Best SF&F humorists

BAYLOR

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The Caiphis Cane series by Sandy Mitchell . Its set in the Warhammer 40 k universe , its basically Flashamn in outer space. Its hilariously funny.:D
 

BAYLOR

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A little digging has produced my copy of MARTIANS, GO HOME!, Fred Brown's story of the Earth invaded by little green men.
My memory seems to have selectively brought up F.B.'s funny science fiction, but I forgot about all of his mysteries, which included THE FABULOUS CLIPJOINT.
Brown specialized in very short shorts, though, and that's what I was remembering. Specifically, the collections ANGELS AND SPACESHIPS, HONEYMOON IN HELL, and NIGHTMARES AND GEEZENSTACKS.

Above all, I remember the story about the man who discovered that human history was being written as it went, by a divine typesetting machine -- and that the machine was malfunctioning, periodically misplacing an "e" -- and so the hero used that information, properly timing his movements to end up in Heaven...
Geezentacks was adapted for the horror Antony series Tales from the Darkside

He penned the script Arena for Star Trek

I have a story collection of his by titled Honeymoon in Hell.
 

Al Jackson

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A little digging has produced my copy of MARTIANS, GO HOME!, Fred Brown's story of the Earth invaded by little green men.
My memory seems to have selectively brought up F.B.'s funny science fiction, but I forgot about all of his mysteries, which included THE FABULOUS CLIPJOINT.
Brown specialized in very short shorts, though, and that's what I was remembering. Specifically, the collections ANGELS AND SPACESHIPS, HONEYMOON IN HELL, and NIGHTMARES AND GEEZENSTACKS.

Above all, I remember the story about the man who discovered that human history was being written as it went, by a divine typesetting machine -- and that the machine was malfunctioning, periodically misplacing an "e" -- and so the hero used that information, properly timing his movements to end up in Heaven...
Martians Go Home is a unique piece of SF humor , actually a unique piece of science fiction!
Brown had as clever a sense of humor as any writer.
I guess is has been noted that Douglas Adams borrowed from both Fred Brown and Robert Sheckley??
 
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