Unidentified Funny Objects 5 released!

September 19, 2016

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You can now purchase the UFO5 e-book on Amazon and elsewhere!

I delivered the e-book to Kickstarter backers last week and print copies are all shipping out today. Meantime, the e-book has gone live on major retails Sunday evening. Here’s where you can get your copy (more retailers like Apple will be adding it shortly.)


Barnes & Noble


I hope you enjoy this volume and if you do read it, please consider writing a review. Amazon uses the number of reviews to determine the level of promotion it provides to certain books, so every review truly counts!



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.


Unidentified Funny Objects 5 Kickstarter Campaign and Cover Reveal

March 1, 2016

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Here it is! Another excellent cover by Tomasz Maronski. Stories are coming in at a steady pace from the invited headliners and we’re only a month away from the open submissions window, so read the guidelines and get your funny fiction ready!

Today we also launch the Kickstarter campaign for this book. The entire series wouldn’t have been possible (at least at its current quality and quantity of stories) without the support of our Kickstarter backers. It has provided me the freedom to pay writers, artists, and other professionals involved fair rates and to do everything I can to make the books look and feel like they were published by a major press rather than some guy from Brooklyn. Any faults are my own, but the success of the series belongs entirely to the amazing authors and artists I find myself so fortunate to collaborate with on these stories.

Which is a very long-winded way of saying please support the Kickstarter campaign. Even if you can’t afford to pledge (which is okay), you can help by letting your friends who might want this book know about the campaign. Please spread the word far and wide on social media.

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