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Sun, Moon, Dust

Allpa received the magic sword from his grandmother, as she lay dying. “I’m afraid I don’t really need a sword, grandma,” he said. “No, nor do you deserve it,” she snapped at him. She was a fierce old woman with a nose like a hawk’s beak and skin falling away in folds from her cheekbones. […]

Million–Year Elegies: Tyrannosaurus

I am six. I am looking at your teeth. I am calculating the volume of your excavator jaw. They have stripped you, chipped the stone from your naked frame, unsheathed you from feathers or scales. Leaving this skull with holes I could put my hand through. Unshielded from the wind and the din of this […]

Lotus Face and the Fox

Under the light fall of spring rain, three masked figures dashed through the crowded streets of Tsang. As they ran, they called to each other with a chorus of animal sounds: the chitter of rats, the coo of the black pigeons, and the mewing of the city’s dainty–footed cats. They were followed by a string […]

Love Will Tear Us Apart

1. I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor Think of it like the best macaroni and cheese you’ve ever had. No neon yellow Velveeta and bread crumbs. I’m talking gourmet cheddar, the expensive stuff from Vermont that crackles as it melts into that crust on top. Imagine if right before you were about […]

Ten Upcoming Sci-Fi/Fantasy Chicago Theater Productions

(Guest post by Tiffany Keane) Within the past decade, mainstream media has embraced science fiction and fantasy, with the genre arguably at its most popular levels in entertainment. This popularity has inspired the theatre community, which has started to embrace its inner geek. From long–standing theater companies with extensive sets and elaborate costumes to independent […]

Cushing in Space

Are there any words more delightful in a movie’s opening titles than “Peter Cushing?” Of course there aren’t—well, not for me, anyway. Cushing’s presence in a film means that no matter the nonsensical depths to which it may sink (and Cushing has been in a lot of nonsense) there’ll be smashing scenes that rise above […]

The Uncanny Valley

Is it that time of year again? Is there a crispness in the air? Are decorations going up around your town? Are you hearing joyful songs of the season? That’s right! IT’S TIME TO BEGIN A NEW YEAR OF UNCANNY MAGAZINE! Is there really a more magical time of year? So sing an Uncanny carol! […]

Uncanny Magazine 2015 Award Eligibility

It’s the time of year when people post their year-in-reviews to remind voters for the different SF/F awards what’s out there they might have missed and which category it’s eligible in (especially for the Hugo Awards and Nebula Awards). This was the first full year of Uncanny Magazine (Issues 2 through 7). We are extremely proud […]

Uncanny Magazine Podcast Episode 3

Welcome to the third installment of the Uncanny Magazine Podcast! In Podcast Episode 3, you will hear: Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History” by Sam J. Miller as read by C.S.E. Cooney Poetry: After the Moon Princess Leaves by Isabel Yap as read […]

Uncanny Magazine Issue Two

Uncanny‘s first issue of 2015! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on January 6, 2015. The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on January 6, and half on February 3. Featuring new fiction by Hao Jingfang (translated by Ken Liu), Sam J. Miller, […]