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Censorship and Genre Fiction—Let’s Broaden our Broader Reality

I want to talk about genre fiction’s power to battle censorship and misinformation. I am, in my capacity as a historian, in the middle of a multi-year project on the history of censorship1, and in my capacity as a genre fiction reader and writer I keep coming back to two observations about genre fiction and […]

High in the Clean Blue Air

The plan was, Elena would meet me for a swim and I’d stay one night in her family cabin before continuing on to Canada, alone. I told her I was hitchhiking through Duluth and up Highway 61, which was only half a lie; the route was real, if not the means of transportation. I’d been […]

A Being Together Amongst Strangers

(Content note: descriptions of historical euthanasia, use of racial and misogynistic slurs.)   The Miner’s Union got here first, in 1903, when they blasted the tunnel through the schist. They came from Colorado and Pennsylvania, from Ireland and Italy, Scotland and Canada; they came to work inside the mountain, one hundred eighty feet below sunlight. […]

Through the Veil

I don’t know when the beige began. It was just there one day: a lingering malaise that hovered over everything. It was on my food, my clothes, on my breath, a nothingness, a sheen of banality, a taste of bland. What’s more I didn’t understand why it bothered me. My life’s work pretty much demanded […]

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 Kevin Lyda, Lila Libby, Jeff Guthridge, Elizabeth Galliher, Mairin Holmes, Girish M Duvvuri, Alex E. T. Snyder, Rachel Caine, justin livernois, William T. McGeachin, Alex Eiser, […]

Harvest

Never fall in love with a deer woman. Deer women are wild and without reason. Their lips are soft as evensong, their skin dark as the mysteries of a moonless forest. A deer woman will make you do terrible things for a chance to dip your fingers inside her, to have her taste linger on […]

Getaway

86. This time you tell yourself you’ll stay put like you were told to. Sit with the engine idling and bide your fucking time. You won’t go running in there after them. Not this time. You know by now that you can’t stop them anyway. That all it’s going to gain you is a stitch […]

Imagining Place: New York, New York. It’s A Hell of a Town

Hi, you. We started this relationship on the day I was born. I was given the birthright of your skyscrapers, your bridges, your busy streets and your sleepless nights. We left you behind when I was very small, but the pull of the City that Never Sleeps just kept dragging me back, until I was […]

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 Alex Eiser, Alexander M Henderson, Alina Kanaski, Autumn, Bliss Ehrlich, Crystal Huff, Dain Unicorn, Daniel (a raven), Edmund Schweppe, Elizabeth Galliher, Girish M Duvvuri, Jayme, Justin […]

The Sycamore and the Sybil

(Content note: sexual coercion/assault and suicidal ideation.)   Before I was a sycamore I was a woman, and before I was a woman I was a girl, and before I was a girl I was a wet seed wild in the hot-pulp belly of my mother. I remember it: a pulsing blackness, veins unfurling in […]