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Naomi Kritzer

Autor(a) de Catfishing on CatNet: A Novel

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About the Author

Naomi Kritzer is an American writer and blogger, born April 23, 1974 in North Carolina. Her work includes two novel series Dead River, and Eliana's Song. Her first short story, Faust's SASE" was published in 1999 and she has published over twenty more. Her short story, Cat Pictures Please, was mostrar mais published in 2015 and won the 2016 Hugo Awards for Best Short Story and a Locus Award for Best First Novel. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Naomi Kritzer

Catfishing on CatNet: A Novel (2019) 316 exemplares
Fires of the Faithful (2002) 273 exemplares
Freedom's Gate (2004) 187 exemplares
Turning the Storm (2003) 162 exemplares
Freedom's Apprentice (2005) 128 exemplares
Chaos on CatNet (2021) 121 exemplares
Freedom's Sisters (2006) 113 exemplares
Liberty's Daughter (2023) 51 exemplares
Little Free Library [short story] (2020) — Autor — 46 exemplares
Cat Pictures Please {short story} (2015) 25 exemplares
Monster (short story) (2020) 5 exemplares

Associated Works

Year's Best Fantasy (2001) — Contribuidor — 206 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XXI (2004) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 3 (2003) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection (2018) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 1 (2016) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Year's Best SF 18 (2013) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2020 Edition: A Tor.com Original (2021) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Infinity's End (2018) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2016 Edition (2016) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth (2018) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Thirteen (2019) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy (2021) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 100 (January 2015) (2015) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 25: November/December 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 16: May/June 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Eight (2016) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (2021) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 37, No. 4 & 5 [April/May 2013] (2013) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 160 (January 2020) (2020) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction (2017) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 085 (October 2013) (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Reinvented Heart (2022) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 110 (November 2015) (2015) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume One (2018) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Best of Strange Horizons: Year Two (2004) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Tor.com Short Fiction: March - April 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Apex Magazine 112 (September 2018) (2018) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 200 (May 2023) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 126 (March 2017) (2017) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 55: November/December 2023 — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine: The Best of 2018 — Contribuidor, algumas edições2 exemplares


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North Carolina, USA
Carleton College




Briskly paced story of a 16yr old girl, daughter of a "big man" on sea platform where law is minimal and only enforced within agreed boundaries. The action is in two parts, a finder/detective portion that sets the scene and later resources and a epidemic portion that changes the game. Significant plot elements require a minor to be the character of agency, but don't make the level of competence entirely convincing.
quondame | 3 outras críticas | May 14, 2024 |
Winnipeg seems to be a black hole in terms of getting Naomi Kritzer books. The Winnipeg Public Library has two older UA novels currently but the copy of her book of short stories, Cat Pictures Please, that I took out in 2018 seems to have been deleted. Neither of the two independent bookstores that I patronize has any of her books although they would order them. Fortunately for me, friends in Minneapolis went to the signing of this book and got me a copy. (They are really good friends because they found out that the cost to mail it to me was almost as much as the cost of the book.) It was wonderful to read the first book of what promises to be a very interesting series.

Rebecca (who prefers to be called Beck) lives on a seastead with her father. The seastead is an manmade archipelago in the Pacific Ocean composed of constructed platforms and old ships. Like an archipelago, there are individual islands most of which are joined by bridges but a few can only be reached by boat. The seastead was started by libertarian separtists who didn't want to be subject to government interference in their lives so, of course, there are few laws. Beck and her father moved to the seastead from California after her mother's death. Beck receives tutoring along with the handful of other teenagers on her island but she still had time to get a part-time job. She works for a store that specializes in finding hard to acquire objects and it turns out Beck is good at finding things. When she finds the sparkly high-heeled sandals that some customer wants they are the property of a debt slave i.e. a person who moved to the seastead for work but had to borrow money to get on the islands and has to work that debt off. This debt slave, Debbie, came with her sister Lynn but her sister has been missing for 3 weeks. Debbie wants Beck to find Lynn in return for the sandals. Beck may be young but she's smart and she knows her way around the seastead. Her father is also quite influential but Beck has to tread carefully in terms of letting him know what she is doing. While Beck does succeed in finding Lynn she also finds more than she expected. It turns out that her mother is very much alive and has been trying to communicate with Beck by sending letters to the American consulate. When Beck takes Lynn there to get her legal assistance she is handed a letter from her mother. Quite a shock for Beck which leads her to wonder what else her father might have hidden. His work involves genetic manipulation of diseases so there's quite a scope for secrets. Can you imagine the potential for chaos if a new disease is unleashed on the seastead? The plot whizzes along, taking the reader with it.

Kritzer has done a great job of world-building. I could easily picture all the places that Beck took us. I just hope it's not too long until the next book in the series is out.
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gypsysmom | 3 outras críticas | Apr 22, 2024 |
I read this young adult work as part of the Nebula Award/Norton packet. I found it to be a breezy, intense read, genuinely interesting from page one. I think my only issue was that it was clear that different segments were published separately, as the sections still felt somewhat disjointed. A fabulous work, though. I've really enjoyed everything I've read by Kritzer.
ladycato | 3 outras críticas | Mar 16, 2024 |
- gay
- butch
- the fastest I've read a fantasy novel in over a decade
- interesting worldbuilding
- gaaaaaaaay

- despite the window dressing, it's all Christians all the way down
- still a sort of formulaic fantasy novel

What is up with that cover!! Eliana spends the first section of the book in shapeless gray robes and short hair, and most of the rest dressed like a dirty short-haired peasant Joan of Arc. There's multiple plot points where she's uncomfortable in or outright refuses to wear dresses.

So, despite some (creative, I grant) differences in festivals, goddess-worship, sexual morals, details of the stories, and etc, this is a lightly disguised version of early christians vs the catholic church in more-or-less Italy, plus some enviornmentalism. I don't know a lot about early christian history so I'm sure there are many things I'm missing, but I know enough Aramaic/Hebrew (it's probably Aramaic, I just don't know enough to confirm it's *not* Hebrew) to know that she's not working that hard to come up with her own stuff.

I have some very mixed feelings about christians using Aramaic/Hebrew for their religious purposes. On the one hand, sure, Jesus spoke Aramaic. On the other hand, your scripture is written in Greek! The christian religious use of Aramaic/Hebrew is always suspicious to me, strategically giving christianity a fake patina of age by tacking it onto jewish history/scripture/thought as the only natural continuation. When you're writing a story about your "Old Religion" being violently suppressed by institutional (Mary-worshipping, lol) catholicism, too.... eesh. Where'd you stash the Jews, polytheistic greco-roman pagans, etc. in this story?

On the upside, Eliana is not a capital-B believer and has a lot of questions and doubts about Redentore sexual and other morals. On the downside, I am never going to be a fan of a fantasy monotheism when you can "prove" a given religion is the correct one, as Lucia's story seems to do. I'm not sure if the story is just gonna let that stand or complicate how much of her conviction is confirmation bias.

Either way, I ordered the second one from an online used bookstore and I'm looking forward to reading it.
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caedocyon | 6 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |



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