UFO6 Table of Contents

June 15, 2017

UFO6 will include 20 humorous SF/F short stories and will be published in October 2017. The following is the finalized table of contents for this book:

Foreword by Alex Shvartsman
“A Game of Goblins” by Jim C. Hines
“The Breakdown of Parasite/Host Relationship” by Paul R. Hardy
“From This She Makes a Living?” by Esther Friesner
“Twenty-Nine Responses to Inquiries About My Craigslist Post: Alien Spaceship for Sale $200, You Haul” by Tina Connolly
“Tyler the Snot Elemental Scours the Newspaper, Searching for Change” by Zach Shephard
“Agent of Chaos” by Jack Campbell
“Display of Affection” by P. J. Sambeaux
“The Great Manhattan Eat-Off” by Mike Resnick
“An Evil Opportunity Employer” by Lawrence Watt-Evans
“Common Scents” by Jody Lynn Nye
“A Mountain Man and a Cat Walk into a Bar” by Alan Dean Foster
“Lost and Found” by Laura Resnick
“A Crawlspace Full of Prizes” by Bill Ferris
“Return to Sender” by Melissa Mead
“The Friendly Necromancer” by Rod M. Santos
“An Open Letter to the Sentient AI Who Has Announced Its Intention to Take Over the Earth” by Ken Liu
“Approved Expense” by David Vierling
“Alexander Outland: Space Jockey” by Gini Koch
“Dear Joyce” by Langley Hyde
“Impress Me, Then We’ll Talk About the Money” by Tatiana Ivanova (translated from Russian by Alex Shvartsman)

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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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UFO5 Cover and Table of Contents

July 30, 2016

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Foreword by Alex Shvartsman
“My Enemy, the Unicorn” by Bill Ferris
“The Trouble with Hairy” by David Gerrold
“B.U.M.P. in the Knight” by Esther Friesner
“If I Could Give This Time Machine Zero Stars, I Would” by James Wesley Rogers
“The Pi Files” by Laura Resnick
“Prophet Margins” by Zach Shephard
“The Deliverable” by Shaenon K. Garrity
“The Mayoral Stakes” by Mike Resnick
“Rude Mechanicals” by Jody Lynn Nye
“Kaylee the Huntress” by Tim Pratt
“Best Chef Season Three: Tau Ceti E” by Caroline M. Yoachim
“Won’t You Please Give One of These Species-Planets a Second Chance?” by Nathan Hillstrom
“Fantastic Coverage” by Mitchell Shanklin
“Mistaken Identity” by Daniel J. Davis
“Customer Service Hobgoblin” by Paul R. Hardy
“The Lesser of Two Evils” by Shane Halbach
“Appointment at Titlanitza” by Fred Stesney
“The Problem with Poofs” by Gini Koch

UFO5 is off to the printer and will be published in September.

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Unidentified Funny Objects 3 Table of Contents

May 30, 2014

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  1. “On the Efficacy of Supervillain Battles in Eliciting Therapeutic Breakthroughs” by Jim C. Hines
  2. “The Right Answer ” by James Miller
  3. “The Gefilte Fish Girl ” by Mike Resnick
  4. “Master of Business Apocalypse ” by Jakob Drud
  5. “Carla at the Off-Planet Tax Return Helpline ” by Caroline M. Yoachim
  6. “Why I Bought Satan Two Cokes on the Day I Graduated High School ” by Nathaniel Lee
  7. “Company Store ” by Robert Silverberg
  8. “The Door-to-Door Salesthing from Planet X ” by Josh Vogt
  9. “Picture Perfect ” by Matt Mikalatos
  10. “The Discounted Seniors ” by James Beamon
  11. “That Must Be Them Now ” by Karen Haber
  12. “Notes to My Past and/or Alternate Selves ” by Sarah Pinsker
  13. “The Real and the Really Real ” by Tim Pratt
  14. “An Insatiable Craving ” by Camille Griep
  15. “Live at the Scene ” by Gini Koch
  16. “The Newsboy’s Last Stand ” by Krystal Claxton
  17. “The Full Lazenby ” by Jeremy Butler
  18. “Do Not Remove this Tag ” by Piers Anthony
  19. “Super-Baby-Mom Group Saves the Day! ” by Tina Connolly
  20. “The Choochoomorphosis ” by Oliver Buckram
  21. “The Fate Worse than Death ” by Kevin J. Anderson & Guy Anthony De Marco
  22. “Elections at Villa Encantada ” by Cat Rambo
  23. “Infinite Drive” by Jody Lynn Nye

UFO3 collects 82,000+ words of fiction. Two reprints (Silverberg and Resnick), all other stories are original.

The book will also include a foreword by me, cover illustration by Tomasz Maronski, and interior art by Barry Munden.

Company Store art  by Barry Munden

Company Store art by Barry Munden

This book will be released in October, but you can pre-order it at any time.

Pre-order e-book.

Pre-order paperback.