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.


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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