SPACE UNICORNS! UNCANNY MAGAZINE‘S LYNNE M. AND MICHAEL DAMIAN THOMAS, AMAL EL-MOHTAR’S “POCKETS,” AND SAM J. MILLER’S “THE HEAT OF US: NOTES TOWARD AN ORAL HISTORY” ARE ALL WORLD FANTASY AWARD FINALISTS!
This is such an amazing and unexpected honor. A huge thanks to all of the World Fantasy Convention members and the World Fantasy Award jury for nominating Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny, in the Special Award, Nonprofessional category, and both Amal El-Mohtar’s “Pockets” and Sam J. Miller’s “Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History” in the Short Fiction category. (Both stories are available for free on the website and in our podcast.)
We had many hopes for our first year of Uncanny Magazine, but even in our wildest dreams we didn’t foresee this much award attention. Stories, covers, the podcast, and the magazine itself have been named as finalists for the Hugo, the Locus, the World Fantasy, the Chesley, the Spectrum, the Parsec, the Theodore Sturgeon, and many other awards. Thank you, you phenomenal Space Unicorn Ranger Corps for making Uncanny Magazine possible, and giving us the means to share these special pieces with all of you. This is the best community of staff, contributors, and readers possible.
If it is possible to be both proud and completely floored, you’re looking at it.
Shine on, Space Unicorns!