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Essays

No Astra without Aspera

I grew up reading a lot of hard science fiction, particularly the vintages from the 1970s and 80s, which probably isn’t too surprising given my current occupation (astrobiologist). I liked how the books would challenge my imagination but kept me grounded within physical reality (give or take a few conceits as necessary). What I found […]

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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 RECRUITS Catharine Roseberry, Katie Sinkoski, Jennifer Hisrich, Jenny Barber, Danielle, Mr. Robin White, Andrew Gregg, Anitra Heiberg Lykke, Andrew S. Fuller, Aleksi Stenberg, Damien Neil, Not_the_brain,  james […]

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Wax Sealed With a Kiss

“For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity.” ―C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters   “I love you, and I love you, and I want to find out what that means together.” ―Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone, This Is How You Lose the Time War   A letter is a time capsule. 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 RECRUITS Catharine Roseberry, Katie Sinkoski, Jennifer Hisrich, Jenny Barber, Danielle, Mr. Robin White, Andrew Gregg, Anitra Heiberg Lykke, Andrew S. Fuller, Aleksi Stenberg, Damien Neil, Not_the_brain, james […]

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Ask a Unicorn

Questions for this advice column were provided by Kickstarter Backers who selected the Ask A Unicorn reward during our 2021 Kickstarter campaign.   How did you know you were a Unicorn? First I was myself, and myself only, wild and alone. The wind was in my nostrils and mud on my hide. Then the human […]

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