Uncanny Magazine Issue Five

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Five! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on July 7, 2015. The free online content will be released in 2 stages—half on July 7, and half on August 4.

Featuring all–new short fiction by Mary Robinette Kowal, E. Lily Yu, Shveta Thakrar, Charlie Jane Anders, Sarah Monette, and Delilah S. Dawson, classic fiction by Scott Lynch, nonfiction by Natalie Luhrs, Sofia Samatar, Michael R. Underwood, and Caitlín Rosberg, poems by C. S. E. Cooney, Bryan Thao Worra, and Sonya Taaffe, interviews with E. Lily Yu and Delilah S. Dawson, and Antonio Caparo’s Companion Devices on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 5A: Editors’ Introduction, Mary Robinette Kowal’s “Midnight Hour” (as read by Amal El–Mohtar), C.S.E. Cooney’s “The Saga of Captain Jens” (as read by the author), and an interview with Mary Robinette Kowal conducted by Deborah Stanish.

Episode 5B: Editors’ Introduction, Charlie Jane Anders’s “Ghost Champagne” (as read by C.S.E. Cooney), Sonya Taaffe’s “Σειρήνοιϊν” (as read by Amal El–Mohtar), and interviews.

About Our Cover Artist: Antonio Caparo


Antonio Javier Caparo grew up in Cuba and graduated as a Graphic Designer in the Superior Institute of Design in Havana. It was there that he discovered a book at the Institute’s library: Guide to Fantasy Art Techniques including interviews to some of the greater artists at the moment: Jim Burns, Chris Foss, Boris Vallejo, Syd Mead and that marked a path to follow from that moment on.

Much of his early career was spent in graphic design but he always felt passion for other worlds, magical characters, metaphorical stories. Soon he decided to devote himself to illustrate both traditionally and digitally, trying to turn every of his works in a conceptual piece with a story behind it.

His illustrations regularly appear in magazines and children and young readers books in the US and Europe with clients that include Harper Collins, Hyperion Books for Children, Simon & Schuster, Tor Books and many others.

He is also passionate about animation and comics.

He currently lives in Montreal, Canada with his wife and his daughter.


In The Issue