Uncanny Magazine Issue Sixteen

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Sixteen! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on May 2, 2017. The free online content will be released in 2 stages—half on May 2, and half on June 6.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Ursula Vernon, John Chu, Chinelo Onwualu, Naomi Kritzer, Hiromi Goto, and K.M. Szpara, reprint fiction by Carlos Hernandez, nonfiction by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Sarah Gailey, Sam J. Miller, Sarah Pinsker, Mimi Mondal, David J. Schwartz, Kelly McCullough, LaShawn M. Wanak, Yamile Saied Méndez, and DongWon Song, poems by Roshani Chokshi, Sonya Taaffe, Betsy Aoki, and Theodora Goss, interviews with John Chu and Hiromi Goto, and Galen Dara’s “The Nas*T* Lady Doth Persist” on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 16A (May 2): Editors’ Introduction, Ursula Vernon’s “Sun, Moon, Dust” as read by Amal El-Mohtar, Roshani Chokshi’s “Dancing Princesses” as read by Erika Ensign, and Julia Rios interviewing Ursula Vernon.

Episode 16B (June 6): Editors’ Introduction, Naomi Kritzer’s “Paradox” as read by Erika Ensign, Theodora Goss’s “Seven Shoes” as read by Amal El-Mohtar, and Julia Rios interviewing Naomi Kritzer.

About The Cover Artist: Galen Dara

Galen Dara has created art for Escape Artists, Uncanny Magazine, 47North publishing, Skyscape Publishing, Fantasy Flight Games, Tyche Books, Fireside Magazine, Strange Horizons Magazine, and Lightspeed Magazine. She won the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Artist and has been nominated for the Hugo, the Chesley Award, the Locus Award, and the Spectrum 24 Award. When Galen is not working on a project you can find her on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, climbing mountains and hanging out with a friendly conglomeration of human and animal companions. Her website is www.galendara.com. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @galendara.

In The Issue

More Fiction

Sun, Moon, Dust by Ursula Vernon

Origins by Carlos Hernandez

Read Before Use by Chinelo Onwualu

Making the Magic Lightning Strike Me by John Chu

Paradox by Naomi Kritzer
(available Jun 06, 2017)

Notes from Liminal Spaces by Hiromi Goto
(available Jun 06, 2017)

Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time by K.M. Szpara
(available Jun 06, 2017)


Twenty Seventy-One by Sonya Taaffe

Dancing Princesses by Roshani Chokshi

Seven Shoes by Theodora Goss
(available Jun 06, 2017)

What to expect from the Hadron Collider as a college roommate by Betsy Aoki
(available Jun 06, 2017)


City of Villains: Why I Don’t Trust Batman by Sarah Gailey

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

Missive from a Woman in a Room in a City in a Country in a World Not Her Own by Mimi Mondal

Resistance 101: Basics of Community Organizing for SF/F Creators & Consumers—Volume Two: Deepening Your Engagement by Sam J. Miller

In Praise of Deus (Ex Machina) by Javier Grillo–Marxuach

Meeting with Your Legislators 101 and 201 by Sarah Pinsker

How Deep Space Nine Almost Didn’t Fail Me by David J. Schwartz
(available Jun 06, 2017)

Learning to Turn Your Lips Sideways by LaShawn M. Wanak
(available Jun 06, 2017)

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Eat the Damn Eyeball by DongWon Song
(available Jun 06, 2017)

The Resistance—Becoming a Local Politician by Kelly McCullough
(available Jun 06, 2017)

Nunca Más by Yamile Saied Méndez
(available Jun 06, 2017)


Interview: John Chu by Julia Rios

Interview: Hiromi Goto by Julia Rios
(available Jun 06, 2017)