The fourth volume of the annual Unidentified Funny Objects series features the theme of dark humor. What happens when you ask some of the genre's masters to interpret this theme? The enclosed twenty-three darkly humorous tales range from black comedy to biting satire to morbid irony and everything in between. Inside this book you'll find Faustian bargains gone awry, time-traveling ghosts, flawed supervillains, talking hamsters, and much more. Headliner authors for this volume include George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Piers Anthony, Esther Friesner, Gini Koch, Mike Resnick, and Jody Lynn Nye.