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Birth, Place

I made this land myself. I put dirt in my own mouth and hoped it would mature; you made              manure of the bodies of our mothers, asked us to chew the remains, and on our tongue they whispered, Babalú-Ayé, make my children potters of a planet, give them farmers’ […]

Interview: C. S. E. Cooney

C. S. E. Cooney is a singer-songwriter, audiobook narrator, actor, poet, and writer. She won the Rhysling Award for her poem “The Sea King’s Second Bride” in 2010, and the World Fantasy Award for her prose collection Bone Swans in 2016. Her alter-ego, the rock star Brimstone Rhine, has produced two albums with more in […]

Uncanny Magazine Issue 18 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming September 5, THE EIGHTEENTH ISSUE OF 2016 & 2017 HUGO AWARD-WINNING  UNCANNY MAGAZINE!!! All of the content will be available in the eBook version on the day of release. The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on day of release and half on October 3. Don’t forget eBook Subscriptions to Uncanny Magazine are available from Weightless […]

Sophie Aldred

Sophie Aldred has been working as a professional actress, singer, and director for the last 35 years in theatre, TV, film and audio. She is perhaps best known as the 7th Doctor Who’s companion, Ace, who beat up a Dalek with a baseball bat. She has also presented a huge variety of programmes on TV […]

Dean Winchester and Commander Shepard Walk Into A Bar: Why Fanon Matters

When I was a teenager, I was a magician. Not the Owl-Delivery-slash-Mildly-Disturbing-Boarding-School kind of Magician but the sort that did… well… magic. I was taught how to thread balloons onto string, make glasses of milk disappear, and make dice pass through solid metal plates. I learned two important lessons. First, never EVER use the word […]

The Worshipful Society of Glovers

Outside the cracked window of the garret, the cockle-seller hollered, “Cockles an’ mussels! Cockles an’ mussels!” Her voice blended with the other London morning street sounds to mean that Vaughn was going to be late. “Botheration.” He tied off the thread in the fine blue leather of the gloves he was stitching and snipped it […]

How the Maine Coon Cat Learned to Love the Sea

Listen well, oh best beloved, for I have much to tell you before the tide comes in, and there will come a time when you are called to recite it, word for word, whether I am here or no. Listen well, and remember what I tell you: In the long-ago, when the sea blossomed with […]

After a Revolution

“I couldn’t go to the rallies,” my mother says, “because you were too small.” This is how it starts, with a mother telling her eight-year-old about the revolution that freed a country from a tyrant. I was born in December of 1985; two months​ later, the people rose up in the People Power Revolution of […]

Why Millennials Yearn for Magical School

When will my letter come? It’s something so many of us think in one form or another. We stare out the window and we look for an owl. We look into the ocean, hoping a bottle will bob to the surface. We scan a fistful of envelopes fresh from the mailbox, and even though we […]

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 Adam Leff, Avery Flinders, Bliss Ehrlich, Christian Valencia-Neihart, Claire Rousseau, Dain Unicorn, Daniel Sales, David Mackie, Devin & Stephanie Ganger, Didi Chanoch, Edmund Schweppe, Hisham El-Far, Jayme Lundeen, Kate O’Conner, Kevin […]