Affliction News and Sweet, Sweet Discounts

March 28, 2022

As we release date approaches, there will be many, many #Conradverse posts. Brace yourselves.

First, we have an updated cover. The awesome art by Tulio Brito is still the same, of course, but but the book now has the series title and a very kind blurb from the bestselling author of the Nightside series, the Deathstalker series, and the Drood books Simon R. Green (who, along with Mike Resnick, is largely responsible for how the young-me processed and the not-so-young me eventually wrote humorous urban fantasy.) Here’s what the cover will look like when the book hits store shelves:

Second, OrangeSky has revealed the narrator for the audio book in the preorder listings, so I guess I’m allowed to talk about it. The book will be narrated by the film, TV, and theater actor Patrick Boylan and I can’t wait to hear his interpretation of Conrad and the gang!

Third, both the audiobook and the ebook are available for preorder. Better yet, you can snag them at a discount! The audiobook is $14.99 which, if you buy audiobooks, you already know is a bargain. But Amazon has it up for preorder at the rock-bottom price of $11.02 (I guess the $0.02 is for the option to share your thoughts as a review afterward.)

What’s more, the ebook is on sale as well. You can preorder it for $4.99 instead of the regular price of $6.99 upon release.

Preordering helps a lot, as it drives the book up Amazon’s charts and convinces them to stock more copies upon release. So, if you haven’t already, please grab a copy here in your favorite format:

https://amzn.to/3lwpKDV

If Amazon isn’t your preferred marketplace, rest assured the book will be available in all the usual places, too, either as a preorder or upon release!


The Rosetta Archive anthology

February 27, 2022

The Rosetta Archive anthology has been published! Edited by Alex Shvartsman and Tarryn Thomas of Future Science Fiction Digest, it features a selection of notable science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories, which were translated into and first published in English in 2020. This anthology features the winning entry and the stories shortlisted for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Rosetta Awards. Cover art and design is by K.A. Teryna.

The following stories are included:

ROESIN by Wu Guan, translated from the Chinese by Judith Huang
WHALE SNOWS DOWN by Kim Bo-Young, translated from the Korean by Sophie Bowman
THE GREEN HILLS OF DIMITRY TOTZKIY by Eldar Safin, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman
RAISING MERMAIDS by Dai Da, translated from the Chinese by S. Qiouyi Lu
MATER TENEBRARUM by Pilar Pedraza, translated from the Spanish by James D. Jenkins
VIK FROM PLANET EARTH by Yevgeny Lukin, translated from the Russian by Mike Olivson
BIOGRAPHY OF ALGAE by Martha Riva Palacio Obón, translated from the Spanish by Will Morningstar
THE POST-CONSCIOUS AGE by Su Min, translated from the Chinese by Nathan Faries
JUST LIKE MIGRATORY BIRDS by Taiyo Fujii, translated from the Japanese by Emily Balistrieri
THE WITCH DANCES by Thiago Ambrósio Lage, translated from the Portuguese by Iana Araújo
FORMERLY SLOW by Wei Ma, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak
MENOPAUSE by Flore Hazoumé, translated from the French by James D. Jenkins
THE MOLE KING by Marie Hermanson, translated from the Swedish by Charlie Haldén
THE ANCESTRAL TEMPLE IN A BOX by Chen Qiufan, translated from the Chinese by Emily Jin
NO ONE EVER LEAVES PORT HENRI by K.A. Teryna, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman
COUSIN ENTROPY by Michèle Laframboise, translated from the French by N. R. M. Roshak
THE CURTAIN FALLS, THE SHOW MUST END by Julie Nováková, translated from the Czech by the author

Here are some of the best ways to obtain a copy while supporting Future Science Fiction Digest:

Other options:

Paperbacks will be available worldwide via the Ingram catalog as of Monday, February 28.


Future SF Issue 13

December 15, 2021

The latest issue of Future SF is live!

Contents:

“A Mountain of Dust” by Wanxiang Fengnian (tr. Judith Huang) (China)
“Echoes of a Broken Mind” by Chirstine Lucas (Greece)
“Three Times Dad Saved the World, and One Time He Didn’t” by P.G. Galalis (USA)

Our stories are always free to read on the web. The lead novella is live now and the rest will be unlocked by the end of the month. Please support this endeavor via our Patreon page!


Announcing the Rosetta Archive

October 28, 2021

I’ll be co-editing an anthology with Tarryn Thomas. Press release copied from Future SF

Announcing The Rosetta Archive

UFO Publishing and Future Affairs Administration team up to produce an anthology to celebrate the Rosetta Awards and promote translated fiction.

