Uncanny Magazine Issue 17 Available September 5

The eighteenth issue of the 2016 and 2017 Hugo Award -winning Uncanny Magazine will be available on September 5.

Hugo Award -winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the eighteenth 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 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 September 5 and half on October 3.

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.

Uncanny Magazine just completed its fourth Kickstarter, funding a further year of Uncanny Magazine (Issues 19-24) which will include a special shared -world dinosaur issue and the double-sized Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction special issue. There will also be a bonus Disabled People Destroy Fantasy special issue at a later date.

STAFF CHANGE AT UNCANNY. Issue 18 will be Amal El -Mohtar’s last issue as a podcast reader.

Amal’s career as a writer and academic has been growing, and she needed to shed some responsibilities to focus on her upcoming projects. Amal has been an extremely important part of Uncanny Magazine since its beginning. Nobody did more to support this dream. We at Uncanny wish her all the best in every future endeavor.

Uncanny Magazine Issue 18 Table of Contents


  • Ashley Mackenzie – Inspiration


  • The Uncanny Valley


  • N.K. Jemisin – “Henosis” (9/5)
  • Fran Wilde – “Clearly Lettered with a Mostly Steady Hand” (9/5)
  • C. S. E. Cooney – “Though She Be But Little” (9/5)
  • Catherynne M. Valente – “Down and Out in R’lyeh” (10/3)
  • Vina Jie-Min Prasad – “Fandom for Robots” (10/3)
  • Delia Sherman – “At Cooney’s” (10/3)


  • Malinda Lo – “Ghost Town” (9/5)


  • Sophie Aldred  – “My Voice -Over Life” (9/5)
  • Cecilia Tan – “Let Me Tell You” (9/5)
  • Sarah Kuhn – “I’m Not The Only One: Why Wonder Woman Doesn’t Need to Stand Alone in Order to Stand Tall” (10/3)
  • Sam J. Miller & Jean Rice – “’Don’t Let Him Catch You With Your Work Undone’—Activism for the Long Haul, Resistance 101, Vol. 4″ (10/3)
  • Sabrina Vourvoulias – “Changeable Skins, Consummate Catchphrases” (10/3)


  • Jo Walton – “Too Much Dystopia?” (9/5)
  • Brandon O’Brien – “Birth, Place” (9/5)
  • Ali Trotta – “A Lovesong From Frankenstein’s Monster” (10/3)
  • Gwynne Garfinkle – “The Golem of the Gravestones” (10/3)


  • Julia Rios Interviews C. S. E. Conney (9/5)
  • Julia Rios Interviews Delia Sherman (10/3)

Podcast 18A (9/5)

  • N.K. Jemisin – “Henosis,” as read by Stephanie Morris
  • Fran Wilde – “Clearly Lettered with a Mostly Steady Hand,” as read by Amal El-Mohtar
  • Jo Walton – “Too Much Dystopia?”, as read by Erika Ensign
  • Julia Rios Interviews Fran Wilde

Podcast 18B (10/3)

  • Catherynne M. Valente – “Down and Out in R’lyeh,” as read by Heath Miller
  • Ali Trotta – “A Lovesong From Frankenstein’s Monster,” as read by Amal El-Mohtar
  • Julia Rios Interviews Catherynne M. Valente