Essays

Ludo and the Goblin King

When Labyrinth came out in 1986, I was 11 years old. (I hit menarche that year and was part of the first sixth grade class in my home town to move from the elementary school to what was still called junior high. Good times.) I had no idea who David Bowie was. Honestly, to this […]

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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, Bliss Ehrlich, Dain Unicorn, Daniel Sales, David Mackie, Didi Chanoch, Hisham El–Far, Jayme Lundeen, David Wohlreich, Stanley Cupcake Space Unicorn Ranger Corps LIEUTENANTS Adam Barton, […]

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Diversity: More Than White Women

Far too often, mainstream media has a tendency to treat female characters like Highlanders: there can only be one. If a second shows up—or, god forbid, a third—then they have to duke it out for supremacy, not just on–screen, but in the hearts of the audience, too. It’s both a structural problem and a failure […]

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Furry Fandom

A few years ago, a middle–aged man I’ll call Gary approached Sofawolf Press’s booth at a comic convention with the question, “So what’s this all about?” All of us working the table were accustomed to being de facto ambassadors for the furry fandom at these non–furry conventions, so I told him about the books and […]

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Men of Their Times

(Content Note for Racism and Racist Slurs: This essay includes examples of racist language and slurs used by certain literary figures in demonstrating the scope of their racism.) At the World Fantasy Awards ceremony in November 2015, it was announced that the bust of H. P. Lovecraft would no longer be used as the award […]

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