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Major Uncanny Magazine Staff Change!

This is one of those hard news/good news posts, Space Unicorns.

The hard news is that after four years, Managing and Poetry Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu has decided to move on from her Uncanny editorial duties at the end of 2022. We can’t overstate how important Chimie has been to Uncanny. She started with us as an intern in 2018, became an Assistant Editor later that year, took over as Managing Editor in late 2019, and became Poetry Editor in 2020. She made everything look slick and professional, always had a strong voice in the poetry, stepped up to every challenge, and has been exemplary in every way. We really can’t say enough great things about Chimie and what she did to make Uncanny what it is today. We know that Chimie is going to do more fabulous things in the future. We wish her so much joy in the next step of her journey.

Chimie will be staying through Uncanny Magazine #49 (November/December 2022) to make sure we have a seamless editorial transition.

And now for the good news, Space Unicorns!

Starting with Uncanny Magazine #50 (January/February 2023), the new Managing Editor will be…

Monte Lin!!!!

Monte is the current Uncanny Magazine Assistant Editor, and started with us in 2021. He has done a phenomenal job, and we expect more tremendous things from him. He is working closely with Chimie, so we know this will be a fabulous transition. Monte is a rising superstar writer and editor, and it is such a joy to work with him. We are very excited about this!

Monte’s bio:

While being rained on adjacent to Portland, Oregon, Monte Lin edits and plays tabletop roleplaying games and writes short stories. Clarion West got him to write about dying universes, edible sins, dreaming mountains, and singularities made of anxieties. An Ignyte award finalist for his nonfiction in Strange Horizons, he also has fiction in Cossmass Infinities, Cast of Wonders, Flame Tree Press, and other publications. He can be found tweeting Doctor Who news, Asian American diaspora discourse, and his board game losses at @Monte_Lin.

Monte’s thoughtfulness and experience makes us believe he will be a great Uncanny Magazine Managing Editor. MONTE WILL BE AMAZING!!!

We will be opening up to Assistant Editor applications soon, so watch this space!

Uncanny Magazine Year 9 will be fantastic, Space Unicorns. Though many changes are happening, we will continue to have the BEST STAFF in the universe.

“Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker Won the Best Short Story Nebula Award!!!

Fabulous news, Space Unicorns! “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker won the Best Short Story Nebula Award!!! Congratulations to Sarah and to all of the finalists!

Once again, congratulations to the other four Uncanny Magazine stories that were finalists: “The Giants of the Violet Sea” by Eugenia Triantafyllou for Best Novella, “Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim for Best Novelette, “That Story Isn’t the Story ” by John Wiswell for Best Novelette, and “Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte for Best Short Story.

Congratulations to all of the Nebula Award winners and finalists!

Two Uncanny Magazine Stories Are Sturgeon Award Finalists!

Fabulous news, Space Unicorns! “If the Martians Have Magic” by P. Djèlí Clark and “Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte are Sturgeon Memorial Award finalists! Congratulations to P. Djèlí Clark, José Pablo Iriarte, and all of the finalists!

Press release below:

LAWRENCE, KS – 13 May, 2022
for immediate release

This year’s finalists for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story have been selected.

2022 Finalists for the Theodore A. Sturgeon Memorial Award

“If the Martians Have Magic,” P. Djeli Clark, Uncanny Magazine, Sept 2021
“Philia, Eros, Storge, Agápe, Pragma,” R.S.A. Garcia, Clarkesworld, Jan 2021
“The Album of Dr. Moreau,” Daryl Gregory,
Tordotcom Publishing, May 2021
“Broad Dutty Water,” Nalo Hopkinson, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Dec
2021
“Proof by Induction,” José Pablo Iriarte, Uncanny Magazine, May 2021

“The Dark Ride,” John Kessel, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan 2021
“The Metric,” David Moles,
Asimov’s, May 2021
“Sarcophagus,” Ray Nayler, Clarkesworld, April 2021
“Bots of the Lost Ark,” Suzanne Palmer, Clarkesworld, June 2021
“The Necessity of Stars,” E. Catherine Tobler, Neon Hemlock, July 2021

The Sturgeon Award was established in 1987 by James Gunn, Founding Director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, and the heirs of Theodore Sturgeon. The winner will be announced later this summer, and will be presented with their award and a cash prize as a guest of honor at our first annual Sturgeon Symposium this fall (9/29/22 – 9/30/22).

