Essays

Prayer Room Science Fiction

Seven Fridays ago, the authorities in Indonesia cancelled public religious gatherings, and a state of emergency was declared in my hometown of Jakarta. All due to COVID-19. The mosques, including Jakarta’s giant Masjid Istiqlal, which can house 200,000, are now empty in lieu of five prayers a day. The churches and temples have exhaled people, […]

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Cons, Crud, and Coronavirus

The world is a different place today than it was a month ago, as world governments scramble to gain the upper hand against the still-growing coronavirus pandemic. We are in a state of collective limbo, watching helplessly as the number of worldwide cases climb towards two million, and dramas around testing, personal protective equipment, and […]

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One Year Older

There are a few things I’ve come to expect from Star Trek: adventures on far-away worlds; sleek high-tech gadgets; a belief in the power of diplomacy, empathy, and teamwork over fear, hatred, and a lot of really big guns; a diverse cast of characters who are more family than mere crewmates. And the fact that […]

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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 Alex Eiser, Alexander M Henderson, Alina Kanaski, Autumn, Bliss Ehrlich, Crystal Huff, Dain Unicorn, Daniel (a raven), Edmund Schweppe, Elizabeth Galliher, Girish M Duvvuri, Jayme, Justin […]

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