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Uncanny Magazine, the Thomases, and Seven Uncanny Stories Are Locus Award Finalists!

Fabulous news, Space Unicorns! “Mulberry and Owl” by Aliette de Bodard is a Best Novelette Locus Award finalist, “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde is a Best Novelette Locus Award finalist, “That Story Isn’t the Story” by John Wiswell is a Best Novelette Locus Award finalist, “If the Martians Have Magic” by P. Djèlí Clark is a Best Short Story Locus Award finalist, “Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte is a Best Short Story Locus Award finalist, “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker is a Best Short Story Locus Award finalist,  and “The Sin of America” by Catherynne M. Valente is a Best Short Story Locus Award finalist! Congratulations to everyone!!! Plus, Uncanny Magazine is a Best Magazine Locus Award finalist, and Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas are a Best Editor Locus Award finalist!

We are so honored!

A huge congratulations to all of the phenomenal finalists!

From the Locus website:

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2022 Locus Awards. These results are from the February 1 to April 15 voting, done by readers on an open public ballot. Congratulations to all!

The Locus Awards winners will be announced June 25, 2022, during the virtual Locus Awards Weekend. Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings, panels with leading authors, and all memberships come with a 2022 Locus Awards t-shirt. Buy your ticket today!

Uncanny Magazine Issue 46 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming May 3, the 46th issue of the Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine!!

All of the content will be available in the eBook version on the day of release.

The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on day of release and half on June 7.

Don’t forget eBook Subscriptions to Uncanny Magazine are available from Weightless Books and Amazon Kindle, and you can support us on our Patreon!

Uncanny Magazine Issue 46 Table of Contents:

Cover:
Wall of Roses by Elaine Ho

Editorials:
“The Uncanny Valley” by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
“The Suffering Body Problem” by Meg Elison

Fiction:
“Your Eyes, My Beacon: Being an Account of Several Misadventures and How I Found My Way Home” by C.L. Clark (5/3)
“The Eternal Cocktail Party of the Damned” by Fonda Lee (5/3)
“Bones Are Stones for Building” by Haralambi Markov (5/3)
“This Village” by Eugenia Triantafyllou (5/3)

“The Coward Who Stole God’s Name” by John Wiswell (6/7)
“Spirit Folks” by Maurice Broaddus and Rianna Butcher (6/7)
“Two Hands, Wrapped in Gold” by S.B. Divya (6/7)

Reprint:
“The Scholar of the Bamboo Flute” by Aliette de Bodard (6/7)

Nonfiction:
“The Boy Who Cried Historical Accuracy” by Francesca Tacchi (5/3)
“From Panic to Process: What Taking Criticism Actually Means” by Marissa Lingen (5/3)

“Gracias, Orlando: A Genre Film and a Queer Body Awakening” by Héctor González (6/7)
“No Astra without Aspera” by Tessa Fisher (6/7)

Poetry:

“Timeless Pie” by Beth Cato (5/3)
“In Stock Images of the Future, Everything is White” by Terese Mason Pierre (5/3)

“Spirituals” by Anjali Patel (6/7)
“Wormhole” by Abu Bakr Sadiq (6/7)

Interviews:
Haralambi Markov Interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (5/3)

S.B. Divya Interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (6/7)

Podcasts:
Episode 46A (5/3): Editors’ Introduction, “Your Eyes, My Beacon: Being an Account of Several Misadventures and How I Found My Way Home” by C.L. Clark, as read by Erika Ensign, “In Stock Images of the Future, Everything is White” by Terese Mason Pierre, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing C.L. Clark.

Episode 46B (6/7): Editors’ Introduction, “The Coward Who Stole God’s Name” by John Wiswell, as read by Matt Peters, “Spirituals” by Anjali Patel, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing John Wiswell.

 

Two Uncanny Stories, a Poem, and Two Essays Are 2022 Ignyte Award Finalists!!!

Fabulous news, Space Unicorns! Two Uncanny Magazine stories, a poem, and two essays are 2022 Ignyte Award finalists! “Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim is a finalist for a Best Novelette Ignyte Award, “If the Martians Have Magic” by P. Djèlí Clark is a finalist for a Best Short Story Ignyte Award, “POST MASSACRE PSYCHE EVALUATION” by Abu Bakr Sadiq is a finalist for a Best in Speculative Poetry Ignyte Award, “The Necessity of Slavery Stories” by Troy L. Wiggins is a finalist for a Best in Creative Nonfiction Ignyte Award, and “What You Might Have Missed” by Arley Sorg is a finalist for a Best in Creative Nonfiction Ignyte Award! Congratulations to everyone!!!

