New entry Dec 07
I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.
Free Web Sites
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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!
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]
News[It's Freebie Friday in the Critters Store...]
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.
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
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 19-Feb-2020 (Crits due 26-Feb-2020): F Such a Bright, Bright Day Russell Adams -#28967 SF Titan, novel thru 1st Plot Point Kathy London -#28968 H An Elegy for Thomas W. Gronach or Shaking the Cat's Paw. Joel Schroeder -#28969 F Hidden Knight Leanna Zimmerman -#28970 SF False Continuum: Prologue & Chapt 1 Sean Masters -#28971 F An Unexpected Side-Quest Rich Perkins -#28972 SF H2LiftShips, a tech manual for a future Chapter 1-2 Bob Freeman -#28973 F Forgive the Fortune-Teller [@] Larry Hodges -#28974 SF Blood & Power: The Calm -- Chapter 8 Javier Sobrado -#28975 SF Coveted Relics Chapter Prologue and Chapter 1 Jeremy Zentner -#28976 F Selah Chapters 1-2 Ella Walker Henderson -#28977 Week of 26-Feb-2020 (Crits due 4-Mar-2020): SF Project Random Glenn Ferri SF -Parallels- Volume One The Odyssey of Samantha Williams, Prologue and Chapter 1 Edward LeCore SF The Games at the Edge of Town Robert Leishman SF The Gold Eagle, Chapter 2 Nicholas E. Lehde SF An Elegy for Thomas W. Gronach or Shaking the Cat's Paw Steve Levandoski and Joel Schroder F The Land of the Lily Pads E.V. Zukowski SF Domestic Daniel Villani SF Inhale Jeffrey Richardson SF Further to Fall, Chapter 6 Garrett Menning SF Forever Grey Chapter 1 Greg Tracii SF Topographic Tim Stevens H The Poison Tree Preston Chase H How to Eat a Cricket - V3 Yacine GACI F Who Moved My Wand: A Fairy Godmother's Guide to Change in the 21st Century Jamie M. Boyd Week of 4-Mar-2020 (Crits due 11-Mar-2020): SF Swallowed Earth Emerson R.C. Andrews F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapter 14 Eric Wilson F The Horseman Soteris Phoraris SF A Language Older Than Words Andrew Giffin SF Take My Heart Martin Heckman SF Changelings: Rebirth Ch 11 Liam Corley F Bent's Repairs Joe Follansbee SF Echo Lake _Chapters 1_ Audrey Felter SF The Winnowing, Chapters 1-4 Scott Malabarba F Self-possession Chapter 1 Dan Hoy F Trey Roberts and the Ancestor's Wish, Chapter 3 of book 2 Lee Magnus F The Sheenseeker: Chapter 1 Heather Gaither SF Nuclear Semiotics Dan Reade F The King's Kabal, Chapters 1 & 2 David Morel F Fulmen and Ignis, Chapters 1&2 Christina Carlson-Hass ====================================================================== (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]"): SF The Gold Eagle, Chapter 3 Nicholas E. Lehde [4-Mar-2020] F Trey Roberts and the Ancestor's Wish, Chapter 4 of book 2 Lee Magnus [11-Mar-2020] F The Sheenseeker: Chapter 1 - Vesper Heather Gaither [11-Mar-2020] F Gold Eagle: The opening Nicholas E. Lehde [?] F The Gold Eagle, Chapter 1 Nicholas E. Lehde [?] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 15-16 Eric Wilson [11-Mar-2020] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 17-18 Eric Wilson [?] F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 19-20 Eric Wilson [?] SF Coveted Relics: Chapter 2 Jeremy Zentner [26-Feb-2020] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): H Little Grey Megan Maddox [08-Jan-2020] SF The Collapse Series: Keeper Foundation Alexander A. Batalou [08-Jan-2020] F Winter's Promise Chapters 1-4 Angelica K Ramirez [08-Jan-2020] F Hades' Cycle D.Y. Foster [08-Jan-2020] F Biting the Apple, Chapter One Nisaa A. [15-Jan-2020] SF Snikabah John Griffin [22-Jan-2020] F Storms Past Laura-Marie Steele [05-Feb-2020] SF Mars II Emmery Chrisco [12-Feb-2020] F Cold Light Jennifer Oberlander [12-Feb-2020] F Wisp SHALONDA L. COTTON [19-Feb-2020] SF Cosmobourous JC Crochet [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] ::: >> 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.