Jim C. Hines, known for his fantasy novels, tries his hand at humorous military SF and presents us with an unlikely group of heroes—Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse.
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 Campbell and more.
Scide Splitters examines a new humorous science fiction anthology from Baen Books, featuring stories from Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jody Lynn Nye, Esther Friesner, Elizabeth Moon, Allen Steele, Robert Silverberg, James Gunn, and more.
Ed Bryant (1945-2017), award winning writer, celebrated convention toastmaster, and mentor to developing writers, also wrote some funny short stories.
Scide Splitters examines four of William Tenn’s (relatively) lighter comedies: “Party of the Two Parts,” “The Flat-Eyed Monster,” “Lisbon Cubed,” and “On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi!”
An unusual coming-of-age story infused with Chinese mythology and culture. Recommended for teens and adults who tire of the formulaic mold used for so many other coming-of-age novels.
Ira Nayman delivers the laughs in another humor packed installment of his Transdimensional Authority series.
Scides Splitters finds much to like in BBC America’s hectic and bizarre adaptation of Douglas Adams’ classic Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
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.
If zombie fiction is your cup of entrails, Mutation, the first novel in Nerys Wheatley’s Twenty-Five Percent trilogy provides an action packed thrill ride with some interesting new twists.
Scide Splitters reviews Eric Frank Russell’s classic novel, Next of Kin. A story of one man’s ingenious plan to escape an alien POW camp.
Next year, John Stith will publish his first novel in twenty years. In the meantime, his entire backlist is being reissued starting with Deep Quarry, a SF mystery featuring the wisecracking detective “bug eye” Takent.
Fans had been waiting for the third Dirk Gently novel for over a decade when Douglas Adams passed away with the novel still unfinished. All we have are precious fragments of what might have been.
Science fiction writers had long warned the people of earth about the potential of a Martian invasion, but nothing could have prepared them for a billion jeering Little Green Men.
The Starcrossed provides a hilarious, behind-the-scenes look at how a SF television series goes from promising to awful.
“Brooklyn Project,” William Tenn’s outstanding political satire, highlights the folly of disregarding civil liberties for the sake of security.
Why does it always seem that romantic comedies are funnier at the beginning? Scide Splitters attempts to answer that question while reviewing Connie Willis’ Uncharted Territory.
The third and final part of a series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.
The second of a three part series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.
The first of a three part series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.
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, Esther Friesner and more.
Once a popular series in F&SF during the early 50s, Homer Nearing’s delightfully whimsical C. P. Ransom stories have since been almost completely forgotten.
Scide Splitters examines Keith Laumer’s first collection of stories featuring the less-than-diplomatic diplomat, Retief.
Andri Magnason spins a dark, humorous satire of a wildly absurd, near future that is not that far off from our current trajectory.
Warning: The story recommended in this review contains satire that may cause indigestion in some readers, particularly those who are currently afflicted with Puppy Mania.
In the vein of Harry Harrison’s Bill, the Galactic Hero, Bob Shaw gives us the story of a man who joined the Space Legion to forget. Now if he can only remember who he is.
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.
Scide Splitters reviews an anthology of dark comedies originally published by the people that brought you such fine car repair manuals as Dune.
Scide Splitters reviews seven fun filled cases from the files of Dan Shamble, Zombie Private Investigator.
Alex Shvartsman brings the laughs and demonstrates impressive versatility in his debut short story collection.