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The Uncanny Valley

The Thomases are… happy and exhausted. As we write this, we’re finally finished with our World Tour (which included a visit to the David Bowie Is exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago). Basically, every weekend was booked, from Caitlin’s birthday in October until mid–December. This included Lynne speaking about Doctor Who at […]

Uncanny Issue 2 Cover & Table of Contents!

Coming January 6, THE SECOND ISSUE OF UNCANNY!!! 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 February 3. Don’t forget that eBook Subscriptions to Uncanny Magazine are available on Weightless […]

What It Feels Like for a Fangirl in the Age of Late Capitalism

Since 2014, MTV has sponsored an annual Fandom Awards television show, similar to their award shows for music videos and TV/film. While their earlier awards shows honored media performers and their work, the fandom awards were—and still is—a cross-platform celebration of media fandom with the people who celebrate pop culture: stans, superfans, fanboys/fangirls—the fuel that […]

The Willows

It’s not often a city girl like me gets to haunt an ancestral home as summer dies. The Willows is less a swooning plantation estate and more like a calico cat, a farmhouse cobbled together of mismatched parts and sprawled out proudly among the fields and forests. Still, it’s romantic as hell, and I will […]

Steeped in Stars

Jasmine, night blossom, vetiver to my barren heart, let me caress you. don’t go. Your sweet song perched on my ear rings steps into round gates between bamboo groves, a gaggle of cousins underfoot. Grandparents chorus greetings inside while layering symphonic poems of perfume and tannin in handwoven baskets. In the fingerless swelter I fold […]

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 Alexander M Henderson, Bliss Ehrlich, Crystal Huff, Dain Unicorn, Daniel (a raven), Derek Smith, Edmund Schweppe, Jayme, Joshua Hawks, Kate O’Connor, Kevin Lyda, Marzie Kaifer, Maureen Empfield, […]

Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Fear

Huda will ask again and again. She will ask it on the first night at the summer place, the porch steps creaking like an old-timey pirate’s ship beneath their knees. She will ask it when they see the Amelia Earhart house way down the harbor, a curled finger, creepy, shuttered-off, and full of promise. She […]

How to Make a Paper Crane

Imagine a piece of flat, perfect, origami paper. White on one side, vibrantly purple on the other. This is the representation of my emotions before Life happened. I remember the first time that I was ever truly, rightfully, angry. My father was dying. He was dying from a disease riddled with social stigma. When the […]

A Catalog of Storms

The wind’s moving fast again. The weathermen lean into it, letting it wear away at them until they turn to rain and cloud. “Look there, Sila.” Mumma points as she grips my shoulder. Her arthritis-crooked hand shakes. Her cuticles are pale red from washwater. Her finger makes an arc against the sky that ends at […]

The Duke of Riverside

I. That kid didn’t belong here. We all knew it from the moment he walked through the door at Rosalie’s, full of nerves and rage. If you belong, you never sport those two together. Everyone in Riverside knows that. It is a wise precaution to assume that anyone angry is also armed. The drinkers stopped […]