Essays

The Better Place

The Good Place pilot aired in September 2016; two months later, any optimism about our nation’s advancement had to contend with the acknowledgement that our country, like so many of its predecessors and contemporaries, could experience a fall. Though I’d hoped that we had done enough to prevent Trump’s potential presidency, it was never an […]

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Toy Stories

I remember walking into the rainbow-colored coffeeshop down the street during the late summer of 2016 and finding my friend Sarah already there, hard at work on her new novel. I asked her how it was going, but somehow we ended up spending nearly an hour talking about how much we loved season one of […]

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Everyone’s World Is Ending All the Time: notes on becoming a climate resilience planner at the edge of the anthropocene

How to deal with the end of the world: first, recognize that everyone’s world is ending all the time. Then, take note: in fact, lambkins, we will live. All despite ourselves, we will live—and be irrevocably changed, as we have irrevocably changed the world. 1. All That Is Solid Melts Into Air Approximately two and […]

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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 Alexander M Henderson, Bliss Ehrlich, Crystal Huff, Dain Unicorn, Daniel (a raven), Derek Smith, Edmund Schweppe, Jayme, Joshua Hawks, Kate O’Connor, Kevin Lyda, Marzie Kaifer, Maureen Empfield, […]

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Black Horror Rising

When I was growing up in Miami, my late mother, Patricia Stephens Due, sat down with me on Saturdays to watch “Creature Features”—old Universal film classics like Dracula, The Mummy, and The Mole People. The first deep scare I remember is the end of the 1958 version of The Fly, when the scientist/fly caught in […]

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