New entry Jun 06
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]
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 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
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 29-Nov-2023 (Crits due 6-Dec-2023): F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 35 Eric Wilson -#31256 F No Man's Daughter Ch 2 Justine Lombardi -#31257 SF Mark of the Predator, Chapter 7 Brian Sellnow -#31258 SF Mathball [@] Larry Hodges -#31259 F Into the Id - Chap3 Gabrielle Laufer -#31260 H Don't Look Out the Window Matthew J. Olson -#31261 Week of 6-Dec-2023 (Crits due 13-Dec-2023): F The Volcano Beyond the Troll's Mountain Range [mpc] Russell Weisfield H That Old Familiar Feeling Andrew Giffin F The Moths Rachel Messinger SF The Cave, Chapters 1-5 Jeff Richardson SF Nanite Wars : Earth Joel Stanley SF Unnatural Partners Jamie M. Boyd SF Botter World _part 1/2_ Becky Neher Week of 13-Dec-2023 (Crits due 20-Dec-2023): F The bowl and the hands Larisa Walk SF Emotive, Chapter 27 Jeff Naylor SF Sweetness and Light Reg Hamilton F Flowers of Love Aydan Hasanli F Demon's Bargain, Chapter 20 Carla Hennes F When the Chains Break, Chapter 3 Ronda Tuschhoff F The Christmas Truce Never Ends Douglas Kolacki SF The Whole Truth Brian Brennan F Cupidity Kathleen C SF The Birding Dynasty of House Matriska Falls to Second Place Robert Harpold F An Act of Courage Matthew Hall SF One More Time Jason Schifano SF Interstellar Womb Guy McDonnell ====================================================================== (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]"): H Hitchhiking Matthew Olson [6-Dec-2023] H Small Town Killer Jim Keane [after-novel] H Surviving Matthew Olson [?] H Small Town Killer Chapter 2 Jim Keane [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 28 Jeff Naylor [20-Dec-2023] SF Emotive, Chapter 29 Jeff Naylor [?] SF Emotive, Chapter 30 / Epilogue Jeff Naylor [?] SF Mark of the Predator, Chapter 8 Brian Sellnow [6-Dec-2023] SF Mark of the Predator, Chapter 9 Brian Sellnow [?] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 36 Eric Wilson [6-Dec-2023] F Spelling Trouble, Chapter 4 Brian Sellnow [?] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 37 Eric Wilson [?] F The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 38 Eric Wilson [?] F Demon's Bargain, Chapter 21 Carla Hennes [20-Dec-2023] F When the Chains Break, Chapter 4 Ronda Tuschhoff [20-Dec-2023] -+- Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week): SF A New Message Brad Bolin [25-Oct-2023] ::: >> 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.