The third issue of Uncanny Magazine is now on sale, with a cover that caused me to do a bit of a double take. I’m not entirely sure if it depicts a plucky adventuress assisting a monster in distress, a strange sexual romp in a pastoral field, or something else entirely. The artist is Carrie Ann Baade, and the title of the work (Unspeakable #2) doesn’t help. Click on the image at left for a bigger version, and make up your own mind.
Whatever the case, the new issue has a stellar line up, with all-new short fiction by Sofia Samatar, Rosamund Hodge, Emily Devenport, a classic reprint by Ellen Klages, and more. Here’s the complete fiction contents:
“The Lamps Thereof Are Fire and Flames,” by Rosamund Hodge
“Translatio Corporis,” by Kat Howard
‘Ivory Darts, Golden Arrows,” by Maria Dahvana Headley
“Those,” by Sofia Samatar
“When the Circus Lights Down,” by Sarah Pinsker
“Dr. Polingyouma’s Machine,” by Emily Devenport
“In the House of the Seven Librarians,” by Ellen Klages
“You Are Two Point Three Meters from Your Destination,” by Fran Wilde
Nonfiction this issues is by Ytasha L. Womack, Stephanie Zvan, Amal El–Mohtar, and L.M. Myles. There are also poems by Jennifer Crow, M Sereno, and our very own C.S.E. Cooney, and interviews with Sofia Samatar, C.S.E. Cooney, and Ellen Klages.
The two podcasts this issue include:
Episode 3A: Editors’ Introduction, Kat Howard’s “Translatio Corporis” (read by Amal El–Mohtar), C.S.E. Cooney’s “Deep Bitch” (read by the author), an interview with Kat Howard conducted by Deborah Stanish, and an interview with Jim C. Hines conducted by Michi Trota.
Episode 3B: Editors’ Introduction, Sarah Pinsker’s “When the Circus Lights Down” (read by C.S.E. Cooney), M Sereno’s “The Eaters” (read by Amal El–Mohtar), and an interview with Sarah Pinsker conducted by Deborah Stanish.
All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on March 3, 2015. The free online content will be released in 2 stages — half on March 3, and half on April 7.
We last covered Uncanny Magazine with Issue #2, which contained new fiction by Hao Jingfang, Sam J. Miller, Amal El-Mohtar, Richard Bowes, and Sunny Moraine, and a classic reprint by Ann Leckie.
Uncanny Magazine is edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and Michi Trota, and published bi-monthly. The issue is priced at $3.99, and is available as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI). eBook Subscriptions are available at Weightless Books. See all the details at the magazine’s website.
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