Cover and TOC reveal – The Cackle of Cthulhu

May 22, 2017

The Cackle of Cthulhu, an anthology of Lovecraftian humor, is forthcoming from Baen Books in January, 2018.

It will include the following stories:

“The Shunned Trailer” by Esther Friesner

“The Captain in Yellow” by David Vaughan

“My Little Old One” by Jody Lynn Nye

“Tales of a Fourth Grade Shoggoth” by Kevin Wetmore

“Friday Night at Brazee’s” by Mike Resnick

“To Whatever” by Shaenon K. Garrity

“The Doom that Came to Providence” by Brian Trent

“Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma” by Alex Shvartsman

“The Call of the Pancake Factory” by Ken Liu

“The Innsmouth of the South” by Rachael K. Jones

“WWRD” by Yvonne Navarro

“In the Employee Manual of Madness” by G. Scott Huggins

“Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar” by Neil Gaiman

“HP and Me” by Gini Koch

“The Greatest Leader” by Aidan Doyle

“But Someone’s God to Do It!” by Konstantine Paradias

“Call of the Uncopyrighted Intellectual Property” by Amanda Helms

“Cthulhu, P. I.” by Laura Resnick

“A Stiff Bargain” by Matt Mikalatos

“The Shadow Over My Dorm Room” by Laura Pearlman

“The Tingling Madness” by Lucy Snyder

“The Girl Who Loved Cthulhu” by Nick Mamatas

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Canopus Award Nomination and Storybundle

April 12, 2017

I’m thrilled to find myself on the list of Canopus-nominated works for the second time! Canopus is an award for excellence in interstellar writing and it’s given out by 100 Year Starship think tank. I’m in really good company, too. Last year I lost to Ken Liu, who is nominated as a translator in a different category. But this year I will most likely be losing to Alastair Reynolds or perhaps a number of other really awesome nominees. This is one of those “I’m definitely honored to be nominated” situations. 🙂

The nominated story is “Whom He May Devour” and it was published in Nautilus. You can read it for free by clicking on the link.

You can read the 2016-2017 Canopus nominees announcement press release here.

Another cool thing is that UFO1 is included in the SFWA Sci-Fi Storybundle along with all the other great books listed above.

This is my first experience with Storybundle but it’s a very cool model where you can pay what you want to get these books and you get to decide what portion goes to the authors and what to Storybundle itself, and whether a cut gets donated to SFWA. Check it out!

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UFO6 Kickstarter Final Hours

April 6, 2017

The UFO6 kickstarter campaign is ending tonight. 250 readers have already backed it and we’re approximately $1100 from the finish line as I type these words. Please help us with a last-minute push by letting others know about the campaign and, of course, consider backing it by pre-ordering a copy of the book and possibly availing yourself of other backer rewards.

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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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