Plus, congratulations to Uncanny Magazine Assistant Editor Monte Lin! Monte’s essay “Where Will You Place us When We Are Dead?” is a finalist for a Best in Creative Nonfiction Ignyte Award!

It is a fabulous ballot! Congratulations to all of the finalists!

From the Ignyte Award website:

Voting is now open to the public here and closes June 10th, 2022 at 11:59PM EDT.

The short list is derived from 15 BIPOC+ voters made up of FIYAHCON Staff and previous award winners, of varying genders, sexualities, cultures, disabilities, and locations throughout the world. They are referred to as the Ignyte Awards Committee. The Committee was not limited to selections authored or otherwise created by BIPOC. Public voting on the shortlist does not permit write-in nominations. Each year, we ask winners to be part of the subsequent year’s committee to ensure fresh perspectives and to help prevent repeated nominations of the same popular authors as recognized in many other genre awards. 

This year’s ceremony will be live broadcast on September 17th and will be hosted by Brent Lambert.

Uncanny Is Looking for Submissions Editors Once Again!

Uncanny Magazine is currently seeking to add more Submissions Editors (often called slush readers). Uncanny is an online magazine that publishes Science Fiction and Fantasy and pays $.10 per word for new fiction. Our submission guidelines are here.

We will ask Submissions Editors to select unique and provocative, diverse, well-written stories from our unsolicited submissions for the Editors-in-Chief to consider for publication. Each Submission Editor will be responsible for reading about 30-60 stories per month on the Moksha system. (We try to respond within 10 days to submissions.) There is a small stipend for the position, and you will be unable to submit stories or poems to Uncanny if you are chosen. If you’re curious about how this process works, here is an excellent post by Sigrid Ellis on the subject.

If you’re interested in joining Team Space Unicorn, please fill out our Submission Editor application form. We will be accepting applications until April 27 at 11:59 PM CDT.

Thanks!

Rati Mehrotra’s Uncanny Magazine Story Is a 2022 Aurora Award Finalist!

Fabulous news, Space Unicorns! The 2022 Aurora Awards finalists have been announced, and “Eighteen Days of Barbareek” by Rati Mehrotra is a finalist for the Best Short Story Aurora Award! Congratulations to Rati and to all of the phenomenal finalists!

From the Aurora Awards website:

This ballot is for works originally done in 2021 by Canadians.  The Aurora Awards are nominated by members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.  The top five nominated works were selected.  Additional works were included where there was a tie for fifth place.  An online awards ceremony will be held on August 13th, 2022 hosted by When Words Collide (www.whenwordscollide.org ).  NOTE:  Links have been provided to the works to help you get more information about them.

 

Six Uncanny Stories and Uncanny Magazine Are All 2022 Hugo Award Finalists!

PHENOMENAL news, Space Unicorns! SIX Uncanny Magazine stories are finalists for the prestigious Hugo Award! “Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim is a finalist for Best Novelette, “That Story Isn’t the Story ” by John Wiswell is a finalist for Best Novelette, “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde is a finalist for Best Novelette, “The Sin of America” by Catherynne M. Valente is a finalist for Best Short Story, “Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte is a finalist for Best Short Story, and “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker is a finalist for Best Short Story! Congratulations to everybody!

Even more wonderful news! Uncanny Magazine (Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, Poetry/Managing Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu, Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson, and Podcast Producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky) is once again a finalist for Best Semiprozine!

Finally, former Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson is a finalist for Best Related Work for Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism! Congratulations, Elsa!

It is an amazing list of Hugo Award finalists, many of whom are Uncanny authors and friends. CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYBODY!!! Thank you to everyone who nominated these works, and to the hard-working Chicon 8 staff. We are honored, ecstatic, and overwhelmed.

Below is the Hugo Award Press Releases from Chicon 8:

April 7, 2022

2022 Hugo Award, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer Finalists Announced

Chicago, IL, USA – Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, is honored to announce the finalists for the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer. The announcement was made live to social media, including the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Chicon 8, and via the Chicon 8 website.

1368 valid nominating ballots (1366 electronic and 2 paper) were received and counted from the members of the 2021 and 2022 World Science Fiction Conventions for the 2022 Hugo Awards. Voting on the final ballot will open later in May.

