Essays

Sticks and String

I had just been to a first-run showing of the original Star Wars when I started keeping a notebook of my plans for outer space. The stories there came with star maps and spaceship diagrams. It was a galactic conquest, but of a benevolent sort. That was a long while ago, but still on the scale […]

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Thank You, Patreon Supporters!

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Finding Myself in Speculative Fiction Again After Leaving Other Worlds Behind

While the Black Lives Matter movement is finally receiving long-overdue mainstream focus, there are many separate social issues beneath that wide umbrella. One of the topics gaining attention right now in the quest for true equality is representation in literature. Hence, Black creators’ promotion of Black Voices Matter. A quick perusal of that hashtag on […]

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Transforming Anxiety

I first encountered one of my favorite werewolf stories in Metamorphoses of the Werewolf: A Literary Study from Antiquity Through the Renaissance by Leslie A. Sconduto. It’s the poem Bisclavert, written in the late 1100s by a woman known as Marie de France. It was the first story about the ‘noble werewolf’ archetype, rather than […]

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Hands On

This past winter, I was hired to write a tie-in novella for Vampire: The Masquerade. I decided to write about sheep. I invented a small farming and arts commune based here in Portland, Oregon, and I filled it with oblivious humans and romantic vampires. It was inspired in no small part by all the farming […]

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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 RECRUITS Ai Lake, Aleksi Stenberg, Amanda J. McGee, Andrew and Kate Barton, Andrew S. Fuller, Anitra Heiberg Lykke, Annaliese Lemmon, Brooks Moses, CathiBeaStevenson, Damien Neil, Dread Singles, Elizabeth […]

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