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Restore the Heart into Love

Fans whirred, forcing hot air laced with beef and star anise into the hibernation pod. The scent was supposed to comfort Max as he warmed up. Instead, it made him homesick. It was another reminder that by the time the Byzantium Library returned to Earth, centuries would have passed. Max tugged the latch to his […]

For the Gardener’s Daughter

If I am Hades, my char’iot splintered When I met you; my cold bones ignited With heat, bright, that in my chest had wintered Through storms of cities, my own heart blighted. Your fingers’ warmth, your sighs, I’d sew them here— Imprinting flesh and bone with golden thread, So they might linger beyond half the […]

It’s the Big One

The Hugo Award is the science fiction and fantasy field’s most recognizable award. It is voted by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), where writers take center stage. The award honors excellence in written SF/F and other forms as well. Novels and various lengths of short fiction compete in their own categories. Hugos […]

Uncanny Magazine Issue Four

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Four! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on May 5, 2015. The free online content will be released in 2 stages—half on May 5, and half on June 2. Featuring all–new short fiction by Catherynne M. Valente, A.C. Wise, John Chu, Elizabeth Bear, Lisa Bolekaja, classic fiction by […]

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 […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Desolation of Armies

I have never had any difficulty answering the question, “What is your favourite book?” For as long as I can remember, it’s been The Hobbit, first encountered when I was seven, the year I also discovered Doctor Who, poetry, and the concept of mythology. The Hobbit led me to writing, to holding worlds inside me, […]

Dr. Polingyouma’s Machine

Dr. Polingyouma’s machine is still running, that’s what they tell me.  Just what that machine does depends on whom you ask. And they’ve made it pretty clear that I’m not being paid to ask questions. Since I’m being paid so well, I don’t push it. Besides, they’re the ones who should be asking me. I’ve […]

Those

“…how is this nonsense possible, that the enemies of Kush are copies of the Kushite enemies of Pharaonic Egypt?” ~ L. Török, “Kush and the External World” Sarah sets the kettle on the hob. She bends and fans the fire, her face aglow for a moment, molten bronze. When she stands up, her color fades […]

Thank You, Once 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 […]

Interview: C.S.E. Cooney

C.S.E. Cooney is an artist whose talent is too large to be contained to one stage. A musician, poet, and storyteller, her writing has been described by readers as “wild” but she is a master craftsman, painstakingly choosing words to be wielded with surgical precision. Writing in a well–appointed garret in Rhode Island, her fairytales […]