The Hugo Awards are the premier award in the science fiction genre, honoring science fiction literature and media as well as the genre’s fans. The Hugo Awards were first presented at the 1953 World Science Fiction Convention in Philadelphia (Philcon II), and they have continued to honor science fiction and fantasy notables for more than 60 years.

Only Chicon 8 members will be able to vote on the final ballot and choose the winners for the 2022 Awards. If you are not already a member, please go to our website https://chicon.org/home/membership-rates/ to register as at least a Supporting member in order to participate in the Hugo Awards. The 2022 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award, and the Astounding Award will be presented on Sunday evening, September 4, 2022, at a highlighted formal ceremony at Chicon 8.

More information about the Hugo Awards is available at: https://chicon.org/home/whats-happening/hugo-awards/

Questions about the Hugo Awards process should be directed to [email protected].

The 80th World Science Fiction Convention, Chicon 8, will take place in Chicago, Illinois, USA from September 1-5, 2022. For more information about the convention, including current membership rates, visit http://chicon.org. All media releases are available at http://chicon.org/home/about-worldcon/press-and-media/. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @chicagoworldcon.

Final Ballot for the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer

Best Novel

1151 ballots for 443 nominees; finalist range 111-242

  • A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine (Tor)
  • The Galaxy, and the Ground Within, by Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager / Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Light From Uncommon Stars, by Ryka Aoki (Tor / St Martin’s Press)
  • A Master of Djinn, by Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom / Orbit UK)
  • Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir (Ballantine / Del Rey)
  • She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor / Mantle)

Best Novella

807 ballots for 138 nominees; finalist range 90-235

  • Across the Green Grass Fields, by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)
  • Elder Race, by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tordotcom)
  • Fireheart Tiger, by Aliette de Bodard (Tordotcom)
  • The Past Is Red, by Catherynne Valente (Tordotcom)
  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)
  • A Spindle Splintered, by Alix Harrow (Tordotcom)

Best Novelette

463 ballots for 171 nominees; finalist range 44-74

  • “Bots of the Lost Ark”, by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, Jun 2021)
  • “Colors of the Immortal Palette”, by Caroline Yoachim (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
  • L’Esprit de L’Escalier, by Catherynne Valente (Tordotcom)
  • “O2 Arena”, by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge, Nov 2021)
  • “That Story Isn’t the Story”, by John Wiswell (Uncanny Magazine, Nov/Dec 2021)
  • “Unseelie Brothers, ”, by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021)

Best Short Story

632 ballots for 589 nominees; finalist range 44-96

  • “Mr. Death”, by Alix Harrow (Apex Magazine, Feb 2021)
  • “Proof by Induction”, by José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021)
  • “The Sin of America”, by Catherynne Valente (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
  • “Tangles”, by Seanan McGuire (com: Magic Story, Sep 2021)
  • “Unknown Number”, by Blue Neustifter (Twitter, Jul 2021)
  • “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)

Best Series

707 ballots for 194 nominees; finalist range 66-242

  • The Green Bone Saga, by Fonda Lee (Orbit)
  • The Kingston Cycle, by L. Polk (Tordotcom)
  • Merchant Princes, by Charles Stross (Macmillan)
  • Terra Ignota, by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)
  • Wayward Children, by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)
  • The World of the White Rat, by Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) (Argyll Productions)

Best Graphic Story or Comic

340 ballots for 239 nominees; finalist range 19-66

  • DIE, 4: Bleed, written by Kieron Gillen, art by Stephanie Hans, lettering by Clayton Cowles (Image)
  • Far Sector, written by K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC)
  • Lore Olympus, 1, by Rachel Smythe (Del Rey)
  • Monstress, 6: The Vow, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Once & Future, 3: The Parliament of Magpies, written by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Dan Mora, colored by Tamra Bonvillain (BOOM!)
  • Strange Adventures, written by Tom King, art by Mitch Gerads and Evan “Doc” Shaner (DC)

Best Related Work

453 ballots for 303 nominees; finalist range 27-65

  • Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism, by Elsa Sjunneson (Tiller Press)
  • The Complete Debarkle: Saga of a Culture War, by Camestros Felapton (Camestros Felapton)
  • Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985, edited by Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre (PM Press)
  • “How Twitter can ruin a life”, by Emily James (Vox, Jun 2021)
  • Never Say You Can’t Survive, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tordotcom)
  • True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee, by Abraham Riesman (Crown)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

