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The Digital Aesthete: Human Musings on the Intersection of Art and AI
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,510. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2023 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Today's software can only imitate art, but what about tomorrow? Will true artificial intelligences be able to appreciate or even create art? Explore dystopian societies, where AI generates most of the content and human artists must eke out an existence, and utopias, where artificial minds help unlock and enhance human creativity.
Funny Science Fiction
Series: Unidentified Funny Objects. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,820. Language: English. Originally Published: February 19, 2017 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Seventeen of the funniest science fiction stories published in the past decade (2005-2015), featuring alien invasions, global conspiracies, time travel and even animal uprisings. Fiction by Hugo and Nebula award winners and nominees as well as talented newcomers. Stories were selected by the Unidentified Funny Objects series curator Alex Shvartsman.
Future Science Fiction Digest, Issue 14
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 14. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,010. Language: English. Originally Published: March 14, 2022 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Featuring stories from USA, the UK, China, Sweden, and Cuba. "A Friend on the Inside" by Will McIntosh (USA) "Four-Letter Word" by Alexy Dumenigo (Cuba), translated by Toshiya Kamei "Rat's Tongue" by Xing Fan (China), translated by Judith Huang "Vagrants" by Lavie Tidhar (UK) "The Sweetness of Berris and Wine" by Jo Miles (USA) "Paean for a Branch Ghost" by Filip Wiltgren (Sweden) Cover art...
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 10
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,080. Language: English. Originally Published: March 15, 2021 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Future SF is a magazine focusing on international science fiction. This issue features stories from Mexico, China, Croatia, and the United States. "The Second Celeste" by Alberto Chimal (Mexico), translated by Patrick Weill "The Two Festivals that Cannot Coexist" by Liu Cixin (China), translated by Nathan Faries "The Office Drone" by Nic Lipitz (USA)"Perfect Date" by Jelena Dunato (Croatia...
Eridani's Crown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,760. Language: English. Originally Published: October 22, 2019 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
CURSED BY PROPHECY. CORRUPTED BY POWER. When Eridani's parents are murdered and their kingdom is seized by a traitorous duke, she plans to run. After she suffers yet another unendurable loss, the lure of revenge pulls her back. Eridani's brilliance as a strategist offers her a path to vengeance and the throne, but success may mean becoming everything she hates. To survive, she must sway...
Unidentified Funny Objects 6
Series: Unidentified Funny Objects, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,050. Language: English. Originally Published: October 2, 2017 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HUMOR * Cranky Goblin Cooks * Unscrupulous Chemists * Lecherous Space Pirates * Disagreeable Alien Symbiotes * Soul-Searching Snot Elementals The Unidentified Funny Objects series serves an annual dose of funny. zany, and unusual science fiction and fantasy stories. All-new fiction from the genre's top voices! Our sixth volume features a Mad Amos story by Alan Dean...
H. G. Wells, Secret Agent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,350. Language: English. Originally Published: September 17, 2016 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
H. G. Wells is a Victorian-era James Bond who must defend England and the world against time travelers, alien incursions and interdimensional threats (if he can learn quickly on the job, and survive the human foes he encounters, that is!) During his missions, Wells will team up with Anton Chekhov to foil an assassination plot against Prince Nicholas Romanov of Russia, oversee the construction...
Unidentified Funny Objects 5
Series: Unidentified Funny Objects, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,590. Language: English. Originally Published: September 17, 2016 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
* 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 shows, rigged elections, magical insurance...
The Hex Is In: The Fast Life and Fantastic Times of Harry the Book
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,780. Language: English. Originally Published: August 18, 2020 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
From boxing matches to dragon races to elections, there's no wager Harry won't cover—so long as the odds are right. Harry the Book operates out of a Manhattan bar booth, with his personal wizard and his zombie bodyguard close at hand. He'll dope out the odds on any sort of contest, even if that gets him into a heap of trouble. Be it conniving gamblers, lovelorn wizards, or flea-bitten...