The Rosetta Archive: Notable SF/F Short Fiction in Translation, edited by Alex Shvartsman and Tarryn Thomas, will contain approximately 100,000 words of translated fiction originally published in English during the year 2020.

Pending author and translator approval, the anthology will include the stories shortlisted for the Rosetta Awards in 2021, translations published in Future Science Fiction Digest in 2020, and a number of additional translations selected by the editors.

The editors will also acquire Chinese language rights on behalf of the Future Affairs Administration whenever possible. FAA will feature those stories on their apps and social media, and seek a potential partnership to publish a version of the anthology in China.

“If the inaugural anthology is well-received, we’ll consider publishing annual editions, with the 2023 volume featuring translations from 2021, and so forth,” said Shvartsman.

The book will be published in February, 2022 in trade paperback and ebook formats.

UFO Publishing (USA) is a Brooklyn, NY-based small press and a publisher of Future Science Fiction Digest.

The Future Affairs Administration (China) is a technological/cultural brand focusing on the future, producing original content with a futuristic vision for a Golden Age of Chinese science fiction.

Alex Shvartsman (USA) is the editor of over a dozen anthologies and of Future Science Fiction Digest. He’s the author of two novels and over 120 short stories, and a Russian to English translator.

Tarryn Thomas (South Africa) is a professional copy editor. She’s an associate editor at Future Science Fiction Digest and an editor at Nightshade and Moonlight Publishing.


Future SF Issue 12 Cover and TOC

September 6, 2021

Issue 12 launches on September 15. Buy it on all major ebook platforms or subscribe to our Patreon to get the issue early, for as little as $1 per month!

“Old People’s Folly” by Nora Schinnerl (Austria)
“The Life Cycle of a Cyber-Bar” by Arthur Liu (China) translated by Nathan Faries (USA)
“When a Sleeping Seed Blooms” by Alexandra Seidel (Germany)
“Nobel Prize Speech Draft of Paul Winterhoeven, with Personal Notes” by Jane Espenson (USA)
“When the Mujna Begins” by Oleg Divov (Russia) translated by Alex Shvartsman (USA)

Cover art: Tithi Luadthong
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Eridani’s Crown Ebook Sale!

July 25, 2021

My fantasy novel Eridani’s Crown is on sale starting today (July 25) and through August 1st! Instead of the usual price of $6.99 you can grab it for only $3.99 which is over 40% off. And if you get it on Amazon, you can add the audio book for only $7.49 more, which is a steal!

You can get the discounted book from the following e-tailers:

Direct from UFO Publishing

Amazon

Apple iTunes

Barnes & Noble

Google

Kobo

Please note, the price may not have been reduced yet at some of the smaller sites, but the top 5 above already have it at a discount.

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Future SF Issue 11

June 12, 2021

The latest issue of Future SF releases on June 15. Stories will be posted gradually onto the web here and available for immediate purchase from all major web platforms. The issue is going out to subscribers this weekend.

Contents:

“Knights of the Phantom Realm” by Wanxiang Fengnian (China) translated by Nathan Faries
“The Jellyfish” by K.A. Teryna (Russia) translated by Alex Shvartsman
“Artificial Zen at the End of the World” by Gunnar De Winter (Belgium)
“Unredacted Reports from 1546” by Leah Cypess (USA)
“Follow” by T. R. Siebert (Germany)

Cover art by Luca Oleastri (Italy)
Cover layout by Jay O’Connell (USA)
Interior art by K.A. Teryna (Russia)
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Pay What You Want Promo – UFO2

February 14, 2021

Small press publishers like UFO Publishing rely heavily on conventions to sell physical books. That’s where we meet new readers and reconnect with fans; that’s where readings and panels and launch events help us sell literature that’s printed on dead trees. Since we haven’t done a live convention in a year now (and I don’t expect to attend any for at least another six months or even longer), I’m looking into other, creative ways to support the company and to re-home those lovely printed books from our warehouse (aka garage) and onto your shelves.

This is one such experiment. For a limited time, I’m going to offer Unidentified Funny Objects 2 at a significant discount, utilizing the pay-what-you-want model! (With the minimum price set basically at breakeven, since shipping is also free.)

For a limited time you can pick up a UFO2 paperback for as little as $7.99, shipped within the United States, or grab the ebook for as little as $2.99.
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If this promotion does well, we’ll offer some of our other titles for sale in this manner as well.


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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