Uncanny Magazine Issue Thirty-Eight

Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Thirty-Eight! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on January 5, 2021. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on January 5 and half on February 2.

Featuring all-new short fiction by Sam J. Miller, Miyuki Jane Pinckard, Nicole Kornher-Stace, Paul Cornell, Christopher Caldwell, and Marissa Lingen; reprint fiction by Del Sandeen; essays by John Wiswell, Octavia Cade, Katherine Cross, and Aidan Moher, and a new editorial column by Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson; poems by Theodora Goss, Lizy Simonen, Ewen Ma, L.X. Beckett, and Neil Gaiman; interviews with Miyuki Jane Pinckard and Paul Cornell by Caroline M. Yoachim; and Nilah Magruder’s Stars and Blessings on the cover.

All that plus two podcasts!

Episode 38A (January 5): Editors’ Introduction, “Tyrannosaurus Hex” by Sam J. Miller, as read by Joy Piedmont, “Medusa Gets a Haircut” by Theodora Goss, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Sam J. Miller.

Episode 38B (February 2): Editors’ Introduction, “Femme and Sundance” by Christopher Caldwell, as read by Matt Peters, “What The Time Travellers Stole” by L.X. Beckett, as read by Joy Piedmont, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Christopher Caldwell.


About Our Cover Artist: Nilah Magruder

Nilah Magruder is based in Western Maryland. She is the author of M.F.K., a middle-grade graphic novel and winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, and How to Find a Fox, a picture book. 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 movies, growing herbs, and fighting her cat for control of her desk chair.


In The Issue