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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 […]

Uncanny Magazine Issue 13 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming November 1, THE THIRTEENTH ISSUE OF 2016 HUGO AWARD-WINNING UNCANNY MAGAZINE!!! 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 December 6th. Don’t forget eBook Subscriptions to Uncanny Magazine are available from Weightless […]

Ogres of East Africa

Catalogued by Alibhai M. Moosajee of Mombasa February 1907 1. Apul Apul A male ogre of the Great Lakes region. A melancholy character, he eats crickets to sweeten his voice. His house burned down with all of his children inside. His enemy is the Hare. [My informant, a woman of the highlands who calls herself […]

Rooms Formed of Neurons and Sex

(Content Note: Some readers may find elements of this story disturbing.) The greatest tragedy of Lydia’s life was when she broke her boyfriend during sex. Admittedly, he was a brain in a jar, but she’d been trying to make do. Ross hadn’t always been a brain in a jar, but he’d been cerebrally canned long […]

The Witch of Orion Waste and the Boy Knight

Once, on the edge of a stony scrub named for a star that fell burning from Orion a hundred years ago, there stood a hut with tin spangles strung from its rafters and ram bones mudded in its walls. Many witches had lived in the hut over the years, fair and foul, dark and light, […]

The Uncanny Magazine Podcast Won the Parsec Award!

Excellent news, Space Unicorns! Over the weekend at Dragon*Con, The Uncanny Magazine Podcast won a 2016 Parsec Award in the Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast category! We are positively thrilled. Thank you to our excellent Year Two podcast team of Deborah Stanish, Amal El-Mohtar, C. S. E. Cooney, Erika Ensign, and Steven Schapansky. […]