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 The 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

More Fiction

Unseelie Brothers, Ltd. by Fran Wilde

Thirteen of the Secrets in My Purse by Rachel Swirsky

Proof by Induction by José Pablo Iriarte

How the Girls Came Home by Eugenia Triantafyllou
(available Jun 01, 2021)

River, Clap Your Hands by Sheree Renée Thomas
(available Jun 01, 2021)

The Hungry Ones by Emma Törzs
(available Jun 01, 2021)

Heart Shine by Shveta Thakrar
(available Jun 01, 2021)


Self Portrait As a Printing Press by Nnadi Samuel

Paqtasultieg by Tiffany Morris

Collection by Vivian Li
(available Jun 01, 2021)

Mona Lisa’s Abecedarian to Leonardo da Vinci by Abu Bakr Sadiq
(available Jun 01, 2021)


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

A Love Letter to Libraries by E. Lily Yu

Babylon 5 and Antifascism by Andrew Liptak

The Protagonist Problem by Ada Palmer and Jo Walton
(available Jun 01, 2021)

More Than Meets the Eye: Transformers as Trans Fantasy by C. J. Linton
(available Jun 01, 2021)


Interview: José Pablo Iriarte by Caroline M. Yoachim

Interview: Shveta Thakrar by Caroline M. Yoachim
(available Jun 01, 2021)