Uncanny Magazine Issue Seventeen

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Seventeen! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on July 4, 2017. The free online content will be released in 2 stages—half on July 4, and half on August 1.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Seanan McGuire, Kat Howard, Maurice Broaddus, Mary Robinette Kowal, Cassandra Khaw, and T. Kingfisher, reprint fiction by Aliette de Bodard, nonfiction by Sarah Gailey, Dimas Ilaw, Sam J. Miller, and Alasdair Stuart, poems by Joyce Chng, Shevta Thakrar and Sara Cleto, Chloe N. Clark, and Rose Lemberg, interviews with Maurice Broaddus and Mary Robinette Kowal, and Kirbi Fagan’s “Enceladus on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 17A (July 4): Editors’ Introduction, Seanan McGuire’s “How the Maine Coon Cat Learned to Love the Sea” as read by Amal El-Mohtar, Shveta Thakrar and Sara Cleto’s “Starskin, Sealskin” as read by Erika Ensign, and Julia Rios interviewing Seanan McGuire.

Episode 17B (August 1): Editors’ Introduction, Cassandra Khaw’s “I Built This City For You” as read by Erika Ensign, Rose Lemberg’s “Domovoi” as read by Amal El-Mohtar, and Julia Rios interviewing Cassandra Khaw.

About The Cover Artist: Kirbi Fagan

Kirbi Fagan is a Metro Detroit-based illustrator who specializes in creating art for book covers and comics. Her illustrations are known for their magical themes, nostalgic mood, and feminine heroines. She received her bachelor’s degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design.

Kirbi is passionate about participating in the illustration community both online and at large. Currently, she teaches illustration at College for Creative Studies in Downtown Detroit. Kirbi’s work has been acknowledged by organizations such as Spectrum, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and New York, ImagineFX, and the International Writers & Illustrators of the Future. Recent clients include, Orbit Books, Marvel, Stone Arch Books, and Dark Horse Comics. When not painting, Kirbi enjoys writing stories, spending time with her family, and rollerblading with her dogs, Sophie and Maisey.

Kirbi is on Instagram and Twitter as @kirbifagan, and you can visit her website: kirbifagan.com.


In The Issue

More Fiction

The Ache of Home by Maurice Broaddus

A Nest of Ghosts, a House of Birds by Kat Howard

How the Maine Coon Cat Learned to Love the Sea by Seanan McGuire

Children of Thorns, Children of Water by Aliette de Bodard

Packing by T. Kingfisher
(available Aug 01, 2017)

The Worshipful Society of Glovers by Mary Robinette Kowal
(available Aug 01, 2017)

I Built This City For You by Cassandra Khaw
(available Aug 01, 2017)


Qi Xi by Joyce Chng

Starskin, Sealskin by Shveta Thakrar and Sara Cleto

Questions We Asked for the Girls Turned to Limbs by Chloe N. Clark
(available Aug 01, 2017)

Domovoi by Rose Lemberg
(available Aug 01, 2017)


Thank You, Patreon Supporters! by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas

Why Millennials Yearn for Magical School by Sarah Gailey

After a Revolution by Dimas Ilaw

Resistance 101: Basics of Community Organizing for SF/F Creators and Consumers—Volume Three: My First Civil Disobedience by Sam J. Miller
(available Aug 01, 2017)

Dean Winchester and Commander Shepard Walk Into A Bar: Why Fanon Matters by Alasdair Stuart
(available Aug 01, 2017)


Interview: Maurice Broaddus by Julia Rios

Interview: Mary Robinette Kowal by Julia Rios
(available Aug 01, 2017)