Luna for the Lunies! is the third collection of Alternate Reality News Service stories. The Alternate Reality News Service sends reporters into other dimensions and has them report back on what they find there. Robots who rue their consciousness! Alien invasions foiled by bureaucrats! A successful conclusion to the war on squirrels! These and many other stories are followed by the intrepid Alternauts of the Alternate Reality News Service.
In addition to courageous reporting, the Alternate Reality News Service features two advice columns: Ask Amritsar (about love and romance and technology) and Ask the Tech Answer Guy (about anything to do with technology except love and romance). Readers are encouraged to submit their own questions for the advice columns to the author's Web site, Les Pages aux Folles.
Charles de Lint, in Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, called the first collection of Alternate Reality News Service stories, Alternate Reality Ain't What It Used To Be, "one of my favorite books of 2008." Antony Jones, on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Web site, said it was "one of the funniest, most compelling and just craziest books I have read since Douglas Adams first put pen to paper." "Be prepared to laugh when reading What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children's Toys," John Ottinger III wrote about the second collection of Alternate Reality News Service stories on the Grasping for the Wind Web site.
The Alternate Reality News Service. If you don't like this reality, try another one!
In his past lives, Ira Nayman was, among other things: a cave painter whose art was not appreciated in his lifetime; several nameless peasants who died before their 20th birthday during the Dark Ages; a toenail fungus specialist in the court of Louis XIV; and Alan Turing’s scullery maid.
In his current incarnation, Ira is the creator of Les Pages aux Folles, a Web site of political and social satire that will be 10 years old in the first week of September, 2012 (that’s positively Paleolithic in Internet years!). Three collections of Alternate Reality News Service (ARNS) stories (Alternate Reality Ain’t What It Used To Be, What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children’s Toys and Luna for the Lunies!) ... (more)