Funny Fantasy
Series: Unidentified Funny Objects. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,490. Language: English. Originally Published: February 19, 2017 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From evil overlords to bumbling henchmen, talking cats to lovelorn fishermen, mad queens to wise opossums, the collected fourteen stories subvert popular fantasy tropes in surprising and delightful ways. This book collects some of the best funny fantasy fiction published in the past decade. Included are works by Hugo and Nebula Award winners, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, as...
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 0
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 0. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,890. Language: English. Originally Published: May 13, 2018 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Inaugural issue of a new science fiction magazine with an added focus on international fiction and translation. Ranging from lyrical to humorous, from optimistic to jaded, from earthbound to interstellar, these stories offer six very different glimpses into the future. Matthew Kressel's "The History Within Us" takes place during the final stages of the heat death of the universe, where a ship...
The Rosetta Archive: Notable Speculative Short Fiction in Translation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,750. Language: English. Originally Published: February 28, 2022 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A selection of notable science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories, which were translated into and first published in English in 2020. This anthology features the winning entry and the stories shortlisted for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Rosetta Awards. The following stories are included: ROESIN by Wu Guan, translated from the Chinese by Judith Huang WHALE SNOWS DOWN by Kim Bo-Young...
Unidentified Funny Objects 3
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,190. Language: English. Originally Published: September 23, 2014 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
SCIENCE FICTION. FANTASY. HUMOR. 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. These are some of the unlikely characters you will encounter in the pages of this book: * Hobo Satan * Vampire novelist * Traveling robot salesman * Brain-in-a-jar...
The Golem of Deneb Seven and Other Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,070. Language: English. Originally Published: March 31, 2018 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
31 science fiction and fantasy short stories encompassing hard SF, fantasy humor, and everything in-between. * Refugees with a salvaged mech suit find that family ties are stronger than armor. * Two artificial intelligences in love turn the world into their playground. * Modern-day Dante is guided through hell by the ghost of Bob Marley. * Ancient gods and monsters stalk the halls of a 1920s...
Funny Horror
Series: Unidentified Funny Objects. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,260. Language: English. Originally Published: October 24, 2019 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror
18 short stories of humorous horror! Read this book to: * Meet communist werewolves, mad scientists, and Jewish vampires. * Reject novel pitches from famous zombie novelists. * Provide psychotherapy for Cthulhu. * Domesticate angry gods. * Install Linux on a dead badger. Includes the following stories: "No Children, No Pets" by Esther Friesner "43 Responses to 'In Memory of Dr. Alexandra Nako...
Future Science Fiction Digest, Issue 15
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 15. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,320. Language: English. Originally Published: June 14, 2022 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science fiction magazine featuring great stories from across the globe. In this issues, there are translated stories from Ukraine, Greece, and China. Contents: "Rescue Rangers" by H. L. Oldie (Ukraine), translated by Julia Meitov Hersey "Deja Loop" by Kostas Charitos (Greece), translated by Dimitra Nicolaidou and Victor Pseftakis "The Exclusion Zone" by Volodymyr Arenev (Ukraine), translated by...
Future Science Fiction Digest, Issue 13
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 13. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,560. Language: English. Originally Published: December 13, 2021 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Featuring a Gravity-Award winning novella "A Mountain of Dust" Contents: "A Mountain of Dust" by Wanxiang Fengnian (tr. Judith Huang) (China) "Echoes of a Broken Mind" by Chirstine Lucas (Greece) "Three Times Dad Saved the World, and One Time He Didn't" by P.G. Galalis (USA)
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 8
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,670. Language: English. Originally Published: September 12, 2020 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 8 of FUTURE SF is themed Medical SF and guest-edited by RM Ambrose. Table of contents: "Second Generation" by Julie Nováková (Czech Republic) "Panoptes" by Eliza Victoria (Philippines) "Keloid Dreams" by Simone Heller (Germany) "Chrysalis" by David Brin (USA) "The Post-Conscious Age" by Su Min (China) translated by Nathan Faries Non-fiction: The Other Reel review column by Paul Levinson
Unidentified Funny Objects 9
Series: Unidentified Funny Objects, Book 9. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,220. Language: English. Originally Published: November 26, 2022 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Unidentified Funny Objects series delivers an annual dose of funny, zany, and unusual science fiction and fantasy stories. All-new fiction from the genre's top voices! In this volume you'll find: * Overworked fairies distributing swords. * Alien yeti slackers * Elf bakers * Absconded books * Superhero dance battles * Matchmakers ... in spaaace! This anthology contains the following stories...
