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As many of you know, this is a somewhat bittersweet issue. After five years of phenomenal work, original Space Unicorn Michi Trota is moving on from her roles as Managing Editor and Nonfiction Editor. (Issue 30 was her last as Managing Editor, and Issue 31 is her final issue as Nonfiction Editor.) We can’t overstate how important Michi has been to Uncanny. Michi started with us on day one as Managing Editor. She developed a ton of our processes, made everything look slick and professional, always had a strong voice in the nonfiction, and has been the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps’ biggest cheerleader. We really can’t say enough great things about Michi and what she did for making Uncanny what it is today. She’s a dear friend who stepped up for every challenge. We know that Michi is going to do more fabulous things in the future. Please make sure to read Michi’s goodbye editorial.
Along with the bittersweet news, though, we have some fabulous news. This is the first issue for new Managing Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu! Chimie was the Uncanny Magazine Assistant Editor, and started with us as an intern in February 2018. She’s done a tremendous job, and we expect more stupendous things from her. She has been working very closely with Michi for quite some time, so we know this will be a seamless transition. Chimie is a rising superstar writer and editor, and it’s such a joy to work with her. We’re very excited about this!
And that’s not all! This is the first issue for new Assistant Editor Angel Cruz! You might know Angel from her Uncanny Magazine essay. She’s a wonderful writer, reviewer, and editor who has contributed to numerous excellent markets, and we are very excited to have her join the Uncanny team! (Note: new Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson-Henry starts next issue. More about her then!)
Uncanny Magazine Issue 31 Table of Contents
La Palma by John Picacio
“The Uncanny Valley” by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
“So Long, and Thanks for All the Space Unicorns” by Michi Trota
“A Time to Reap” by Elizabeth Bear (11/5)
“Nutrition Facts” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires (11/5)
“Black Flowers Blossom” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (12/3)
“Peridot and Rain” by Laura Anne Gilman (12/3)
“A Mindreader’s Guide to Surviving Your First Year at the All-Girls Superhero Academy” by Jenn Reese (12/3)
“The Page and the Panel: Writing Between Prose and Comics” by G. Willow Wilson (11/5)
“The Science, Fiction, and Fantasy of Genre” by Alexandra Erin (11/5)
“If You’ve Heard This One Before” by Brandon O’Brien (11/5)
“As You Know, Bob…” by Jeannette Ng (12/3)
“Confessions of an Adjacent Geek” by Keidra Chaney (12/3)
“Without Prayer or the Place in the Forest” by Sonya Taaffe (11/5)
“fear cat” by Hal Y. Zhang (11/5)
“The Wooden Box” by Annie Neugebauer (12/3)
“Manananggal” by Sylvia Santiago (12/3)
Elizabeth Bear interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (11/5)
Jenn Reese interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (12/3)
Uncanny Magazine Podcast #31A (11/5)
“Nutrition Facts” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, as read by Joy Piedmont
“Without Prayer or the Place in the Forest” by Sonya Taaffe, as read by Erika Ensign
Lynne M. Thomas Interviews D.A. Xiaolin Spires
Uncanny Magazine Podcast #32A (12/3)
“Black Flowers Blossom” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, as read by Joy Piedmont
“The Wooden Box” by Annie Neugebauer, as read by Erika Ensign
Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Vina Jie-Min Prasad