Reviews for Eridani’s Crown

February 15, 2020

There have been some wonderful reviews for Eridani’s Crown and I’ve been sharing them on social media, but I realize that I haven’t actually posted/linked them from the blog. Here they are:

Strange Horizons

The Indie Athenaeum

Publishers Weekly

These are some of my favorites, though there are a number of other solid reviews from The Independent, Quella, and many others. The novel remains available in print, audio, and electronic formats!

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Introducing: The Hex is In

February 11, 2020

UFO Publishing will soon be releasing a Mike Resnick collection of Harry the Book stories titled The Hex is In: The Fast Life and Fantastic Times of Harry the Book.

This book will collect, for the first time, all fifteen Harry the Book stories Mike has written. These stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies and magazines spanning a decade. Several of them were only published in the United Kingdom, and one has never been published anywhere at all.

Two of these stories premiered in the Unidentified Funny Objects series while one more was reprinted in Funny Fantasy. Others have been published by such editors as Gardner Dozois, Martin Greenberg, and Eric Flint.

Harry the Book yarns are humorous fantasy set in the alternate version of New York where magic is real and fantastical creatures are commonplace. In fact, this is a shared setting with Mike’s Stalking the Unicorn series.

Harry the Book is a bookie who takes bets on everything from horse races to dancing contests to political campaigns. And — always — the hex is in. Unscrupulous magicians meddle with the odds forcing Harry and his motley crew (which includes a four-hundred-pound flunky, a six-foot-ten zombie, and a lovelorn wizard) to scramble, dealing with the consequences.

These stories are written in a unique voice–meant to emulate and pay tribute to Damon Runyon (author of Guys and Dolls and other stories). Runyon was the bard of the New York underbelly of the early 20th century, celebrating the hustlers, gamblers, and gangsters of the era.

Filled with larger-than-life characters and ridiculous scenarios, this book is sure to delight Resnick fans and Runyon fans alike.

Carol Resnick, Mike’s wife who is a Runyon fan and for whom Mike wrote these stories, will pen the introduction.

I’m very excited about the opportunity to publish this book and will keep you updated on its progress!

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Submissions call: UFO8

January 13, 2020

It’s official. After a hiatus in 2019, Unidentified Funny Objects returns in 2020!

Submissions will open on April 1. Get your funny stories ready. Spread the word!

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Future SF issue 5

December 15, 2019

Issue 5 is now live at future-sf.com

There are some major changes to the magazine. Here’s a copy of the editorial:

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As Future SF enters its second year, we do so without a safety net.

Our first year’s run was sponsored by the Future Affairs Administration.  Together we were able to publish a considerable amount of excellent international fiction, and we thank FAA for their help and support as the magazine launched and found its footing. While FAA is still considering their options regarding any future partnerships with us, at this moment they’re not affiliated with the magazine.

So, what does it mean for Future SF going forward? We aren’t going away, but we have to considerably scale back until we secure alternate funding, or follow the path of many other e-zines in our field and slowly build up a subscription and patron base.

I’m currently talking to the FAA, as well as to a couple of other companies, to see if we can work out another sponsorship or partnership. But even if that proves successful, it is a temporary solution. Only a substantial base of subscribers can ensure stable funding in the long term.

Our team is going to have to work on a much tighter budget for the time being. You will no doubt notice that this is a considerably slimmer issue. Previous issues featured over 50,000 words of fiction each, whereas issue five includes three stories totaling 11,300 words. Going forward, the issues will contain roughly this amount of material and will grow slowly as our budget permits.

The stories in this issue hail from Sweden, Germany, and Brazil. We’re committed to our international focus and will continue to feature voices from outside the Anglosphere as frequently as possible. We already have some very exciting stories lined up for 2020.

Meanwhile, please consider subscribing via Patreon at www.patreon.com/ufopublishing for as little as a dollar per month.  For all the sponsorships and advertisers, the success of this endeavor is ultimately up to the partnership between our staff and our readers.

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Eridani’s Crown Audiobook Now Available

December 9, 2019

Eridani’s Crown is now available in audio, and the narration by Nicola Chapman is spectacular. Check out the sample at the link below and grab your copy from Audible or Amazon. (It should be coming to iTunes soon.

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Copy Cat at Podcastle

December 4, 2019

Copy Cat” co-written by K. A. Teryna and myself is live at Podcastle, narrated by Yaroslav Barsukov. Enjoy!

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Limited-time discount on Eridani’s Crown ebook!

November 27, 2019

As of today, Eridani’s Crown ebook is discounted from $6.99 to $2.99. Grab yours before the price goes back up!

The audio book is completed as well. It has been submitted to Audible and, barring any unforeseen problems, should go live in December sometime. I’ll post here when that happens.

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