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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, Dain Unicorn, Daniel Sales, David Mackie, Didi Chanoch, Hisham El–Far, Jayme Lundeen, Stanley Cupcake Space Unicorn Ranger Corps LIEUTENANTS Ai Lake, Amy, Besha […]

The Uncanny Valley

AIEE!! WHAT IS THAT BRIGHT HOT THING IN THE SKY!!! ARE WE ALL DOOMED?!?! Wait, no. It is finally summer in the Midwest! Flowers are blooming and allergies are trying to kill us! Our seven days of Illinois spring are over, bringing the heat, humidity, and mosquito swarms! So let’s stay inside and make a […]

Travels with the Snow Queen

Part of you is always traveling faster, always traveling ahead. Even when you are moving, it is never fast enough to satisfy that part of you. You enter the walls of the city early in the evening, when the cobblestones are a mottled pink with reflected light, and cold beneath the slap of your bare, […]

Interview: Alyssa Wong

Alyssa Wong is an exciting writer who burst onto the scene in 2014 with “The Fisher Queen,” a story that was nominated for the Nebula, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Awards. Since then, her short fiction continues to captivate and challenge readers. She dances between fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and isn’t afraid to mix […]

The Drowning Line

To Anna–Maria, my roots, my strength It’s the satellite phone duct–taped around my left bicep that wakes me up. Not the late October noises in the deep night, nor the ice–cold water that cleaves my body in half at the abdomen. It’s the desperate ringing, muted under layers of plastic to keep it dry, and […]

You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay

When the desert finally lets you go, naked and stumbling, your body humming with raw power and the song of dead things coiled under your tongue, you find Marisol waiting for you at the edge of the bluffs. She’s dressed in long sleeves and a skirt over her boots, her black hair tucked under a […]

The Plague Givers

She had retired to the swamp because she liked the color. When the Contagion College came back for her thirty years after she had fled into the swamp’s warm, black embrace, the color was the same, but she was not. Which brings us here. The black balm of dusk descended over the roiling muddy face […]

The Uncanny Magazine 2016 Weightless Books Subscription Drive!

Uncanny Magazine is once again recruiting for its Space Unicorn Ranger Corps! Now, you can become a member of the Corps by subscribing at Weightless Books! This is the perfect time to join because 2016 Hugo Award finalist Uncanny is going on sale! From May 3-17, a year’s subscription to Uncanny Magazine is $2 less than […]

Uncanny Magazine Issue Ten

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Ten! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on May 3, 2016. The free online content will be released in 2 stages—half on May 3, and half on June 7. Featuring all–new short fiction by Seanan McGuire, Kat Howard, JY Yang, Alyssa Wong, and […]

The Sound of Salt and Sea

The funeral was at dawn, the cold wind off the ocean rippling coat hems and tugging at scarves. The words were said, the blessing given, the family offered one final chance to make their farewells. When they had finished, the pallbearers picked up the edges of the thin pallet the old woman was laid on, […]