UFO4 was officially released on October 15. Here is where you can find it:
UFO4 GoodReads page.
Funny Science Fiction is a spin-off anthology from the Unidentified Funny Objects (UFO) annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. While UFO attempts to collect some of the best speculative humor being written today, Funny SF gathers seventeen from among the best funny science fiction stories published in the last decade.
Whereas UFO covers both genres, Funny SF collected science fiction stories specifically. There are tentative plans for a Funny Fantasy reprint anthology to follow in 2016.
Funny SF will be published on Amazon on September 1, 2015. It will become available on other e-book platforms in 2016.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Alex Shvartsman
“Observation Post” by Mike Resnick (Beyond the Sun, Fairwood Press, 2013)
“Flying on My Hatred of My Neighbor’s Dog” by Shaenon Garrity (Drabblecast, 2013)
“Wikihistory” by Desmond Warzel (Abyss & Apex, 2007)
“Distant Gates of Eden Gleam” by Brian Trent (Crossed Genres, 2015)
“Half a Conversation, Overheard While Inside an Enormous Sentient Slug” by Oliver Buckram (F&SF, 2013)
“Hark! Listen to the Animals” by Ken Liu and Lisa Tang Liu (Galaxy’s Edge, 2014)
“Whaliens” by Lavie Tidhar (Analog, 2014)
“See Dangerous Earth-Possibles!” by Tina Connolly (Lightspeed Women Destroy Science Fiction, 2014)
“Kallakak’s Cousins” by Cat Rambo (Asimov’s, 2008)
“Kulturkampf” by Anatoly Belilovsky (Immersion Book of Steampunk, Immersion Press, 2011)
“Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs” by Leonard Richardson (Strange Horizons, 2009)
“Miss Darcy’s First Intergalactic Ballet Class” by Dantzel Cherry (Galaxy’s Edge, 2015)
“Pidgin” by Lawrence M. Schoen (Aliens and A.I., Eggplant Literary Productions, 2005)
“Nothing, Ventured” by James Beamon (AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, 2013)
“Last Thursday at Supervillain Supply Depot” by Sarah Pinsker (Daily Science Fiction, 2015)
“Chicka-Chicka-Bow-Wow” by Mike Rimar (Cucurbital 2, Paper Golem Press, 2011)
“Troublesolver” by Tim Pratt (Subterranean Press, 2009)
The fourth annual Unidentified Funny Objects anthology will contain 23 stories totaling approximately 86,000 words. Cover art by Tomasz Maronski. Interior illustrations by Barry Munden.
“We Can Get Them for You Wholesale” by Neil Gaiman
“The Time-Traveling Ghost Machine of Professor Jaime Peligrosa” by Andrew Kaye
“Please Approve the Dissertation Research of Angtor” by Caroline M. Yoachim
“Match Game” by Esther Friesner
“The Transformation of Prince Humphrey” by Brent C. Smith
“In the End, You Get Clarity” by Laura Pearlman
“Project Disaster” by Tim Pratt
“Hello Hotel” by Piers Anthony
“Bob’s No Kill Monster Shelter” by Ian Creasey
“Board Meeting Minutes” by Oliver Buckram
“Armed for You” by Anaea Lay
“The Unfortunate Problem of Grandma’s Head” by Karen Haber
“My Mother Loves Her Robot More than Me and I Feel Bad” by Eric Kaplan
“The Worm that Turned” by Jody Lynn Nye
“Department of Death Predictions, Final Notice” by Tina Gower
“Champions of Breakfast” by Zach Shephard
“Keeping Ahead” by Mike Resnick
“So You’ve Metamorphosed into a Giant Insect. Now What?” by James Aquilone
“Confessions of an Interplanetary Art Fraud” by Michael J. Martinez
“Texts from My Mother about an Alien Invasion” by Tina Connolly
“Support Your Local Alien” by Gini Koch
“Topics to Avoid on a First Date with Yourself” by Jonathan Ems
“The Monkey Treatment” by George R. R. Martin
Table of Contents:
E-Book: 5.99 – Click here to pre-order now.
Paperback: 15.99 (includes free ebook) – Click here to pre-order now.
UFO Publishing is thrilled to present our next anthology, Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic.
Coffee plays a major role in each of the stories collected in this book. Brewed from such fine ingredients as magic, wonder, humor, and romance, Coffee serves up a unique blend of the fantastic you won’t be able to put down.
Release date: December 9, 2013
MSRP $9.99 (trade paperback), $2.99 (e-book).Buy it now.
