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.
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.
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.
The Critters Queue
Manuscripts 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-Mar-2020 (Crits due 1-Apr-2020): SF Rosie's Friend Henry McFarland -#29032 F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 15-16 Eric Wilson -#29033 SF Premium Resurrection Pack - $99 Renan Bernardo -#29034 SF The Pleading Eyes of the Screaming Lettuce [@] Larry Hodges -#29035 H After the First Death Andrew Giffin -#29036 SF Further to Fall, Chapter 7 Garrett Menning -#29037 F The Sheenseeker: Chapter 1 - Vesper Heather Gaither -#29038 F Shift, Chapters 1-2 Julia Kell -#29039 H Commencement Amanda Niehaus-Hard -#29040 H The Beachcombers Rachel Meza -#29041 SF The Hostage Protocol Eli Cepeda -#29042 F The Nova Cycle Chris de Boer -#29043 H Drown Me, Obsidian, Chapter 1 Ryan Ring -#29044 SF Bots Don't Lie Todd Moody -#29045 SF The Reverse Time Capsule Ben Coppin -#29046 SF Cosmobourous JC Crochet -#29047 Week of 1-Apr-2020 (Crits due 8-Apr-2020): F God in His Cubicle [@] Larry Hodges [1-Apr-2020] F Wintermint _expansion of First Contact_ Amy Hammack Turner F Bleeder's Wages Lauren Banka SF Bondi Cultural Reserve Colin Cortie SF Biomechanical Detective Agency Jeff Cates F Magarac Rhodes and the Dimple of Tombs Joel E. Roosa F Zaemes, Chapter 2 Shanna Neumiller SF Chapter 3 Jeremy Zentner SF Whispers Within Matthew J Olson F Ink Adept TatiAnna Tibbitts SF Lunar's Doorstep Bas Kempen H Olympus Hath no Fury Christopher Henderson SF Mirror Imager Amanda H. Geard F Ethan Chase's Deadhead Ride Joe Follansbee SF The Sky Helmet: revised prologue Joel Schroeder SF Us and Now Janet Martin Week of 8-Apr-2020 (Crits due 15-Apr-2020): F The Bronsolinite Maslem NM Whitley SF Blood & Power: The Calm -- Chapter 9 Javier Sobrado SF Rufus Jeff Abrams F Siren's Lament Franchesca Guzman SF Safe Travels Maria Ma SF Palderyn: Apocalypse, Chapters 1 -5 Michael R. Hartman F Gold Eagle: The opening Nicholas E. Lehde F Binge Worthy Adam Pitts F The Ravens Gautam Upadhya SF The Tulip Station Aaron Fried H Undead absolution Philip Hays SF Diplomatic Immunity T. M. Heckman SF Feifei Zhang Autobiography Part I with Forward Stephen Secor F Cattleya Sandra Skalski F Best Served Cold Matt Krizan Week of 15-Apr-2020 (Crits due 22-Apr-2020): H The Lure Chapters 1-10 New Revision Jim Keane SF The Briareus Jamie M. Boyd H You Don't Know what a Life Sentence Means Douglas Kolacki SF Ten Percent, Chapter 2 Caroline Poirier SF Forever Grey Chapter 1 Greg Tracii SF Two-Way Communication Robert Harpold H The Tragedy of Phantasms Nathan Cavaliere SF Begininngs George Tom ====================================================================== (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 Gold Eagle, Chapter 1 Nicholas E. Lehde [15-Apr-2020] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 17-18 Eric Wilson [1-Apr-2020] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 19-20 Eric Wilson [?] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 21-22 Eric Wilson [?] F Zaemes, Chapter 3 Shanna Neumiller [8-Apr-2020] F How the Devil Got Its Envy Christopher Henderson [8-Apr-2020] SF Buy Any Means Necessary JC Crochet [1-Apr-2020] F The Great Info Dump_and_Of All the Things I've Lost Joel E. Roosa [8-Apr-2020] F Wish You Were Here Renan Bernardo [1-Apr-2020] F A Brother's Keeper Adam Pitts [15-Apr-2020] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): SF Mars II Emmery Chrisco [12-Feb-2020] F Cold Light Jennifer Oberlander [12-Feb-2020] F Wisp SHALONDA L. COTTON [19-Feb-2020] F Eileen StarHawk : Secret of the Last Door, Chapter 1 AD Chowdhury [19-Feb-2020] F More Blood! Prologue Chapter and Chapter 1 Raffy Grullon [19-Feb-2020] SF -Parallels- Volume One The Odyssey of Samantha Williams, Prologue and Chapter 1 Edward LeCore [26-Feb-2020] F Trey Roberts and the Ancestor's Wish, Chapter 3 of book 2 Lee Magnus [04-Mar-2020] SF Casey Travels West, Chapter 1 Barry Burnett [11-Mar-2020] F Trey Roberts and the Ancestor's Wish, Chapter 4 of book 2 Lee Magnus [18-Mar-2020] ::: >> 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.