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.
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 whose 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
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.
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 13-Nov-2019 (Crits due 20-Nov-2019): H Hit-and-Miss Chapters 1-3 [mpc] Madison Estes -#28804 F The Presidential Visit Carl Alves -#28805 SF What Humans Want [@] Chet Gottfried -#28806 F Bird Brings in a Threat, Part 2 Ed Kratz -#28807 F A Job Seekers Guide to Necromancy Chapter 9-12 Clayton Niehaus -#28808 SF Further to Fall, Chapter 4 Garrett Menning -#28809 SF Free China Part 2 Ife J. Ibitayo -#28810 SF Trial in Consensus Andrew Dibble -#28811 SF Death and the Professor Leila Martin -#28812 SF Extras Christopher Blake -#28813 F Gift or Grave Kevin Lane -#28814 Week of 20-Nov-2019 (Crits due 27-Nov-2019): F The Schrodinger's Cats Fight Back [@] Larry Hodges SF Machine Song, Chapter 1 Part 2 Will Milner SF The Patterns Between Francine Taylor SF Blood & Power: Calm, Chapter 5 Javier Sobrado SF Wings of Dreams Mike Whittle F Storm in the Brutalist Woods William Broom SF Slingstar Myth, Chapter 1 - Revised Donna Dion McElroy F Quiet Days John R Fino F Cap Guns, Lures, and Superheroes Kyle Walker F The Wizards of Llandwellyn: Part 2: Chapters 6-8 Eric Wilson F The Gryffoniers Chapters 4-6 Beth Carlock F The Key to the City Steve Levandoski 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 SF Untitled SF story Gabe Grimes F Cinderella's Kitchen Amy Hammack Turner F What I Know Haneen J Babbitt ====================================================================== (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] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): 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] 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.