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(Fark)   Just in time for the holidays, Need Help Soonish: the 2021 Fark Fiction Anthology is now available on Amazon. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be stuck in your chair, afraid to move   (fark.com) divider line
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2021-12-03 11:35:21 AM  
That's right, folks, the sixth annual Fark Fiction Anthology is live!
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Trade Paperback on Amazon.com
Kindle edition on Amazon.com
Jam-packed with goodness from your fellow posters here on Fark.com, this year's edition features:
·         Space travel!
·         Zombies!
·         Closet monsters!
·         The relentless blockhammering of trolls!
·         Detective work!
·         Suspense!
·         Dinosaurs!
·         Vampires!
·         . . . and much, much, more!

As always, all proceeds from the sales of this anthology go to St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital, so even if you can't read you can still help support a great cause! So don't be afraid of that slatted chair . . . okay, maybe you should be afraid of it, but even so, check it out on Amazon!
 
2021-12-03 11:35:38 AM  
Whenever we launch an anthology, I like to give the submitters the chance to stand up and take a bow for the good work they've done and genius they've decided to share with the rest of us. I'm not exactly sure I'm a genius (others on the editor team can probably tell you endless stories of stupid things I've done in the process of making these) but I'll start off anyway. I'm Brian Bander, author of 'The Shibboleth' which is in the Horror tab of this year's Anthology. I hope you enjoy it!
 
2021-12-03 11:39:47 AM  

toraque: Whenever we launch an anthology, I like to give the submitters the chance to stand up and take a bow for the good work they've done and genius they've decided to share with the rest of us. I'm not exactly sure I'm a genius (others on the editor team can probably tell you endless stories of stupid things I've done in the process of making these) but I'll start off anyway. I'm Brian Bander, author of 'The Shibboleth' which is in the Horror tab of this year's Anthology. I hope you enjoy it!


I am the author of Diary of a Mad Robot, a re-telling of the famous movie Forbidden Planet, where Robby is not quite as nice as you have been led to believe.
 
2021-12-03 1:10:26 PM  
I've been waiting for this - there's a few people I want to buy copies of this for - hopefully it'll be available in the U.K. through Amazon soon(ish)
 
2021-12-03 1:12:57 PM  
I wrote "The Roller Skate Murder," the first Simon Snaeth detective story. There are more.
 
2021-12-03 1:23:59 PM  
I was one of the volunteer editors for this year's anthology and wrote "Triton's Door" in the SciFi tab. It's the story of humanity's first crewed mission to Neptune's mysterious moon and some of the surprising things discovered there.
 
2021-12-03 1:43:58 PM  

toraque: That's right, folks, the sixth annual Fark Fiction Anthology is live!
[Fark user image 331x500]
Trade Paperback on Amazon.com
Kindle edition on Amazon.com
Jam-packed with goodness from your fellow posters here on Fark.com, this year's edition features:
·         Space travel!
·         Zombies!
·         Closet monsters!
·         The relentless blockhammering of trolls!
·         Detective work!
·         Suspense!
·         Dinosaurs!
·         Vampires!
·         . . . and much, much, more!

As always, all proceeds from the sales of this anthology go to St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital, so even if you can't read you can still help support a great cause! So don't be afraid of that slatted chair . . . okay, maybe you should be afraid of it, but even so, check it out on Amazon!



So very scare!
 
2021-12-03 1:45:39 PM  

toraque: That's right, folks, the sixth annual Fark Fiction Anthology is live!
[Fark user image 331x500]
Trade Paperback on Amazon.com
Kindle edition on Amazon.com
Jam-packed with goodness from your fellow posters here on Fark.com, this year's edition features:
·         Space travel!
·         Zombies!
·         Closet monsters!
·         The relentless blockhammering of trolls!
·         Detective work!
·         Suspense!
·         Dinosaurs!
·         Vampires!
·         . . . and much, much, more!

As always, all proceeds from the sales of this anthology go to St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital, so even if you can't read you can still help support a great cause! So don't be afraid of that slatted chair . . . okay, maybe you should be afraid of it, but even so, check it out on Amazon!



Also, is it odd that I read the above as "The relentless blockhammering of toilets!", and thought someone had an air hammer stuck in their plumbing?
 
2021-12-03 1:52:57 PM  
Congratulations on getting out another edition. It is no small fete.
 
2021-12-03 1:55:19 PM  
I'm also a voluntary reader/editor and the author of "Haunted Security"
 
2021-12-03 1:56:51 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Also, is it odd that I read the above as "The relentless blockhammering of toilets!"


Yes.  It is odd.

On the other had that's a great title for a story in next year's FFA;  you should write it.
 
2021-12-03 1:58:50 PM  
Just bought it! My Xmas shopping is done!
 
2021-12-03 2:10:05 PM  
I'm responsible for Cruel Sister, an adaptation of the folk song which often shares the title (other titles range from "Two Sisters" to "The Bonny Swans.")
 
2021-12-03 3:21:24 PM  
Awesomesauce.

Just submitted my order. To toraque and the rest of the editing team, muchisimas gracias and bolshoi spaceba for all your hard work (not least of which is putting up with FARK authors).
 
2021-12-03 4:19:06 PM  
I wrote The Waking Dream, under the Fantasy tab.
 
