Funny Fantasy

Funny Fantasy From evil overlords to bumbling henchmen talking cats to lovelorn fishermen mad queens to wise opossums the collected fourteen stories subvert popular fantasy tropes in surprising and delightful wa

  • Title: Funny Fantasy
  • Author: Alex Shvartsman Gail Carriger Esther Friesner David Gerrold Laura Resnick Mike Resnick Jim C. Hines Tim Pratt
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  • Page: 493
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From evil overlords to bumbling henchmen, talking cats to lovelorn fishermen, mad queens to wise opossums, the collected fourteen stories subvert popular fantasy tropes in surprising and delightful ways This book collects some of the best funny fantasy fiction published in the past decade Included are works by Hugo and Nebula Award winners, New York Times and USA Today bFrom evil overlords to bumbling henchmen, talking cats to lovelorn fishermen, mad queens to wise opossums, the collected fourteen stories subvert popular fantasy tropes in surprising and delightful ways This book collects some of the best funny fantasy fiction published in the past decade Included are works by Hugo and Nebula Award winners, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, as well as up and coming talented writers.Includes the following stories Dave the Mighty Steel Thewed Avenger by Laura Resnick Crumbs by Esther Friesner Fellow Traveler by Donald J Bingle A Fish Story by Sarah Totton Another End of the Empire by Tim Pratt Giantkiller by G Scott Huggins A Mild Case of Death by David Gerrold Fairy Debt by Gail Carriger A Very Special Girl by Mike Resnick The Blue Corpse Corps by Jim C Hines Librarians in the Branch Library of Babel by Shaenon K Garrity The Queens Reason by Richard Parks The Best Little Cleaning Robot in All of Faerie by Susan Jane Bigelow Suede This Time by Jean Rabe

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    1. Alex Shvartsman Gail Carriger Esther Friesner David Gerrold Laura Resnick Mike Resnick Jim C. Hines Tim Pratt

      Alex Shvartsman is a writer, editor, and translator from Brooklyn, NY.Over 100 of his stories have been published in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Nature Magazine, Galaxy s Edge, and many He won the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction and was a two time finalist 2015 and 2017 for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction.His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories and his steampunk humor novella H G Wells, Secret Agent released in 2015 His second collection, The Golem of Deneb Seven and Other Stories is forthcoming in 2018.Alex is the editor of over a dozen anthologies, including the Unidentified Funny Objects annual anthology series of humorous SF F.

    900 thoughts on “Funny Fantasy”

    1. I read a pre-release version of this collection, supplied by the publisher for beta reading purposes. There's not enough truly funny fantasy around, and I applaud Alex Shvartsman for wanting to increase the prominence of the subgenre, not only by what he writes himself but by his work as an editor. Not only does he edit the Unidentified Funny Objects anthologies of new humorous SFF, but he's now started collecting previously published works (which did not appear in UFO) as well, and this volume [...]


    2. Good, funny storiesIf, like me, you like humorous SF and Fantasy, you'll like these stories - all well worth the time to read them. IN several cases, this also introduced me to new authors in this sub-genre.


    3. Funny Fantasy, edited by Alex Shvartsman, is an excellent collection of humorous fantasy tales with a wide range of subgenre and tone, from irreverent hyperbole to clever social commentary.“Dave the Mighty Steel-Thewed Avenger” by Laura Resnick opens up the anthology with over-the-top, ostentatious fantasy trappings that summarize down to a talking raccoon giving a disbelieving drunk college student a magic weapon. What could possibly go wrong? Many of the other stories are also quite glib, [...]


    4. Edited by Alex Shvartsman, Funny Fantasy is an anthology of previously published humorous fantasy stories that appeared in a number of publications from 2005 through 2015. Shvartsman did a good job of picking the selections as none were stories that I'd read before. Some of the authors, like Esther Friesner and Mike Resnick, are well known veterans within the genre but others are relative newcomers, which makes for a good mix.The stories that stood out for me include:"Crumbs" by Esther Friesner [...]


    5. One of the questions, when you read an anthology, is how many of the stories you will actually enjoy reading. I enjoyed most of these. The one that I thought was funniest was Shaenon K. Garrity's “Librarians in the Branch Library of Babel”, which attempts to merge Borges's thought experiment 'The Library of Babel' with the everyday politics of actually running a small, poorly funded branch library in the United States.Probably the story I liked least was Mike Redneck's 'A Very Special Girl', [...]


    6. DisappointingThe first few Unidentified Funny Objects were great, so I decided to try this anthology, since it's by the same editors.But the stories just weren't that funnyWith the exception of one good story and a couple of OK ones, most of the stories lack a clear point or plot, and the comic elements are vague (and almost no actual jokes).There's a constant sense of 'almost' funny, but the stories never seem to focus, meandering and drifting till they end somewhere.This was a serious letdown. [...]


    7. Some clever cheeky fantasy tales. None too deep, none for me, laugh out loud funny, but entertaining, for certain. Lighthearted, rarely too cynical in the humour. Breezy and fun collection with a lot of authors i didn't know. And will look into.



    8. I tend to like Sci Fi more than fantasy, and since I have been a fan of the UFO series by the same publisher I thought I would give this a try and was quite pleased.




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