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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, […]

Don’t You Worry, You Aliens

There isn’t a virus. He’s pretty sure of that. The radio, when the BBC news had come back every day for a week, before ceasing once more, had mentioned rumours of a virus motivating some of the big “refugee trains” that had got stuck in the West Country. But nobody who’d left from round here […]

They Love Me Not: How Fictional Villains Saved My Life

When I was very young, someone once told me that the characters we write reflect our own feelings about the world. What, they asked, does this tell you about your work? That night, I went back and looked through my stack of black–and–white composition notebooks, my ugly, penciled–in scrawl. I found fierce, compassionate protagonists, snake–scaled […]

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, Donald Pettyjohn, Edmund Schweppe, Hisham El–Far, Jayme Lundeen, Mark Alexander, Stanley Cupcake Space […]