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Uncanny Magazine Issue 21 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming March 6, THE TWENTY-FIRST ISSUE OF THE 2016 & 2017 HUGO AWARD-WINNING UNCANNY MAGAZINE!!!

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 April 3.

Don’t forget eBook Subscriptions to Uncanny Magazine are available from Weightless Books and Amazon Kindle, and you can support us on our Patreon!

Uncanny Magazine Issue 21 Table of Contents

Cover
Fam by Nilah Magruder

Editorial
“The Uncanny Valley” by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas (3/6)

Fiction
“I Frequently Hear Music in the Very Heart of Noise” by Sarah Pinsker (3/6)
“And Yet” by A. T. Greenblatt (3/6)
“Like a River Loves the Sky” by Emma Törzs (3/6)

“The Testimony of Dragon’s Teeth” by Sarah Monette (4/3)
“Pistol Grip” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (4/3)
“The Howling Detective” by Brandon O’Brien (4/3)

Reprint Fiction
“Old Habits” by Nalo Hopkinson (3/6)

Nonfiction
“How to Talk to Ghosts” by R.F. Kuang (3/6)
“The Work of a Workshop” by Neile Graham (3/6)

“Hard Enough” by Marissa Lingen (4/3)
“But What We Make: The Iterations of Sarah Connor” by Karlyn Ruth Meyer (4/3)

Poetry
“The Sea Never Says It Loves You” by Fran Wilde (3/6)
“Found Discarded: A Love Poem, Questionably Addressed.” by Cassandra Khaw (3/6)
“drop some amens” by Brandon O’Brien (3/6)

“The Fairies in the Crawlspace” by Beth Cato (4/3)
“די ירושה” by Sonya Taaffe (4/3)
“Swallow” by Hal Y. Zhang (4/3)
“A View from Inside the Refrigerator” by Andrea Tang (4/3)

Interviews
A. T. Greenblatt interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (3/6)

Vina Jie-Min Prasad interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (4/3)

Podcasts
21A (3/6)
“I Frequently Hear Music in the Very Heart of Noise” by Sarah Pinsker, as read by Stephanie Malia Morris
“Found Discarded: A Love Poem, Questionably Addressed.” by Cassandra Khaw, as read by Erika Ensign
Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Sarah Pinsker

21B (4/3)
“The Testimony of Dragon’s Teeth” by Sarah Monette, as read by Erika Ensign
“The Fairies in the Crawlspace” by Beth Cato, as read by Stephanie Malia Morris
Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Sarah Monette

Meet Uncanny Magazine’s New Intern Chimedum Ohaegbu

Fantastic news, Space Unicorns! We’re so pleased to share that the awesome Chimedum Ohaegbu has joined the Uncanny Magazine team as our brand new intern! Chimedum is a passionate fan of science fiction and fantasy, with impressive editorial experience. We’re eager and excited to work with her on more Space Unicorn shenanigans!

Chimedum attends the University of British Columbia in pursuit of hummingbird sightings and a degree in English literature. She was the 2017 recipient of the full Tan Seagull Scholarship for Young Writers, a programming intern at Wordfest, and her work is published or forthcoming in Arts Commons Magazine and various UBC-affiliated publications. When she’s not yelling approvingly about cool stuff she’s read, she’s usually editing one thing or another.

Four Uncanny Magazine Stories are Nebula Award Finalists!

Outstanding news, Space Unicorns! Four Uncanny Magazine stories are finalists for the prestigious Nebula Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America! “And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker is a finalist for Best Novella, “Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time” by K.M. Szpara is a finalist for Best Novelette, “Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad is a finalist for Best Short Story, and “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde is also a finalist for Best Short Story! As you may recall, all of these stories were in the Top Five of our 2017 Favorite Fiction Readers’ Poll!

Also, “Carnival Nine” by Uncanny Magazine Interviewer Caroline  M. Yoachim, published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, is a finalist for Best Short Story! Congratulations Sarah, Kellan, Vina, Fran, and Caroline!

