Essays

Thank You, Patreon Supporters!

Uncanny Magazine would like to thank the following people for supporting us on Patreon. This magazine would not be possible without their support. Space Unicorn Ranger Corps COMMANDERS Adam Leff, Alan J. Zimmerman, Avery Flinders, Bliss Ehrlich, Christian Valencia-Neihart, Claire Rousseau, Dain Unicorn, Daniel Sales, David Mackie, Devin & Stephanie Ganger, Didi Chanoch, Edmund Schweppe, […]

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Resistance 101: Basics of Community Organizing for SF/F Creators and Consumers— Volume Four: “Don’t Let Him Catch You With Your Work Undone”—Activism for the Long Haul

My so-called qualifications: I’ve been a community organizer for fifteen years. I’ve helped organize hundreds of direct actions, ranging from tame sidewalk rallies to occupations of government office building lobbies to tent cities on vacant bank-owned properties. I’ve gotten arrested in Central Park at a midnight protest; I’ve been illegally barred from public legislative hearings; […]

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Thank You, Patreon Supporters!

Uncanny Magazine would like to thank the following people for supporting us on Patreon. This magazine would not be possible without their support. Space Unicorn Ranger Corps COMMANDERS Adam Leff, Alan J. Zimmerman, Avery Flinders, Bliss Ehrlich, Christian Valencia-Neihart, Claire Rousseau, Dain Unicorn, Daniel Sales, David Mackie, Devin & Stephanie Ganger, Didi Chanoch, Edmund Schweppe, Hisham El-Far, Jayme Lundeen, […]

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My Voice-Over Life

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved to read stories to her brother. She liked to put on funny voices for all the different characters and found that she was rather good at mimicking accents and odd vocal characteristics. Sometimes her brother would beg her to stop reading as he had […]

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Let Me Tell You

I have a beef with “show, don’t tell,” and it’s not just that I have a beef with pat advice about something as complex as writing fiction. “Show, don’t tell” is supposedly “good” writing’s admonition to avoid exposition. Yes, the dreaded “infodump” is seen as a hallmark of bad writing, but it’s faulty logic to […]

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