of Hell  [mpc] Barbara Patten -#30553
 SF  The Starship, From a Distance, Chapters 1-2  Robert Harpold -#30554
 H   Chamber                            Henry McFarland -#30555
 H   Last Confession of a Luftwaffe Ace  Douglas Kolacki -#30556
 SF  Invaders or Saviours, Chapters 1-3  G Todesco -#30557
 SF  Oxygen Smuggling in the Transverse  Garry Garrett -#30558
 F   An Inadequate Sacrifice            David Felix -#30559
 F   Fever Dream of the Bonehead        Joel Young -#30560
 F   The Snake God                      Kaitlyn Price -#30561
 SF  Sonrise: Jetta's Prologue          Ife J. Ibitayo -#30562

Week of 1-Jun-2022 (Crits due 8-Jun-2022):
 SF  The Starship, From a Distance, Chapter 3  [mpc] Robert Harpold
 SF  The Last One                       Chase Davies
 SF  Sky's the Limit _novel forward_    John G. Papiewski
 H   Dunglo 17                          Adam Pitts
 F   Aether, Chapters 1-2               Cal Thompson
 SF  A Way Home                         Roger Ho
 SF  Lazarus Dreams Pt 4 of 4           Nell Norrell
 F   Paradise Bound                     John Lee
 F   Soljourner ch 2                    Dale Johnson
 SF  Salt, Pepper and Space Dust, rev1  Viterbo Guedez
 F   Channeling the Northern Lights     Tiffany James

Week of 8-Jun-2022 (Crits due 15-Jun-2022):
 SF  Raven Black, Chapters 1-3          Pamella Najar
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 2  Eric Wilson
 F   The artist and the knight          Holden Lee
 F   AllWorlds Anarchy Chapters Thirty-Three -- Thirty-Eight  Joel E. Roosa
 SF  The Caledonia Hotel Chapters 13-14 RFDR  Michael Stevens
 SF  Mangoes and Chains                 Matthew D Ross
 SF  I Thought of Stars                 Joe Olson
 SF  Blessings of the Sleeper           Andrew Giffin
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 1     Brian Sellnow
 SF  Long Ago and Far Away              Mike Allan

Week of 15-Jun-2022 (Crits due 22-Jun-2022):
 SF  Clean Science                      Dan Jolie
 SF  SlingStar Myth 2, chapter2         Donna Dion
 SF  The Lucky One                      Natassia Dudack
 H   The Soul booth                     Carl Bluesy
 F   Breath of the black Dragon King section 2  James Ross
      (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.)


[@] - 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 from Beyond: Chapter 3  Eric Wilson [15-Jun-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 4  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   The Godfather of Madagascar - chaps 8-10  [?]
 F   The Immortal Soldier at Versailles  Douglas Kolacki [1-Jun-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 5  Eric Wilson [?]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 2     Brian Sellnow [15-Jun-2022]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 SF  Two Robots                         Joe [06-Apr-2022]
 F   Drove myself to the bar in the rain  Ali Iftkhar [13-Apr-2022]
 F   Flying Brian                       Peter John Sides [13-Apr-2022]
 H   Ensure Your Unsafety , Chapters 1-4  Greg Schneider [20-Apr-2022]
 H   Echoes Of War                      C.S. Parker [20-Apr-2022]
 H   Torcher                            Catlyn Ladd [27-Apr-2022]
 H   A New Voice                        Jake Baldwin [27-Apr-2022]
 H   To kill the Emperor of America     Peter John Sides [04-May-2022]
 SF  Dewpoint                           Ali Iftkhar [04-May-2022]
 F   Monologue to a crowd               Ali Iftkhar [25-May-2022]

>> 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.

[Click here to see the queue including archival data from 1995.]