Uncanny Magazine Issue Thirty-Four

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Thirty-Four! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on May 5, 2020. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on May 5 and half on June 2.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Arkady Martine, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Emma Törzs, A.T. Greenblatt, Meg Elison, and Suzanne Walker; reprint fiction by Sonya Taaffe; essays by Fran Wilde, Kelly Lagor, Khairani Barokka, and Ada Palmer, and a new editorial column by Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson; poems by Valerie Valdes, Ali Trotta, Roshani Chokshi, and T.K. Lê; interviews with Emma Törzs and Meg Elison by Caroline M. Yoachim; and Julie Dillon’s Taking Flight on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 34A (May 5): Editors’ Introduction, “A Being Together Amongst Strangers” by Arkady Martine as read by Joy Piedmont, “Athena Holds Up a Mirror to Strength” by Ali Trotta as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Arkady Martine.

Episode 34B (June 2): Editors’ Introduction, “Burn or The Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super” by A.T. Greenblatt as read by Erika Ensign, “deep sleep” by Roshani Chokshi as read by Joy Piedmont, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing A.T. Greenblatt.

About The Cover Artist: Julie Dillon

Julie 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

Through the Veil by Jennifer Marie Brissett

A Being Together Amongst Strangers by Arkady Martine

High in the Clean Blue Air by Emma Törzs

Dresses Like White Elephants by Meg Elison
(available Jun 02, 2020)

Burn or The Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super by A. T. Greenblatt
(available Jun 02, 2020)

Where the Sky Is Silver and the Earth Is Brass by Sonya Taaffe
(available Jun 02, 2020)

We Chased the Sirens by Suzanne Walker
(available Jun 02, 2020)


Athena Holds Up a Mirror to Strength by Ali Trotta

Assimilation by Valerie Valdes

ask them who is doing the haunting (a vietnamese american underwater fairytale) by T.K. Lê
(available Jun 02, 2020)

deep sleep by Roshani Chokshi
(available Jun 02, 2020)


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

Cons, Crud, and Coronavirus by Kelly Lagor

It Is Not That The Spoon Must Bend, or: Cypher’s Steak and Our Online Lives by Fran Wilde

Censorship and Genre Fiction—Let’s Broaden our Broader Reality by Ada Palmer
(available Jun 02, 2020)

Prayer Room Science Fiction by Khairani Barokka
(available Jun 02, 2020)


Interview: Emma Törzs by Caroline M. Yoachim

Interview: Meg Elison by Caroline M. Yoachim
(available Jun 02, 2020)