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Some Cupids Kill With Arrows

Meg should have known. This was what came of trying to be nice. “It’s a new job, a new crowd,” her mother had declared, far too cheerfully. “Be sociable this time around. Make friends. Say yes to possibilities.” Against her better judgement, Meg had worn the daffodil yellow shirt; Meg had said “yes” to drinks […]

Monster Girls Don’t Cry

(Content Note for descriptions of sexual violence.) Your sister has too–large hands and too many teeth. Not in a sense that her gums are crowded or her fingers are long and she might have a career as a concert pianist. No, her hands are massive, thick–boned, tipped in wickedly sharp claws that shine like pearls. […]

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 Adam Leff, Bliss Ehrlich, Christian Valencia–Neihart, Dain Unicorn, Daniel Sales, David Mackie, Didi Chanoch, Edmund Schweppe, Hisham El–Far, Jayme Lundeen, Mark Alexander, Avery Flinders Space Unicorn Ranger […]

Can’t Beat ‘Em

“Yeah, that’s some clog,” the plumber said. She pulled the metal–and–rubber snake out of the bathroom sink. Marisella wrinkled her nose at the gunk sticking to it. Whatever it had caught on in her drain had warped the metal and torn away bits of the rubber. Marisella asked, “Can you fix it?” and, more softly, […]

The Green Knight’s Wife

The boys arrive with the changing of the weather, ushered in by winter’s cold. Once a year, at the beginning of December, those silly boys who think coming here means they are brave. All of them so eager to test their worth on the edge of my husband’s axe. For years and forever and for […]

Uncanny Magazine Podcast Episode 13A

Welcome to Episode 13A of the 2016 Hugo Award-winning & 2016 Parsec Award-winning Uncanny Magazine Podcast!  In Episode 13A you will hear: Editors’ Introduction: Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas Short Story: “Don’t You Worry, You Aliens” by Paul Cornell, as read by Heath Miller Short Story: “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander, as read by Erika […]

Kamanti’s Child

Kamanti mindspoke to her swollen belly, Sekke Sekke. Then cooed and hummed. The precious gift given to women to hear the voice of their unborn child had thus far eluded her. Kamanti’s aunt had said the baby was very stubborn, and would only speak when it thought it had something worthy of saying. And so […]

Thank You, Year Three Kickstarter Supporters

Uncanny Magazine would like to thank the following people for backing our Year Three Kickstarter. This magazine would not be possible without their support. a family of space lobsters, A. O. Baumbach, A.K. Skelding, Aaron V, Abbey & Chris Thompson, Ad, Adam Aronow, Adam Corres, Adam L, Adam Parker @Pikmin, Adrian Khactu, Adrienne Joy, Aimee […]

Seasons of Glass and Iron

For Lara West Tabitha walks, and thinks of shoes. She has been thinking about shoes for a very long time: the length of three and a half pairs, to be precise, though it’s hard to reckon in iron. Easier to reckon how many pairs are left: of the seven she set out with, three remain, […]

Uncanny Magazine Issue Thirteen

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Thirteen! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on November 1, 2016. The free online content will be released in 2 stages—half on November 1, and half on December 6. Featuring all–new short fiction by Paul Cornell, Brooke Bolander, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Alex Bledsoe, […]