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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]









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.

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

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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 12-Jun-2024 (Crits due 19-Jun-2024):
 SF  Mark of the Predator, Chapter 16   Brian Sellnow -#31476
 H   The Wind Howls                     Stephanie Ryan -#31477
 SF  Hazel's Haunted House Adventure-Stave 1  Adam Zehnbauer -#31478

Week of 19-Jun-2024 (Crits due 26-Jun-2024):
 SF  Shakespeare Dines on Butterflies   Eli Cepeda
 F   The Mentor's Last Battle           Robert Harpold
 SF  Witi Chapters 1 & 2                Vince Bly
 SF  Do Geese See God                   J.F. Gabriel
 SF  Flytrap, chapters 1 to 5           Viterbo Guedez
 SF  Sand Day, chapter 20               Lucia
 F   Upon This Lonesome Wild, Chapters 1-5  Jacee K. Simons
 H   Patchwork Box                      Stephen Shewmake
      (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]"):
 H   The Invisible Assassin Chapter 1   Jim Keane [after-novel]
 H   The Invisible Assassin Chapter 2   Jim Keane [?]
 SF  Mark of the Predator, chapters 17 and 18  Brian Sellnow [19-Jun-2024]
 SF  Artifacts in the Library on Shih Shen  J.F. Gabriel [26-Jun-2024]
 SF  Hangdawg Tuesday Afternoon         Brian Sellnow [?]

Held until participation ratio improves (then out that week):
 SF  Spectra                            Robert Jones [27-Mar-2024]
 F   The Cove, 30-36                    Trinity Gipson [03-Apr-2024]
 SF  Undersea Struggle Against The Kraken  Robert Jones [10-Apr-2024]
 F   The Cove, Chapters 37-42           Trinity Gipson [17-Apr-2024]
 SF  Hell's Precipice, Chapters 4-6     R.J. Melby [24-Apr-2024]
 F   Golden Threads                     Tiana Fike [24-Apr-2024]
 SF  Epitaph, Chapter 1                 Kameron Kenney [01-May-2024]
 H   Hell's Precipice, Chapters 7-9     R.J. Melby [08-May-2024]
 H   Hell's Precipice, Chapters 10-13   R.J. Melby [15-May-2024]
 F   The Rising of the Celestial Tides Ch1-2  Jacy Gale Bloom [12-Jun-2024]

>> 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.]