July 24, 2018
Unidentified Funny Objects 7 cover by Tomasz Marosnki
Unidentified Funny Objects 7 will be published in October/November 2018 time frame and include 20 humorous short stories:
“The Dragon, the Drudge, and the Drone” by Esther Friesner
“Dethroning the Champeen” (a Lucifer Jones tale) by Mike Resnick
“The Vampire’s Apprentice” by Gini Koch
“Falling’s Free, Gravity Costs” by Seanan McGuire
“The Sit Down” by Laura Resnick
“Chad vs. the Rebel Alliance” by Shane Halbach
“Old School: An Oral History of Captain Dick Chase” by Val Nolan
“Quick Cash in the Old Kingdom” by Elin Korund
“The Fermi Loneliness Problem” by Beth Goder
“The Secret Destiny of Heroes” by Matthew Bailey
“Spear Carrier’s Union #109” by Jamie Kress
“The Day After Halloween” by Greg Sisco
“Key Fang and Klaw” by Fred Stesney
“The Assassination of 2063” by David Vaughan
“Bimple Bimple Bop Bop” by Richard Anderson
“The Ebony Egg” by David Vierling
“Take Meme to Your Leader” by Jennifer Lee Rossman
“Mission Log Nuptuals” by Langley Hyde
“Contractual Obligations” by C. Flynt
“Three Ways to Leave Hawaii” by Zach Shephard
It will also include nine original interior illustrations by Barry Munden.
Barry’s illustration for Jennifer Lee Rossman’s “Take Meme to Your Leader”
I’ve launched the Kickstarter campaign for this book which will run through August 30. It features a number of unique rewards as well as the chance to order UFO7 and other UFO Publishing books. Although I normally launch the Kickstarter in March followed by the open submission window in April, I was unable to do so this year due to a variety of health-related issues and deadlines for both writing-related projects and my day job. So I’m doing this very late in the game, but hope everyone’s enthusiasm for the project will not have been lessened by this delay!
Click here to view the Kickstarter campaign.
May 15, 2018
The inaugural issue of Future is now live and free to read on the web. Or pick up a copy for your e-reader for only $0.99.
May 12, 2018
This bit of news has been six months in the making, but I can finally announce that I will be editing a science fiction magazine, to be published in collaboration by UFO Publishing and the Future Affairs Administration. The magazine will focus on various science fiction sub-genres (hard SF, space opera, cli-fi) but will not include fantasy or horror. There will be a strong focus on international fiction. I’ll be looking to fill about half of each issue with translations and stories written by authors from non-anglophone countries.
Although the magazine will feature original (to anglophone readers, anyway) fiction, I’ve put together a sample “issue zero,” to be released in time for the Nebulas and the Asia Pacific SF Con organized by the FAA. This issue features all-reprint stories with different takes/visions of the future, which also happen to be representative of the sort of material I hope to acquire and publish in the future.
The magazine will be free to read online, or you can buy electronic and print issues (similar to how Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, BCS, and other great ‘zines operate.)
We’ll open our digital doors this Tuesday, May 15th. Visit us at www.future-sf.com.
April 27, 2018
* We have received approximately 600 submissions this month.
* The first 20 stories currently in the queue are being held for further consideration. There are 38 stories total in the queue at the moment.
* If your story is in that first 20, you likely won’t hear from us until sometime in May, depending on how quickly we conquer the slush pile after submissions close.
* Submissions will close late night on April 30 (no earlier than midnight PST and probably on early morning May 1.) Late subs will not be considered after that.
* We’ve responded to most submissions in under 48 hours, and many under 24. Send more stories!
April 13, 2018
UFO7 submissions opened two weeks ago and my team and I have been reading non-stop.
We have reviewed and rejected approximately 325 stories to date. There are fifteen stories held in the second-look pile. Those stories are in all sorts of stages; some have made it into our final consideration stack while others have been read by one or two of the associate editors and are awaiting further evaluation.
There’s another small handful that haven’t been read yet. At this point we’re responding to most submissions in under 24 hours; the unread stories all came in today.
There’s plenty of room in the book yet, so please do send in your fiction. Don’t wait til the last possible moment; at this time highter-tier rejections include an invitation to submit a second story. We will not be doing that toward the very end of the submissions window because there’s always a big surge at the end (I expect 100+ submissions in the last 24 hours) and we know we’ll be busy. So submitting early might earn you a second shot.
April 10, 2018
Last week I hosted a Rafflecopter giveaway for five copies of a custom 8 GB flash drive loaded with my ebooks. Here is the list of winners randomly generated via Rafflecopter:
I emailed the winners directly and will ship out the flash drives once I get their snail mail info. Thanks to all those who participated and I’ll run more giveaways in the future.
Meantime, those who didn’t win can grab a copy of my latest collection on Amazon and elsewhere.
April 2, 2018
The official release date for The Golem of Deneb Seven and Other Stories is tomorrow, but it’s been uploaded onto all the major platforms and you can get it whenever you want!
Here are some of the places you can obtain a copy of this book:
But wait, there’s more. I’m running a Rafflecopter giveaway where FIVE lucky winners will receive a custom 8 GB flash drive preloaded with my three books: Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma, H. G. Wells, Secret Agent, and The Golem of Deneb Seven, in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. I will sign the drives, too.
This offer is open to readers in the United States. Because the cost of international shipping is pretty high, any international winners will receive all the ebooks by e-mail instead.
To enter the giveaway, click this link.