Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on May 4, 2021. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on May 4 and half on June 1.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Fran Wilde, José Pablo Iriarte, Rachel Swirsky, Eugenia Triantafyllou, Emma Törzs, and Shveta Thakrar; reprint fiction by Sheree Renée Thomas; nonfiction by E. Lily Yu, Andrew Liptak, Ada Palmer & Jo Walton, and C. J. Linton; poetry by Nnadi Samuel, Tiffany Morris, Abu Bakr Sadiq, and Vivian Li; interviews with José Pablo Iriarte and Shveta Thakrar; and Galen Dara’s With Her Familiars on Mars on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 40A (May 4): Editors’ Introduction, “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde, as read by Erika Ensign, “Paqtasultieg” by Tiffany Morris, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Fran Wilde.

Episode 40B (June 1): Editors’ Introduction, “How the Girls Came Home” by Eugenia Triantafyllou, as read by Joy Piedmont, “Mona Lisa’s Abecedarian to Leonardo da Vinci” by Abu Bakr Sadiq, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Eugenia Triantafyllou.

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 Magazine, Lightspeed 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