2021-12-03 4:49:56 PM  
I contributed "Conspiratus," which alert readers will suspect is a sneaquel to last year's "Golden Oscillator." Also it's an homage to the "Illuminatus!" trilogy. The book version will include 23 appendices to cover all the material I (mercifully) left out.

Way to go, everyone, writers and editors alike!
 
2021-12-03 5:21:54 PM  
I wrote Waiting to Launch and am proud to have made the cut for a second year.

I write a lot, but most of it is rubbish.
 
2021-12-03 5:31:51 PM  

Wenchmaster: muchisimas gracias and bolshoi spaceba


Why do you think my hovercraft is full of eels?
 
2021-12-03 6:38:36 PM  
My horror story Hippocrates Wept is in there! Check it out! Off to get my copy.
 
2021-12-03 6:39:45 PM  

toraque: That's right, folks, the sixth annual Fark Fiction Anthology is live!
[Link][Fark user image image 331x500]
Trade Paperback on Amazon.com
Kindle edition on Amazon.com
Jam-packed with goodness from your fellow posters here on Fark.com, this year's edition features:
·         Space travel!
·         Zombies!
·         Closet monsters!
·         The relentless blockhammering of trolls!
·         Detective work!
·         Suspense!
·         Dinosaurs!
·         Vampires!
·         . . . and much, much, more!

As always, all proceeds from the sales of this anthology go to St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital, so even if you can't read you can still help support a great cause! So don't be afraid of that slatted chair . . . okay, maybe you should be afraid of it, but even so, check it out on Amazon!


A shoutout to my story! Squee!
 
2021-12-03 6:42:08 PM  

Fireproof: toraque: That's right, folks, the sixth annual Fark Fiction Anthology is live!
[Link][Fark user image image 331x500]
Trade Paperback on Amazon.com
Kindle edition on Amazon.com
Jam-packed with goodness from your fellow posters here on Fark.com, this year's edition features:
·         Space travel!
·         Zombies!
·         Closet monsters!
·         The relentless blockhammering of trolls!
·         Detective work!
·         Suspense!
·         Dinosaurs!
·         Vampires!
·         . . . and much, much, more!

As always, all proceeds from the sales of this anthology go to St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital, so even if you can't read you can still help support a great cause! So don't be afraid of that slatted chair . . . okay, maybe you should be afraid of it, but even so, check it out on Amazon!

A shoutout to my story! Squee!


*Buys two copies*
 
2021-12-03 6:47:01 PM  
Closet Monster was a coin flip between Adventure and Humor and Humor won the toss.  I guess that's my way of admitting I wrote it.

Thank you, Toraque, for all your hard work getting it out.
 
2021-12-03 7:24:23 PM  
I'm Eric Lahti, author of Forever Girlfriend. It's a jolly tale of an AI and the men she seduces and destroys. So, you know, a good story for Christmas Eve.
 
2021-12-03 11:40:53 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: Wenchmaster: muchisimas gracias and bolshoi spaceba

Why do you think my hovercraft is full of eels?


I think your English-Hungarian phrasebook may be faulty (Fawlty?). The English phrase, "My hovercraft is full of eels" translates as "Kérlek, ne bánts" in Hungarian.

"Muchisimas gracias" is a Spanish phrase which translates to "engedd el a fülem, tudom mit csinálok" in Hungarian, and everyone knows "bolshoi spaceba" is Russian for the common Hungarian phrase, "sebaj a kecskével, vedd le a gatyádat".

Sheesh! The sort of cheap translation phrasebooks some people buy these days.
 
2021-12-04 12:13:18 AM  

Wenchmaster: I think your English-Hungarian phrasebook may be faulty (Fawlty?). The English phrase, "My hovercraft is full of eels" translates as "Kérlek, ne bánts" in Hungarian.

"Muchisimas gracias" is a Spanish phrase which translates to "engedd el a fülem, tudom mit csinálok" in Hungarian, and everyone knows "bolshoi spaceba" is Russian for the common Hungarian phrase, "sebaj a kecskével, vedd le a gatyádat".

Sheesh! The sort of cheap translation phrasebooks some people buy these days.


ᚦᚨᛏᛊ᛫ᛠᛊᚤ᛫ᚠᚩᚱ᛫ᚤᚩᚢ᛫ᛏᚩ᛫ᛊᚨᚤ
 
2021-12-04 2:29:13 AM  
so apparently the little folk are here and having fun with us. i went looking for a dwarvish rune translator and got...uh....this..... picture of a lovely young lass who can't afford clothing. and directly over where a nice blouse would be, there's an "I'm not a robot" tic box.

so cheerio, Creepy Lurker Guy, i'll just take your word for it.  ;)

i'm Genevieve Shapiro, the illustrator of the last several editions. I contributed a few stories to previous editions, but couldn't manage it this year.   big shout out to the whole group who put in a lot of work reading everything, sometimes several times over, and most of all to Toraque who is a monster editor (i mean that in the best way) and has probably read the entire anthology at least three times over. He gave up his vacation to edit this thing, so give up a few quid and buy it!

Also, start writing your entries for next year, people.  I'm looking at you.
 
2021-12-04 2:39:41 AM  
Congratulations to everyone involved!
 
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