Table of contents:
Foreword by Alex Shvartsman
At the Everywhere Cafe by A.C. Wise
The Perfect Book by Ken Liu
Toilet Gnomes at War by Beth Cato
The Seven Samovars by Peter Sursi
The Civet Whisperer by James Beamon
From the Shores of Tripoli by Jonathan Shipley
A Darker Brew by Teri Babcock
The Cup of Truth by Matt Mikalatos
Dungeons and Dental Plans by Tim McDaniel
The Man Who Heard Doughnuts by Oliver Buckram
The Coffeemaker’s Passion by Cat Rambo
Caution: Contents Hot by E.C. Myers
Sexiest Fun Time Drug by Katherine Sparrow
Ghost in the Coffee Machine by Charity Tahmaseb
2013 Holiday Bundle Sale
We’re offering a holiday sale through December 9 for the bundle of all three UFO Publishing titles.
Buy trade paperbacks of Unidentified Funny Objects, Unidentified Funny Objects 2, and Coffee for only $29.99 including shipping ($41.97 MSRP) or $49.99 shipped outside of the United States. Or get the e-book bundle for only $11.99 (14.97 MSRP).
Click here to take advantage of this offer. All physical bundles will ship on or before December 10. E-book bundles will be delivered by Dec 9 (the release date for Coffee).
Unidentified Funny Objects 2 is being put together over the next few months with a target launch date of September 2013.
We’re excited to announce the headliners for volume 2: Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Ken Liu, Esther Friesner, Jody Lynn Nye, and Tim Pratt.
In the month of April we are going to be running a crowdfunding campaign to help fund this volume. Please check it out and consider pre-ordering via Kickstarter:
We’re thrilled to announce the table of contents for the upcoming Unidentified Funny Objects anthology. It features 29 stories totaling 80,000 words. In addition we’re going to publish a free story on this web site every month, for the next six months. Five of them are excellent stories we would have loved to include in the book but couldn’t fit due to space limitations. So we’re choosing to buy them anyway (authors will be paid the same professional rates as those included in the book) and make them available on our web site instead. The sixth story is from UFO editor and publisher Alex Shvartsman, who wrote a short story based on the UFO book cover and will post it here as he promised to the Kickstarter backers.
Our Kickstarter backers helped finance these stories and so they will get to read all six stories first. We’ll e-mail them the story a day or two before posting them on the web site.
Without further ado, here is the complete list of stories we accepted (in no particular order):
“El and Al vs. Himmler’s Horrendous Horde from Hell” by Mike Resnick
“The Alchemist’s Children” by Nathaniel Lee
“Moon Landing” by Lavie Tidhar
“Fight Finale from the Near Future” by James Beamon
“Love Thy Neighbors” by Ken Liu
“The Alien Invasion As Seen In The Twitter Stream of @dweebless” by Jake Kerr”
“Dreaming Harry” by Stephanie Burgis
“The Last Dragon Slayer” by Chuck Rothman
“The Real Thing” by Don Sakers
“2001 Revisited via 1969” by Bruce Golden
“The Working Stiff” by Matt Mikalatos
“Temporal Shimmies” by Jennifer Pelland
“One-Hand Tantra” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Of Mat and Math” by Anatoly Belilovsky
“Timber!” by Scott Almes
“Go Karts of the Gods” by Michael Kurland
“No Silver Lining” by Zach Shephard
“If You Act Now” by Sergey Lukyanenko
“My Kingdom for a Horse” by Stephen D. Rogers
“First Date” by Jamie Lackey
“All I Want for Christmas” by Siobhan Gallagher
“Venus of Willendorf” by Deborah Walker
“An Unchanted Sword” by Jeff Stehman
“The Day They Repossessed my Zombies” by K.G. Jewell
“The Fifty One Suitors of Princess Jamatpie” by Leah Cypess
“The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty” by Charity Tahmaseb
“The Velveteen Golem” by David Sklar
“The Worm’s Eye View” by Jody Lynn Nye
“Cake from Mars” by Marko Kloos
“The Ogre King and the Piemaker” by Tarl Kudrick – September
“You Bet” by Alex Shvartsman – October
“Mr. Terwilliger Confesses” by Amanda C. Davis – November
“Demonology for Nerds” by Andrew F. Rey – December
“A Midnight Carnival at Sunset” by Terra LeMay – January
“Morte Cuisine” by Kara Dalkey – February
We’ll be posting Tarl Kudrick’s story in just a few days. Meanwhile, please consider pre-ordering your copy of Unidentified Funny Objects now to help us fund more awesome projects!