Unidentified Funny Objects

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 6 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 6 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Unidentified Funny Objects, science fiction and fantasy’s first and only annual humor anthology series, is back for a sixth year with stories by Jim C. Hines, Mike Resnick, Alan Dean Foster, Jody Lynn Nye, Esther Friesner, Gini Koch, Ken Liu, Jack Ca... Read More »

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 5 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 5 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Unidentified Funny Objects, science fiction and fantasy’s first and only annual humor anthology series, is back for a fifth year with stories from Mike Resnick, David Gerrold, Tim Pratt, Jody Lynn Nye, Gini Koch, Esther Friesner and more. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 4 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 4 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Unidentified Funny Objects returns with its fourth annual anthology, this time engaging a theme of dark humor and including stories from the likes of George R. R. Martin, Mike Resnick, Eric Kaplan, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Jody Lynn Nye, Gini Koch, ... Read More »

Scide Splitters: Alexander Outland: Space Pirate by G. J. Koch

Scide Splitters: Alexander Outland: Space Pirate by G. J. Koch

G. J. Koch (aka Gini Koch) takes readers on a fast-paced, space opera romp, filled with pirates, derring-do, donkeys, sewage, and, well... boobs. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories by Alex Shvartsman

Alex Shvartsman brings the laughs and demonstrates impressive versatility in his debut short story collection. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Science fiction and fantasy’s only annual humor anthology returns with stories from Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and more. Read More »

Redshirts by John Scalzi

Crossroads: The Importance of Parody to the Speculative Fiction Genre

Last week, we talked about how every piece of humorous speculative fiction inevitably gets compared to Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But as I outlined, Adams’ comedy of the absurd operates very differently fro... Read More »

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

CROSSROADS: Right Place, Time, and Tech – The Hitchhiker’s Guide

Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (itself spread across five books with a six written by Eoin Colfer), with its friendly, green warning against panic, casts a huge shadow over the field of humorous speculative ficti... Read More »