Alex Shvartsman

Alex Shvartsman

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator and game designer from Brooklyn, NY. Over 80 of his short stories have appeared in Nature, Galaxy's Edge, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and many other magazines and anthologies. He won the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the 2015 Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction. He is the editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories and his steampunk humor novella H. G. Wells, Secret Agent were both published in 2015. His website is


Unidentified Funny Objects (editor), 2012

Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (editor), 2013

Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic (editor), 2013

Dark Expanse: Surviving the Collapse (editor), 2014

Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (editor), 2014

Exlpaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories, 2015

H. G. Wells, Secret Agent, 2015

Funny Science Fiction (editor), 2015

Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (editor), 2015

Humanity 2.0 (editor), forthcoming 2016

Funny Fantasy (editor) forthcoming 2016

Unidentified Funny Objects 5 (editor) forthcoming 2016

Awards and Memberships

Winner, WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction, 2014

Finalist, Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction, 2015

Member: SFWA, Codex Writers

Related Experience

Areas of expertise include writing, editing, and publishing short fiction, flash fiction, writing humor, translation, international SF, game design and IP development.

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