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Seventeen of the funniest science fiction stories published in the past decade (2005-2015), featuring alien invasions, global conspiracies, time travel and even animal uprisings. Fiction by Hugo and Nebula award winners and nominees as well as talented newcomers. Stories were selected by the Unidentified Funny Objects series curator Alex Shvartsman.


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Seventeen of the funniest science fiction stories published in the past decade (2005-2015), featuring alien invasions, global conspiracies, time travel and even animal uprisings. Fiction by Hugo and Nebula award winners and nominees as well as talented newcomers. Stories were selected by the Unidentified Funny Objects series curator Alex Shvartsman.

30 review for Funny Science Fiction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bandit

    Funny science fiction. Two things I like in one. Yes, please. I wanted this book from the moment I saw it. And actually the library didn’t make me wait for it all that long, which brings up the question of why aren’t people lining up for this book? It’s awesome. I know funny can be subjective, depending on one’s own mental presets, but these stories were as close to objectively universally (literally) funny. At times hilarious. Just read the first story, where Mike Resnick’s alien observers conf Funny science fiction. Two things I like in one. Yes, please. I wanted this book from the moment I saw it. And actually the library didn’t make me wait for it all that long, which brings up the question of why aren’t people lining up for this book? It’s awesome. I know funny can be subjective, depending on one’s own mental presets, but these stories were as close to objectively universally (literally) funny. At times hilarious. Just read the first story, where Mike Resnick’s alien observers confuse the Earth’s fictional tv with real factual reporting only to conclude that Earthlings are a much more advanced and dangerous species that they might have ever expected. And from there on it’s mostly all (at least 90% plus) like that. Wildly inventive original premises that easily place anywhere from amusement to laugh out loudness. The author line up is great, a lot of well known names, a few new discoveries for me. All of the stories were reprints, though I’ve only read the last one before, the longer and actually somewhat less funny time travel ditty from Tim Pratt, but plenty amusing all the same. The book read very quickly, too quickly, in fact. This seems to be an annual publication and yet our library in its somewhat typical fashion of lightning strike ordering method only has this one. Which is insufficient, because I want more. This book is exactly the sort of light lovely charming funny fun that cuts through all the present day darkness to take your mind off your mind. Plus the sheer quality of storytelling is absolutely uniformly excellent. This was by far the best speculative fiction collection I’ve read in ages. Wildly galactically entertaining. For serious science fiction fans who love some silliness and possibly even vice versa. Either way you will be entertained. Loved the concept (turns out the funny and science fiction go together at least as nicely as pickles and cheese), loved the book. Recommended.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Charles van Buren

    Unfunny Science Fiction The main problem with the volume, FUNNY SCIENCE FICTION, is that it isn't funny. The stories range from the mildly amusing, but it has already been done and done better, Observation Post to the unfunny Hark! Listen to the Animals, Kulturkampf and See Dangerous Earth-Possibles. If you want funny science fiction, here are some recommendations, all available from Amazon: All the Way to the Gallows by David Drake Date Night on Union Station and the related volumes by E. M. Foner Unfunny Science Fiction The main problem with the volume, FUNNY SCIENCE FICTION, is that it isn't funny. The stories range from the mildly amusing, but it has already been done and done better, Observation Post to the unfunny Hark! Listen to the Animals, Kulturkampf and See Dangerous Earth-Possibles. If you want funny science fiction, here are some recommendations, all available from Amazon: All the Way to the Gallows by David Drake Date Night on Union Station and the related volumes by E. M. Foner Rats, Bats and Vats and related volumes by Dave Freer

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    Stories from the lighter side of science fiction. Some stories (like one about motocross racing dinosaurs from mars) fall into the "funny weird" area on the comedy scale while a few (like the inter species pornstar sent to pleasure the queen of the turtle people) were more offensively juvenile "humor" This is a mixed bag of odd tales, some better than others but there wasn't anything here that was laugh out loud funny. Sadly there was no stand-out tale that sent me rushing off to Google to discov Stories from the lighter side of science fiction. Some stories (like one about motocross racing dinosaurs from mars) fall into the "funny weird" area on the comedy scale while a few (like the inter species pornstar sent to pleasure the queen of the turtle people) were more offensively juvenile "humor" This is a mixed bag of odd tales, some better than others but there wasn't anything here that was laugh out loud funny. Sadly there was no stand-out tale that sent me rushing off to Google to discover an author's other work.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Grivante Grivante

    Some good stories and some okay stories. Overall, I enjoyed it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Don

    Meh. Not so funny. Maybe mildly amusing or just light.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dedmanshootn dedmanshootn

    more fun than funny to me but basically enjoyed most of the stories

  7. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

    I am normally not a reader of science fiction reader, but I am friends with one of the authors so I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised. As with any collection of short stories, it is best read in small doses.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Alison

    Entertaining read! Enjoyable mix of humorous stories. Didn't laugh reading all of them but they all put a smile on my face, hard to ask for more than that. Entertaining read! Enjoyable mix of humorous stories. Didn't laugh reading all of them but they all put a smile on my face, hard to ask for more than that.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

  10. 4 out of 5

    Butch

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  12. 5 out of 5

    Anand

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Olson

  14. 4 out of 5

    Anna

  15. 5 out of 5

    Douglas

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jay Doctor

  17. 5 out of 5

    Edgar Middel

  18. 5 out of 5

    Allen

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jonathon Lapak

  20. 4 out of 5

    Fred S Callender

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  22. 5 out of 5

    Joe Schmidt

  23. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Areland

  24. 4 out of 5

    John Nolan

  25. 4 out of 5

    Patresa D Konderla

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jeffery

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mark Junk

  28. 5 out of 5

    Richard J Porcaro

  29. 4 out of 5

    P.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Frank

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