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.
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)
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 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 20-Nov-2019 (Crits due 27-Nov-2019): F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 6-8 Eric Wilson -#28816 SF The Patterns Between Francine Taylor -#28817 SF Slingstar Myth, Chapter 1 - Revised Donna Dion McElroy -#28818 F The Key to the City Steve Levandoski -#28819 SF Wings of Dreams Mike Whittle -#28820 SF Blood & Power: Calm, Chapter 5 Javier Sobrado -#28821 F Cap Guns, Lures, and Superheroes Kyle Walker -#28822 F Storm in the Brutalist Woods William Broom -#28823 F The Gryffoniers Chapters 4-6 Beth Carlock -#28824 F Quiet Days John R Fino -#28825 SF Machine Song, Chapter 1 Part 2 Will Milner -#28826 F The Schrodinger's Cats Fight Back [@] Larry Hodges -#28827 Week of 27-Nov-2019 (Crits due 4-Dec-2019): SF The Only One, Prologue Juno Kwon SF The Sky Helmet Joel Schroeder SF Escape from an Infinite Regress, Version 2 T. M. Heckman SF Changelings: Rebirth Ch 5-6 Liam Corley H Isolation Ryan Smith SF Die Ewige Flamme _Eternal Flame_ Douglas Kolacki F Bolotniks _Mages Unbound_ Laura Engelhardt F Of Thieves and Dragons Andy Mashaw SF Every Hunk of Metal Launched Into Space Russell Weisfield Week of 4-Dec-2019 (Crits due 11-Dec-2019): SF Untitled SF story Gabe Grimes F Cinderella's Kitchen Amy Hammack Turner F What I Know Haneen J Babbitt F The Edgelord's Son Nick Thompson SF Notes on Vocal Mimicry in Aviformes on Delta Pavonis V Steve Denney SF The Sight of Distant Shores V3 Andrew Giffin F Curse of the Gargoyle Abbot Kevin Lane ====================================================================== (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 Boston Attack _Mages Unbound_ Laura Engelhardt [4-Dec-2019] F What Remains Francine Taylor [27-Nov-2019] H Monster Waxup Douglas Kolacki [4-Dec-2019] SF Madam Hitler [?] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): H Sometimes I smile Geovani Zambrana [16-Oct-2019] SF Chapter 1 Campbell S. Crum [23-Oct-2019] H Face Paint Geovani Zambrana [30-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.