Lynn and Michael Thomas, editors of Uncanny Magazine, celebrate a year of magnificent accomplishment in their editorial for the September/October issue.
With this issue, we can check off the Uncanny Magazine Year One Kickstarter backer fulfillment as completed. We promised we would bring you six issues of stunning covers and passionate science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, and provocative nonfiction by writers from every conceivable background. Not to mention a fantastic podcast featuring exclusive content.
We did it. We crossed the finish line on time and on budget, and delivered everything we said we would, or made alternate arrangements due to scheduling. Thank you.
We are deeply grateful that you supported us and made this year possible. Thank you for the wonderful feedback about our first five issues. We are immensely proud of the work we’ve done. We think Uncanny Magazine Year One is the best thing we’ve ever produced. We’re so happy to have had the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps along for the journey.
So now we can rest… Or run the Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter, which is pretty much the opposite of resting. (You’ve met us, right?)
The Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter is still open for another 24+ hours, so it’s not too late to join in the excitement and help support one of the most promising new magazines this field has seen in some time. Get the details here.
The September/October issue contains original fiction from Paul Cornell, Isabel Yap, Liz Argall, Kenneth Schneyer, and Keffy R. M. Kehrli, a reprint by N.K. Jemisin, nonfiction by Diana M. Pho, Steven H Silver, Michi Trota, and David J. Schwartz, poems by Rose Lemberg, Dominik Parisien, Amal El–Mohtar, and Jennifer Crow, and interviews with Isabel Yap, and Liz Argall and Kenneth Schneyer, all under a cover by Matthew Dow Smith.
All of the content became available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on September 1, 2015. The free online content will be released in two stages – half on September 1, and half on October 6.
Here’s the complete fiction contents:
“The Oiran’s Song” by Isabel Yap
“Find a Way Home by Paul Cornell
“Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters” by N. K. Jemisin
“And Never Mind the Watching Ones” by Keffy R. M. Kehrli (available Oct 06, 2015)
“The Sisters’ Line” by Liz Argall and Kenneth Schneyer (available Oct 06, 2015)
“A Riddler at Market” by Rose Lemberg
“To a Dying Friend” by Dominik Parisien
“Biting Tongues” by Amal El-Mohtar (available Oct 06, 2015)
“The Book of Longing by Jennifer Crow (available Oct 06, 2015)
“The Uncanny Valley” by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
“Diversity Panels Are the Beginning, Not the End” by Michi Trota
“Thank You, Kickstarter Backers” by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
“A Brief History of MidAmeriCon” by Steven H Silver
“Suspended Beliefs: Verisimilitude vs. Accuracy” by Diana M. Pho (available Oct 06, 2015)
“Masculinity Is an Anxiety Disorder: Breaking Down the Nerd Box” by David J. Schwartz (available Oct 06, 2015)
Interview: Isabel Yap, by Deborah Stanish
Interview: Liz Argall and Kenneth Schneyer, by Deborah Stanish (available Oct 06, 2015)
All that, and two podcasts:
Episode 6A: Editors’ Introduction, Paul Cornell’s “Find a Way Home” (as read by Erika Ensign), Rose Lemberg’s “A Riddler at Market” (as read by Amal El–Mohtar), and an interview with Paul Cornell conducted by Deborah Stanish.
Episode 6B: Editors’ Introduction, Keffy R. M. Kehrli’s “And Never Mind the Watching Ones” (as read by Amal El–Mohtar), Amal El–Mohtar’s “Biting Tongues” (Reprint) (as read by the author), and an interview with Keffy R. M. Kehrli conducted by Deborah Stanish.
Curious about how Uncanny does such great podcasts? Lynne and Michael pull back the curtain in their recent article for us, Behind the Microphones: How the Uncanny Magazine Podcast Gets Made.
Issue #6 is cover-dated September/October 2015. Read issue #6 here.
We last covered Uncanny Magazine with Issue #5.
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.