Sunday, 2 November 2014
Review: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (Unidentified Funny Objects Annual Anthology Series of Humorous SF/F)
This is the third annual volume of Unidentified Funny Objects and it contains twenty-three humorous short stories from some of the genre's best-known authors, as well as talented up-and-comers.
These are some of the unlikely characters you will encounter in the pages of this book:
* Hobo Satan
* Vampire novelist
* Traveling robot salesman
* Brain-in-a-jar superhero
* Jinn trapped in a mattress
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Unidentified Funny Objects 3 is a collection of 23 fun science fiction & fantasy short stories from a whole host of well known authors. I have to admit I wanted to read the anthology for the story by Gini Koch but I thought it would be a great way of trying some new to me authors and I've definitely added some new books to my wish list now.
This really is a diverse collection so I'm sure there will be something for everyone - you'll read about aliens, superheroes, mermaids, zombunnies, robotic travelling salesmen and much, much more. Its the kind of anthology where you never know quite what you'll discover next and I really enjoyed that about it. As this is a short story collection it is a great book to dip in and out of when you don't have much time to read and just want something quick to fill in a ten minute gap but if you're not careful time will run away with you and before you know it you'll have finished half a dozen stories and end up being late for your appointment!
My favourite stories in the anthology were Master of Business Apocalypse by Jakob Druid, Picture Perfect by Matt Mikalatos, Into the Woods, with Zombunny by Camille Griep, Live at the Scene by Gini Koch, Do Not Remove this Tag by Piers Anthony, Super-Baby-Moms Group Saves the Day by Tina Connolly and The Date Worse than Death by Kevin J. Anderson and Guy Anthony De Marco but I don't think there was a single story that didn't at least get a smile from me.
Source: Received from Gini Koch in exchange for an honest review.
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