Naomi Kritzer’s short fiction

Hey! I have a SHORT STORY COLLECTION called Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories that is now available from Fairwood Press! You can also buy it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. If you’d like a signed copy, my two local SF/F bookstores, Uncle Hugo’s and Dreamhaven, can set you up! This collection includes most of my short fiction published 2011-2015, minus the Seastead stories because they link together into a novel (and my agent is trying to sell that) and including a few older stories plus two stories that have not been previously published.

The list of my short stories with links to the online ones is below. (Including the fiction too recent to have been included in my collection.)

2017

Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty’s Place CafeClarkesworld, March 2017.

ParadoxUncanny, June 2017

2016

Zombies in Winter, Persistent Visions, December 2016.

“Cat Pictures Please,” translated into Chinese by Geng Hui, ZUI Found, March 2016.

2015

So Much CookingClarkesworld, November 2015. Audio version.

“Cleanout,” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November/December 2015.

“The Silicon Curtain: A Seastead Story,” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July/August 2015.

WindApex, April 2015.

The Good SonLightspeed, March 2015. (Reprint — originally appeared in Baen’s Universe.)

Cat Pictures PleaseClarkesworld, January 2015. Nebula Award Finalist, Locus Award Finalist.

“Jubilee: A Seastead Story,” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 2015.

“Artifice,” Translated into Russian and published in ESLI, October 2015.

2014

“Containment Zone: A Seastead Story,” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May/June 2014.

“Artifice,” Analog Science Fiction and Fact, September 2014.

2013

BitsClarkesworld, October 2013. Audio version available here. Note: adult content.

“The Wall,” Asimov’s Science Fiction, April/May 2013. Winner of the 2013 Asimov Reader’s Award.

“Solidarity: A Seastead Story,” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March/April 2013.

2012

“High Stakes: A Seastead Story,” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November/December 2012.

“Liberty’s Daughter: A Seastead Story,” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May/June 2012. Reprinted in Year’s Best SF 18, David Hartwell, editor.

“Scrap Dragon,” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January/February 2012. Reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Science Fiction: 2013 Edition, edited by Rich Horton, 2013.

2011

“Isabella’s Garden.” Appeared in Realms of Fantasy in August 2011. (Almost the last issue, sigh.)

“What Happened at Blessing Creek.” Appeared in August 2011 in Intergalactic Medicine Show.

Prior to 2011

If you like my short fiction, you could buy one (or both) of my short story collections, in which I collected my short fiction from prior to 2011.

Comrade Grandmother coverComrade Grandmother and Other Stories

Comrade Grandmother
Russian blood and Russian tears, Russian breath and Russian bones, why have you come? 
Published in Strange Horizons in 2002. Available online.

The Golem
The golem woke on December 1st, 1941, and saw the future before her like an unrolled scroll.

Honest Man
You can cheat an honest man. Or you can cheat a dishonest man with a clear conscience.

Fortune
The old woman who raised Eleanor told her that she had no fortune.

Three Wishes
Caroline says that fairy godmothers don’t have wings anymore due to underground nuclear testing.

Spirit Stone
Sarai’s small hands could turn the most difficult breech birth, and stanch the worst bleeding

The Good Son
I needed a family to back up my story. So I went to find one.

Faust’s SASE
Thank you for showing me your soul, but it didn’t quite grab me, alas.

The Long Walk
We are grateful for your sacrifice, but you have to understand; you’re a danger to us now.

Unreal Estate
It was Bernie who decided to try to sell Manhattan to Ted Turner.

When Shlemiel Went to the Stars
We want a great big planet. The biggest one available.

Buy Comrade Grandmother and Other Stories on Amazon.com for Kindle ~ on BN.com for Nook

WinterKingGift of the Winter King and Other Stories

Brother Mac, You Are Healed!
I’ll pay you a hundred bucks if you can raise this computer from the dead.

St. Ailbe’s Hall
There was a Siberian husky in the last pew of the church, holding a hymnal and singing. Published in 2004 in Strange Horizons in two parts: available here and here.

Gift of the Winter King
The Winter King came to bring order.

Magefire
The first thing I noticed about Mira was the candle she was holding.

Masks
On Mascherata, I could be who I was, without fear.

Kin
Mages don’t have babies; you’re a mage. You’ll get used to the idea.

The Price
I am a murderer, but I don’t remember who I murdered, or why.

In the Witch’s Garden
There are no other Gerdas here. We don’t need numbers.

Darknight
Don’t scream; if you do, they’ll all scream.

The Manual
Jesus: A dynamic speaker, someone who might have been to Franklin Covey training.

Kitchen Magic, With Recipes 
Light candles, call the quarters, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Buy Gift of the Winter King and Other Stories on Amazon.com for Kindle ~ on BN.com for Nook

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