Funny Science Fiction is a spin-off anthology from the Unidentified Funny Objects (UFO) annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. While UFO attempts to collect some of the best speculative humor being written today, Funny SF gathers seventeen from among the best funny science fiction stories published in the last decade.
Whereas UFO covers both genres, Funny SF collected science fiction stories specifically. There are tentative plans for a Funny Fantasy reprint anthology to follow in 2016.
Cover art is by the talented Flavio Greco Paglia. Cover design is by UFO’s amazing graphics specialist-in-residence and game designer Emerson Matsuuchi.
I’m indebted to the original publishers of these stories, who have done their share to publish and promote humor in SF/F. Special thanks to the editors and publishers of Crossed Genres and Galaxy’s Edge magazines who allowed me to include stories that are still under contract with them, because I wanted badly to make sure current short fiction is well-represented in this book.
Funny SF will be published on Amazon on September 1, 2015. It will become available on other e-book platforms in 2016.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Alex Shvartsman
“Observation Post” by Mike Resnick (Beyond the Sun, Fairwood Press, 2013)
“Flying on My Hatred of My Neighbor’s Dog” by Shaenon Garrity (Drabblecast, 2013)
“Wikihistory” by Desmond Warzel (Abyss & Apex, 2007)
“Distant Gates of Eden Gleam” by Brian Trent (Crossed Genres, 2015)
“Half a Conversation, Overheard While Inside an Enormous Sentient Slug” by Oliver Buckram (F&SF, 2013)
“Hark! Listen to the Animals” by Ken Liu and Lisa Tang Liu (Galaxy’s Edge, 2014)
“Whaliens” by Lavie Tidhar (Analog, 2014)
“See Dangerous Earth-Possibles!” by Tina Connolly (Lightspeed Women Destroy Science Fiction, 2014)
“Kallakak’s Cousins” by Cat Rambo (Asimov’s, 2008)
“Kulturkampf” by Anatoly Belilovsky (Immersion Book of Steampunk, Immersion Press, 2011)
“Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs” by Leonard Richardson (Strange Horizons, 2009)
“Miss Darcy’s First Intergalactic Ballet Class” by Dantzel Cherry (Galaxy’s Edge, 2015)
“Pidgin” by Lawrence M. Schoen (Aliens and A.I., Eggplant Literary Productions, 2005)
“Nothing, Ventured” by James Beamon (AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, 2013)
“Last Thursday at Supervillain Supply Depot” by Sarah Pinsker (Daily Science Fiction, 2015)
“Chicka-Chicka-Bow-Wow” by Mike Rimar (Cucurbital 2, Paper Golem Press, 2011)
“Troublesolver” by Tim Pratt (Subterranean Press, 2009)
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