Uncanny Magazine Issue 24, Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, Launches 9/4

Uncanny Magazine Issue 24, the three-time Hugo winner’s Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction special issue, will be released September 4.

Hugo Award-winning Publishers Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas present the 24th issue of their three-time Hugo Award-winning online science fiction and fantasy magazine. Issue 24 is the Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction special issue, guest edited by: Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (Editor-in-Chief, Nonfiction), Dominik Parisien (Editor-in-Chief, Fiction), Nicolette Barischoff (Personal Essays), S. Qiouyi Lu (Poetry), and Judith Tarr (Reprint Fiction).

As always, Uncanny features 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. Every piece of the Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction special issue was created by disabled people.

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. The free online content will be released in two stages: half on day of release and half on October 2.

Uncanny Magazine Issue 24- Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Table of Contents


  • And With the Lamps We Are Multitudes of Light by Likhain


  • “The Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Manifesto” by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry and Dominik Parisien (9/4)


  • “Fiction Introduction” by Dominik Parisien (9/4)
  • “The House on the Moon” by William Alexander (9/4)
  • “Birthday Girl” by Rachel Swirsky (9/4)
  • “An Open Letter to the Family” by Jennifer Brozek (9/4)
  • “Heavy Lifting” by A. T. Greenblatt (9/4)
  • “The Frequency of Compassion” by A. Merc Rustad (9/4)
  • “The Stars Above” by Katharine Duckett (10/2)
  • “The Things I Miss the Most” by Nisi Shawl (10/2)
  • “Abigail Dreams of Weather” by Stu West (10/2)
  • “A House by the Sea” by P. H. Lee (10/2)
  • “Disconnect” by Fran Wilde (10/2)
  • “This Will Not Happen to You” by Marissa Lingen (10/2)

Reprint Fiction:

  • “Reprints Introduction” by Judith Tarr (9/4)
  • “By Degrees and Dilatory Time” by SL Huang (9/4)
  • “Listen” by Karin Tidbeck (10/2)


  • “Nonfiction Introduction” by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (9/4)
  • “Design a Spaceship” by Andi C. Buchanan (9/4)
  • “The Linguistics of Disability, or, Empathy > Sympathy” by Fran Wilde (9/4)
  • “The Body to Come: Afrofuturist Posthumanism and Disability” by Zaynab Shahar (9/4)
  • “The Expendable Disabled Heroes of Marvel’s Infinity War” by John Wiswell (9/4)
  • “And the Dragon Was in the Skin” by A. J. Hackwith (9/4)
  • “Miles Vorkosigan and ‘Excellent Life Choices’: (Neuro)Divergence and Decision-Making in Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga” by Ira Gladkova (10/2)
  • “Give Me Heroism or Give Me Death” by Gemma Noon (10/2)
  • “My Genre Makes a Monster of Me” by teri.zin (10/2)
  • “The Future Is (Not) Disabled” by Marieke Nijkamp (10/2)


  • “Poetry Introduction” by S. Qiouyi Lu (9/4)
  • “Ctenophore Soul” by Rita Chen (9/4)
  • “core/debris/core” by Rose Lemberg (9/4)
  • “How to Fix a Dancer When it Breaks” by Genevieve DeGuzman (9/4)
  • “the body argonautica” by Robin M. Eames (9/4)
  • “All the Stars Above the Sea” by Sarah Gailey (9/4)
  • “Convalescence” by Alicia Cole (10/2)
  • “hypothesis for apocalypse” by Khairani Barokka (10/2)
  • “Spatiotemporal Discontinuity” by Bogi Takács (10/2)
  • “You Wanted Me to Fly” by Julia Watts Belser (10/2)


  • Rachel Swirsky interviewed by Sandra Odell (9/4)
  • Marissa Lingen interviewed by Sandra Odell (10/2)

Personal Essays:

  • “Personal Essays Introduction” by Nicolette Barischoff (9/4)
  • “The Stories We Find Ourselves In” by A. T. Greenblatt (9/4)
  • “The Horror and the Reality: Mental Illness Through the Lens of Horror” by V. Medina (9/4)
  • “We Are Not Daredevil. Except When We Are Daredevil” by Michael Merriam (9/4)
  • “Nihil De Nobis, Sine Nobis” by Ace Ratcliff (9/4)
  • “From Rabbit Holes to Wormholes: KidLit Memories” by Alice Wong (9/4)
  • “Stories That Talk” by Keith A. Manuel (9/4)
  • “Once We Were Prophets” by Leigh Schmidt (9/4)
  • “Science Fiction as Community” by Kathryn Allan (9/4)
  • “Constructing the Future” by Derek Newman-Stille, PhD (ABD) (9/4)
  • “Disabled or Just Broken?” by Jaime O. Mayer (9/4)
  • “Now I Survive” by Jacqueline Bryk (9/4)
  • “Instant Demotion in Respectability” by Bogi Takács (9/4)
  • “Being Invisible” by Joyce Chng (9/4)
  • “We Are Not Your Backstories” by K. C. Alexander (9/4)
  • “Disabled Enough” by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (9/4)
  • “Malfunctioning Space Stations” by Marissa Lingen (10/2)
  • “BFFs in the Apocalypse” by John Wiswell (10/2)
  • “Why I Limp” by Dilman Dila (10/2)
  • “The Only Thing Faster Than Tonight: Mr. Darkness” by Elise Matthesen (10/2)
  • “Homo Duplex” by Tochi Onyebuchi (10/2)
  • “A Dream to Shape My World” by Eli Wilkinson (10/2)
  • “To Boldly Go” by Cara Liebowitz (10/2)
  • “Move Like You’re From Thra, My People” by Haddayr Copley-Woods (10/2)
  • “Everything Is True: A Non-Neurotypical Experience with Fiction” by Ada Hoffmann (10/2)
  • “Unlocking the Garret” by Rachel Swirsky (10/2)
  • “The Stories We Tell and the Amazon Experiment” by Day Al-Mohamed (10/2)
  • “Science Fiction Saved My Life” by Laurel Amberdine (10/2)
  • “After the Last Chapter” by Andi C. Buchanan (10/2)
  • “Dancing in Iron Shoes” by Nicolette Barischoff (10/2)

The Uncanny Magazine Podcast Episode 24A (9/4)

  • William Alexander- “The House on the Moon,” as read by Erika Ensign
  • Sarah Gailey- “All the Stars Above the Sea,” as read by Stephanie Malia Morris
  • William Alexander Interviewed by Haddayr Copley-Woods

The Uncanny Magazine Podcast Episode 24B (10/2)

  • Nisi Shawl- “The Things I Miss the Most,” as read by Stephanie Malia Morris
  • Alicia Cole- “Convalescence,” as read by Erika Ensign
  • Marieke Nijkamp Interviewed by Haddayr Copley-Woods

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