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Alex Shvartsman

Legal name:  Shvartsman, Alex

Birth place:  Odessa, Ukraine

Birth date:  19 November 1975

Language:  English

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Eridani’s Crown

2019

< October 2019, 1st edition

UFO Publishing

ISBN 978-0-9992690-2-2

Hardcover, 269 pages

$27.99

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The Middling Affliction

2022

< May 2022, 1st edition

Caezik SF & Fantasy

ISBN 978-1-64710-054-4

Trade paperback, 240 pages

$16.99

Notes:

  •  'The Conradverse Chronicles' series, #1.

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Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories

2015

< February 2015, 1st edition

UFO Publishing

ISBN 978-0-9884328-5-7

Trade paperback, 334 pages

$15.99

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  •  Introduction by Ken Liu.

Fiction: Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma  //  The Rumination on What Isn't  //  Doubt  //  Spidersong  //  Things We Leave

Behind  //  The Epistolary History  //  A Shard Glows in Brooklyn  //  Requiem for a Druid  //  Nuclear Family  //  Bedtime

Story on Christmas Eve, 1,000,000 AD  //  Seven Conversations in Locked Rooms  //  High-Tech Fairies and the

Pandora Perplexity  //  The Keepsake Box  //  The Field Trip  //  Superior Firepower  //  Life at the Lake's Shore  //  The

Take  //  The Dragon Ships of Tycho  //  A Brief Respite from Eternity  //  A Thousand Cuts  //  Ravages of Time  //  Price

of Allegiance  //  The Tell-Tale Ear  //  The Miracle on Tau Prime  //  The Tinker Bell Problem  //  True Love  //  You Bet  //  

The Far Side of the Wilderness  //  Worldbuilding  //  In the Wake of the Storm  //  Putting It All Together  //  Dominoes

Falling  //  Notes on the Game in Progress, Played Almost to a Draw  //  Small Magics  //  Icarus Falls  //  Coffee in End

Times [with Alvaro Zinos-Amaro]  //  The Hourglass Brigade  //  A One-Sided Argument  //  How Earth Narrowly

Escaped an Invasion from Space  //  Fate and Other Variables

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H. G. Wells: Secret Agent

2015

< July 2015, 1st edition

UFO Publishing

ISBN 978-0-9884328-5-7

Trade paperback, 101 pages

$7.99

Notes:

  •  Afterword and Annotations by Alex Shvartsman.

Fiction: The Case of the Weather Machine  //  The Case of the Dirigible Heist  //  The Case of the Yellow Submarine  //  

Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma (excerpt)

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The Golem of Deneb Seven and Other Stories

2018

< April 2018, 1st edition

UFO Publishing

ISBN 978-1-986220-61-3

Trade paperback, 257 pages

$15.99

Notes:

  •  Preface by Alex Shvartsman.

  •  Interior art by Barry Munden.

Fiction: The Golem of Deneb Seven  //  A Perfect Medium for Unrequited Love  //  Burying Treasure  //  Nouns of Nouns:

A Mini Epic  //  Whom He May Devour  //  Letting Go  //  The Fiddle Game  //  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective

Monsters  //  Islands in the Sargasso  //  Catalogue of Items in the Chess Exhibition at the Humanities Museum,

Pre-Enlightenment Wing  //  Fifteen Minutes  //  Masquerade Night  //  The Poet-Kings and the Word Plague  //  Golf to

the Death  //  Staff Meeting, as Seen by the Spam Filter  //  nvasive Species  //  One in a Million  //  Grains of Wheat  //  

The Ganthu Eggs  //  The Practical Guide to Punching Nazis  //  Dante's Unfinished Business  //  Forty-Seven Dictums

of Warfare  //  How Gaia and the Guardian Saved the World  //  He Who Watches  //  Recall Notice  //  Dreidel of Dread:

The Very Cthulhu Chanukah  //  Die, Miles Cornbloom  //  A Man in an Angel Costume  //  Future Fragments, Six

Seconds Long  //  Parametrization of Complex Weather Patterns for Two Variables  //  The Race for Arcadia

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