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Critter Notices


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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!

Book Recommendation

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 25!

This November, Critters is 25 years old! 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 Trilogy

If 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.

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)

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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 15-Sep-2021 (Crits due 22-Sep-2021):
 SF  The Tomorrow Man                   Richard B Zwicker -#30145
 F   Grims Revenge                      Janice A Clark -#30146
 SF  Sipping Cocktails While the World Burns  Amanda H. Geard -#30147
 F   The Woodville Municipal Cryptid Park  Adam Knight -#30148
 F   The Wizards of Llandwellyn: The Demon Wizard  Eric Wilson -#30149
 SF  Identical to the Real Thing        John Willems -#30150
 F   The Book of Visions Chapter 5      W. Lance Hunt -#30151
 F   Across the Sunder, Chapters 25-28  Scott Malabarba -#30152
 F   The Birthright Stone, Chapter 1    John Joseph Christopher -#30153
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 16                Jeff Naylor -#30154
 SF  Has Anyone Seen Melvin             Robert Young -#30155
 H   Wing Circus Book 116: With More Fun, Episodes 4-5  Nick Argyropoulos -#30156
 SF  Interstellar Ronins _edit 2_ chap 1-3  James Ross -#30157

Week of 22-Sep-2021 (Crits due 29-Sep-2021):
 SF  Mage Farm Part 3 of 3              Sean Masters
 SF  The Linguist chapters 5-6          Don Iverson
 SF  Retrograde                         Amanda Hard
 F   Incursion                          Pete Koziar
 SF  A Brief Stop on the Way to Sheol   Carla Hennes
 F   Zarala of Aarm                     Jennifer Scott
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 1      Charles Gull
 H   The Portal 2nd revision            Jim Keane
 F   Request Denied                     Adam Pitts
 SF  The Way of the Warrior             Boris Layupan
 SF  The Voices In His Head             Charles Botsford
 F   Killing Giants                     William Milner
 F   Cooking With Horn Powder           Russell Weisfield
 F   Outer Realm Advent of Fire Chapter 1  Abdul-Azeez Ayodele Azeez
      (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.)


[@] - 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   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 2      Charles Gull [29-Sep-2021]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 3      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 4      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 5      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 6      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 7      Charles Gull [?]
 F   Chaoticum : Act 2 - Chapter 8      Charles Gull [?]
 SF  Sus                                Adam Pitts [29-Sep-2021]
 H   The Critter                        Adam Pitts [?]
 F   The Cursed Man                     Adam Pitts [?]
 H   Cell Phone 2nd Revision            Jim Keane [29-Sep-2021]
 H   Praying for Sunrise 2nd Revision   Jim Keane [?]
 H   Rough Flight                       Jim Keane [?]
 H   The Elevator 2nd revision          Jim Keane [?]
 SF  Grims War                          Janice A Clark [22-Sep-2021]
 F   Lost Child                         Sean Masters [29-Sep-2021]
 F   Laddie                             Sean Masters [?]
 SF  Across the Sunder, Chapters 29-34  Scott Malabarba [22-Sep-2021]
 F   Golden Pine Cone and Snake         Robert Young [22-Sep-2021]
 F   Dancing Lady Golden Figurine       Robert Young [?]
 H   The Camping Trip 2nd Revision      Jim Keane [?]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 17                Jeff Naylor [22-Sep-2021]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 18                Jeff Naylor [?]
 H   The Deal                           Jim Keane [?]
 SF  The Linguist chapters 7-8          Don Iverson [29-Sep-2021]
 H   Small Town Killer Chapter 1        Jim Keane [?]
 SF  Christmas in Pandemonium-Chapter One-Revised  John Willems [22-Sep-2021]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 F   Dark One's Defeat                  Erin Shaw [28-Jul-2021]
 SF  The Worlds of the Black Sun        Scott Godfrey [04-Aug-2021]
 H   THE DREAMER OF THE DREAMS, Chapters 1-4  Nick Moser [11-Aug-2021]
 SF  The Wendigo                        Scott Godfrey [18-Aug-2021]
 SF  The Number Game                    RK Musgrave [18-Aug-2021]
 SF  The silent Reaper chapter 1        Michael Cermak [08-Sep-2021]
 SF  The Insidious Stars                Andrew Hilliar [15-Sep-2021]

>> 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.

[Click here to see the queue including archival data from 1995.]