Unidentified Funny Objects Read Along

ShvartsmanUFOThere’s this crazy collection of humorous and witty short stories called Unidentified Funny Objects, edited by Alex Shvartsman. The read along is hosted by Elizabeth Campbell from Darkcargo.com and will be on goodreads (click HERE for details or to join) starting February 4, 2013. This will be an open-ended, at your own pace group discussion type read along, so no matter your reading pace, you can join.

Here’s a description of the book from goodreads:

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’ll 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.


“El and Al vs. Himmler’s Horrendous Horde from Hell” by Mike Resnick
“The Alchemist’s Children” by Nathaniel Lee
“Moon Landing” by Lavie Tidhar
“Fight Finale from the Near Future” by James Beamon
“Love Thy Neighbors” by Ken Liu
“The Alien Invasion As Seen In The Twitter Stream of @dweebless” by Jake Kerr
“Dreaming Harry” by Stephanie Burgis
“The Last Dragon Slayer” by Chuck Rothman
“The Real Thing” by Don Sakers
“2001 Revisited via 1969″ by Bruce Golden
“The Working Stiff” by Matt Mikalatos
“Temporal Shimmies” by Jennifer Pelland
“One-Hand Tantra” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Of Mat and Math” by Anatoly Belilovsky
“Timber!” by Scott Almes
“Go Karts of the Gods” by Michael Kurland
“No Silver Lining” by Zach Shephard
“If You Act Now” by Sergey Lukyanenko
“My Kingdom for a Horse” by Stephen D. Rogers
“First Date” by Jamie Lackey
“All I Want for Christmas” by Siobhan Gallagher
“Venus of Willendorf” by Deborah Walker
“An Unchanted Sword” by Jeff Stehman
“The Day They Repossessed my Zombies” by K.G. Jewell
“The Fifty One Suitors of Princess Jamatpie” by Leah Cypess
“The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty” by Charity Tahmaseb
“The Velveteen Golem” by David Sklar
“The Worm’s Eye View” by Jody Lynn Nye
“Cake from Mars” by Marko Kloos

I hope you’ll be able to join us! I plan to throw up a post both here and on the goodreads group every 7-10 days. Apprently there is a story that features the phrase ‘whore cake’, which just makes me all the more curious about this collection in general.

5 thoughts on “Unidentified Funny Objects Read Along

  1. Sounds like fun! I read the first story the other day and got a couple of good chuckles out of it. A good sign for the rest of the collection!

  2. […] Additionally, it looks like nrlymrtl is planning interviews and such on Dab of Darkness–I’m pretty excited about that– check it: http://dabofdarkness.com/2013/01/26/unidentified-funny-objects-read-along/ […]

  3. lynnsbooks says:

    Just started reading this – love the alien invasion twitter tale! Very funny.
    Lynn :D

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