Essays

The Most Powerful Force

In the memoir I. Asimov, which was published shortly after his death, Isaac Asimov calls John W. Campbell, Jr. “the most powerful force in science fiction ever.” A quarter of a century after he wrote these words, no other contender has emerged to seriously dispute that claim. In 1937, when he was in his twenties, […]

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What It Feels Like for a Fangirl in the Age of Late Capitalism

Since 2014, MTV has sponsored an annual Fandom Awards television show, similar to their award shows for music videos and TV/film. While their earlier awards shows honored media performers and their work, the fandom awards were—and still is—a cross-platform celebration of media fandom with the people who celebrate pop culture: stans, superfans, fanboys/fangirls—the fuel 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 Alexander M Henderson, Bliss Ehrlich, Crystal Huff, Dain Unicorn, Daniel (a raven), Derek Smith, Edmund Schweppe, Jayme, Joshua Hawks, Kate O’Connor, Kevin Lyda, Marzie Kaifer, Maureen Empfield, […]

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There and Back Again

One does not simply walk into Mordor. We all know this, everyone knows this. The road to Mount Doom is treacherous. Every step brings confusion and terror. And yet we pretend it is so, that one can walk in, and can then walk out again, unchanged. It starts so simply, so small. You find a […]

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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 Alexander M Henderson, Bliss Ehrlich, Crystal Huff, Dain Unicorn, Daniel (a raven), Derek Smith, Edmund Schweppe, Hisham El-Far, Jayme, Joshua Hawks, Kate O’Connor, Kevin Lyda, Marzie Kaifer, […]

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