Uncanny Magazine Issue Twenty-Two

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Twenty-Two! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on May 1, 2018. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on May 1, and half on June 5.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Naomi Novik, Katharine Duckett, Marina J. Lostetter, Kelly Robson, A. Merc Rustad, and C.L. Clark, reprint fiction by Aliette de Bodard, nonfiction by Greg Pak, Briana Lawrence, Kelly McCullough, and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, poems by Theodora Goss, Ali Trotta, Sarah Gailey, and Betsy Aoki, interviews with Katharine Duckett and A. Merc Rustad by Caroline M. Yoachim, and Julie Dillon’s Ocean Magic on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 22A (May 1): Editors’ Introduction, “Blessings” by Naomi Novik, as read by Stephanie Malia Morris, “Persephone in Hades” by Theodora Goss, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Ilana C. Myer.

Episode 22B (June 5): Editors’ Introduction, “What Gentle Women Dare” by Kelly Robson, as read by Erika Ensign, “What Grew” by Sarah Gailey, as read by Stephanie Malia Morris, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Kelly Robson.

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

Discard the Sun, for It Has Failed Us by Marina J. Lostetter

Blessings by Naomi Novik

Sucks (to Be You) by Katharine Duckett

In Blue Lily’s Wake by Aliette de Bodard

If We Die Unjustified by A. Merc Rustad
(available Jun 05, 2018)

What Gentle Women Dare by Kelly Robson
(available Jun 05, 2018)

The Cook by C.L. Clark
(available Jun 05, 2018)


Lorelei by Ali Trotta

Persephone in Hades by Theodora Goss

Okuri Inu, or the sending-off dog demon by Betsy Aoki
(available Jun 05, 2018)

What Grew by Sarah Gailey
(available Jun 05, 2018)


At Face Value by Briana Lawrence

Dislikes the Sea, but Will Venture Upon It If Necessary by Greg Pak

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

Burlesque and the Lens of Rewriting by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
(available Jun 05, 2018)

In Defense of Escapism by Kelly McCullough
(available Jun 05, 2018)


Interview: Katharine Duckett by Caroline M. Yoachim

Interview: A. Merc Rustad by Caroline M. Yoachim
(available Jun 05, 2018)