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Scide Splitters: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines

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.

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 Campbell and more.

Scide Splitters: Little Green Men—Attack! – edited by Robin Wayne Bailey...

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.

Scide Splitters: Bean Bag Cats & Bad German by Ed Bryant

Ed Bryant (1945-2017), award winning writer, celebrated convention toastmaster, and mentor to developing writers, also wrote some funny short stories.

Scide Splitters: Four by Tenn

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!"

Book Review: Hundred Ghost Soup by Robert Chansky

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.

Scide Splitters: It’s Just the Chronosphere Unfolding as it Should by...

Ira Nayman delivers the laughs in another humor packed installment of his Transdimensional Authority series.

Scide Splitters: BBC America’s Dirk Gently

Scides Splitters finds much to like in BBC America’s hectic and bizarre adaptation of Douglas Adams’ classic Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

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.

Book Review: Mutation by Nerys Wheatley

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: Next of Kin by Eric Frank Russell

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.

Scide Splitters: Deep Quarry by John E. Stith

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.

Scide Splitters: The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams (for Towel...

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.

Scide Splitters: Martians, Go Home by Fredric Brown

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.

Scide Splitters: The Starcrossed by Ben Bova

The Starcrossed provides a hilarious, behind-the-scenes look at how a SF television series goes from promising to awful.

Scide Splitters: Brooklyn Project by William Tenn

"Brooklyn Project," William Tenn’s outstanding political satire, highlights the folly of disregarding civil liberties for the sake of security.

Scide Splitters: Uncharted Territory by Connie Willis

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.

Scide Splitters: 1941 Retro Hugo Eligible Short Stories

The third and final part of a series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.

Scide Splitters: 1941 Retro Hugo Eligible Novelettes

The second of a three part series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.

Scide Splitters: 1941 Retro Hugo Eligible Novellas

The first of a three part series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.

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, Esther Friesner and more.

Scide Splitters: The Sinister Researches of C. P. Ransom by H....

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: Envoy to New Worlds by Keith Laumer

Scide Splitters examines Keith Laumer’s first collection of stories featuring the less-than-diplomatic diplomat, Retief.

Scide Splitters: LoveStar by Andri Snaer Magnason

Andri Magnason spins a dark, humorous satire of a wildly absurd, near future that is not that far off from our current trajectory.

Scide Splitters: The Masculinist Revolt by William Tenn

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.

Scide Splitters: Who Goes Here? by Bob Shaw

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.

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.

Scide Splitters: Infinite Jests edited by Robert Silverberg

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: Working Stiff by Kevin J. Anderson

Scide Splitters reviews seven fun filled cases from the files of Dan Shamble, Zombie Private Investigator.

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

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