It is an amazing list of finalists, many of whom are Uncanny authors and friends. CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYBODY!!!

From the SFWA Nebula Award announcement:

The Nebula Awards will be presented during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, which will run from May 17th-20th and feature seminars and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing, SFWA’s annual business  meeting, and receptions. On May 20th, a mass autograph session will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center and is open to the public.

Uncanny Magazine 2017 Favorite Fiction Reader Poll Results!

Space Unicorns! It is time to announce the TOP STORY in our Uncanny Magazine 2017 Favorite Fiction Reader Poll!
It is…. *drumroll*

And Then There Were (N-One) by Sarah Pinsker!!!

Congratulations, Sarah! Sarah will be receiving a SNAZZY CERTIFICATE!
The rest of the Top Five are:

 

2- Fandom for Robots by Vina Jie-Min Prasad

 

3- IS A TIE!!!

Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time by K.M. Szpara

 

Sun, Moon, Dust by Ursula Vernon

 

4- Monster Girls Don’t Cry by A. Merc Rustad

 

5- Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand by Fran Wilde

Congratulations to Vina, K.M., Ursula, Merc, and Fran!
Thank you to everybody who voted!
Don’t forget if you’re nominating for the Nebula or Hugo Awards, we have a list of all of our eligible stories here.

Eight Uncanny Stories Are on the 2017 Locus Recommended Reading List and Locus Award Poll!

SPACE UNICORNS! HAPPY DAY!!! There are EIGHT Uncanny Magazine stories on the prestigious 2017 Locus Recommended Reading List! WE ARE SO CHUFFED! Congratulations to all of the authors!

‘‘And Then There Were (N-One)’’, Sarah Pinsker
‘‘Children of Thorns, Children of Water’’, Aliette de Bodard  (Reprint from 2017)
‘‘The Thule Stowaway’’, Maria Dahvana Headley
‘‘The Worshipful Society of Glovers’’, Mary Robinette Kowal 
‘‘Though She Be But Little’’, C.S.E. Cooney
‘‘Paradox’’, Naomi Kritzer
‘‘Bodies Stacked Like Firewood’’, Sam J. Miller
‘‘Fandom for Robots’’, Vina Jie-Min Prasad 

This means you can vote for these stories in the 2018 Locus Poll and Survey which determines the Locus Awards! Voting is FREE TO ALL! Along with these stories, Uncanny Magazine is also eligible for a Locus Award in the Best Magazine or Fanzine category, and Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas are eligible in the Best Editor – Pro or Fan category! Vote for the things you liked, and you can even write in things that didn’t make the 2017 Locus Recommended Reading List! YOUR VOTE ALWAYS COUNTS!

And as long as you are in a voting mood, don’t forget to vote in the Uncanny Magazine Readers’ Favorite Stories Poll! It’s open until February 7, and the winning author gets a SNAZZY CERTIFICATE!

Shine on, Space Unicorns!

 

Uncanny Celebrates Reader Favorites of 2017!

Hello, Space Unicorns! 2017 was a… complicated year. Though many things were hard and horrible, we are very proud of all of the amazing works we published in Uncanny. Everyone in the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps has been wonderfully supportive, and your enthusiasm has meant so much to us. It’s been fantastic to see how much our readers have been enjoying Uncanny’s fiction. And while we have our personal favorites, we’d like to know which stories YOU loved from Uncanny in 2017.

We’ve set up a poll for Uncanny readers to vote for their top three favorite original short stories from 2017. (You can find links to all of the stories here.)

The poll will be open from January 17 to February 7, after which we’ll announce the results. We’re excited for you to share which Uncanny stories made you feel!

snazzy certificate will be given to the creator whose work comes out on top of  the poll!

So please spread the word! And don’t forget, EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

Uncanny Magazine 2017 Poetry Award Eligibility

Nominations for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association’s 2018 Rhysling Awards are now open to all current SFPA members! Nominations close on February 15. If you are a member and would like a list of all of Uncanny Magazine‘s 2017 poetry, here you go!

