Uncanny Magazine Issue Thirty-One
Welcome to Uncanny Magazine Issue Thirty-One! All of the content will be available for purchase as an eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) on November 5, 2019. The free online content will be released in two stages—half on November 5 and half on December 3.
Featuring all-new short fiction by Elizabeth Bear, D.A. Xiaolin Spires, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Laura Anne Gilman, and Jenn Reese; essays by G. Willow Wilson, Alexandra Erin, Brandon O’Brien, Jeannette Ng, and Keidra Chaney; poems by Sonya Taaffe, Hal Y. Zhang, Annie Neugebauer, and Sylvia Santiago; interviews with Elizabeth Bear and Jenn Reese by Caroline M. Yoachim; and John Picacio’s La Palma on the cover.
All that plus two podcasts!
Episode 31A (November 5): Editors’ Introduction, “Nutrition Facts” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires as read by Joy Piedmont, “Without a Prayer or the Place in the Forest” by Sonya Taaffe as read by Erika Ensign, and Lynne M. Thomas interviewing D.A. Xiaolin Spires.
About Our Cover Artist: John Picacio
John Picacio is one of the most acclaimed American artists in science fiction and fantasy over the last decade, creating best-selling art for George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series, as well as the Star Trek and X-Men franchises. Major clients include Penguin Random House, Tor Books, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Subterranean Press, Pyr, Baen Books, Dark Horse Comics, and many more. His body of work features major cover illustrations for authors such as Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Brenda Cooper, James Dashner, Frederik Pohl, Dan Simmons, Mark Chadbourn, Sheri S. Tepper, James Tiptree, Jr., Lauren Beukes, Jeffrey Ford, Joe R. Lansdale, and many, many more. His accolades include two Hugo Awards, eight Chesley Awards, two Locus Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards, the World Fantasy Award, and the Inkpot Award. In 2012, he founded his own creative imprint, Lone Boy, which became the launchpad for his Loteria Grande cards, a bold contemporary re-imagineering of the classic Mexican game of chance. In 2018, he became only the third person in 76 years to serve as Guest of Honor and Hugo Awards Master of Ceremonies at the same Worldcon. For more, please visit johnpicacio.com.
In The Issue
A Time to Reap by Elizabeth Bear
Nutrition Facts by D.A. Xiaolin Spires
Peridot and Rain by Laura Anne Gilman
Black Flowers Blossom by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
A Mindreader’s Guide to Surviving Your First Year at the All-Girls Superhero Academy by Jenn Reese
So Long and Thanks for All the Space Unicorns! by Michi Trota
The Uncanny Valley by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Thank You, Year 6 Kickstarter Backers! by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
If You’ve Heard This One Before by Brandon O’Brien
The Science, Fiction, and Fantasy of Genre by Alexandra Erin
The Page and the Panel: Writing Between Prose and Comics by G. Willow Wilson
Thank You, Patreon Supporters! by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
As You Know, Bob… by Jeannette Ng