Uncanny Magazine Issue Fifty

Welcome to the double-sized Uncanny Magazine Issue Fifty! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on January 3, 2023. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on January 3 and half on February 7.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Ken Liu and Caroline M. Yoachim, Mary Robinette Kowal, P. Djèlí Clark, A. T. Greenblatt, A.M. Dellamonica, Eugenia Triantafyllou, Sarah Pinsker, E. Lily Yu, Marie Brennan, Christopher Caldwell, John Wiswell, and Maureen McHugh; nonfiction by Elsa Sjunneson, John Picacio, Annalee Newitz, A. T. Greenblatt, Diana M. Pho, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach; poetry by Neil Gaiman, Terese Mason Pierre, Sonya Taaffe, Betsy Aoki, Theodora Goss, Ali Trotta, Abu Bakr Sadiq, Elizabeth Bear, and Brandon O’Brien; interviews with Ken Liu and Caroline M. Yoachim by Tina Connolly, and Eugenia Triantafyllou, E. Lily Yu, and Christopher Caldwell by Caroline M. Yoachim; and Galen Dara’s Sharps and Soft as the cover.

All that plus four podcasts!

Episode 50A (January 3): Editors’ Introduction, “Cold Relations” by Mary Robinette Kowal, as read by Erika Ensign, “Love Poem: Phoenix” by Terese Mason Pierre, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Mary Robinette Kowal.

Episode 50B (January 17): Editors’ Introduction, “How to Raise a Kraken in Your Bathtub” by P. Djèlí Clark, as read by Matt Peters, “Kannazuki, or the Godless Month” by Betsy Aoki, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing P. Djèlí Clark.

Episode 50C (February 7): Editors’ Introduction, “One Man’s Treasure” by Sarah Pinsker, as read by Matt Peters, “The Witch Makes Her To-Do List” by Theodora Goss, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Sarah Pinsker.

Episode 50D (February 21): Editors’ Introduction, “Bad Doors” by John Wiswell, as read by Erika Ensign, “Driving Downtown” by Abu Bakr Sadiq, as read by Matt Peters, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing John Wiswell.

About Our Cover Artist: Galen Dara

Galen Dara has created art for TOR, DAW Books, HarperCollins Publishing, Simon and Schuster, Subterranean Press, Scientific American magazine, Uncanny Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, Strange Horizons Magazine, Wizards Of The Coast, and Fantasy Flight Games. She’s won the Hugo Award, the World Fantasy award, the Spectrum Award, and the Chesley Award (and has been nominated several times for the Locus Award). She’s on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @galendarawww.galendara.com

 

In The Issue

More Fiction

Horsewoman by A.M. Dellamonica

Collaboration? by Ken Liu & Caroline M. Yoachim

Waystation City by A. T. Greenblatt

Flower, Daughter, Soil, Seed by Eugenia Triantafyllou

Collaboration? (accessible version) by Ken Liu & Caroline M. Yoachim

How to Raise a Kraken in Your Bathtub by P. Djèlí Clark

Cold Relations by Mary Robinette Kowal

Silver Necklace, Golden Ring by Marie Brennan
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Miz Boudreaux’s Last Ride by Christopher Caldwell
(available Feb 07, 2023)

The Father Provincial of Mare Imbrium by E. Lily Yu
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Prospect Heights by Maureen McHugh
(available Feb 07, 2023)

One Man’s Treasure by Sarah Pinsker
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Bad Doors by John Wiswell
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Poetry

Love Poem: Phoenix by Terese Mason Pierre

Kannazuki, or the Godless Month by Betsy Aoki

The Hole Thing by Neil Gaiman

The Credo of Loplop by Sonya Taaffe

The Witch Makes Her To-Do List by Theodora Goss
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Driving Downtown by Abu Bakr Sadiq
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Temperance and The Devil, Reversed by Ali Trotta
(available Feb 07, 2023)

To Whomsoever Remains by Brandon O’Brien
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Hel on a Headland by Elizabeth Bear
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Essays

Something in the Way: AI-Generated Images and the Real Killer by John Picacio

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

The Haunting of Her Body by Elsa Sjunneson

What a Fourteenth Century Legal Case Can Teach Us about Storytelling by Annalee Newitz

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm: Audio Writing by Diana M. Pho
(available Feb 07, 2023)

The Magic of the Right Story by A. T. Greenblatt
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Building Better Worlds by Javier Grillo–Marxuach
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Interviews

Interview: Eugenia Triantafyllou by Caroline M. Yoachim

Interview: Ken Liu & Caroline M. Yoachim by Tina Connolly

Interview: Christopher Caldwell by Caroline M. Yoachim
(available Feb 07, 2023)

Interview: E. Lily Yu by Caroline M. Yoachim
(available Feb 07, 2023)