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February 28, 2017 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Naomi Kritzer's Hugo Award winning short story of AI and cats, "Cat Pictures Please", is to become a YA novel.
posted by Artw (20 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks, artw! I loved the story.
posted by zorseshoes at 11:38 AM on February 28, 2017

Naomi is the best and I was thrilled when she won the Hugo last year. Well deserved and also wonderful recognition for a writer who's spent years in the trenches, doing the work.
posted by jscalzi at 12:56 PM on February 28, 2017 [2 favorites]

i would read the hell out of this YA book, thanks for posting this.
posted by zdravo at 1:12 PM on February 28, 2017

I just read this in an anthology on the weekend. Great stuff, and good to see her getting more out of it with the expanded version.
posted by Kreiger at 1:14 PM on February 28, 2017

Will also read the YA book when it comes out. This feels very Greg Nog.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:17 PM on February 28, 2017

I'm super excited to read whatever book she comes up with (and a book about cat pictures works fine thanks), but that short story was so perfect as it is.
posted by jeather at 1:19 PM on February 28, 2017 [2 favorites]

This story MADE MY DAY, and I immediately sent it to all my fellow nerdy cat lovers. :D Thanks so much for posting it.
posted by joyceanmachine at 2:17 PM on February 28, 2017 [1 favorite]

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posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 3:07 PM on February 28, 2017

I hadn't read the story until now, but I enjoyed it. It's a strong premise and I'm curious how exactly it'll be fleshed out into a novel.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:58 PM on February 28, 2017

I like this! It feels deeply Asimovean, like a spiritual successor or like it's what Asimov would have written if I, Robot came out post-internet-era.
posted by capricorn at 5:42 PM on February 28, 2017

Yes! This is the best news today.
posted by (Over) Thinking at 6:34 PM on February 28, 2017

I love this story and now there shall be more of it!
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:02 PM on February 28, 2017

That's a really delightful story!
posted by JDHarper at 8:15 PM on February 28, 2017

This news makes me smile. I'm looking forward to seeing how it gets developed; I've only read Kritzer's short fiction before ("So Much Cooking" is such a treasure of a story), but I know she has a few novels as well that I should read.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 8:21 PM on February 28, 2017 [3 favorites]

Hey AI, quit bogarding those cat pics. Start a feed.
posted by JHarris at 10:11 AM on March 1, 2017

Oh wow, I didn't know this was the same author as "so much cooking". My secret quonsar gifted me with stuff inspired by that story.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 3:48 PM on March 1, 2017

I've been tracking down and reading her earlier novels based on how much I liked Cat Pictures Please. Looking forward to this.
posted by kyrademon at 4:07 PM on March 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

"So Much Cooking" I couldn't finish- but not because it was badly written. Just the opposite. I really didn't know it was by the author of "Cat Pictures Please", but both are excellently written- it's just that CPP is about al I can handle these days..
posted by happyroach at 8:42 PM on March 1, 2017

"So Much Cooking" is, hands down, the best piece of short fiction I've read in the past year. (I found it when seeking out more of Kritzer's work because I loved "Cat Pictures Please.")

I look forward to the CPP book.
posted by Shmuel510 at 9:15 PM on March 3, 2017

I finally got around to reading this. SO SO SO good. I can't wait for the novel.
posted by numaner at 7:42 AM on March 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

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