Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty-Two

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty-Two! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on September 7, 2021. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on September 7 and half on October 5.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Aliette de Bodard, Betsy Aoki, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, P. Djèlí Clark, Kristiana Willsey, Rachael K. Jones, and Eugenia Triantafyllou; nonfiction by Sarah Kuhn, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Ada Palmer, and Shiv Ramdas; poetry by Chiara Situmorang, Avi Silver, Uche Ogbuji, and Kristian Macaron; interviews with Eugenia Triantafyllou and Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam by Caroline M. Yoachim; and Julie Dillon’s The Sun Temple on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 42A (September 7): Editors’ Introduction, “Mulberry and Owl” by Aliette de Bodard, as read by Joy Piedmont, “The Captain Flies” by Avi Silver, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Aliette de Bodard.

Episode 42B (October 5): Editors’ Introduction, “If the Martians Have Magic” by P. Djèlí Clark, as read by Matt Peters, “Map-Making” by Kristian Macaron, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing P. Djèlí Clark.

About Our Cover Artist: Julie Dillon

Julie DillonJulie Dillon is a Hugo Award-winning artist living in California. She has had a life-long love of fantasy and sci-fi art and literature, and is excited to be making her own contribution to the field. Over the years, she has worked on book covers, magazine illustrations, gaming illustrations, and a variety of other commissions, and she is currently working on branching out into creating more of her own work. Her website is juliedillonart.com and you can follow her on Twitter @juliedillon.

In The Issue

More Fiction

Mulberry and Owl by Aliette de Bodard

Onward by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

On a Branch Floating Down the River, a Wren Is Singing by Betsy Aoki

Down in the Aspen Hollow by Kristiana Willsey
(available Oct 05, 2021)

Six Fictions About Unicorns by Rachael K. Jones
(available Oct 05, 2021)

If the Martians Have Magic by P. Djèlí Clark
(available Oct 05, 2021)

The Giants of the Violet Sea by Eugenia Triantafyllou
(available Oct 05, 2021)


amorous advice for the ocean-oriented by Chiara Situmorang

The Captain Flies by Avi Silver

Áhàméfùla by Uche Ogbuji
(available Oct 05, 2021)

Map-Making by Kristian Macaron
(available Oct 05, 2021)