UFO9 Released

December 4, 2022

Unidentified Funny Objects 9 is out in the world! You can now purchase your own copy, in paperback or ebook formats. (Hardcovers were only available to the Kickstarter backers.)

Here is where you can order it (though it’s available on other platforms as well!)









Direct from UFO Publishing:


Wholesale pricing is available for stores, please feel free to reach out.

Meta Boost Brooklyn

November 10, 2022

I am excited to announce that I am the featured Hometown Hero for Meta Boost Brooklyn. I’ll be appearing there wearing my day-job hat, representing Kings Games.

The Meta Boost program aims to help small businesses reach their audiences and recover from disruptions brought on by COVID-19.

You can join and receive free live training on November 16th. During this event, you’ll learn How to Master your mobile photo and video skills for the Holidays and Reels School.

Special guests include Nicola Mendelsohn, VP Global Business Group, Meta, Randy Peers, President and CEO, Brooklyn Chamber, yours truly, and Darlene, Meta. Meta experts will answer your questions submitted during registration and 3 winners will be awarded $500 in ad credits.

Register for free here:  https://metaboostbrooklyn.splashthat.com/

2022 Fyrecon

November 10, 2022

I’ll be participating in the all-virtual Fyrecon conference this weekend. On Friday I’ll be teaching an introductory class on editing anthologies, and on Saturday I will participate on a panel led by Martin Shoemaker, about defining sub-genes.

Please check out the conference and the event schedule here:


Unidentified Funny Objects 9 TOC

October 22, 2022

After reviewing well over 800 submissions, the following stories will appear in Unidentified Funny Objects 9, scheduled to be released in December 2022.

“The Hero of Small Things” by Amanda Saville

“Chai Noon” by Esther Friesner

“If Pages Could Blush” by Kyle A. Massa

“The Time Loop Device is Counting Down” by Beth Goder

“Crouching Swan Hidden Polka” by Jim C Hines

“Sergeant Yeti” by Gini Koch

“The Great Beyond Commands” by John Wiswell

“The Second Wish” by James Beamon

“These Three Aliens Walk into a Bar” by Simon  R. Green

“Our Most Sincere Apologies to the People of Brazil” by Jane Espenson

“Liability Insurance Policy for Immortals, Cryptids, and Other Magical Beings: Annual Newsletter” by Tina Connolly

“The Shadchen of Venus” by Lavie Tidhar

“Cory Sucks” by Auston Habershaw

“Sunnyside Daycare Employees’ Chat Log, Post Alien Takeover” by Amanda Helms

“Cooking Up Trouble” by Clif Flynt

“Right to Remain Silent” by Jody Lynn Nye

“Antie Elsie’s Compleat Guide to Heartbreak” by Tim Pratt

“The Troll Bridge” by Adam Gaylord

“Do Gumshoes Dream of Electric Sleep” by Dave Vierling

“Hell’s Bureaucracy” by David Hankins

“A Crisis of Fate” by Zach Shephard

“The Farctory” by K.A. Teryna published in The Best of World SF 2

October 15, 2022

My translation of K.A. Teryna’s 11,000+ word novelette “The Farctory” was published this week in The Best of World SF 2 edited by Lavie Tidhar. This is an original, previously unpublished in translation story, and one of the longest among Teryna’s works. l like to describe it as an M.C. Escher painting in a written form. 🙂

I earned a prestigious RusTRANS grant from the University of Exeter to translate this story back in 2020 and Lavie picked up the completed translation for this anthology, which has already earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Fly Free by Alan Kubatiev (translation) published at Clarkesworld

October 11, 2022

This month’s Clarkesworld magazine includes my translation of “Fly Free” by Alan Kubatiev. This is definitely one of the most difficult pieces I’ve translated to date, and I hope everyone will check it out!

Click here to read.

Capclave 2022 Schedule

September 27, 2022

I’ll be in Maryland for Capclave this weekend and here’s my schedule!


4pm – Reading – Monroe
8:30pm – Humor in SF&F – Washington Theater


1pm – Anthology Building – Truman
7:30pm – Mass Autograph Signing


11:30am – Promoting Your Writing – Washington Theater
1pm – Ask the Authors – Eisenhower

I’ll be around the rest of the time, too, so stop by and say hi. Larry Smith’s Bookseller booth in the dealers room should have signed copies of my books.

Audible Member Sale!

September 19, 2022

Audible is having a huge sale right now, with most audiobooks deeply discounted (up to 85% off!). That means you can grab the audio version of The Middling Affliction for just $4!

Eridani’s Crown will set you back $7 while a copy of Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma is a princely $8.73

Check out your favorite authors’ books as they’re probably discounted, too.

Now, you do have to be an Audible Plus member to take advantage of these prices (or even to see them on the Audible site!) You can sign up and try Audible Plus and if you do it via this link, Audible will throw me a few bucks. It won’t be enough to offset what I already spent buying audiobooks today. though. 🙂

Future SF Issue 16

September 16, 2022

The latest issue of Future SF is out!

In this issue, there are translated stories from Chile, Argentina, Israel, Madagascar, Brazil, and China.

“Liz’s Tea House” by Rodrigo Culagovski (Chile)
“Their War” by Vanesa L. Perillo (Argentina)
“The Loving Home” by Olga Fiks (Israel) translated by Alex Shvartsman
“Siri, My Love, Zuckerbook, My Home” by Mose Njo (Madagascar) translated by Allison M. Charette
“Services” by Marlon Ortiz (Brazil)
“How the Stars Were Connected” by Zhou Wen (China) translated by Judith Huang
plus an article by Jay O’Connell (USA)

Get it directly from us or on Amazon.

2022 Milford Readers and Writers Festival

September 15, 2022

I’ll be attending the festival in Milford PA this coming weekend, with loads of events on Saturday, alongside Randee Dawn, C.S.E. Cooney, and Nicholas Kaufmann.

Here’s where you can find us:

Sci Fi Choose Your Reality Panel – 11am-12pm – 608 Broad St., Foundation Room

Book Signing – 2pm – 4pm – 307 Broad St., Golden Fish Gallery

Author Reception – 5pm – 7pm – Parish Hall, St. Patrick’s Church

Books and Brews – 7pm+ – 608 Broad St., Foundation Room
(includes a reading at 8pm)