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Thank You, Patreon Supporters!

Uncanny Magazine would like to thank the following people for supporting us on Patreon. This magazine would not be possible without their support. Space Unicorn Ranger Corps COMMANDERS Alan J. Zimmerman, Bliss Ehrlich, Crystal Huff, Dain Unicorn, Daniel Sales, Edmund Schweppe, Hisham El-Far, Jayme Lundeen, John Benedetti, Kate O’Conner, Kevin Lyda, Marielle Kaifer, Maureen Empfield, […]

Like a River Loves the Sky

My best friend NPW has been collecting dogs from the side of the highway. He drives miles and miles each day with one eye to the shoulder, on the lookout for heaps of dark fur. Into black trash bags the blood-matted bodies go, and into the big plastic cooler he “liberated” from a summer hunting […]

And Yet

Only idiots go back to the haunted houses of their childhood. And yet. Here you are. Standing on the sagging, weed-strangled front porch that hasn’t changed in twenty years. Every dip in the floorboards, every peeling strip of paint is exactly as you remember it. Time seems to have ricocheted off this place. Except not […]

Old Habits

Ghost malls are even sadder than living people malls, even though malls of the living are already pretty damned sad places to be. And let me get this out of the way right now, before we go any farther; I’m dead, okay? I’m fucking dead. This is not going to be one of those stories […]

Thank You, Year Four Kickstarter Supporters!

Uncanny Magazine would like to thank the following people for backing our Year Four Kickstarter. This magazine would not be possible without their support. A, A Tims, A. B., A. L. H., A. Nightingale, A.J. O’Shea, Aaron Roberts, Abigail Hill, Abigail Scott, absent, Acara, Ace Edmonds, acwise, Adam Danger Taco Rakunas, Adam Knight, Adam.hagger, Adelai, […]

Andrea Tang

Andrea Tang is a speculative fiction writer and international affairs wonk based out of DC. Her prose fiction has previously appeared at Apex Magazine, PodCastle, and a variety of other publications; her poetry has previously appeared in the margins of her high school AP exams, which in her humble opinion, makes her Uncanny Magazine debut […]

The Utmost Bound

… and this gray spirit yearning in desire To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. —Tennyson The check-in chime in his headset: on time, annoyingly on time, as usual, waking him as they came around the curve of Venus. “Aphrodite-1, this is Honolulu, do you read?” Faint washes […]

She Still Loves the Dragon

She still loves the dragon that set her on fire. The knight-errant who came seeking you prepared so carefully. She made herself whole for you. To be worthy of you. To be strong enough to reach you, where you live, so very high. She found the old wounds of her earlier errantry and of her […]

Mobile Matchmaking Hell

My cell phone, it turned out, was not compatible with The Future of Dating. I can’t blame it for its betrayal. My Nexus 5 had served me well and faithfully for three years now, bouncing from school to school and country to country. The poor thing was tired. But it was also the only weapon […]

The Hydraulic Emperor

The Hydraulic Emperor is nine minutes and twenty-seven seconds long. It was filmed on an eighteen-quadcopter neocamera rig back when neocameras were the only way to make immersive film: an early effort by Aglaé Skemety, whose Bellfalling Ascension is still the critical darling of the immersion-culture literati. The Hydraulic Emperor falls sometime between her earliest […]