Unidentified Funny Objects, science fiction and fantasy’s first and only annual humor anthology series, is back for a sixth year with stories by Jim C. Hines, Mike Resnick, Alan Dean Foster, Jody Lynn Nye, Esther Friesner, Gini Koch, Ken Liu, Jack Campbell and more.
Lots of really great audio stories are reviewed in this edition of The Audio File.
Scide Splitters examines a new humorous science fiction anthology from Baen Books, featuring stories from Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jody Lynn Nye, Esther Friesner, Elizabeth Moon, Allen Steele, Robert Silverberg, James Gunn, and more.
An international lineup of dark fantasy and horror authors graces the pages of Dark Fantasies: relatos seleccionados, as well as other news of interest to Spanish speaking fans of F and SF.
Unidentified Funny Objects, science fiction and fantasy’s first and only annual humor anthology series, is back for a fifth year with stories from Mike Resnick, David Gerrold, Tim Pratt, Jody Lynn Nye, Gini Koch, Esther Friesner and more.
101 Stumbles in the March of History is an entertaining volume of essays on what the world would have looked like if certain historical mistakes had not happened.
What is love? Sam tackles the age old mystery.
Conspiracy – An Anthology of Original Science Fiction Stories from NESFA Press will have you rethinking what you know and doubting what you think you know.
Unidentified Funny Objects returns with its fourth annual anthology, this time engaging a theme of dark humor and including stories from the likes of George R. R. Martin, Mike Resnick, Eric Kaplan, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Jody Lynn Nye, Gini Koch, Esther Friesner and more.
Scide Splitters reviews a story collection by one of science fiction and fantasy’s most prolific authors of short form humorous fiction.
Paradox, edited by Ian Whates and published by Newcon Press, is a collection of new stories exploring aspects of the Fermi Paradox. It features stories by Rachel Armstrong, Keith Brooke & Eric Brown, Pat Cadigan, David L. Clements, Paul Cornell, Paul di Filippo, Robert Reed, Mike Resnick & Robert T. Jeschoenek, Mercurio D Rivera, Adam Roberts, Stephanie Saulter, Tricia Sullivan, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Gerry Webb and George Zebrowski.
Science fiction and fantasy’s only annual humor anthology returns with stories from Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and more.
Scide Splitters reviews an anthology from the 1970s featuring some of the most prominent names in SF humor at the time.
Dare we laugh at fandom or science fiction? Perhaps we should start thinking a bit more about laughing WITH it.
A brief synopsis and recommendation of Robert Sheckley AAA Ace stories.
Review of This Is My Funniest, a short story anthology edited by Mike Resnick.
If done well, an anthology is like a box of chocolates filled with a variety of delectable confections. Granted, there are bound to be a few flavors you are not partial to, but on the whole, the selection is delightful. When not done so well, you end up with something a little more like Monty Python’s Whizzo Chocolates, getting a mouthful of Crunchy Frog or Cockroach Cluster….
In this anthology, there are no boring writers.
Science fiction is a literature of ideas. It is also a literature that tries to show us the future, although it is not often directly predictive, it tries to look ahead to show us the future’s marvellous possibilities or to warn us of its potential dangers. It is a literature that engages the imagination like […]
Let this serve as your reminder that final ballots for the 2013 Hugo Awards are due today. (07/31/13) With that in mind, I bring you my continued parade of Hugo Award statistics from across the years. This latest installment includes statistics from the other three fiction categories: Best Short Story, Best Novelette, and Best Novella. […]
SFWA CONTROVERSY: RESNICK & MALZBERG & ‘SEXIST’ COVERS Daniel M. Kimmel Announces BOFCA Facebook Page SFWA Controversy!!! Authors Up in Arms! Pitchforks and Torches Heading for the Castle! In the immortal words of Dr. Venkman, famed parapsychologist and Ghost Buster: “Cats and dogs sleeping together!” – an affair of Biblical Proportion! SFWA, the writers organization […]
Tony C Smith from StarshipSofa sent along the following: Live Video Writers Workshop with Mike Resnick and Paul Di Filippo 16th June 2013 UK Greenwich Mean Time 17:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST) 12:00 Central Standard Time (CST) 11:00 Mountain Standard Time (MST) 10:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST) 09:00AM Austraila: 02:00 StarShipSofa built its reputation […]
After the last few S&S works of the early 1940s, such as “Dragon Moon” by Henry Kuttner and the short-lived Unknown, Sword & Sorcery lost steam. With Robert E. Howard dead for five or more years, Heroic Fantasy became a thing of the past with only the occasional Edmond Hamilton Weird Tales fantasy or anomalies […]
Someone once said that every story starts with someone either coming to town, or leaving town. And there is no genre for which this adage holds more true than the western. It probably takes us all of a second and a half to recognize the western hero, whether he’s wearing the stereotypical white hat or […]
David Langford’s esteemed Ansible is out with it’s 2013 January issue. Every fan ought to read it here. Voting for nominations for the Hugo Awards 2013 short list are now open. You can learn all about the process here. Brian J. Clarke wins this year’s A. E. van Vogt Award that comes with a nice […]