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The Uncanny Valley

I hate endings. I’m writing this in the same chair I’ve written the previous 17 “Uncanny Valleys.” It’s a squishy leather chair in the corner of the living room in our house, The Milford. The Milford is a Sears Catalog House—a kit that came to DeKalb on a train and was pieced together in 1938. […]

Though She Be But Little

For Jill and Julia Rios Emma Anne had a tin can attached by a string to her belt. Lots of things on strings bounced and banged from it: some useful (like the pocket knife), some decorative (a length of red ribbon longer than herself, looped up), some that simply seemed interesting enough to warrant a […]

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, Alan J. Zimmerman, 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, […]

My Voice-Over Life

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved to read stories to her brother. She liked to put on funny voices for all the different characters and found that she was rather good at mimicking accents and odd vocal characteristics. Sometimes her brother would beg her to stop reading as he had […]


Chapter 4 “But they’re going to kill you,” the woman said. Harkim sighed at her silhouette. “Of course they are,” he replied.   Chapter 2 The car lurched again. Harkim looked up from his agent’s face on the backseat screen, wondering what on earth was wrong with his driver. “Luketon? Have you been at the […]

Uncanny Magazine Issue Eighteen

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Eighteen! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on September 5, 2017. The free online content will be released in 2 stages—half on September 5, and half on October 3. Featuring all-new short fiction by N. K. Jemisin, Fran Wilde, C. S. E. Cooney, Catherynne […]

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 […]