Uncanny Magazine Issue Fifty-One

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Fifty-One! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on March 7, 2023. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on March 7 and half on April 4.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Charlie Jane Anders, Kristiana Willsey, AnaMaria Curtis, Delilah S. Dawson,Valerie Valdes, Parlei Rivière, and Ai Jiang; reprint fiction by Sarah Pinsker; nonfiction by C. L. Polk, Jeffe Kennedy, Ruthanna Emrys, and Riley Silverman; poetry by Tiffany Morris, Ewa Gerald Onyebuchi, Betsy Aoki, and Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman; interviews with Kristiana Willsey and Delilah S. Dawson by Caroline M. Yoachim; and Nilah Magruder’s A Murmur of Dragons as the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 51A (March 7): Editors’ Introduction, “A Soul in the World” by Charlie Jane Anders, as read by Erika Ensign, “Dawning” by Tiffany Morris, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Charlie Jane Anders.

Episode 51B (April 4): Editors’ Introduction, “In Time, a Weed May Break Stone” by Valerie Valdes, as read by Matt Peters, “What They Love Now” by Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Valerie Valdes.

About Our Cover Artist: Nilah Magruder

Image of Nilah Magruder with glasses and a mustard yellow top looking to the rightNilah Magruder is based in Maryland. She is the author of M.F.K., a middle-grade graphic novel and winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, How to Find a Fox, and Wutaryoo. She has published short stories in Fireside Magazine and the anthology All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages. Nilah has also written for Marvel Comics, illustrated children’s books for Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic, and Penguin, and worked as a writer and storyboard artist in television animation. When she is not working, Nilah is watching baking, gardening, and snuggling with her cat and two dogs.


In The Issue

More Fiction

A Soul in the World by Charlie Jane Anders

Perhaps in Understanding by AnaMaria Curtis

To Put Your Heart Into a White Deer by Kristiana Willsey

Yinying­—Shadow by Ai Jiang

In Time, a Weed May Break Stone by Valerie Valdes
(available Apr 04, 2023)

Blank Space by Delilah S. Dawson
(available Apr 04, 2023)

Bigger Fish by Sarah Pinsker
(available Apr 04, 2023)

Space Treads by Parlei Rivière
(available Apr 04, 2023)


The Music of Birds in Exile by Ewa Gerald Onyebuchi

Dawning by Tiffany Morris

What They Love Now by Sara Cleto & Brittany Warman
(available Apr 04, 2023)

The Lummi Island Crossing Is Not What You Think by Betsy Aoki
(available Apr 04, 2023)


Choosing to Build a Non-Patriarchal Fantasy World by Jeffe Kennedy

Thank You, Patreon Supporters! by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas

BookTok Fame Is a Lightning Strike by C. L. Polk

The Partially Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn by Riley Silverman
(available Apr 04, 2023)

On a Scaffold of Story: Parenting, Politics, and Narrative by Ruthanna Emrys
(available Apr 04, 2023)


Interview: Kristiana Willsey by Caroline M. Yoachim

Interview: Delilah S. Dawson by Caroline M. Yoachim
(available Apr 04, 2023)