Uncanny Magazine Issue Nineteen

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Nineteen! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on November 7, 2017. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on November 7, and half on December 5.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Sam J. Miller & Lara Elena Donnelly, Karin Tidbeck, Sarah Monette, Tina Connelly, Troy L. Wiggins, and Tansy Rayner Roberts, reprint fiction by Zen Cho and Rachel Swirsky, nonfiction by Dimas Ilaw, Tim Pratt, Mallory Yu, Natalie Luhrs, and Mari Ness, poems by Nin Harris, Sharon Hsu, Sara Cleto & Brittany Warman, Betsy Aoki, Cassandra Khaw, Valerie Valdes, Millie Ho, and Dominik Parisien, interviews with Sam J. Miller & Lara Elena Donnelly, and Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Julie Dillon’s Medusa on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 19A (November 7): Editors’ Introduction, Karin Tidbeck’s “The Bone Plain” as read by Stephanie Malia Morris, Sara Cleto & Brittany Warman’s “An Announcement” as read by Erika Ensign, and Shana DuBois interviewing Karin Tidbeck.

Episode 19B (December 5): Editors’ Introduction, Tina Connolly’s “Pipecleaner Sculptures and Other Necessary Work,” as read by Stephanie Malia Morris, Tansy Rayner Robert’s “How to Survive an Epic Journey” as read by Erika Ensign, Cassandra Khaw’s “Apathetic Goblin Nightmare Woman” as read by Stephanie Malia Morris, and Shana DuBois interviewing Tina Connolly.

About The Cover Artist: Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon is a Hugo Award-winning artist living in California. She has had a lifelong 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

Making Us Monsters by Sam J. Miller & Lara Elena Donnelly

Elemental Love by Rachel Swirsky

The Bone Plain by Karin Tidbeck

The First Witch of Damansara by Zen Cho

Sorrow and Joy, Sunshine and Rain by Troy L. Wiggins
(available Dec 05, 2017)

Pipecleaner Sculptures and Other Necessary Work by Tina Connolly
(available Dec 05, 2017)

Learning to See Dragons by Sarah Monette
(available Dec 05, 2017)

How to Survive an Epic Journey by Tansy Rayner Roberts
(available Dec 05, 2017)


The old woman who hands you an apple by Betsy Aoki

Spice Islands by Nin Harris

For All My Missing Jiejies and Ayis by Sharon Hsu

An Announcement by Sara Cleto & Brittany Warman

The Designs of Designer Baby by Millie Ho
(available Dec 05, 2017)

Keening by Valerie Valdes
(available Dec 05, 2017)

Afternoon with Grandparents by Dominik Parisien
(available Dec 05, 2017)

Apathetic Goblin Nightmare Woman by Cassandra Khaw
(available Dec 05, 2017)


The Shape of the Darkness As It Overtakes Us by Dimas Ilaw

Would I Lie to You? Creating Alien Cultures by Tim Pratt

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

Monitoring My Mind: MST3K and Me by Natalie Luhrs
(available Dec 05, 2017)

Counting the Stars on One Hand by Mallory Yu
(available Dec 05, 2017)

The Secret of NIMH by Mari Ness
(available Dec 05, 2017)


Interview: Sam J. Miller & Lara Elena Donnelly by Shana DuBois

Interview: Tansy Rayner Roberts by Shana DuBois
(available Dec 05, 2017)