One thing I dislike about the current crop of digital magazines is their near-exclusive focus on shorter fiction. Are the print mags our only source of novellas these days? No wonder the Best Novella category for this year’s Hugo nominations is thoroughly dominated by Tor.com.
So it was great to see a long novella by Sarah Pinsker in the current issue of Uncanny. Here’s what Charles Payseur had to say about “And Then There Were (N-One)” at Quick Sip Reviews.
Okay wow, this is a rather strange novella that at first glance fills me with all sorts of hesitations. It’s a bit of a meta-piece, after all, casting the author as not just the character in the story, and not just the main character, but pretty much every character in the story, in a cross-dimensional convention of Sarah Pinskers.
For all this could be an adventure in navel-gazing, though, I find it instead to be a deep and complex look at possibility and the pull of diverging realities, the hurt of loss and the wondering what could make it better, wondering what if the loss had never happened to begin with. Oh, and it’s a murder mystery and [SPOILERS] the murder weapon is a Nebula Award. So it’s also a lot of fun…
Read Charles’ complete review here
The March/April issue of Uncanny includes all–new short fiction by JY Yang, by Stephen Graham Jones, Beth Cato, S. Qiouyi Lu, and Sarah Pinsker, and a reprint by Kameron Hurley, plus nonfiction by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Sam J. Miller, Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, Paul Booth, Dawn Xiana Moo, and Shveta Thakrar, plus poetry, interviews, and an editorial. All of the content became available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on March 7, 2017.
Here’s the complete fiction contents
“Auspicium Melioris Aevi” by JY Yang
“Rising Star” by Stephen Graham Jones
“With Cardamom I’ll Bind Their Lips” by Beth Cato
“An Abundance of Fish” by S. Qiouyi Lu
“And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker
“The Red Secretary” by Kameron Hurley (Originally published in 2016 through Kameron Hurley’s Patreon)
time, and time again by Brandon O’Brien
Protestations Against the Idea of Anglicization by Cassandra Khaw
The Size of a Barleycorn, Encased in Lead by Bogi Takács
The Axolotl Inquest by Lisa M. Bradley
Editorial: The Uncanny Valley by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
Act Up, Rise Up by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
Resistance 101: Basics of Community Organizing for SF/F Creators & Consumers, Volume One: Protest Tips and Tricks by Sam J. Miller
Thank You, Patreon Supporters! by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
Fandom in the Classroom by Paul Booth
A Work of Art Is a Refuge and Resistance by Dawn Xiana Moo
#beautifulresistance by Shveta Thakrar
Interview: Stephen Graham Jones by Julia Rios
Interview: Sarah Pinsker by Julia Rios
Episode 15A (March 7): Editors’ Introduction, Beth Cato’s “With Cardamom I’ll Bind Their Lips” as read by Erika Ensign, Cassandra Khaw’s “Protestations Against the Idea of Anglicization” as read by Amal El-Mohtar, and Julia Rios interviewing Beth Cato.
Episode 15B (April 4): Editors’ Introduction, JY Yang’s “Auspicium Melioris Aevi” as read by Amal El-Mohtar, Lisa M. Bradley’s “The Axolotl Inquest” as read by Erika Ensign, and Julia Rios interviewing JY Yang.
The cover this month is Julie Dillon’s “Submerged City.”
Issue #15 is cover-dated March/April. Read the complete issue here.
We last covered Uncanny Magazine with Issue #13.
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.