Why I’m excited about UNCANNY MAGAZINE
The short form of this post is that you should go back Uncanny Magazine on Kickstarter.
The long form is that I’m seriously excited about Uncanny, a new magazine created by Lynne and Michael Thomas. For full disclosure, Lynne and Michael are some of my dearest friends, so I am not unbiased in my excitement about the magazine. Now, part of the reason that I adore them is because they are smart, love the SFF genre, and are darn good editors. Have you seen the Hugos at their house?
Point being that when Lynne and Michael said that they were starting a new magazine, I knew that it would be filled with the sort of fiction I like to read. It would also be a magazine that was run by people who are aware of and involved in the conversations that our industry is going through right now, which means not only good stories but essays that are relevant.
Doesn’t that sound nice? SFF stories from around the world, diverse voices, understanding of gender, disability, race — or, to put it another way, Kick ass SFF for the twenty-first century.
Also, a space unicorn.
Oh, and I have a story in the first year.
Check out some of the other contributors.
- Charlie Jane Anders (“Six Months, Three Days”)
- Liz Argall (“Mermaid’s Hook”)
- Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, London Falling)
- Amal El-Mohtar (“The Green Book”)
- Maria Dahvana Headley (Queen of Kings)
- Kat Howard (“Breaking the Frame”)
- Hao Jingfang (Ken Liu, translator)
- Mary Robinette Kowal (Glamourist Histories series)
- Ken Liu (“Paper Menagerie”)
- Scott Lynch (Gentlemen Bastards series)
- Sofia Samatar (A Stranger in Olondria)
- Rachel Swirsky (“If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love”)
- Catherynne M. Valente (Deathless)
- E. Lily Yu (“The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees”)
We plan to showcase original poetry by
… and essays by
Uncanny will also feature cover art by
The rewards are pretty cool as well. For instance… for $300, you get a guaranteed spot in one of my short story intensives. You know, the ones that sell out in less than a minute?
Now, please go back Uncanny on Kickstarter.