New entry Jun 06
I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.
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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!
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 TrilogyIf 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
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.) 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]"): 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.