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 12
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 12. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,170. Language: English. Originally Published: September 12, 2021 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stories from Austria, China, Germany, USA, and Russia. "Old People's Folly" features a cantankerous, disabled old lady protagonist living a difficult life many generations after the collapse of modern society. When she meets a young and idealistic woman from before the collapse, whose personality has been digitally stored, there's both a culture clash and a generational divide. Can the two find...
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 11
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 11. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,960. Language: English. Originally Published: June 13, 2021 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Contents: "Knights of the Phantom Realm" by Wanxiang Fengnian (China) translated by Nathan Faries "The Jellyfish" by K.A. Teryna (Russia) translated by Alex Shvartsman "Artificial Zen at the End of the World" by Gunnar De Winter (Belgium) "Unredacted Reports from 1546" by Leah Cypess (USA) "Follow" by T. R. Siebert (Germany) Cover art by Luca Oleastri (Italy) Cover layout by Jay O'Connell (USA...
Unidentified Funny Objects 8
Series: Unidentified Funny Objects, Book 8. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,630. Language: English. Originally Published: September 24, 2020 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HUMOR The Unidentified Funny Objects series delivers an annual dose of funny, zany, and unusual science fiction and fantasy stories. All-new fiction from the genre's top voices! * Superheroes mired in government bureaucracy. * Cat cat-burglars * Grandmotherly golems. * Literal-minded self-driving cars. * Evil overlords retired in Florida. * Indifferent aliens.
Future Science Fiction Digest, issue 1
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,040. Language: English. Originally Published: December 12, 2018 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science fiction magazine featuring stories from across the globe. In this issue we have original fiction and translations from China, the Ukraine, Nigeria, Italy, and the United States. Fiction contents: "The Rule of Three" by Lawrence M. Schoen "SisiMumu" by Walter Dinjos "The Emperor of Death" by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko "One Bad Unit" by Steve Kopka "The Substance of Ideas" by Clelia...
Future Science Fiction Issue 2
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,950. Language: English. Originally Published: March 14, 2019 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Second issue of FUTURE SF features nine stories by ten authors from six different countries totaling over 50,000 words of original fiction. From the time of the dinosaurs to the heat death of the universe, from thinking and feeling androids to human consciousness spanning multiple bodies, from cats on the Moon to alien salad dressing that makes plastic digestible and delicious, these tales have...
Unidentified Funny Objects
Series: Unidentified Funny Objects, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,890. Language: English. Originally Published: September 23, 2014 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, 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.
Future Science Fiction Digest Volume 9: The East Asia Special Issue
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,830. Language: English. Originally Published: December 14, 2020 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Future SF is a magazine focusing on international science fiction. In this oversized issue we've collected stories from the established masters as well as some exciting up-and-comers in China, Japan, and South Korea. From machine societies to ocean depths, from interstellar migrations to genetically engineered mermaids, these tales envision very different, often dark, but always fascinating...
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 4
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,680. Language: English. Originally Published: September 12, 2019 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 4 of FUTURE SF is themed Alien Invasion. It features eight stories from the UK, Russia, USA, China, Sweden, and Italy. Table of Contents: "They Are Coming" by Paul R. Hardy "The Building Atop the Hill" by Alexander Bachilo (translated by Alex Shvartsman) "A Typical Tale of Bloodlust and Conquest" by Mike Resnick "You Came to the Tower" by Shaenon K. Garrity "Through the Fog, a Distant...
Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 7
Series: Future Science Fiction Digest, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,970. Language: English. Originally Published: June 13, 2020 by UFO Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 7 features fiction from Canada, Pakistan, and Sweden. Michèle Laframboise's "Cousin Entropy" is a far-flung space opera reminiscent of Liu Cixin's books. "Sunstrewn" by Murtaza Mohsin is another interstellar adventure, but this one deals with the issues of colonization, and the much-closer-to-home conflict between India and Pakistan. Filip Wiltgren returns to the pages of Future SF with...

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