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Unidentified Funny Objects 4

(UFO #4)

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The fourth volume of the annual Unidentified Funny Objects series features the theme of dark humor. What happens when you ask some of the genre's masters to interpret this theme? The enclosed twenty-three darkly humorous tales range from black comedy to biting satire to morbid irony and everything in between. Inside this book you'll find Faustian bargains gone awry, time-t ...more
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published October 12th 2015 by UFO Publishing
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Rampsputant
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great little collection of humorous sci-fi and fantasy stories, even edging into funny horror. The theme is dark humor, which is something I always enjoy. The stories by Esther Friesner and Andrew Kaye were my favorites. Really what I enjoyed best about the anthology was the diversity of styles and stories that all fit the overall theme. Each story was different - some struck me as humorous while others were downright funny - but all were immensely readable.
Chris Bauer
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fourth installment of the dark humor anthology "Unidentified Funny Objects" (edited by Alex Shvartsman) continues to deliver the chuckles and laughs the series is known for.

While not every story might be considered "dark" by all readers, I was impressed by the sheer variety, genre selections and the overall quality of workmanship in each tale.

In every anthology I've read, there are usually more than a few stories which stand out in my mind as superior. I was pleasantly surprised by the numbe
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Alex Shvartsman is a writer, editor, and translator from Brooklyn, NY.

Over 100 of his stories have been published in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Nature Magazine, Galaxy's Edge, and many more. 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, "Expla
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