Uncanny Magazine Issue Eighteen

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Eighteen! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on September 5, 2017. The free online content will be released in 2 stages—half on September 5, and half on October 3.

Featuring all-new short fiction by N. K. Jemisin, Fran Wilde, C. S. E. Cooney, Catherynne M. Valente, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, and Delia Sherman, reprint fiction by Malinda Lo, nonfiction by Sophie Aldred, Cecilia Tan, Sarah Kuhn, Sam J. Miller & Jean Rice, and Sabrina Vourvoulias, poems by Jo Walton, Brandon O’Brien, Ali Trotta, and Gwynne Garfinkle, interviews with C. S. E. Cooney and Delia Sherman, and Ashley Mackenzie’s “Inspiration on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 18A (September 5): Editors’ Introduction, N. K. Jemisin’s “Henosis” as read by Stephanie Morris, Fran Wilde’s “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” as read by Amal El-Mohtar, and Jo Walton’s “Too Much Dystopia?” as read by Erika Ensign, and Julia Rios interviewing Fran Wilde.

Episode 18B (October 3): Editors’ Introduction, Catherynne M. Valente’s “Down and Out in R’lyeh,” as read by Heath Miller, Ali Trotta’s “A Lovesong From Frankenstein’s Monster” as read by Amal El-Mohtar, and Julia Rios interviewing Catherynne M. Valente.

About The Cover Artist: Ashley Mackenzie

Ashley Mackenzie is a freelance illustrator based out of Edmonton, Alberta with an interest in making thoughtful conceptual illustrations. Some of her clients include The New York Times, Scientific American, The Washington Post and Tor, among others.

In The Issue

More Fiction

Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand by Fran Wilde

Henosis by N. K. Jemisin

Though She Be But Little by C. S. E. Cooney

Ghost Town by Malinda Lo

Down and Out in R’lyeh by Catherynne M. Valente
(available Oct 03, 2017)

At Cooney’s by Delia Sherman
(available Oct 03, 2017)

Fandom for Robots by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
(available Oct 03, 2017)


Birth, Place by Brandon O’Brien

Too Much Dystopia? by Jo Walton

A Lovesong From Frankenstein’s Monster by Ali Trotta
(available Oct 03, 2017)

The Golem of the Gravestones by Gwynne Garfinkle
(available Oct 03, 2017)


Let Me Tell You by Cecilia Tan

My Voice-Over Life by Sophie Aldred

Thank You, Patreon Supporters! by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas

Resistance 101: Basics of Community Organizing for SF/F Creators and Consumers— Volume Four: “Don’t Let Him Catch You With Your Work Undone”—Activism for the Long Haul by Sam J. Miller and Jean Rice
(available Oct 03, 2017)

I’m Not The Only One: Why Wonder Woman Doesn’t Need to Stand Alone in Order to Stand Tall by Sarah Kuhn
(available Oct 03, 2017)

Changeable Skins, Consummate Catchphrases by Sabrina Vourvoulias
(available Oct 03, 2017)


Interview: C. S. E. Cooney by Julia Rios

Interview: Delia Sherman by Julia Rios
(available Oct 03, 2017)