Ira Nayman is profilic. Proficlic. Proclif - he writes a lot.
He has self-published five collections of news, reviews, interviews, advice columns and obituaries written by the tireless stagg of the Alternate Reality News Service, starting with Alternate Reality Ain't What It Used To Be and What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children's Toys. This was followed by Luna for the Lunies! and The Street Finds Its Own Uses for Mutant Technologies. The most recent entry in the series, The Alternate Reality News Service's Guide to Love, Sex and Robots is a collection of advice columns. All but the first book are available on Smashwords. (They are also available in print, for those of you who have a fetish for paper...)
New Alternate Reality News Service stories appear weekly on Ira's Web site: Les Pages aux Folles. These include two advice columns: Ask Amritsar (about love and romance and technology) and Ask the Tech Answer Guy (about anything to do with technology except love and romance). Readers are encouraged to submit their own questions for the advice columns. Les Pages aux Folles also contains topical political and social satire and surreal cartoons.
The Weight of Information, the pilot for a radio series based on Alternate Reality News Service articles, can be heard on YouTube; listen to Part One or Part Two.
Ira has written a series of short stories set in a universe where all matter is conscious featuring object psychologist Antonio Van der Whall. As of this writing, three of the stories are in print: “A Really Useful Engine”appeared in the anthology Even Birds Are Chained To The Sky and Other Tales: The Fine Line Short Story Collection; “Escalation is Academic” can be found in the anthology UnCONventional, and; “Thinking is the Worst Way to Travel” can be read in Explorers: Beyond the Horizon. Several others have been sent to various publications, where they await editorial acceptance.
Ira has also written two Transdimensional Authority novels: Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience) and You Can't Kill the Multiverse (But You Can Mess With its Head). A third, Random Dingoes, will be published in 2015. They follow the adventures of Noomi Rapier and Crash Chumley as they thwart dastardly plots across universes.
Fans of Ira Nayman’s science fiction writing are encouraged to check Les Pages aux Folles periodically for news about the availability of these and future stories.
Where to find Ira Nayman online
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A trailer for the book What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children's Toys.
ARNS and the Man
by Ira Nayman
The Alternate Reality News Service sends reporters to other dimensions and has them write news articles about what they find there. In ARNS and the Man, journalists focus on the United States of Vesampucceri, the world's foremost idiotocracy (government by of the stupidest, by the stupidest, for the stupidest). "Amusing, sardonic political and social satire..." John Shirley
What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children's Toys
by Ira Nayman
The second collection of Alternate Reality News Service articles. Big floating heads! Conscious cars that tell their owners when the mechanic from the garage down the street is ripping them off! Women suing General Motors for paternity! Now, more than ever, if you don't like this reality, try another one!
The Alternate Reality News Service's Guide to Love, Sex and Robots
by Ira Nayman
When the craziness of the modern world affects your relationship with your life mate, your offspring, your other family members, your auto mechanic or your AI-enhanced toaster oven, it can be hard to know what to do. When relationships get so confusing that the federal tax code starts to make sense, who can you turn to for help? The Alternate Reality News Service’s advice columnists, of course.
Luna for the Lunies!
by Ira Nayman
Luna for the Lunies! is the third collection of Alternate Reality News Service stories. Robots who rue their consciousness! Alien invasions foiled by bureaucrats! A successful conclusion to the war on squirrels! Humorous science fiction journalism has never been so...so...science fictiony!
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