“Jean–Luc, Future Ghost” by Nin Harris

“In Lieu of the Stories My Santera Abuela Should Have Told Me Herself, This Poem” by Carlos Hernandez

“Except Thou Bless Me” by Nicasio Andres Reed

“time, and time again” by Brandon O’Brien

“Protestations Against the Idea of Anglicization” by Cassandra Khaw

“The Size of a Barleycorn, Encased in Lead” by Bogi Takács

“The Axolotl Inquest” by Lisa M. Bradley

“Twenty Seventy-One” by Sonya Taaffe

“Dancing Princesses” by Roshani Chokshi

“Seven Shoes” by Theodora Goss

“What to expect from the Hadron Collider as a college roommate” by Betsy Aoki

“Qi Xi” by Joyce Chng

“Starskin, Sealskin” by Shveta Thakrar & Sara Cleto

“Questions We Asked for the Girls Turned to Limbs” by Chloe N. Clark

“Domovoi” by Rose Lemberg

“Birth, Place” by Brandon O’Brien

“Too Much Dystopia?” by Jo Walton

“A Lovesong From Frankenstein’s Monster” by Ali Trotta

“The Golem of the Gravestones” by Gwynne Garfinkle

“The old woman who hands you an apple” by Betsy Aoki

“Spice Islands” by Nin Harris

“For All My Missing Jiejies and Ayis” by Sharon Hsu

“An Announcement” by Sara Cleto & Brittany Warman

“The Designs of Designer Baby” by Millie Ho

“Keening” by Valerie Valdes

“Afternoon with Grandparents” by Dominik Parisien

“Apathetic Goblin Nightmare Woman” by Cassandra Khaw

Uncanny Magazine Issue 20 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming January 2, THE TWENTIETH ISSUE OF THE 2016 & 2017 HUGO AWARD-WINNING  UNCANNY MAGAZINE!!!

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 6.

Don’t forget eBook Subscriptions to Uncanny Magazine are available from Weightless Books and Amazon Kindle, and you can support us on our Patreon!

Uncanny Magazine Issue 20 Table of Contents

Cover
Sleepless on the Silk Road by Tran Nguyen

Editorial
“The Uncanny Valley” by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas (1/2)

Fiction
“She Still Loves the Dragon” by Elizabeth Bear (1/2)
“Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse” by S.B. Divya (1/2)
The Hydraulic Emperor” by Arkady Martine (1/2)

“Lines of Growth, Lines of Passage” by Marissa Lingen (2/6)
“Your Slaughterhouse, Your Killing Floor” by Sunny Moraine (2/6)
“The Utmost Bound” by Vivian Shaw (2/6)
“The Date” by R.K. Kalaw (2/6)

Reprint Fiction
“Conservation Laws” by Vandana Singh (1/2)

Nonfiction
“We Will See You Now” by Fran Wilde (1/2)
“The Stories Our Games Tell Us: Excellent Narrative Games of 2017” by John Wiswell (1/2)
“Mobile Matchmaking Hell” by Iori Kusano (1/2)

“Postcards from the Apocalypse” by Rebecca Roanhorse (2/6)
“How to Make a Witch-Hunt: Salem 1692” by Sarah Monette (2/6)

Poetry
“The Early Ones” by Sofia Samatar and Del Samatar (1/2)
“The Knight of the Beak” by Sofia Samatar and Del Samatar (1/2)
“The Cat’s Daughters” by Nitoo Das (1/2)

“Shadow-Song” by Sonya Taaffe (2/6)
“1532” by Ana Hurtado (2/6)

Interviews
S.B. Divya interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (1/2)

Sunny Moraine interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (2/6)

Podcasts
20A (1/2)
“She Still Loves the Dragon” by Elizabeth Bear, as read by Stephanie Malia Morris
“The Cat’s Daughters” by Nitoo Das, as read by Erika Ensign
Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Elizabeth Bear

20B (2/6)
“Lines of Growth, Lines of Passage” by Marissa Lingen, as read by Erika Ensign
“1532” by Ana Hurtado, as read by Stephanie Malia Morris
Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Marissa Lingen