Essays

The Evolution of Nerd Rock

Like a number of Gen–X and Gen–Y geeks, my formal introduction to geek rock was They Might Be Giants’s 1990 album Flood. With a college-age sister in the late 1980’s, I was already familiar with the band, but there was something about Flood in particular that became a seminal album in my indoctrination into geek […]

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Age of the Geek, Baby

I’ve always identified as a geek and a nerd. I found refuge in the SF/F novels, comics, cartoons, movies, and TV shows I loved, and nothing felt better than bonding with other geeks over shared fandoms. I even met my husband because, as he put it in our first conversation, “You like Buffy.” So I was […]

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The Politics of Comfort

Earlier this year, there was discussion about the Hugo Award ceremony and the need to keep politics out of the acceptance speeches. On the one hand, I can understand that. The last thing most of us want is a bunch of cranky authors getting on stage to sling mud and proclaim that their story stands […]

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Thank You, Again, Kickstarter Backers!

Uncanny Magazine would like to thank the following people for backing our Kickstarter. This magazine would not be possible without their support. @jwyl, @kcunning, @ofeenah, @solardepths, A. Fitzpatrick, A. M. Colwell, A. Alpert, A. T. Greenblatt, A.A. Lowe, Aaran Moon, Aaron J. Amendola, Aaron Vander Giessen, Abby Kraft, acwise, Adam Israel & Andrea Redman, Adam […]

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Thank You, Kickstarter Backers!

Uncanny Magazine would like to thank the following people for backing our Kickstarter. This magazine would not be possible without their support. @jwyl, @kcunning, @ofeenah, @solardepths, A. Fitzpatrick, A. M. Colwell, A. Alpert, A. T. Greenblatt, A.A. Lowe, Aaran Moon, Aaron J. Amendola, Aaron Vander Giessen, Abby Kraft, acwise, Adam Israel & Andrea Redman, Adam […]

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Worldcon Roundtable Featuring Emma England, Michael Lee, Helen Montgomery, Steven H Silver, and Pablo Vazquez

Editors’ Note: This roundtable discussion was convened to offer an insider’s view of convention running and Worldcon culture from experienced con runners and volunteers. This discussion was in part a response to the Daily Dot article by Gavia Baker–Whitelaw, with the goal of creating a constructive dialogue regarding the differences between Worldcon culture and other […]

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