597 ballots for 192 nominees; finalist range 67-261

  • Dune, screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth; directed by Denis Villeneuve; based on the novel Dune by Frank Herbert (Warner Bros / Legendary Entertainment)
  • Encanto, screenplay by Charise Castro Smith and Jared Bush; directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Charise Castro Smith (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • The Green Knight, written and directed by David Lowery (BRON Studios/A24)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, screenplay by Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham; directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Space Sweepers, written and directed by Jo Sung-hee (Bidangil Pictures)
  • WandaVision, screenplay by Peter Cameron, Mackenzie Dohr, Laura Donney, Bobak Esfarjani, Megan McDonnell, Jac Schaeffer (created by and head writer), Cameron Squires, Gretchen Enders, Chuck Hayward; directed by Matt Shakman (Disney+)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

386 ballots for 337 nominees; finalist range 25-44

  • The Wheel of Time: The Flame of Tar Valon, written by Justine Juel Gillmer, directed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield, based on The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (Amazon Studios)
  • For All Mankind: The Grey, written by Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi; directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Tall Ship Productions/Sony Pictures Television)
  • Arcane: The Monster You Created, written by Christian Linke and Alex Yee; story by Christian Linke, Alex Yee, Conor Sheehy, and Ash Brannon; directed by Pascal Charrue and Arnaud Delord (Netflix)
  • The Expanse: Nemesis Games, written by Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and Naren Shankar; directed by Breck Eisner (Amazon Studios)
  • Loki: The Nexus Event, written by Eric Martin, directed by Kate Herron, created for television by Michael Waldron (Disney+)
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: wej Duj, written by Kathryn Lyn, directed by Bob Suarez (CBS Eye Animation Productions)

Best Editor, Short Form

319 ballots for 123 nominees; finalist range 47-72

  • Neil Clarke
  • Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • Mur Lafferty & B. Divya
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheree Renée Thomas
  • Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form

182 ballots for 85 nominees; finalist range 12-44

  • Ruoxi Chen
  • Nivia Evans
  • Sarah Guan
  • Brit Hvide
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist

233 ballots for 210 nominees; finalist range 19-34

  • Tommy Arnold
  • Rovina Cai
  • Ashley Mackenzie
  • Maurizio Manzieri
  • Will Staehle
  • Alyssa Winans

Best Semiprozine

312 ballots for 78 nominees; finalist range 39-113

  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor Scott Andrews
  • Escape Pod, editors S.B. Divya, Mur Lafferty, and Valerie Valdes; assistant editors Benjamin Kinney and Premee Mohamed; guest editor Brent C. Lambert; hosts Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart; audio producers Summer Brooks and Adam Pracht; and the entire Escape Pod team
  • FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, publisher Troy L Wiggins; executive editor DaVaun Sanders; managing editor Eboni Dunbar; poetry editor B. Sharise Moore; reviews editor and social media manager Brent Lambert; art director L. D. Lewis; web editor Chavonne Brown; non-fiction editor Margeaux Weston; guest editors Summer Farah and Nadia Shammas; acquiring editors Kaleb Russell, Rebecca McGee, Kerine Wint, Joshua Morley, Emmalia Harrington, Genine Tyson, Tonya R. Moore, Danny Lore; technical assistant Nelson Rolon
  • PodCastle, co-editors Jen R. Albert, C. L. Clark, Shingai Njeri Kagunda, and Eleanor R. Wood; assistant editors Summer Fletcher and Sofía Barker; audio producer Peter Adrian Behravesh; host Matt Dovey; and the entire PodCastle team
  • Strange Horizons, Vanessa Aguirre, Joseph Aitken, Kwan-Ann Tan, Rachel Ayers, M H Ayinde, Tierney Bailey, Scott Beggs, Drew Matthew Beyer, Gautam Bhatia, Tom Borger, K. Campbell, Emma Celi, Zhui Ning Chang, Rita Chen, Tania Chen, Liz Christman, Emma-Grace Clarke, Linda H. Codega, Kristian Wilson Colyard, Bruhad Dave, Sarah Davidson, Tahlia Day, Arinn Dembo, Belen Edwards, Rebecca Evans, Ciro Faienza, Courtney Floyd, Lila Garrott, Guananí Gómez-Van Cortright, Colette Grecco, Julia Gunnison, Dan Hartland, Sydney Hilton, Angela Hinck, Amanda Jean, Jamie Johnson, Sean Joyce-Farley, Erika Kanda, Kat Kourbeti, Catherine Krahe, Anna Krepinsky, Clayton Kroh, Natasha Leullier, Dante Luiz, Gui Machiavelli, Cameron Mack, Samantha Manaktola, Marisa Manuel, Jean McConnell, Heather McDougal, Maria Morabe, Amelia Moriarty, Sarah Noakes, Aidan Oatway, AJ Odasso, Joel Oliver-Cormier, Kristina Palmer, Karintha Parker, Anjali Patel, Juliana Pinho, Nicasio Reed, Belicia Rhea, Abbey Schlanz, Elijah Rain Smith, Alyn Spector, Hebe Stanton, Melody Steiner, Romie Stott, Yejin Suh, Sonia Sulaiman, Ben Tyrrell, Renee Van Siclen, Kathryn Weaver, Liza Wemakor, Aigner Loren Wilson, E.M. Wright, Vicki Xu, and The Strange Horizons Editorial Collective
  • Uncanny Magazine, publishers and editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas; managing/poetry editor Chimedum Ohaegbu; nonfiction editor Elsa Sjunneson; podcast producers Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