 

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.

 

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.

 

Fifteen Uncanny Magazine Stories Are on the 2021 Locus Recommended Reading List and Locus Award Poll!

FABULOUS NEWS, SPACE UNICORNS! HAPPIEST OF DAYS!!! FIFTEEN Uncanny Magazine stories are on the prestigious 2021 Locus Recommended Reading List! WE ARE SO THRILLED! Congratulations to all of the authors!

Best Novella:
The Giants of the Violet Sea” by Eugenia Triantafyllou

Best Novelette:
Mulberry and Owl” by Aliette de Bodard
Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde
That Story Isn’t the Story” by John Wiswell
Colors of the Immortal Palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim

Best Short Story:
If the Martians Have Magic” by P. Djèlí Clark
The Wishing Pool” by Tananarive Due
Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte
Immortal Coil” by Ellen Kushner
Presque vue” by Tochi Onyebuchi
A House Full of Voices Is Never Empty” by Miyuki Jane Pinckard
Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker
Thirteen of the Secrets in My Purse” by Rachel Swirsky
How the Girls Came Home” by Eugenia Triantafyllou
The Sin of America” by Catherynne M. Valente

ALSO! Congratulations to Uncanny Magazine Managing Editor/Poetry Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu! Her novelette “And for My Next Trick, I Have Disappeared” is on the list! PLUS! Congratulations to Uncanny Magazine Nonfiction Editor Meg Elison! Her short stories “The Pizza Boy” and “The Revolution Will Not Be Served With Fries“ are on the list!

This means you can vote for these stories in the 2022 Locus Poll and Survey which determines the Locus Awards! Voting is FREE TO ALL! Along with these stories, Uncanny Magazine is also eligible for a Locus Award in the Best Magazine or Fanzine category, and Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas are eligible in the Best Editor – Pro or Fan category! Vote for the things you liked, and you can even write in things that didn’t make the 2021 Locus Recommended Reading List! YOUR VOTE ALWAYS COUNTS!

And as long as you are in a voting mood, don’t forget to vote in the Uncanny Magazine Readers’ Favorite Stories Poll! It’s open until February 7, and the winning author gets a SNAZZY CERTIFICATE!

Shine on, Space Unicorns!

Uncanny Magazine 2021 Poetry Eligibility

Hello, Space Unicorns! Nominating for the Rhysling Award for speculative poetry is open! If you’re a SFPA member, you can nominate short and long poetry up until February 15 for the 2022 Rhysling Award. Uncanny Magazine’s eligible poems from 2021 are:

 

Short Poem (0–49 lines; for prose poems, 0–499 words):

Kalevala, an Untelling by Lizy Simonen

bargain | bin by Ewen Ma

Fish Out of Water by Neil Gaiman

What The Time Travellers Stole by L.X. Beckett

lagahoo culture (Part II) by Brandon O’Brien

the most humane methods could involve a knife by Tamara Jerée

Future Saints by Terese Mason Pierre

Self Portrait As a Printing Press by Nnadi Samuel

Paqtasultieg by Tiffany Morris

Collection by Vivian Li

Mona Lisa’s Abecedarian to Leonardo da Vinci by Abu Bakr Sadiq

Hitobashira by Betsy Aoki

Sonnet for the Aglæcwif by Minal Hajratwala

Radioactivity by Octavia Cade

amorous advice for the ocean-oriented by Chiara Situmorang

Áhàméfùla by Uche Ogbuji

Map-Making by Kristian Macaron

The Burning River by Hal Y. Zhang

POST MASSACRE PSYCHE EVALUATION by Abu Bakr Sadiq

Between Childroid + Mother by Miriam Alex

Confessions of a Spaceport AI by Mary Soon Lee

 

Long poems (50+ lines; for prose poems, 500+ words):

Medusa Gets a Haircut by Theodora Goss

Of Monsters I Loved by Ali Trotta

After The Tower Falls, Death Gives Advice by Ali Trotta

The Captain Flies by Avi Silver

 

Uncanny Magazine Issue 44 Cover and Table of Contents!

Coming January 4, the 44th 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 February 1.

