Uncanny Issue 22 Launches May 1

The twenty-second issue of Uncanny Magazine is available today at uncannymagazine.com.

Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 22nd issue of their 2016 and 2017 Hugo Award-winning online science fiction and fantasy magazine, featuring passionate SF/F fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, provocative nonfiction, and a deep investment in the diverse SF/F culture, along with a Parsec Award-winning monthly podcast featuring a story, poem, and interview from that issue. Stories from Uncanny Magazine have been finalists or winners of Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards.

All of Uncanny Magazine’s content will be available in eBook versions on the day of release from Weightless Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo. Subscriptions are always available through Amazon Kindle and Weightless Books.

Uncanny’s free online content will be released in two stages, half on the day of release, May 1, and half on June 5.

This issue will coincide with Uncanny’s Weightless Books Subscription Drive for a year’s worth of Uncanny Magazine eBooks. The drive will run from May 1-May 15. For that limited time, people can receive a year’s worth of Uncanny for $2 off the regular price.

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Uncanny Magazine Issue 22 Table of Contents


  • Julie Dillon- Ocean Magic


  • The Uncanny Valley (5/1)


  • Naomi Novik- “Blessings” (5/1)
  • Katharine Duckett- “Sucks (To Be You)” (5/1)
  • Marina J. Lostetter- “Discard the Sun, for It Has Failed Us” (5/1)
  • Kelly Robson- “What Gentle Women Dare” (6/5)
  • A. Merc Rustad- “If We Die Unjustified” (6/5)
  • C.L. Clark- “The Cook” (6/5)


  • Aliette de Bodard- “In Blue Lily’s Wake” (5/1)


  • Greg Pak- “Dislikes the Sea, but Will Venture Upon It If Necessary” (5/1)
  • Briana Lawrence – “At Face Value” (5/1)
  • Kelly McCullough- “In Defense of Escapism” (6/5)
  • Elsa Sjunneson-Henry- “Burlesque and the Lens of Rewriting” (6/5)


  • Theodora Goss- “Persephone in Hades” (5/1)
  • Ali Trotta- “Lorelei” (5/1)
  • Sarah Gailey- “What Grew” (6/5)
  • Betsy Aoki- “Okuri Inu, or the sending-off dog demon” (6/5)


  • Katharine Duckett Interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (5/1)
  • A. Merc Rustad Interviewed by Caroline M. Yoachim (6/5)


22A (5/1)

  • Naomi Novik- “Blessings,” as read by Stephanie Malia Morris
  • Theodora Goss- “Persephone in Hades,” as read by Erika Ensign
  • Ilana C. Myer Interviewed by Lynne M. Thomas

22B (6/5)

  • Kelly Robson- “What Gentle Women Dare,” as read by Erika Ensign
  • Sarah Gailey- “What Grew,” as read by Stephanie Malia Morris
  • Kelly Robson Interviewed by Lynne M. Thomas