Best Fanzine

243 ballots for 87 nominees; finalist range 21-76

  • The Full Lid, by Alasdair Stuart and Marguerite Kenner
  • Galactic Journey, founder Gideon Marcus; editor Janice Newman; associate writers Gwyn Conaway, Jason Sacks, and John Boston
  • Journey Planet, edited by Erin Underwood, Jean Martin, Sara Felix, Vanessa Applegate, Chuck Serface, Errick Nunnally, Evan Reeves, Steven H Silver, James Bacon and Christopher J Garcia
  • Quick Sip Reviews, editor Charles Payseur
  • Small Gods, Lee Moyer (Icon) and Seanan McGuire (Story)
  • Unofficial Hugo Book Club Blog, editors Amanda Wakaruk and Olav Rokne

Best Fancast

384 ballots for 202 nominees; 32-55

  • Be The Serpent, presented by Alexandra Rowland, Freya Marske, and Jennifer Mace
  • The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan producer
  • Hugo, Girl!, hosts Haley Zapal, Amy Salley, and Lori Anderson; producer/editor Kevin Anderson
  • Octothorpe, by John Coxon, Alison Scott, and Liz Batty
  • Our Opinions Are Correct, presented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, produced by Veronica Simonetti
  • Worldbuilding for Masochists, presented by Cass Morris, Rowenna Miller, and Marshall Ryan Maresca

Best Fan Writer

368 ballots for 168 nominees; finalist range 31-117

  • Chris Barkley
  • Bitter Karella
  • Alex Brown
  • Cora Buhlert
  • Jason Sanford
  • Paul Weimer

Best Fan Artist

230 ballots for 122 nominees; finalist range 15-49

  • Iain Clark
  • Lorelei Esther
  • Sara Felix
  • Ariela Housman
  • Nilah Magruder
  • Lee Moyer

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book

451 ballots for 208 nominees; finalist range 59-117

  • Chaos on CatNet, by Naomi Kritzer (Tor Teen)
  • Iron Widow, by Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen / Rock the Boat)
  • The Last Graduate, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey Books)
  • Redemptor, by Jordan Ifueko (Amulet Books / Hot Key Books)
  • A Snake Falls to Earth, by Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
  • Victories Greater Than Death, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Teen / Titan)

Astounding Award for Best New Writer

416 ballots for 187 nominees; finalist range 44-119

  • Tracy Deonn (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Micaiah Johnson (2nd year of eligibility)
  • K. Larkwood (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Everina Maxwell (1st year of eligibility)
  • Shelley Parker-Chan (1st year of eligibility)
  • Xiran Jay Zhao (1st year of eligibility)

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Five Uncanny Magazine Stories are 2021 Nebula Award Finalists!

Outstanding news, Space Unicorns! FIVE Uncanny Magazine stories are finalists for the prestigious Nebula Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America! “The Giants of the Violet Sea” by Eugenia Triantafyllou is a finalist for Best Novella, “Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim is a finalist for Best Novelette, “That Story Isn’t the Story ” by John Wiswell is a finalist for Best Novelette, “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker is a finalist for Best Short Story, and “Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte is a finalist for Best Short Story!

Congratulations to Eugenia, Caroline, John, Sarah, and José!

It is an amazing list of finalists, many of whom are Uncanny authors and friends. Congratulations to everyone!

