Alex Shvartsman

Biography

Alex Shvartsman is a writer and game designer from Brooklyn, NY. Over 60 of his short stories have appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Nature, Galaxy's Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and many other 'zines and anthologies. He's the editor of Unidentified Funny Objects annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. His collection, "Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories" releases in early 2015. His fiction is linked at www.alexshvartsman.com

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Books

Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,830. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
40 short stories by Alex Shvartsman, winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction. * An elder god trapped in a pocket dimension turns up in the world's oldest magic pawn shop. * A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can't feel pain faces a dangerous adversary. * A computer hacker and a mystic team up to break into the Book of Fate and change their futures. and much, much more!
Unidentified Funny Objects 3
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the third annual volume of Unidentified Funny Objects and it contains twenty-three humorous short stories from some of the genre's best-known authors, as well as talented up-and-comers.
Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,730. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Coffee plays a major role in each of the stories collected in this book. Brewed from such fine ingredients as magic, wonder, humor, and romance, -Coffee- serves up a unique blend of the fantastic you won't be able to put down.
Unidentified Funny Objects 2
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,770. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
UFO2 is the second annual collection of humorous science fiction and fantasy short stories. Inside you'll find: - A golem on an interstellar cruise ship - Dragon-taunting for fun and profit - Time travel gone really wrong - Cubicle farm wizardry - Alien behemoths in Central Park And much, much more!
Requiem for a Druid
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Conrad Brent faces New York's most famous real estate mogul and reality TV host.
A Shard Glows in Brooklyn
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Price: Free! Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Urban fantasy meets noir and humor in the first Conrad Brent adventure.
The Dragon Ships of Tycho
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Human diplomats race against the clock to forge an alliance with a one-time adversary who possesses a fleet of dragon warships.
Price of Allegiance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Earth's ambassador to the Galactic Union wants his superiors to choose loyalty over technological advancement. But, when it comes to the interstellar politics, the choices are never what they seem.
A Better Tomorrow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a crippled spaceship, as the air is running out, one man must fight to protect the cryogenically frozen colonists, even at the cost of his own life. Originally published in Interstellar Fiction magazine.
Unidentified Funny Objects
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,340. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Unidentified Funny Objects is a collection of humorous science fiction and fantasy. Packed with laughs, it has 29 stories ranging from lighthearted whimsy to the wild and zany. Inside you will find a zombear, tweeting aliens, down-on-their-luck vampires, time twisting belly dancers, moon Nazis, stoned computers, omnivorous sex-maniac pandas, and a spell-casting Albert Einstein.

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