Uncanny Magazine Issue Twenty-Three

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Twenty-Three, our Special Shared-Universe Dinosaur issue! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on July 3, 2018. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on July 3, and half on August 7.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Sam J. Miller, K.M. Szpara, R.K. Kalaw, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry & A. Merc Rustad, Brooke Bolander, Brit E. B. Hvide, Alex Bledsoe, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Anya Ow, nonfiction by Tobias S. Buckell, Alasdair Stuart, Marissa Lingen, and Tansy Rayner Roberts, poems by Mari Ness, Cassandra Khaw, Brandon O’Brien, Ali Trotta, and Cynthia So, interviews with K.M. Szpara and Anya Ow by Caroline M. Yoachim, and Galen Dara’s The Uncanny T-rex on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 23A (July 3): Editors’ Introduction, “Red Lizard Brigade” by Sam J. Miller as read by Heath Miller, “Octavia’s Letter to Marcus Anthony on the Discovery of his Faithlessness” by Cassandra Khaw as read by Stephanie Malia Morris, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Mary Robinette Kowal.

Episode 23B (August 7): Editors’ Introduction, “The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters, and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat” by Brooke Bolander, as read by Stephanie Malia Morris, “The Year We Got Rid of Our Ghosts” by Ali Trotta, as read byErika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Brooke Bolander.

About The Cover Artist: Galen Dara

Galen Dara has created art for Escape Artists, Uncanny Magazine, 47North publishing, Skyscape Publishing, Fantasy Flight Games, Tyche Books, Fireside Magazine, Strange Horizons Magazine, and Lightspeed Magazine. She won the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Artist and has been nominated for the Hugo, the Chesley Award, the Locus Award, and the Spectrum 24 Award. When Galen is not working on a project you can find her on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, climbing mountains and hanging out with a friendly conglomeration of human and animal companions. Her website is galendara.com. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @galendara.

In The Issue

More Fiction

By Claw, By Hand, By Silent Speech by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry & A. Merc Rustad

You Can Make a Dinosaur, but You Can’t Help Me by K.M. Szpara

Bones in the Rock by R.K. Kalaw

The Uncanny Dinosaurs—Introduction by Brooke Bolander, Sam J. Miller, Mari Ness, Nicasio Andres Reed, A. Merc Rustad & Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, K.M. Szpara, JY Yang, and Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas

Red Lizard Brigade by Sam J. Miller

The Emigrants’ Guide to Oregon, California, and the Unknown by Brit E. B. Hvide
(available Aug 07, 2018)

Give the People What They Want by Alex Bledsoe
(available Aug 07, 2018)

Everything Under Heaven by Anya Ow
(available Aug 07, 2018)

The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat by Brooke Bolander
(available Aug 07, 2018)

Nails in My Feet by Mary Robinette Kowal
(available Aug 07, 2018)


The One by Brandon O’Brien

Octavia’s Letter to Marcus Anthony on the Discovery of His Faithlessness by Cassandra Khaw

The Year We Got Rid of Our Ghosts by Ali Trotta
(available Aug 07, 2018)

(available Aug 07, 2018)

Expecting a Dinosaur by Mari Ness
(available Aug 07, 2018)


Joy and Applause by Alasdair Stuart

Island Futures by Tobias S. Buckell

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

The Seduction of Numbers, the Measures of Progress by Marissa Lingen
(available Aug 07, 2018)

Thirteen Reasons Who: A Timeline of a Question by Tansy Rayner Roberts
(available Aug 07, 2018)


Interview: K.M. Szpara by Caroline M. Yoachim

Interview: Anya Ow by Caroline M. Yoachim
(available Aug 07, 2018)