Interviews

Interview: Delia Sherman

Delia Sherman is a writer who transcends definition. Her stories weave in and out of genre lines with gleeful abandon, always reminding the reader that it’s the story that matters, not the box we want to place it in. Coming from the world of academia, Sherman taught herself to write fiction while teaching, breaking out […]

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Interview: John Chu

As a microprocessor architect, it’s only natural to assume that John Chu’s stories would have a strong technology element. However, it’s Chu’s pairing of technology with real, and oftentimes painful, human emotion that make his work transcendent. His short fiction has appeared in such publications as the Boston Review, Asimov’s Science Fiction and Apex Magazine. […]

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Interview: Ellen Klages

Ellen Klages is a thoughtful writer with an uncanny knack for mining the fantastic from the everyday.  A finalist for the John W. Campbell award, her SF/F writing has garnered her numerous award nominations and inclusions in “Year’s Best” anthologies. Her story “Basement Magic” won the Nebula Award in 2005, and her novella “Wakulla Springs” […]

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Interview: Sofia Samatar

Sofia Samatar is a self–admitted study in contrast, “generally feeling torn between two things I love in equal measure.” As an academic she brings a keen insight into her work, distilling literature, art, history, and religion into a potent mixture of truth encased in beautiful prose. Sharply honed and confident, her World Fantasy Award–winning debut […]

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Interview: C.S.E. Cooney

C.S.E. Cooney is an artist whose talent is too large to be contained to one stage. A musician, poet, and storyteller, her writing has been described by readers as “wild” but she is a master craftsman, painstakingly choosing words to be wielded with surgical precision. Writing in a well–appointed garret in Rhode Island, her fairytales […]

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Interview: Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie burst onto the scene in 2013 with her debut novel Ancillary Justice. The first of a planned trilogy—referred to as the Imperial Radch trilogy—the book won nearly every Best Novel award in science fiction, including the science fiction triple crown: the Hugo, the Nebula and the Arthur C. Clarke awards, and redefined how […]

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Interview: Hao Jingfang

Uncanny Magazine is thrilled to bring you Hao Jingfang’s haunting story “Folding Beijing.” Translated by Ken Liu, Hao’s story touches on universal themes of love, loss, and family, all while turning an unflinching gaze towards issues of class and population. Since winning first prize in the New Concept Writing Competition in 2002, Hao has published […]

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Interview: Christopher Barzak

It’s been a banner year for Christopher Barzak, winning both a Shirley Jackson Award for his short story collection Before and Afterlives and watching his novel, One for Sorrow, turned into a Sundance Feature Film. His work, which has been widely published in speculative fiction anthologies, as well as publications such as Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, […]

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Interview: Maria Dahvana Headley

Maria Dahvana Headley is a hurricane in a ballgown, a woman who spent a year saying “Yes” and writer who can spin truth into fairytales. Her Nebula and Shirley Jackson award–nominated short fiction has graced the pages of top SF/F publications and has been consistently featured in “Year’s Best of” anthologies. Her 2006 best selling memoir The […]

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Interview: Beth Meacham on Jay Lake

This interview is with Beth Meacham, Senior Editor at Tor Books, which published Jay Lake’s final collection, Last Plane to Heaven, from which this month’s reprint is drawn. Uncanny Magazine: How did you first meet Jay? What struck you the most about his work? Beth Meacham: I first met Jay through his work—I’d noticed some […]

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