WRITING: “Dean Winchester and Commander Shepard Walk into a Bar: Why Fanon Matters” in Uncanny Magazine Issue 17, 4th July

That amazing cover has a list of names on it. One of which is mine! I have an essay in the next issue of Uncanny Magazine and I couldn’t be happier about it. Uncanny do amazing, award-winning work that makes the industry better. Their work is always fun, always interesting and goes out of it’s way to offer new perspectives.

They’re also incredible editors. The feedback I got on my essay, which is concerned with the ongoing turf wars between reader and author over control of story itself, is one of the best editorial experiences I’ve ever had. It was a joy to write and an honor to see published and I’m in amazing company. Seriously, check this table of contents out:

Cover:
“Enceladus” by Kirbi Fagan

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

Fiction:
“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)

Nonfiction:
“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)

Interviews:
Maurice Broaddus interviewed by Julia Rios (7/4)

Mary Robinette Kowal interviewed by Julia Rios (8/1)

Podcasts:

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

The issue is out 4th July and I can’t recommend it, or them highly enough. Pick up your copy through Weightless, or Amazon US or Amazon UK customers can pre-order it for your Kindle now.

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