Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty-Three

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty-Three! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on November 2, 2021. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on November 2 and half on December 7.

Featuring all-new short fiction by John Wiswell, Grace P. Fong, A. T. Greenblatt, Mary Robinette Kowal, Del Sandeen, Rachel Swirsky, and Mari Ness; nonfiction by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Dawn Xiana Moon, Veda Scott, Arley Sorg, Marissa Lingen, and Greer Gilman & Sofia Samatar; poetry by Abu Bakr Sadiq, Hal Y. Zhang, Mary Soon Lee, and Miriam Alex; an interview with John Wiswell by Caroline M. Yoachim; and Grace P. Fong’s For Want of Milk on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 43A (November 2): Editors’ Introduction, “The Stop After the Last Station” by A. T. Greenblatt, as read by Erika Ensign, “POST MASSACRE PSYCHE EVALUATION” by Abu Bakr Sadiq, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing A. T. Greenblatt.

Episode 43B (December 7): Editors’ Introduction, “For All Those Who Sheltered Here” by Del Sandeen, as read by Matt Peters, “White Rose, Red Rose” by Rachel Swirsky, as read by Erika Ensign, “The North Pole Workshops” by Mari Ness, as read by Matt Peters, “Confessions of a Spaceport AI” by Mary Soon Lee, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Del Sandeen.

About Our Cover Artist: Grace P. Fong

Grace P. Fong is a narrative designer at Wizards of the Coast, specializing in art writing for Magic: The Gathering. She has also worked as an award-winning cover illustrator for speculative fiction magazines and anthologies.


In The Issue

More Fiction

For Want of Milk by Grace P. Fong

The Stop After the Last Station by A. T. Greenblatt

That Story Isn’t the Story by John Wiswell

Ina’s Spark by Mary Robinette Kowal
(available Dec 07, 2021)

The North Pole Workshops by Mari Ness
(available Dec 07, 2021)

White Rose, Red Rose by Rachel Swirsky
(available Dec 07, 2021)

For All Those Who Sheltered Here by Del Sandeen
(available Dec 07, 2021)


The Burning River by Hal Y. Zhang


Between Childroid + Mother by Miriam Alex
(available Dec 07, 2021)

Confessions of a Spaceport AI by Mary Soon Lee
(available Dec 07, 2021)


Interview: John Wiswell by Caroline M. Yoachim

The Matter of Cloud: An Interview with Greer Gilman by Greer Gilman and Sofia Samatar
(available Dec 07, 2021)