UFO6 Kickstarter Live!

March 7, 2017

The Kickstarter campaign for Unidentified Funny Objects 6 launched this morning. It is also the cover reveal: gaze upon another awesome illustration by Tomasz Maronski!

 

There are special Early Bird rewards as well which are available to those who back the campaign in the first 36 hours (by 10pm Wednesday Eastern time) — so please check it out and also help me spread the word: I can only reach a certain number of folks but everyone who shares and posts about the project will reach further, letting others know about the campaign and the UFO series!

Link to Kickstarter here.

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FUNNY HORROR is live on Amazon

February 14, 2017

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FUNNY HORROR e-book is live on Amazon! If you prefer a paperback, those will become available a bit later this month. Until then… what are you waiting for? Grab yours!

http://amzn.to/2koiZHG

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UFO Sale!

February 5, 2017

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For the next two weeks, Unidentified Funny Objects are on sale! Not just a single UFO either, but a small fleet of them.

Between February 5 and February 18, e-books of Unidentified Funny Objects volumes 1, 2, and 3 are all going to be half price ($2.99 instead of $5.99) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo platforms.

I know that book discounts and even giveaways are a common promotional tool, but in the five year history of the UFO series, we have never discounted these volumes below $5.99 other than as part of Kickstarter backer rewards or holiday bundle specials. But now that the series has been around for a while and has established itself well, I felt it was a good time to cast the net wider and attract new readers. So UFO1 will be a featured title on BookBub in a couple of weeks (at the $2.99 price, so you don’t have to wait for that date to grab yours) and the next two volumes are on sale as well.

Three of these books for under $10 is a steal, and I hope may readers (and many writers hoping to figure out the sort of stuff we publish as the submissions open in April) will take full advantage of the opportunity.

Here are the quick links to the US Amazon listings (the books are discounted in other countries as well!)

UFO1

UFO2

UFO3

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Funny Horror TOC

January 31, 2017

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Funny Horror anthology will be published in February, following Funny Science Fiction (2015) and Funny Fantasy (2016). This book will be available in paperback, as well as an e-book (exclusive to Amazon for now) and part of the Kindle Unlimited program. The art above, by Michelle Tolo, will be used in designing the book cover.

The following authors and stories will be featured in this book:

FUNNY HORROR table of contents

Foreword by Alex Shvartsman

“No Children, No Pets” by Esther Friesner (Full Moon City anthology, 2010)

“43 Responses to ‘In Memory of Dr. Alexandra Nako'” by Barbara A. Barnett (Daily Science Fiction, 2016)

“Kvetchula’s Daughter” by Darrell Schweitzer (Full Moon City anthology, 2010)

“The Great VuDu Linux Teen Zombie Massacre” by Lucy A. Snyder (Spacesuits and Six Guns, 2007)

“Good Neighbors” by Amanda C. Davis (Not Our Kind anthology, 2015)

“Happily and Righteously” by Larry Hodges (Blood, Blade, and Thruster, 2007)

“Stalking the Zombie” by Mike Resnick (Stalking the Zombie, 2012)

“Restless in R’yleh” by Oliver Buckram (Drabblecast, 2015)

“P.R. Problems” by Eric James Stone (Blood Lite anthology, 2009)

“Hot Fudge and Whipped Cream” by Tarl Kudrick (Town Drunk, 2007)

“Death: A List” by Tanya Bryan (Feathertale Review, 2014)

“Soccer Mom Smackdown” by Julia S. Mandala (Fangs for the Mammaries anthology, 2010)

“The God Whisperer” by Daniel J. Davis (Writers of the Future 31 anthology, 2015)

“Meat and Greet” by Jamie Todd Rubin (Intergalactic Medicine Show, 2015)

“Something Virtual This Way Comes” by Laura Resnick (Something Magic This Way Comes anthology. 2008)

“The Story of Emily and Control” by Scott Alexander (S. Alexander’s blog, 2011)

“Howl!” by Jody Lynn Nye (Strip-Mauled anthology, 2009)

“Final Corrections” by M. Bennardo (Daily Science Fiction, 2013)

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UFO6 Guidelines Posted

January 15, 2017

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UFO6 guidelines are posted here.

The biggest  change is that our pay rates have gone up — again. UFO will be paying ten cents per word for this volume and, hopefully, going forward.

We are buying one additional right for the extra dough — the non-exclusive audio rights. I’d like to make this (and future) volumes available in audio book form. Most likely by teaming up with someone to produce the audio (if you are that person/company, feel free to reach out and we’ll talk.)

Submissions will open on April 1st for one month. One submission per writer, unless the story impresses us enough that we explicitly invite you to send another.

Oh, and of course you should read a previous volume in the UFO series to get a better grasp of what kind of story tends to win me over.

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Green Alert: Humanity 2.0 Anthology on Sale

January 10, 2017

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For the next few days you can pick up this anthology for $2.99 — that’s less than half the regular price! The sale lasts Jan 10 through Jan 13 so don’t wait.

And before I put away my soapbox and exit salesman mode, I’ve got to mention two other books as well. My darkly humorous flash story “Hell is Other People” is available in the recently released Outliers of Speculative Fiction 2016 anthology (which is also free to read on Kindle Unlimited.) Finally, there’s a mass market paperback issue available of Mission: Tomorrow, another hard SF anthology which I’m guessing anyone who likes Humanity 2.0 would also enjoy.  It includes my Canopus Award-nominated story “The Race for Arcadia.” After six years in the field, this is actually the first time my work appears in a mass market paperback format and I’m very pleased by this, because that’s what the books I devoured as a teenager looked like.

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Humanity 2.0 is now available

October 17, 2016

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Humanity 2.0 is an anthology of hard SF and space opera short stories, each dealing with the idea of how interstellar travel (whether from or to the solar system) may alter us as a species. Physiological and social changes are both on the table.

This is a bit of a different project for me. Up until now I’ve edited mostly anthologies of humorous fiction, as well as a couple of books with a tight but at least somewhat-whimsical focus (an anthology of Coffee stories and a fun space opera antho set in a game universe.) So Humanity is arguably my first “serious” anthology, with not a pie in sight of anyone’s face nor a banana peel hidden in the darkness. Can I curate a solid collection of “serious SF”? We’ll  find out.

You can buy Humanity 2.0 here. And if you happen to have received an early review copy, don’t forget that your reviews are both extremely helpful and really appreciated!

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