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Alex Shvartsman

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in Odessa, Ukraine
November 19, 1975

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Alex Shvartsman is a writer, editor, and translator from Brooklyn, NY.

Over 120 of his stories have been published in Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, and many other venues. He won the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction and was a two-time finalist (2015 and 2017) for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction.

His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories and his steampunk humor novella H. G. Wells, Secret Agent were published in 2015. His second collection, The Golem of Deneb Seven and Other Stories followed in 2018. His debut novel, Eridani's Crown, releases in October 2019.

Alex is the editor of over a dozen anthologies, including the Unidentified Funny Objects annual anthology series of humorous
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“Ah, yes, well that’s the problem with the English language, isn’t it? All the words mean different things.”
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“If you want to get anything done, you don’t go to the government.”
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“Instead of finishing the sentence she slid a business card across the counter. It listed her contact information for every social media site I'd heard of, and several that were still in beta. Except for Google Plus. Even Internet-addicted fairies have standards.”
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