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Uncanny Issue 2 Cover & Table of Contents!

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Coming January 6, THE SECOND ISSUE OF UNCANNY!!!
All of the content will be available in the eBook version on the day of release. The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on day of release and half on February 3.

Don’t forget that eBook Subscriptions to Uncanny Magazine are available on Weightless Books.

Uncanny Magazine Issue 2 Table of Contents:

Cover by Julie Dillon

Editorial

The Uncanny Valley- Editorial by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas

New Fiction

Hao Jingfang (translated by Ken Liu)- “Folding Beijing”
Sam J. Miller- “The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History”
Amal El-Mohtar- “Pockets”
Richard Bowes- “Anyone with a Care for Their Image”
Sunny Moraine- “Love Letters to Things Lost and Gained”

Classic Fiction

Ann Leckie- “The Nalendar”

Nonfiction

Jim C. Hines- “The Politics of Comfort”
Erica McGillivray- “The Future’s Been Here Since 1939: Female Fans, Cosplay, and Conventions”
Michi Trota- “Age of the Geek, Baby”
Keidra Chaney- “The Evolution of Nerd Rock”

Poetry

Isabel Yap- “After the Moon Princess Leaves”
Mari Ness- “After the Dance”
Rose Lemberg- “archival testimony fragments / minersong”

Interviews

Ann Leckie, Interviewed by Deborah Stanish

Podcast

Episode 3: Editors’ Introduction, Sam J. Miller’s “The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History” (read by C.S.E. Cooney), Isabel Yap’s “After the Moon Princess Leaves” (read by Amal El-Mohtar), Interview with Sam J. Miller conducted by Deborah Stanish

Episode 4: Editors’ Introduction, Amal El-Mohtar reading her story “Pockets,” Rose Lemberg’s “archival testimony fragments / minersong”(read by C.S.E. Cooney), Interview with Amal El-Mohtar conducted by Deborah Stanish

C. S. E. Cooney Joins Uncanny as a Podcast Reader

Greetings, Space Unicorns!

Uncanny Magazine is thrilled to announce that the marvelous C.S.E. Cooney has agreed to join us as the second reader on the Uncanny Magazine Podcast!
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Ms. Cooney is a Rhode Island writer and actor. She is the author of How To Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, Jack o’ the Hills, The Witch in the Almond Tree, and The Breaker Queen. Her first short fiction collection Bone Swans is forthcoming with Mythic Delirium in 2015. She loves to read aloud to anyone who will sit still long enough to listen. Some of her narration work can be found on Podcastle and Tales to Terrify. With her fellow artists in the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours, C. S. E. Cooney appears at conventions and other venues, singing from their growing collection of Distant Star Ballads, dramatizing fiction, and performing such story-poems as “The Sea King’s Second Bride,” for which she won the Rhysling Award in 2011.
Ms. Cooney will make her debut as an Uncanny Magazine Podcast reader in Episode 3 this January.

Second Half of Uncanny Magazine Issue 1 Unlocked!

Space Unicorn Ranger Corps! It’s the first Tuesday of the month – that means another episode of the Uncanny Podcast and more awesome fiction, nonfiction & poetry is now available to all! The second half of Issue 1 has been released on the website, including:

New Fiction
Amelia Beamer – “Celia and the Conservation of Entropy”
Kat Howard – “Migration”
Christopher Barzak – “The Boy Who Grew Up”

Nonfiction
Tansy Rayner Roberts -“Does Sex Make Science Fiction ‘Soft’?”
Christopher J Garcia – “The Short List – The Ten Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Shorts on the Web”

Poetry
Sonya Taaffe -“The Whalemaid, Singing”

Interview
Christopher Barzak, Interviewed by Deborah Stanish

Podcast
Episode 2: Editors’ Introduction, Amelia Beamer reading her story “Celia and the Conservation of Entropy,” Sonya Taaffe’s poem “The Whalemaid, Singing” (as read by Amal El-Mohtar), interview with Amelia conducted by Deborah Stanish

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Don’t forget, the entire issue can be purchased as an eBook at Amazon, Kobo, and Weightless Books (our preferred retailer). Weightless Books is also offering yearly subscriptions.

Thank you so much for all your support! We look forward to bringing you Issue 2 in January!

Best,

Lynne, Michael, & Michi

 

Uncanny Is Temporarily Closing to All Submissions

Uncanny Magazine will be closing to all unsolicited submissions on December 1, 2014. We’ve been giddy about the volume and diversity of the submissions, and are working hard to process everything.

We will reopen in early 2015, and are working on having a new, sleeker submissions system.

 

Submissions processing delay…

Dear Space Unicorn Rangers,

Our temporary submissions system was overwhelmed by the wonderful deluge of submissions that have come in since we opened.

Unfortunately, this means that the processing is taking much longer than we originally anticipated.

We’re sorry. We promise, we are doing our best to get through the submissions as quickly as humanly possible. We are also working on getting a new, more robust submissions system, which will make us much more efficient at this process.

Thanks for your understanding.

Lynne, Michael, and Michi
and all of our Space Unicorn Submissions Editors.

Uncanny Magazine Issue 1 is LIVE!!!

Space Unicorn Ranger Corps!

Today is the day. Uncanny Magazine Issue 1 is now available to everybody at unannymagazine.com or at online eBook retailers! Please spread the word!

Here are the pieces of Issue 1 that are available on our shiny new website (designed by the phenomenal Jeremiah Tolbert) today:

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(Cover by Galen Dara)

Editorial

The Uncanny Valley- Editorial by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas

New Fiction

Maria Dahvana Headley- “If You Were a Tiger, I’d Have to Wear White”

Ken Liu- “Presence”

Max Gladstone- “Late Nights at the Cape and Cane”

Classic Fiction

Jay Lake- “Her Fingers Like Whips, Her Eyes Like Razors”

Nonfiction

Sarah Kuhn- “Mars (and Moon and Mercury and Jupiter and Venus) Attacks!”

Worldcon Roundtable featuring Emma England, Michael Lee, Helen Montgomery, Steven H Silver, and Pablo Vazquez

Poetry

Neil Gaiman- “Kissing song”

Amal El-Mohtar- “The New Ways”

Interviews  

Maria Dahvana Headley, Interviewed by Deborah Stanish

Beth Meacham on Jay Lake, Interviewed by Lynne M. Thomas

Thanks to our Kickstarter Backers

Podcast

Episode 1: Editors’ Introduction, Maria Dahvana Headley’s “If You Were a Tiger, I’d Have to Wear White” and Amal El-Mohtar’s poem “The New Ways” (both read by Amal), and an interview with Maria conducted by Deborah Stanish.

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The entire issue can be purchased as an eBook at Amazon, Kobo, and Weightless Books (our preferred retailer). Weightless Books is also offering yearly subscriptions.

The rest of the free online content will be available on December 2nd.

Thank you again for all of your support and generosity. You made this possible.

 

Best,

Lynne, Michael, & Michi