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 44 Table of Contents:

Cover:
Shuffling The Cards by Galen Dara

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

Fiction:
“The Night Dance” by Leah Cypess (1/4)
“The Calcified Heart of Saint Ignace Battiste” by Christopher Caldwell (1/4)
“Ribbons” by Natalia Theodoridou (1/4)

“The Haunting of Dr. Claudius Winterson” by Sarah Monette (2/1)
“Lily, the Immortal” by Kylie Lee Baker (2/1)
“Hundred-Handed One” by Wen-yi Lee (2/1)
“How to Safely Store Your Magical Artifacts After Saving the World” by Tina Connolly (2/1)

Reprint:
“The Clockwork Penguin Dreamed of Stars” by Caroline M. Yoachim (1/4)

Nonfiction:
Midnight Mass Talks Too Much but Still Manages to Compel” by Alex Jennings (1/4)
“The Future in the Flesh: Why Cyberpunk Can’t Forget the Body” by Lincoln Michel (1/4)

“Even After Death: An Essay in Questions” by Shingai Njeri Kagunda (2/1)
Gone with the Clones: How Confederate Soft Power Twisted the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy” by Louis Evans (2/1)

Poetry:
“Crustacean on Land” by Mehnaz Sahibzada (1/4)
“The House Snakes” by Sonya Taaffe (1/4)

“a sinkhole invites a street to consider its future” by Dominik Parisien (2/1)
“Weaver Girl Dream” by Lisabelle Tay (2/1)

Interviews:
Christopher Caldwell Interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (1/4)

Sarah Monette Interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (2/1)

Podcasts:
Episode 44A (1/4): Editors’ Introduction, “The Night Dance” by Leah Cypess, as read by Erika Ensign, “The House Snakes” by Sonya Taaffe, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Leah Cypess.

Episode 44B (2/1): Editors’ Introduction, “Lily, the Immortal” by Kylie Lee Baker, as read by Matt Peters, “Weaver Girl Dream” by Lisabelle Tay, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Kylie Lee Baker.

“What If We Can Make Sure Disasters Create a Better Future?” Q&A with the Finalists of Fix’s Climate Fiction Contest- A Guest Post

Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors is the first climate-fiction contest from Fix, Grist’s solutions lab. Imagine 2200 asked writers to envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress. Fix Network Weaver Tory Stephens caught up with two of the contest finalists, Ada M. Patterson and Tehnuka, to talk about how fiction can help create a better reality.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

 

Tory Stephens: What drew you to enter the Imagine 2200 storytelling contest?

Ada Patterson: I heard about it through adrienne maree brown’s social media. There were a lot of turbulent things happening in Barbados and in my life at the time. So even though I had never written climate fiction, I felt it would be a nice challenge. And it gave me a lot of space to speak through the things that were going on. Honestly, I didn’t think my story would be selected, because I didn’t think it was hopeful enough.

Tehnuka: I also hadn’t written much science fiction. And writing about climate change doesn’t usually give me a lot of hope for the future. This gave me a chance to think about it from a different perspective, to ask: What happens if we work together? How might an equitable future look?

 

Tory: Now that you’ve both published sci-fi stories, do you think you will continue exploring the genre?

Tehnuka: This is my first published science fiction story, and this experience has increased my confidence in writing science fiction. My story is informed somewhat by my background in earth sciences, but I realized that science fiction is not all about science for me—it can be about human experiences and society.

Ada: Well, I do not have any kind of science background! I’ve always been fascinated researching the climate crisis and seeing how it intersects with sex and gender identity. My story wasn’t altogether hopeful, but science fiction makes it feel possible to imagine a future for my island and our community, to have hope for a trans future. That’s something I’m struggling with now personally, that the island will be gone. There is this threat of disappearance. Using science fiction as a tool, that was the first time I felt, strangely, hopeful.

 

Tory: Can you tell us more about how your identities and life experiences influenced your stories?

Ada: It was an especially potent time for me to imagine a future for trans people—at the time I wrote my piece I just started hormone replacement therapy, and then [because of the pandemic there was] a shortage of medication in Barbados. I research a lot and think about things like how plasticization has affected our water by leaching estrogen-like chemicals, or how sea turtles in our local waters are producing more female offspring because of warming sand temperatures. [Imagine 2200] gave me space to think about what it can mean to be queer or trans in a climate-queered world, and how all of these observable realities are already expanding and forming a different kind of world.