From The SFWA website:

The awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2022, that will stream live as part of the 2022 Nebula Conference Online. Winners in each category will be determined by the vote of Full, Active, Associate, and Senior members of SFWA. Eligible members will receive a link to the ballot on March 14, 2022.

 

Five Uncanny Magazine Poems Are Rhysling Nominees!

Outstanding news, Space Unicorns! Five Uncanny Magazine poems are nominees for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association’s Rhysling Award for speculative poetry! L. X. Beckett’s “What The Time Travellers Stole,” Mary Soon Lee’s  “Confessions of a Spaceport AI” and Abu Bakr Sadiq’s “POST MASSACRE PSYCHE EVALUATION” are all nominees for Best Short Poem. Theodora Goss’s “Medusa Gets a Haircut”  and Avi Silver’s “The Captain Flies” are nominees for Best Long Poem. Congratulations to L.X., Mary, Abu, Theodora, Avi, and all of the Rhysling Award nominees!

Uncanny Magazine Issue 45 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming March 1, the 45th issue of the Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine!!

All of the content will be available in the eBook version on the day of release.

The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on day of release and half on April 5.

Don’t forget eBook Subscriptions to Uncanny Magazine are available from Weightless Books and Amazon Kindle, and you can support us on our Patreon!

Uncanny Magazine Issue 45 Table of Contents:

Cover:
Habitation by Paul Lewin

Editorials:
“The Uncanny Valley” by Liz Argall, Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
“The Yearning Body Problem” by Meg Elison

Fiction:

“The Goldfish Man” by Maureen McHugh (3/1)
“Boundless” by Miyuki Jane Pinckard (3/1)
“The Kaleidoscopic Visitor” by Shaoni C. White (3/1)

“I Will Have This Diamond for a Heart” by Carlos Hernandez (4/5)
“The Path of Water” by Emma Törzs (4/5)
“Flowerkicker” by Stephen Graham Jones (4/5)
“Requiem for a Dollface” by Margaret Dunlap (4/5)

Reprint:
“Under Green” by Richard Butner (3/1)

Nonfiction:
“Ask a Unicorn” (3/1)
“Acknowledging Taiwanese-American Vampire Foodies” by Jo Wu (3/1)
“Resisting the Monolith: Collecting As Counter Narrative” by Rebecca Romney (3/1)

“Wax Sealed With a Kiss” by Elsa Sjunneson (4/5)
“An Invitation to the Weary” by Sarah Gailey (4/5)

Poetry:
“Irreconcilable Differences” by Lalini Shanela Ranaraja (3/1)
“Omonhinmin” by Praise Osawaru (3/1)

“Jingwei Tries to Fill Up the Sea” by Mary Soon Lee (4/5)
“A Wreckful Planting of Small Pockets of Thirst” by Nnadi Samuel (4/5)

Interviews:
Miyuki Jane Pinckard interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (3/1)

Emma Törzs interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (4/5)

Podcasts:
Episode 45A (3/1): Editors’ Introduction, “The Goldfish Man” by Maureen McHugh, as read by Erika Ensign, “Irreconcilable Differences” by Lalini Shanela Ranaraja, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Maureen McHugh.

Episode 45B (4/1): Editors’ Introduction, “I Will Have This Diamond for a Heart” by Carlos Hernandez, as read by Matt Peters, “Requiem for a Dollface” by Margaret Dunlap, as read by Erika Ensign, “A Wreckful Planting of Small Pockets of Thirst” by Nnadi Samuel , as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Carlos Hernandez.

 

Uncanny Magazine 2021 Favorite Fiction Reader Poll Results!

Space Unicorns! It is time to announce the TOP STORY in our Uncanny Magazine 2021 Favorite Fiction Reader Poll!
It is…. *drumroll*

A TIE!!!

The TOP SHORT STORIES are:

Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker

The Sin of America” by Catherynne M. Valente

Congratulations, Sarah Pinsker and Catherynne M. Valente! SNAZZY CERTIFICATES will soon be on the way!

 

The rest of the Top Five are:

2- IS ALSO A TIE!!!

The novelette “That Story Isn’t the Story” by John Wiswell

The novelette “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde

3- The short story “Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte

4- The novelette “Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim

5- The novelette “Mulberry and Owl” by Aliette de Bodard

Congratulations to John Wiswell, Fran Wilde, José Pablo Iriarte, Caroline M. Yoachim, and Aliette de Bodard!
Thank you to everybody who voted!
Don’t forget if you’re nominating for the Nebula or Hugo Awards, we have a list of all of our eligible stories here.

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