BookEnds Online Edition features a new book from science fiction and fantasy author Naomi Kritzer at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10 on Zoom.

Kritzer’s newest book, “Chaos on CatNet,” is a young adult novel featuring the artificial intelligence character from “Cat Pictures Please” and a group of teenagers who have found friendship and community online, never realizing that one of their online friends is actually an AI.

Kritzer's latest book is a young adult novel featuring a group of teenagers who find community online, never realizing that one of their online friends is an artificial intelligence. (Tom Doherty Associates, 2021)
Kritzer's latest book is a young adult novel featuring a group of teenagers who find community online, never realizing that one of their online friends is an artificial intelligence. (Tom Doherty Associates, 2021)

Kritzer lives in St. Paul and has been writing science fiction and fantasy for 20 years. Her story “Cat Pictures Please” won the 2016 Hugo and Locus awards and was nominated for the Nebula Award. Her book, “Catfishing on CatNet,” came out in 2019 and won the Minnesota Book Award, the Edgar Award and the Lodestar “Not a Hugo” award.

Zoom meeting ID for Saturday’s BookEnds is 867 0338 5655. For more information, email 603wchs@argvig.net, call 218-631-9079 or visit www.WadenaCountyHistory.org.

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BookEnds Online Edition is produced by the Wadena County Historical Society and Travelin’ Storyteller, in partnership with the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. BookEnds is funded by a grant from the Five Wings Art Council, through a legislative appropriation from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.