Tehnuka: I wanted to explore a sense of belonging. In all aspects of life some of us find it harder to belong than others. I’m Tamil and my parents are from Sri Lanka. I was born and live in a colonized country [Aotearoa New Zealand]. Being from an ethnic group still dealing with the effects of colonization, and feeling sucked into a system that aligns you with the colonizer, how do you then find belonging? My protagonist’s identity, like mine, is tied to the experiences, culture, and immigration of generations before her. Like me, she feels caught between worlds.

Ada: The “between worlds” feeling is really resonant: being conscious of the climate crisis and your position in it [as a colonized person], and feeling the precarity, feeling a complicated love for the place as well. There’s something confronting about it—I drowned my entire island in order to make another future possible! Or, rather, that was the future I saw coming, and I needed to see something after it. But I think there’s that common kind of complicated pull that our characters all felt for these places [in our stories].

 

Tory: Ada, it was interesting hearing you say that you didn’t expect your story to be selected, because you weren’t sure if it was hopeful enough. Our goal at Fix is to advance solutions to the climate crisis instead of focusing on the problems that have been covered over and over. Can you speak to the challenge of having hope amid the climate crisis?

Ada: For me, imagining these kinds of futures is a response to the resignation that I’ve seen in some people. I don’t have a lot of time for this kind of output that resigns itself to, “It’s the end of the world.” I’m just like: “Is it?” [Climate fiction] is also a response to the lived reality of the climate crisis that people of color experience the harshest every day. Some of us have already been living in what can be termed an apocalypse. In Barbados, we have been facing the reality of rising sea levels for some time.

Tehnuka: It was amazing reading your story, Ada. There was such a strong sense of place, and it captures the balance between accepting the changes that are inevitable and finding a way to make things more equitable within that.

Going back to the idea of hope, a lot of us don’t think stopping climate change is realistic, but we know we need the human world to change. It always comes back to capitalism for me—we do need that to change to cope with climate change. But disaster capitalists are constantly profiting from disasters, and even creating them. What if, instead, we can make sure disasters create a better future for everyone?

Ada: When I think about this idea of the end of the world, I think about Black feminist ideas, Afro-pessimist ideas, which are about different kinds of liberation—and which are only possible when this world that we live in is over. We are bankrupting the ideals of this world that only empowers certain communities of people, that empowers the few by stepping on and displacing others. To bankrupt that kind of world, I hope for that kind of apocalypse.

Tory: I hope for that kind of apocalypse!

Tehnuka: I really agree, and hope looks different for everyone. I think that’s why climate fiction is powerful; we can explore the aftermath of colonialism from different perspectives.

 

Tory: Was there anything that surprised or stood out to you about the other stories in the Imagine 2200 collection?

Tehnuka: I loved the range of stories. What stood out for me was that many of these futures could exist at the same time; the worlds people created didn’t feel mutually exclusive.

Ada: I completely agree. I wouldn’t say surprised, but I’m curious about the capacity for hope—a certain kind of hope—in different communities, and what kind of hope is more appealing in certain contexts.

Tehnuka: And that we are not writing utopia if we’re asking, “What does an equitable future look like in a colonized country?” We’re still writing human worlds, imperfect worlds. I didn’t want to write a utopia because that didn’t make sense to me. Not letting capitalism, a system where some people succeed on the backs of others, into the story, while keeping the element of things not being quite there yet—because things will never be quite there yet—was important. There are still people who can’t live as they want to in my story. The difference is that it’s understood.

 

Read all 12 stories in the collection for free at Grist.org/Fix.

 

Ada M. Patterson (she/they) is an artist and writer based in Barbados and Rotterdam. Their story, Broken From the Colony, imagines a future in which a Caribbean island community is devastated by a hurricane and most of the survivors are trans girls who become part of the ecosystem themselves, transitioning into human-coral hybrids.

 

 

 

Tehnuka (she/they) is a second-generation Tamil tauiwi volcanologist from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Their story, El, the Plastotrophs, and Me, is set in a future co-op where each new birth is approved by the community and an unexpected pregnancy triggers an existential crisis for Malar, the story’s protagonist.

 

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