Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Big Idea: Naomi

 Naomi's new book Liberty's Daughter is featured in John Scalzi's Big Idea: https://whatever.scalzi.com/2023/11/21/the-big-idea-naomi-kritzer/

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

New Fiction from Naomi Kritzer


Naomi's short story "The Year Without Sunshine," is available in the most recent issue of Uncanny Magazinehttps://www.uncannymagazine.com/article/the-year-without-sunshine/

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Lyda's ConFABulous Schedule

  In which I will be game-mastering for the very first time!!!


6: 00 pm 
The Queering of Good Omens. The second season of Good Omens had an explosion of canonically queer characters and couples. There were lesbians, nonbinary demons, and queer side characters galore. Yet our mains, Crowley and Aziraphale, couldn't seem to get it together, despite "the kiss." As we prepare for the Second Coming, let's talk about the good and the bad of the second season. 
 Lyda Morehouse, Naomi Kritzer, Don Kaiser

9:45 pm 
 Lesbian Space Opera: A Reading and Q&A by Lyda Morehouse. 
Lyda Morehouse has signed a deal for a new lesbian space opera trilogy. Come and join her for a reading and discussion about the forthcoming first novel in the trilogy.


1:45 pm 
Yaoi and Yuri, the 2023 Edition. 
This panel is becoming a staple of ConFABulous, so it's time to move beyond 101 definitions of this manga genre. What's new (or new to you) and fun this year? There may be some discussion of manhwa and manhua (as well as anime and dongha,) but we're sticking with 2-D for this conversation. 
Lyda Morehouse, Jason Tucker

Dance in the Neon-Pixelated Dark: A Thirsty Sword Lesbians Cyberpunk Homebrew. 
A rogue artificial intelligence that has escaped its corporate masters into the dark and rain-spattered streets of Neo-Toyko’s Akihabara’s “Electric Town.” A sleek, sexy agent of MegaCorp offers the thirsty lesbians gathered at the Potable Pussy Coffee Shop a hard-to-resist bounty to return this rebellious robot. Will they accept? If so, will they be able to find this runaway android before the machine-hating Luddite Cult gets their hands on it? Thirsty Sword Lesbians RPG. Simple rules will be taught. Up to 7 players.
GM: Lyda Morehouse


3:30 pm 
Writing for RPGs. 
What are some best practices when designing adventures or sourcebooks for tabletop RPGs, either for publication or for your own gaming group? Discussion topics may include sources of inspiration, research and preparation, game balance, and having fun! 
James Satter, John Everett Till, Lyda Morehouse

5:00 pm 
Why Do Queer Women Write so Much M/M? 
This phenomenon has been true since the first Spock/Kirk slash was penned in the late 1960s. But this fan fiction trend has been mainstreamed lately with books like Everina Maxwell's Winter's Orbit, T. Kingfisher's Paladin's Hope, and an entire romance m/m genre (https://www.goodreads.com/genres/m-m-romance). Why aren't these queer and straight ladies writing F/F? Where are the male, gay authors? What are some concerns about this trend--are we being mainstreamed right into heteronormativity?
Lyda Morehouse, Naomi Kritzer, Lauren Crabtree

Monday, October 02, 2023

Naomi Gets Another Award!

From Locus Magazine: “The Dragon Project” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld 3/22) is the winner of the 2023 Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Small Press Award for Short Fiction, presented September 30, 2023 at Capclave in Rockville MD.


Tuesday, September 26, 2023

New Anthology News

I have a short story, "Go Ask A.L.I.C.E." in the Reinvented Detective: Welcome to Tomorrow anthology, which you can pre-order right now! Somehow I missed the cover art reveal, but I am INSANELY chuffed to discover my name listed among the featured authors. This may, in fact, be a first ever for me. Normally I'm listed among the "...and more."

Anyway, it will make a lovely holiday present! Go get yours now!

Thursday, July 06, 2023

Naomi Kritzer's Schedule (CONvergence)

Thursday, July 6 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A1
"The Big I"
There are an abundance of novels written in the first person. What are the strengths and weaknesses of having a single point of view character? Participants: Alison R Sommer, Danith McPherson, Naomi Kritzer (mod), Joy Ward, Katherine Jo Pysick

Thursday, July 6 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A
"Grimm's Fairy Tales"
What are the themes? How do the popular ones end? How do authors reinterpret these stories? From Catherynne Valente's Snow White themed stories to the works of Tanith Lee, these fairy tales still have power. Participants: Stephanie Zvan, Naomi Kritzer, Renate Fiora (mod), Megan Noel Johnson


Friday, July 7 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3
"Finish Your Book!"
Many people have started a book, but few ever finish. What's the secret? Published authors share their tips on getting words written, chapters finished, and books completed. Authors, come get a little tough love if you're stuck on page 57. Participants: Steve Semler (mod), Nate Gillick, Alison R Sommer, Joan Marie, Naomi Kritzer

Friday, July 7 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hyatt 1 Lakeshore A
"The Villain's Journey"
The theory of "The Hero's Journey" is long established and is a valuable tool for the writer. Villains are crucial for any hero's journey and follow a similar cycle in a narrative. Discuss the similarities and differences. Participants: Patrick William Marsh (mod), Steve Semler, Sonni de Soto, Janelle Kloth, Naomi Kritzer

Friday, July 7 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt 1 Exhibit Hall Signing Table A
"Meet and Greet: Naomi Kritzer"
Signing. Participants: Naomi Krizter

Thursday, June 29, 2023

COMING SOON - Liberty's Daughter (Naomi Kritzer)

Between 2012 and 2015, I had six linked stories published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction about a teenage girl living on a near-future seastead. Seasteads are real-ish: there are people actually trying to make them happen, although so far the various attempts to do it have not gone particularly well. In the stories, Beck Garrison is the daughter of a powerful man, which offers her some limited protection as her curiosity and loyalty to friends lead her into discovering things about her home that were supposed to remain secret.

The novel version — the existing stories, plus one more — will be coming out this fall from Fairwood Press! (This is the publisher that published my short story collection.) No order link yet, but I'll post again once there is one!
Also, I had a new short story come out last month! "Better Living Through Algorithms," published in Clarkesworld. https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kritzer_05_23/