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.
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!”
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.
With no concern for his safety, Ira Nayman wades into the controversy over whether women can be funny, exploring possible reasons for why men are so resistant to the idea.
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.
“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.
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.
I recently got to thinking about all the little posts that people put on Facebook and what others reply. Now, I have quite a few geeky friends, mostly from going to various cons over the last couple of years, and they will use memes to comment on each other’s posts. According to Wikipedia.org an Internet […]
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.
Are some topics too serious for humor? A lesson in manners has never been this much fun.
Scide Splitters examines reader recommend Brainz, Inc. – Ron Goulart’s hilarious and fast paced, SF detective novel.
Scide Splitters reviews a story collection by one of science fiction and fantasy’s most prolific authors of short form humorous fiction.
Now largely forgotten, Thorne Smith was possibly the wittiest writer of the fantastic in the 1920s & 1930s.
Scide Splitters reviews Eric Frank Russell’s hilarious classic, The Great Explosion – possibly the funniest libertarian science fiction novel ever written.
An H.P. Lovecraft inspired collection of shorts – no Elvis impersonations allowed.
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.