Uncanny Magazine Issue Thirty-Five
Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Thirty-Five! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on July 7, 2020. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on July 7 and half on August 4.
Featuring all-new short fiction by Tina Connolly, Jenn Reese, M Evan MacGriogair, Chinelo Onwualu, Aliette de Bodard, Mari Ness, Jordan Taylor; essays by P. Djèlí Clark, Caitlin Starling, Danny Lore, Hillary Monahan, and a new editorial column by Nonfiction Editor Elsa Sjunneson; poems by Brandon O’Brien, Jennifer Mace, Sonya Taaffe, and Ewen Ma; interviews with M Evan MacGriogair and Aliette de Bodard by Caroline M. Yoachim; and Kirbi Fagan’s Walking in the Cosmos on the cover.
All that plus two podcasts!
Episode 35A (July 7): Editors’ Introduction, “Once More Unto the Breach (But Don’t Worry, the Inflatable Swords Are Latex-Free)” by Tina Connolly, as read by Joy Piedmont, “The World Ends in Salty Fingers and Sugared Lips” by Jenn Reese, as read by Joy Piedmont, “saltwashed” by Jennifer Mace, as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Tina Connolly.
Episode 35B (August 4): Editors’ Introduction, “The Ruby of the Summer King” by Mari Ness, as read by Erika Ensign, “fair exchange” by Ewen Ma, as read by Joy Piedmont, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Mari Ness.
About Our Cover Artist: Kirbi Fagan
Kirbi Fagan is a Metro Detroit-based illustrator who specializes in creating art for book covers and comics. Her illustrations are known for their magical themes, nostalgic mood, and feminine heroines. She received her bachelor’s degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design.
Kirbi is passionate about participating in the illustration community both online and at large. Currently, she teaches illustration at College for Creative Studies in Downtown Detroit. Kirbi’s work has been acknowledged by organizations such as Spectrum, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and New York, ImagineFX, and the International Writers & Illustrators of the Future. Recent clients include, Orbit Books, Marvel, Stone Arch Books, and Dark Horse Comics. When not painting, Kirbi enjoys writing stories, spending time with her family, and rollerblading with her dogs, Sophie and Maisey.
Kirbi is on Instagram and Twitter as @kirbifagan, and you can visit her website: kirbifagan.com.
In The Issue
A Pale Horse by M Evan MacGriogair
A Love Song for Herkinal as composed by Ashkernas amid the ruins of New Haven
as composed by Ashkernas amid the ruins of New Havenby Chinelo Onwualu
Once More Unto the Breach (But Don’t Worry, the Inflatable Swords Are Latex-Free) by Tina Connolly
The World Ends in Salty Fingers and Sugared Lips by Jenn Reese
The Nine Scents of Sorrow by Jordan Taylor
The Inaccessibility of Heaven by Aliette de Bodard
Imagining Place: Without Police by Elsa Sjunneson
The Uncanny Valley by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Will I Live to See My Utopia? by P. Djèlí Clark
Thank You, Patreon Supporters! by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Transforming Anxiety by Danny Lore