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Critter Notices


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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!

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!

Last November, Critters turned 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.

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)

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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 30-Nov-2022 (Crits due 7-Dec-2022):
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 14  Eric Wilson -#30827
 SF  The Finest Truest Mind             Henry McFarland -#30828
 SF  Martian Odyssey Chap 1-2           Debbie Kaminski -#30829
 SF  Royal Fortune is a Go              Douglas Kolacki -#30830
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapters 16 & 17  Brian Sellnow -#30831
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 8                 Jeff Naylor -#30832
 F   Princess and the Squirrel          John Quincy Adams -#30833
 F   1001 Things to Do After You Die, Chapter 1 v2  Tiffany James -#30834
 F   Demon's Bargain, Chapter 5         Carla Hennes -#30835
 SF  Conflict of Interest - 80.774727   Erik Goldsmith -#30836

Week of 7-Dec-2022 (Crits due 14-Dec-2022):
 SF  Hyper Micro Betting V3             Russell Weisfield
 F   Potita                             Lawrence A. Clough
 SF  Chthonic Echoes                    Brian Scott Pauls
 F   Daydream, Chapters 3-4             Leanna Zimmerman
 SF  The Sanctuary Part 1 of 2          Troy McLaughlan
 SF  Broken Halves, Jagged Edges        N. M. Dudack
      (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]"):
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 9                 Jeff Naylor [7-Dec-2022]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 10                Jeff Naylor [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 15  Eric Wilson [7-Dec-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 16  Eric Wilson [?]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapters 18 & 19  Brian Sellnow [7-Dec-2022]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 17  Eric Wilson [?]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 20    Brian Sellnow [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 18  Eric Wilson [?]
 SF  Song of the Kantari, Chapter 21    Brian Sellnow [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 H   Fruiting Bodies                    Matthew McElhaney [07-Sep-2022]
 SF  The Land Of Kivanistaja, Bk1, Ch2  Travis Gruber [21-Sep-2022]
 F   The Glorious Illusion              Tim McHugh [21-Sep-2022]
 F   The Rest of Heaven, Partial Chapter 1  Morgan [28-Sep-2022]
 SF  TBD                                Lakshya Ganeriwala [05-Oct-2022]
 F   The Song of a Burning Sky          Nathaniel Getahun [12-Oct-2022]
 SF  The Clean                          Alexandr Antonov [09-Nov-2022]
 SF  ALJIS                              Marc Dalesandro [23-Nov-2022]
 SF  A Colorful Truth                   Lewis Siragusa [23-Nov-2022]

>> 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.]