October 4, 2017
Unidentified Funny Objects 6 ebook is live on Amazon! Print books can be preordered and will be delivered next week.
We’ll be doing a book launch at Capclave this weekend together with friends who are also releasing great books. We’ve set up a Facebook group for this event here:
David Walton’s The Genius Plague is a a near-future thriller in the best traditions of Michael Creighton. I was fortunate enough to read an advance copy of this book and highly recommend it!
When Parallel Lives meet by Mike Resnick, Lezli Robyn, and Larry Hodges is a far-future alien contact story, and while I haven’t yet read it, I’ve read previous Resnick/Robyn collaborations and expect it to be a treat!
There will also be a discounted bundle of all three books you can buy (and get signed!) at the launch!
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)
April 6, 2017
The UFO6 kickstarter campaign is ending tonight. 250 readers have already backed it and we’re approximately $1100 from the finish line as I type these words. Please help us with a last-minute push by letting others know about the campaign and, of course, consider backing it by pre-ordering a copy of the book and possibly availing yourself of other backer rewards.
March 7, 2017
The Kickstarter campaign for Unidentified Funny Objects 6 launched this morning. It is also the cover reveal: gaze upon another awesome illustration by Tomasz Maronski!
There are special Early Bird rewards as well which are available to those who back the campaign in the first 36 hours (by 10pm Wednesday Eastern time) — so please check it out and also help me spread the word: I can only reach a certain number of folks but everyone who shares and posts about the project will reach further, letting others know about the campaign and the UFO series!
Link to Kickstarter here.
January 15, 2017
UFO6 guidelines are posted here.
The biggest change is that our pay rates have gone up — again. UFO will be paying ten cents per word for this volume and, hopefully, going forward.
We are buying one additional right for the extra dough — the non-exclusive audio rights. I’d like to make this (and future) volumes available in audio book form. Most likely by teaming up with someone to produce the audio (if you are that person/company, feel free to reach out and we’ll talk.)
Submissions will open on April 1st for one month. One submission per writer, unless the story impresses us enough that we explicitly invite you to send another.
Oh, and of course you should read a previous volume in the UFO series to get a better grasp of what kind of story tends to win me over.