Unidentified Funny Objects

StarShipSofa No 454 Alex Shvartsman and Stephen S. Power

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Main Fiction: “Falling Dominoes” by Alex Shvartsman

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator, and anthologist from Brooklyn, NY. Over 80 of his short stories have appeared in Nature, InterGalactic Medicine Show, Galaxy’s Edge, Daily SF, and other venues. He’s the winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for short fiction. His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories, and his steampunk humor novella H. G. Wells, Secret Agent were both published in 2015.

Alex edits Unidentified Funny Objects, the annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. He has edited several other anthologies as well. He’s currently at work on his first novel which, at current pace, will be finished sometime around 2020. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com.

Narrated by Elizabeth Armancas

Ibba Armancas is a nomadic screenwriter/director based in Los Angeles and Seattle. Her first feature film is due for release in 2015, and she is currently writing the pilot for a new show by Zombie Orpheus Entertainment (http://zombieorpheus.com/). She regularly makes terrible life choices in pursuit of stories, and is very bad at finding time to work on her website You can follow her exploits on Twitter @IbbaArmancas


Short Fiction: The Far Side of the Wilderness, by Alex Shvartsman

Narrated by: Dan Kelly

After establishing a thriving compassionate and sustainable global culture on several nearby timelines, Danny Kelly is now mucking about in this one, with it’s secret alien conquistadors and suicidal spiral into convenience. Because none of us are free while any one of us still buys the premise that something has gone terribly wrong, or whatever. Meanwhile he remains cleverly disguised as an artist perpetually on the verge of his big break, whether making movies, music, developing games or even as a humble genre voice actor. His dark and slightly silly featurette, Daughter of God should be showing up any day now, and does not star Keanu Reeves.

Short Fiction: “Stripped to Zero”

Originally appeared in Nature

Stephen S. Power novel, “The Dragon Round,” will be published by Simon & Schuster in July 2016. His work has recently appeared at “Daily Science Fiction,” and he has stories forthcoming in “AE,” “Amazing Stories,” “Deep Magic,” “Flash Fiction Online” and “Lightspeed.” He tweets at @stephenspower, his site is stephenspower.com, and he lives in Maplewood, New Jersey in the USA.

Narrated by: Adrian Collins

Adrian Collins is the Sydney based founder of Grimdark Magazine. He loves reading about anti-heores and seeing a story from the perspective of the villain across all genres, especially SFF. When not reading, he’s generally getting stuck into a beer with mates, travelling, or working as a bid writer. Say g’day over on @AdrianGdMag and facebook.com/grimdarkmagazine.