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Alex Shvartsman



Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator, game designer, and anthologist from Brooklyn, NY. His adventures so far have included traveling to over 30 countries, playing a card game for a living, and building a successful business. Alex resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and son.

Over 120 of his short stories have appeared in Analog, Nature, Strange Horizons, Fireside, Weird Tales, Galaxy's Edge, and many other venues. He won the WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction in 2014 and was a two-time finalist (2015 & 2017) for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction. His political fantasy novel Eridani's Crown was published in 2019.

Alex's translations from Russian have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's, Apex, Samovar, and other venues.

He's the editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects series of humorous SF/F, as well as a variety of other anthologies, including The Cackle of Cthulhu (Baen), Humanity 2.0 (Arc Manor), and Funny Science Fiction (UFO). He's the editor and publisher of Future Science Fiction Digest, a magazine that focuses on international fiction.

His website is and his Twitter handle is @AShvartsman.

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Gunfight on Europa Station


The Middling Affliction


Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories


Weird World War III


Eridani's Crown

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