Uncanny Magazine Issue Twenty-Four

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Twenty-Four, our Special Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction issue! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on September 4, 2018. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on September 4, and half on October 2.

Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction is guest edited by: Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (Editor-in-Chief, Nonfiction), Dominik Parisien (Editor-in-Chief, Fiction), Nicolette Barischoff (Personal Essays), S. Qiouyi Lu (Poetry), and Judith Tarr (Reprint Fiction).

Featuring all-new short fiction by William Alexander, Rachel Swirsky, Jennifer Brozek, A. T. Greenblatt, A. Merc Rustad, Katharine Duckett, Nisi Shawl, Stu West, P. H. Lee, Fran Wilde, and Marissa Lingen; reprint fiction by SL Huang and Karin Tidbeck; nonfiction by Andi C. Buchanan, Fran Wilde, Zaynab Shahar, John Wiswell, A. J. Hackwith, Ira Gladkova, Gemma Noon, teri.zin, and Marieke Nijkamp; poems by Rita Chen, Rose Lemberg, Genevieve DeGuzman, Robin M. Eames, Sarah Gailey, Alicia Cole, Khairani Barokka, Bogi Takács, and Julia Watts Belser; interviews with Rachel Swirsky and Marissa Lingen by Sandra Odell; personal essays by A. T. Greenblatt, V. Medina, Michael Merriam, Ace Ratcliff, Alice Wong, Keith A. Manuel, Leigh Schmidt, Kathryn Allan, Derek Newman-Stille, PhD (ABD), Jaime O. Mayer, Jacqueline Bryk, Bogi Takács, Joyce Chng, K. C. Alexander, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Marissa Lingen, John Wiswell, Dilman Dila, Elise Matthesen, Tochi Onyebuchi, Eli Wilkinson, Cara Liebowitz, Haddayr Copley-Woords, Ada Hoffmann, Rachel Swirsky, Day Al-Mohamed, Laurel Amberdine, Andi C. Buchanan, and Nicolette Barischoff; and Likhain’s And With the Lamps We Are Multitudes of Light on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 24A (September 4): Publishers’ Introduction, Guest Editors’ Introduction, “The House on the Moon” by William Alexander as read by Erika Ensign, “All the Stars Above the Sea” by Sarah Gailey as read by Stephanie Malia Morris, and Haddayr Copley-Woods interviewing William Alexander.

Episode 24B (October 2): Publishers’ Introduction, Guest Editors’ Introduction, “The Things I Miss the Most” by Nisi Shawl as read by Stephanie Malia Morris, “Convalescence” by Alicia Cole as read by Erika Ensign, and Haddayr Copley-Woods interviewing Marieke Nijkamp.

About The Cover Artist: Likhain

Likhain is a queer Filipina artist who migrated to rural Australia for True Love. She works in traditional media, primarily ink and watercolour, and is always keen to experiment with gold, grit, and glorious chaos to create queer postcolonial art that defies the status quo. She writes about art, mental illness, and resistance at patreon.com/likhain, and is intermittently on Twitter as @likhain.

Cover: And With the Lamps We Are Multitudes of Light

In The Issue

More Fiction

Heavy Lifting by A. T. Greenblatt

The Frequency of Compassion by A. Merc Rustad

By Degrees and Dilatory Time by SL Huang

The House on the Moon by William Alexander

An Open Letter to the Family by Jennifer Brozek

Birthday Girl by Rachel Swirsky

Abigail Dreams of Weather by Stu West
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Disconnect by Fran Wilde
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Listen by Karin Tidbeck
(available Oct 02, 2018)

This Will Not Happen to You by Marissa Lingen
(available Oct 02, 2018)

The Things I Miss the Most by Nisi Shawl
(available Oct 02, 2018)

The Stars Above by Katharine Duckett
(available Oct 02, 2018)

A House by the Sea by P. H. Lee
(available Oct 02, 2018)


core/debris/core by Rose Lemberg

All the Stars Above the Sea by Sarah Gailey

How to Fix a Dancer When it Breaks by Genevieve DeGuzman

Ctenophore Soul by Rita Chen

the body argonautica by Robin M. Eames

Convalescence by Alicia Cole
(available Oct 02, 2018)

You Wanted Me to Fly by Julia Watts Belser
(available Oct 02, 2018)

hypothesis for apocalypse by Khairani Barokka
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Spatiotemporal Discontinuity by Bogi Takács
(available Oct 02, 2018)


And the Dragon Was in the Skin by A. J. Hackwith

Disabled Enough by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

The Stories We Find Ourselves In by A. T. Greenblatt

Instant Demotion in Respectability by Bogi Takács

Nihil De Nobis, Sine Nobis by Ace Ratcliff

Disabled or Just Broken? by Jaime O. Mayer

The Expendable Disabled Heroes of Marvel’s Infinity War by John Wiswell

Once We Were Prophets by Leigh Schmidt

The Horror and the Reality: Mental Illness Through the Lens of Horror by V. Medina

Constructing the Future by Derek Newman-Stille, PhD (ABD)

The Linguistics of Disability, or, Empathy > Sympathy by Fran Wilde

From Rabbit Holes to Wormholes: KidLit Memories by Alice Wong

Science Fiction as Community by Kathryn Allan

Being Invisible by Joyce Chng

The Body to Come: Afrofuturist Posthumanism and Disability by Zaynab Shahar

Now I Survive by Jacqueline Bryk

We Are Not Daredevil. Except When We Are Daredevil by Michael Merriam

We Are Not Your Backstories by K. C. Alexander

Design a Spaceship by Andi C. Buchanan

Stories That Talk by Keith A. Manuel

Everything Is True: A Non-Neurotypical Experience with Fiction by Ada Hoffmann
(available Oct 02, 2018)

The Only Thing Faster Than Tonight: Mr. Darkness by Elise Matthesen
(available Oct 02, 2018)

A Dream to Shape My World by Eli Wilkinson
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Why I Limp by Dilman Dila
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Unlocking the Garret by Rachel Swirsky
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Move Like You’re From Thra, My People by Haddayr Copley-Woods
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Give Me Heroism or Give Me Death by Gemma Noon
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Science Fiction Saved My Life by Laurel Amberdine
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Homo Duplex by Tochi Onyebuchi
(available Oct 02, 2018)

After the Last Chapter by Andi C. Buchanan
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Dancing in Iron Shoes by Nicolette Barischoff
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Disability and Fiction by Liana Brooks
(available Oct 02, 2018)

BFFs in the Apocalypse by John Wiswell
(available Oct 02, 2018)

The Future Is (Not) Disabled by Marieke Nijkamp
(available Oct 02, 2018)

The Stories We Tell and the Amazon Experiment by Day Al-Mohamed
(available Oct 02, 2018)

To Boldly Go by Cara Liebowitz
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Malfunctioning Space Stations by Marissa Lingen
(available Oct 02, 2018)

My Genre Makes a Monster of Me by teri.zin
(available Oct 02, 2018)

Miles Vorkosigan and “Excellent Life Choices”: (Neuro)Divergence and Decision-Making in Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga by Ira Gladkova
(available Oct 02, 2018)


Interview: Rachel Swirsky by Sandra Odell

Interview: Marissa Lingen by Sandra Odell
(available Oct 02, 2018)