Unidentified Funny Objects 8 is live!

October 16, 2020

UFO8 has escaped into the world! This book is filled with a chockful of funny stories you really need in 2020, so grab yours from your favorite retailer (or directly from UFO Publishing, which helps us out even more.)

You can also read this Tangent Online review if you aren’t already convinced there’s a UFO8-shaped hole in your heart that needs filling.

UFO Publishing – eBook
UFO Publishing – Paperback
Amazon (eBook and Paperback)
B&N (eBook and Paperback) – coming soon
Kobo (eBook)
Google (eBook) – coming soon
Apple (eBook)

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Paperback should be available / orderable from any independent bookstore as well via Ingram distribution.


Future SF volume 8 has been published

September 24, 2020

Sorry for the belated announcement. This issue has been live as of September 15 but I fell ill around that time and neglected the blog. Better late than never! The latest issue is live, with stories becoming available on the website weekly, or you can purchase the entire issue via Patreon and all major ebook outlets.

 


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The Hex Is In Release Date

August 18, 2020

The Hex Is In by Mike Resnick is out today!

Fans of urban fantasy humor definitely ought to check out this book. “It’s as cool as winning fifty large while drinking your favorite beer and it grows on you with its charm, delightful absurdity, and imaginative sense of humor where almost nothing is off-limits,” declares Chries Fried in his review, which also dropped today.

You can purchase Hex in ebook or paperback from your favorite stores, or get it directly from UFO Publishing.

Amazon

https://amzn.to/3aC5BXh

B&N

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hex-is-in-mike-resnick/1137400861

Apple

https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1525166452

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-hex-is-in-the-fast-life-and-fantastic-times-of-harry-the-book

Google

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Mike_Resnick_The_Hex_Is_In_The_Fast_Life_and_Fanta?id=_hnzDwAAQBAJ

Direct – eBook

https://www.kingsgames.com/online-store/The-Hex-Is-In-by-Mike-Resnick-eARC-p211473693

Direct – Paperback

https://www.kingsgames.com/online-store/The-Hex-Is-In-by-Mike-Resnick-ARC-Paperback-p211493221
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The Hex Is In by Mike Resnick Cover Reveal and eARC

June 22, 2020

Here’s your first look at the cover of Mike Resnick’s The Hex Is In: The Fast Life and Fantastic Times of Harry the Book.

From boxing matches to dragon races to elections, there’s no wager Harry won’t cover—so long as the odds are right.

Harry the Book operates out of a Manhattan bar booth, with his personal wizard and his zombie bodyguard close at hand. He’ll dope out the odds on any sort of contest, even if that gets him into a heap of trouble.

Be it conniving gamblers, lovelorn wizards, or flea-bitten werewolves, when it comes to the misadventures of Harry and his crew one thing is certain: the hex is always in.

This book contains fifteen tales of Harry the Book—the complete set of Resnick’s beloved Damon Runyon-inspired urban fantasy yarns, including one brand-new story and several never before published in the United States.

Edited by Alex Shvartsman
Introduction by Lezli Robyn
Copy edited by Tarryn Thomas
Cover art by Túlio Brito
Cover design by Jay O’Connell

The book will be published in August. However, we’re taking the page out of Baen’s playbook by offering advance reader copies, available only from our website. eARCs are available right now in MOBI and EPUB formats. Print copies will be shipped in August or late July, at least two weeks prior to book store release. Anyone who orders a print ARC will receive electronic ARCs immediately as well. eARCs are available worldwide while print ARCs are available in United States only. International readers will be able to order print copies from their favorite bookstore soon!

Buy eARC here.

Preorder paperback ARC here.


UFO8 table of contents

June 20, 2020

I’m pleased to officially announce the Unidentified Funny Objects 8 table of contents:

Foreword by Alex Shvartsman

“The 10:40 Appointment at the NYC Department of Superhero Registration” by Chris Hepler

“Soul Trade” by Galen Westlake

“A.I., M.D.” by Kurt Pankau

“The Fellowship of the Mangled Scepter” by James Wesley Rogers

“When the “Martians” Return” by David Gerrold

“Welcome Home” by Simon R. Green

“The Unwelcome Mat” by J. J. Litke

“Get Me to the Firg-<click><cough>-xulb On Time” by Laura Resnick

“Black Note, in His Transition to a Supreme State of Wokeness” by James Beamon

“The Other Ted” by Wendy Mass and Rob Dircks

“C.A.T. Squad” by Gini Koch

“Ambrose Starkisser” by Jordan Chase-Young

“Gommy” Amy Lynwander

“Journey to Perfection” by Larry Hodges

“Fifteen Minutes” by Mike Morgan

“Zaznar the Great’s Fifty-Sixth Proposal to the Council for Urban Investment” by Jared Oliver Adams

“Terribly and Terrifyingly Normal” by Illimani Ferreira

“Couch Quest” by Eric D. Leavitt

“Pet Care for the Modern Mad Scientist” by Michael M. Jones

“The Punctuation Factory” by Beth Goder

“One Born Every Minute” by C. Flynt

“Shy and Retiring” by Esther Friesner

“Suburban Deer” by Jamie Lackey

“Body Double” by Jody Lynn Nye
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We’re in the copy edits stage and the book should be released by early October.


Future SF Issue 7

June 14, 2020

Issue 7 is live with stories from Canada, Pakistan, and Sweden. You can read it for free at future-sf.com but the stories will drop gradually over the next few weeks. Or you can snag your own copy at any of the following e-tailers. And, of course, you can subscribe at our Patreon page.

Direct from us

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Google

iTunes

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UFO8 Kickstarter is Now Live, plus cover reveal!

March 10, 2020

 

Check out the gorgeous cover for UFO8 by Tomasz Maronski!

The Kickstarter campaign to fund this volume is now live. There are loads of great rewards, including some very limited ones such as signed books and tuckerizations, so select yours soon! Submissions for UFO8 will open on April 1 and the number of stories I can buy from the open call will definitely depend on the success of the crowdfunding campaign.
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The entire UFO series on sale!

February 25, 2020

All UFO volumes are discounted from $5.99 to $2.99 between now and Sunday, March 8. The sale price is available on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Google, and iTunes. We’re celebrating the triumphant return of the series. Many of the volumes have never been discounted before!

On Saturday, February 29, Unidentified Funny Objects 7 will be a featured deal on Bargain Booksy. On Sunday, March 1, the same book will be the featured deal on BookBub.

Then, on or around March 3, we will launch the Kickstarter campaign to fund UFO8. We will also reveal the awesome cover for the new volume at the same time.

And, finally, submissions for UFO8 will open on April 1.

That’s the plan. It’ll be a busy Spring!

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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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