Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty-Four

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty-Four! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on January 4, 2022. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on January 4 and half on February 1.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Leah Cypess, Christopher Caldwell, Natalia Theodoridou, Sarah Monette, Kylie Lee Baker, Wen-yi Lee, and Tina Connolly; reprint fiction by Caroline M. Yoachim; nonfiction by Alex Jennings, Lincoln Michel, Shingai Njeri Kagunda, and Louis Evans; poetry by Mehnaz Sahibzada, Sonya Taaffe, Dominik Parisien, and Lisabelle Tay; interviews with Christopher Caldwell and Sarah Monette by Caroline M. Yoachim; and Galen Dara’s Shuffling The Cards on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 44A (January 4): Editors’ Introduction, “The Night Dance” by Leah Cypess, as read by Erika Ensign, “The House Snakes” by Sonya Taaffe, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Leah Cypess.

Episode 44B (February 1): Editors’ Introduction, “Lily, the Immortal” by Kylie Lee Baker, as read by Matt Peters, “Weaver Girl Dream” by Lisabelle Tay, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Kylie Lee Baker.

About Our Cover Artist: Galen Dara

Galen Dara has created art for Scientific American magazine, DAW Books, HarperCollins Publishing, Wizards Of The Coast, Subterranean Press, Uncanny MagazineLightspeed Magazine, and Strange Horizons Magazine. She won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist in 2013, followed by nominations in 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 for Best Professional Artist. She won the 2016 World Fantasy award, a 2017 Spectrum Award, a 2017 Chesley Award and has been nominated several times for the Locus Award. She’s on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @galendara. www.galendara.com.



In The Issue

More Fiction

Ribbons by Natalia Theodoridou

The Clockwork Penguin Dreamed of Stars by Caroline M. Yoachim

The Night Dance by Leah Cypess

The Calcified Heart of Saint Ignace Battiste by Christopher Caldwell

Lily, the Immortal by Kylie Lee Baker
(available Feb 01, 2022)

The Haunting of Dr. Claudius Winterson by Sarah Monette
(available Feb 01, 2022)

How to Safely Store Your Magical Artifacts After Saving the World by Tina Connolly
(available Feb 01, 2022)

Hundred-Handed One by Wen-yi Lee
(available Feb 01, 2022)


Crustacean on Land by Mehnaz Sahibzada

The House Snakes by Sonya Taaffe

a sinkhole invites a street to consider its future by Dominik Parisien
(available Feb 01, 2022)

Weaver Girl Dream by Lisabelle Tay
(available Feb 01, 2022)


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

Midnight Mass Talks Too Much but Still Manages to Compel by Alex Jennings

The Future in the Flesh: Why Cyberpunk Can’t Forget the Body by Lincoln Michel

Gone with the Clones: How Confederate Soft Power Twisted the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy by Louis Evans
(available Feb 01, 2022)

Even After Death: An Essay in Questions by Shingai Njeri Kagunda
(available Feb 01, 2022)


Interview: Christopher Caldwell by Caroline M. Yoachim

Interview: Sarah Monette by Caroline M. Yoachim
(available Feb 01, 2022)