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Critter Notices


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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!

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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 27-Sep-2023 (Crits due 4-Oct-2023):
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 31  Eric Wilson -#31181
 F   Enchantress-Book-1-ch-07-08        Lawrence A. Clough -#31182
 SF  Uzduk, pt. 1                       Becky Neher -#31183
 F   People of Glass p3 of 3 Novella    James Brian Ross -#31184
 SF  Pixel Density                      Shannon Dindia -#31185
 H   The One-Armed Bandit               Matthew Olson -#31186
 SF  Starlet's Thoughts                 Joel Stanley -#31187

Week of 4-Oct-2023 (Crits due 11-Oct-2023):
 SF  Adventure Writing Club Chpts One and Two  [mpc] Frances Sterne
 H   From Heaven and Hell               Richard Zwicker
 F   Demon's Bargain, Chapter 18        Carla Hennes
 F   When the Chains Break, Chapter 1   Ronda Tuschhoff
 F   Slip Stone                         Sandra Skalski
 F   Arranging Affairs, Part 3, Chapter 12  Russell Adams
 F   Catalogue of the Gods, Ch 9        Shannon Spieler
 SF  Cloud Factory                      Anıl Işık
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 4    Brian Sellnow
 SF  Relative Gravity: Chapter One      Damien Boyes
 SF  The Incident at Pleasant Hills     Sam Johnston

Week of 11-Oct-2023 (Crits due 18-Oct-2023):
 SF  The Two Earths                     Drew Hoskins
 F   Hand Off                           Loren Davidson
 SF  Unwilling Sacrifice                Ash Kingery
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 24                Jeff Naylor
 F   Into the Id - Chap1                Gabrielle Laufer
 SF  Uploaded Consciousness             Jason Gallagher
 SF  Second Chances                     Natassia 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]"):
 F   Catalogue of the Gods, Chapter 10  Shannon R Spieler [11-Oct-2023]
 SF  Emotive, Chapter 25                Jeff Naylor [18-Oct-2023]
 F   Enchantress-Book-1-ch-09-10        Lawrence A. Clough [4-Oct-2023]
 H   Dating is Hard                     Matthew Olson [4-Oct-2023]
 H   Common Name                        Matthew Olson [?]
 H   Don't Look Out the Window          Matthew J. Olson [?]
 H   Hitchhiking                        Matthew Olson [?]
 H   Small Town Killer                  Jim Keane [after-novel]
 H   Surviving                          Matthew Olson [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapters 32&33  Eric Wilson [4-Oct-2023]
 SF  Relative Gravity: Chapter Two      Damien Boyes [11-Oct-2023]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 05   Brian Sellnow [11-Oct-2023]
 F   When the Chains Break, Chapter 2   Ronda Tuschhoff [11-Oct-2023]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 6    Brian Sellnow [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 34  Eric Wilson [?]
 F   The Wizards from Beyond: Chapter 35  Eric Wilson [?]
 SF  The Two Earths, Link Ch. 1         Drew Hoskins [18-Oct-2023]
 F   When the Chains Break _Query, Synopsis, Chapter 3_  Ronda Tuschhoff [?]
 SF  That Goofy Sumbitch Is Gonna Get Us Killed  Shannon Dindia [4-Oct-2023]
 SF  Chasing the Dragon                 Shannon Dindia [?]
 H   Small Town Killer Chapter 2        Jim Keane [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 SF  A Gift for Deidre Jean             Kevin J. Miller [19-Jul-2023]
 H   Caliban's Curios, 5000 Words       Bennette Harding [26-Jul-2023]
 SF  Switchin - A One Shot              Chinmay R. Sharma [02-Aug-2023]
 H   About The Cult of Persuasion and Fools  Anıl Işık [30-Aug-2023]
 SF  Whispers From A Higher Soul - Chapter One  Sebastian Houseknecht [30-Aug-2023]
 SF  Synthetic Rising                   Mark M. Whelan [13-Sep-2023]
 F   Horizons                           Horizons [20-Sep-2023]
 F   Waterproof                         Sandra Edwards-Thro [20-Sep-2023]
 H   A portrait of your mind            Grace Williams [20-Sep-2023]
 SF  Jax                                Betty Derr May [27-Sep-2023]
 F   Adventures of Max and FOX, Chapter 1  Noah James [27-Sep-2023]
 SF  Dog                                Michael Mackenzie [27-Sep-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.

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