Uncanny Magazine Issue 17 Available July 4

The seventeenth issue of Uncanny Magazine, 2016 Hugo Award winner and 2017 Hugo finalist, is available today, July 4.

Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the seventeenth issue of their 2016 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 the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards.

The entire contents can be purchased in the eBook version on the day of release from Weightless Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo.

Uncanny’s free online content will be released in two stages, half on July 4 and half on August 1.

EBook subscriptions are available from Weightless Books and Amazon. They also take support on Patreon. For more information, please check out uncannymagazine.com or follow Uncanny at https://twitter.com/UncannyMagazine or https://www.facebook.com/uncannymagazine.

STAFF CHANGES: There are some upcoming staff changes at Uncanny Magazine. Poetry/Reprint Editor and interviewer Julia Rios will be leaving to explore some new opportunities after Issue 19.

“We can’t overstate how amazing her work has been for Uncanny. Julia is simply a most excellent human being, and one of the best editors in the industry. We know she will continue to do amazing things. We will greatly miss her in every possible way, though we are glad we get to keep her around for most of the year,” says Lynne M. Thomas.

Uncanny is adding two new staff members starting with Issue 19.

The new Poetry/Reprint Editor will be Mimi Mondal. Mimi is writer of fiction (Daily Science Fiction, PodCastle) and nonfiction (Uncanny Magazine) and was an editor at Penguin India and co-edited with Alexandra Pierce the upcoming Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler from 12th Planet Press.

The new interviewer will be Shana DuBois. Shana is a writer for the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, nerds of a feather, and previously for SF Signal.

“Uncanny is thrilled to have both on the team. We know they will do amazing things,” says Lynne.

Uncanny Magazine Issue 17 Table of Contents


  • “Enceladus” by Kirbi Fagan


  • “The Uncanny Valley” by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas (7/4)


  • “How the Maine Coon Cat Learned to Love the Sea” by Seanan McGuire (7/4)
  • “A Nest of Ghosts, a House of Birds” by Kat Howard (7/4)
  • “The Ache of Home” by Maurice Broaddus (7/4)
  • “The Worshipful Society of Glovers” by Mary Robinette Kowal (8/1)
  • “I Built This City For You” by Cassandra Khaw (8/1)
  • “Packing” by T. Kingfisher (8/1)

Reprint Fiction:

  • “Children of Thorns, Children of Water” by Aliette de Bodard (7/4)


  • “Why Millennials Yearn for Magical School” by Sarah Gailey (7/4)
  • “After a Revolution” by Dimas Ilaw (7/4)
  • “Resistance 101: Basics of Community Organizing for SF/F Creators and Consumers—Volume Three: My First Civil Disobedience” by Sam J. Miller (8/1)
  • “Dean Winchester and Commander Shepard Walk into a Bar: Why Fanon Matters” by Alasdair Stuart (8/1)

Poetry: “Qi Xi” by Joyce Chng (7/4)

  • “Starskin, Sealskin” by Shveta Thakrar and Sara Cleto (7/4)
  • “Questions We Asked for the Girls Turned to Limbs” by Chloe N. Clark (8/1)
  • “Domovoi” by Rose Lemberg (8/1)


  • Maurice Broaddus interviewed by Julia Rios (7/4)
  • Mary Robinette Kowal interviewed by Julia Rios (8/1)


17A (7/4)

  • Seanan McGuire – “How the Maine Coon Cat Learned to Love the Sea” (As read by Amal El-Mohtar)
  • Shveta Thakrar and Sara Cleto – “Starskin, Sealskin” (As read by Erika Ensign)
  • Seanan McGuire Interviewed by Julia Rios

17B (8/1)

  • Cassandra Khaw – “I Built This City for You” (As read by Erika Ensign)
  • Rose Lemberg – “Domovoi” (As read by Amal El-Mohtar)
  • Cassandra Khaw Interviewed by Julia Rios

2 thoughts on “Uncanny Magazine Issue 17 Available July 4

  1. I’m sure a lot of us are interested in the McGuire story. Hope TB Kahuna reviews it.

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