Uncanny Magazine Issue 8 Launches 1/5

Cover of Uncanny #8 by Priscilla H. Kim.

Cover of Uncanny #8 by Priscilla H. Kim.

The eighth issue of Uncanny Magazine will be available on January 5.

The entire contents can be purchased in the eBook version on the day of release.

Uncanny’s free online content will be released in two stages, half on January 5 and half on February 2.

EBook subscriptions are available from Weightless Books and Amazon. They also take support on Patreon.

Cover

  • “Round Three” by Priscilla H. Kim

Editorial

  • “The Uncanny Valley” by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas (1/5)

Fiction

  • “The Virgin Played Bass” by Maria Dahvana Headley (1/5)
  • “Lotus Face and the Fox” by Nghi Vo (1/5)
  • “The Creeping Women” by Christopher Barzak (2/2)
  • “The Sincerity Game” by Brit Mandelo (2/2)
  • “The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar” by Rose Lemberg (2/2)

Repint

  • “The Spy Who Never Grew Up” by Sarah Rees Brennan (1/5)

Nonfiction

  • “Gatekeepers: The Nerd/Jock False Division” by Chris Kluwe  (1/5)
  • “Growing Up in Hyperspace” by Max Gladstone (1/5)
  • “Creating a Welcoming Fannish Community” by Isabel Schechter (2/2)
  • “Quest for an SF/F Grandmother” by L.M. Myles (2/2)

Poetry

  • “tended, tangled, and veined” by Kayla Whaley (1/5)
  • “The Exquisite Banality of Space” by Leslie J. Anderson (2/2)
  • “Narrative of the Naga’s Heirs” by Bryan Thao Worra (2/2)

Interviews

  • Maria Dahvana Headley interviewed by Deborah Stanish (1/5)
  • Christopher Barzak interviewed by Deborah Stanish (2/2)

Podcast 8A (1/5)

  • “Lotus Face and the Fox” by Nghi Vo, as read by Erika Ensign
  • “tended, tangled, and veined” by Kayla Whaley, as read by Amal El-Mohtar
  • Nghi Vo Interviewed by Deborah Stanish

Podcast 8B (2/2)

  • “The Sincerity Game” by Brit Mandelo, as read by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Narrative of the Naga’s Heirs” by Bryan Thao Worra, as read by Erika Ensign
  • Brit Mandelo Interviewed by Deborah Stanish

8 thoughts on “Uncanny Magazine Issue 8 Launches 1/5

  1. The cover looks like it could be for an interesting story, but that ridiculous claymore-on-steroids-sized sword is a trope that makes me back away again.

  2. The art’s decent enough. It happens to feature realistic anatomy and an unrealistic weapon. So tell me: do you guys have a history of refusing to buy magazines whose covers feature realistic weapons and unrealistic anatomy?

  3. I agree; the sword came from the statue. How was it removed without breaking off the fingers? Well, I expect there’s a story in that….

  4. Ridiculously big swords are a current trope. I think the cover looks just fine.

  5. I don’t think Uncanny’s covers usually illustrate a specific story, they’re just genre-appropriate (either that or I’m really bad at making the connections). It’s a good illustration though – you can see it text-free here and from that I notice that the artist is definitely a fan of the “unfeasibly large sword” trope.

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