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The Nalendar

Down at the riverfront at Kalub, the little gods congregated in clouds, flies and dragonflies and even small birds approaching would–be travelers. They scattered out of the way of wagons and carts, circled over the flagstoned road and then re–formed.  Umri walked through them, careful not to jostle or hit. The citizens of Kalub paid […]

Pockets

The first strange thing Nadia pulled from her pocket was a piece of fudge. It was a perfectly ordinary piece of fudge. But Nadia hated fudge, and couldn’t imagine how she’d come to be carrying it around. She remembered this in particular because it was a bright, cool autumn day and she’d dug into her […]

Age of the Geek, Baby

I’ve always identified as a geek and a nerd. I found refuge in the SF/F novels, comics, cartoons, movies, and TV shows I loved, and nothing felt better than bonding with other geeks over shared fandoms. I even met my husband because, as he put it in our first conversation, “You like Buffy.” So I was […]

Folding Beijing

1. At ten of five in the morning, Lao Dao crossed the busy pedestrian lane on his way to find Peng Li. After the end of his shift at the waste processing station, Lao Dao had gone home, first to shower and then to change. He was wearing a white shirt and a pair of […]

Thank You, Again, Kickstarter Backers!

Uncanny Magazine would like to thank the following people for backing our Kickstarter. This magazine would not be possible without their support. @jwyl, @kcunning, @ofeenah, @solardepths, A. Fitzpatrick, A. M. Colwell, A. Alpert, A. T. Greenblatt, A.A. Lowe, Aaran Moon, Aaron J. Amendola, Aaron Vander Giessen, Abby Kraft, acwise, Adam Israel & Andrea Redman, Adam […]

Migration

Outside, the rush of wings. The shadows of birds tessellated across my wall, a fraction of a second behind the flight. A flock of birds. An exaltation, a parliament, a murder. Their chirps and chatter filled the sky. This much commotion, it must mean a soul’s migration, from death to life again. One of the […]

Thank You, Kickstarter Backers!

Uncanny Magazine would like to thank the following people for backing our Kickstarter. This magazine would not be possible without their support. @jwyl, @kcunning, @ofeenah, @solardepths, A. Fitzpatrick, A. M. Colwell, A. Alpert, A. T. Greenblatt, A.A. Lowe, Aaran Moon, Aaron J. Amendola, Aaron Vander Giessen, Abby Kraft, acwise, Adam Israel & Andrea Redman, Adam […]

If You Were a Tiger, I’d Have to Wear White

The lion sat in a lounge chair, his cocktail coupe full of something redder than bourbon and darker than blood. He lapped at it unhappily, his eyes settling on nothing in particular. He was flanked by two aging blondes in tarnished spangles, their diamante balding, but still impressive, even in the unforgiving light of the […]

Maria Dahvana Headley

Maria Dahvana Headley is The New York Times–bestselling author of the novels Aerie, Magonia (one of PW’s Best Books of 2015), Queen of Kings, and the memoir The Year of Yes. With Kat Howard she is the author of The End of the Sentence, one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014, and with Neil Gaiman, […]

Our Staff

Lynne M. Thomas Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Five-time Hugo Award winner Lynne M. Thomas is the Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the former Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University, where she was responsible for popular culture special collections that include the literary papers of nearly 70 SF/F […]