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Unidentified Funny Objects 5

(UFO #5)

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* Aztec Astronauts
* Punster Prophets
* Apocalyptic Apps
* Cantankerous Cryptids
* and the Duck Knight

Fifth annual volume of the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology series features eighteen lighthearted science fiction and fantasy tales from the masters of the genre.

Read about planetary adoptions, secret agent princesses, alien cooking reality s
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 27th 2016 by UFO Publishing
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Shelves: anthologies, comedy
I have a difficult relationship with funny SFF. As a Commonwealth citizen, I have more of a British than an American sense of humour, and a lot of "funny" SFF isn't necessarily as funny to me as it is to other people. Yet I always want to see more of it in the world.

I also believe that humorous stories should work as stories, even for someone who doesn't find them funny, and that doing some easy mockery of common tropes with a few silly names thrown in is not nearly enough. At the same time, I'
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Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Alex Shvartsman delivers yet another top-notch collection of humorous speculative fiction gems in "Unidentified Funny Objects #5", continuing the trend he started several years ago.

I've been an avid reader of this anthology since the first one came out and have been impressed by the increasing quality of each tale. While I won't say I was laughing aloud at every story, there were more than enough which kept me grinning the entire time.

Highly recommended for a quick read with plenty of laughs to
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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

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  • Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (UFO #4)
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