Press Release

The first issue of Uncanny Magazine will be available on November 4th at

After a massively successful Kickstarter in August 2014, Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas (Chicks Dig Time Lords, Apex Magazine) and Michael Damian Thomas (Queers Dig Time Lords, Glitter & Mayhem) are proud to present the premiere issue of their 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 monthly podcast featuring a story, poem, and interview from that issue.

All of Uncanny Magazine’s content will be available in eBook versions on the day of release from Weightless Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. The free online content will be released in 2 stages- half on day of release and half on December 2nd.

For more information, please check out or follow Uncanny at or


Issue 1 Table of Contents:

  • Cover by Galen Dara
  • Editorial
  • The Uncanny Valley- Editorial by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
  • New Fiction
  • Maria Dahvana Headley- “If You Were a Tiger, I’d Have to Wear White”
  • Ken Liu- “Presence”
  • Max Gladstone- “Late Nights at the Cape and Cane”
  • Amelia Beamer- “Celia and the Conservation of Entropy”
  • Kat Howard- “Migration”
  • Christopher Barzak- “The Boy Who Grew Up”
  • Classic Fiction
  • Jay Lake- “Her Fingers Like Whips, Her Eyes Like Razors”
  • Nonfiction
  • Sarah Kuhn- “Mars (and Moon and Mercury and Jupiter and Venus) Attacks!”
  • Worldcon Roundtable featuring Emma England, Michael Lee, Helen Montgomery, Steven H Silver, and Pablo Vazquez
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts-“Does Sex Make Science Fiction ‘Soft’?”
  • Christopher J Garcia- “The Short List – The Ten Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Shorts on the Web”
  • Poetry
  • Neil Gaiman- “Kissing song”
  • Amal El-Mohtar- “The New Ways”
  • Sonya Taaffe- “The Whalemaid, Singing”
  • Interviews
  • Maria Dahvana Headley, Interviewed by Deborah Stanish
  • Beth Meacham on Jay Lake, Interviewed by Lynne M. Thomas
  • Christopher Barzak, Interviewed by Deborah Stanish
  • Thanks to our Kickstarter Backers
  • Podcast
  • Episode 1: Editors’ Introduction, Maria Dahvana Headley’s “If You Were a Tiger, I’d Have to Wear White” and Amal El-Mohtar’s poem “The New Ways” (both read by Amal), and an interview with Maria conducted by Deborah Stanish.
  • Episode 2: Editors’ Introduction, Amelia Beamer reading her story “Celia and the Conservation of Entropy,” Sonya Taaffe’s poem “The Whalemaid, Singing” (as read by Amal El-Mohtar), and an interview with Amelia conducted by Deborah Stanish.

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