Help Kickstart Uncanny Magazine
Posted on July 29, 2014 Posted by John Scalzi 7 Comments
My pals Lynne and Michael Damian Thomas (3-time Hugo winner and 3-time Hugo nominee, respectively), are hoping to start a new science fiction and fantasy magazine and are also hoping you’ll help them kickstart this ambition. They’re here to tell you about their plans, in the hope you’ll like what they have planned.
Also, consider this my official endorsement of the magazine. I’ve known Lynne and Michael for years and have every confidence they will make a fantastic magazine that you’ll want to read. And I’ve put my own money where my mouth is, as I was either the first or second person to back this Kickstarter. It’ll be good. Go ahead and kick in.
Lynne and Michael Damian Thomas:
Hi, we’re Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas. We are Hugo winning and nominated editors who have spent the past several years creating and sharing work that gets us excited. Whether it’s sharing true, personal stories of how the community that loves Doctor Who changes lives in Chicks Dig Time Lords and Queers Dig Time Lords , publishing haunting, lyrical, and devastating stories in Apex Magazine, or throwing a massive, Kickstarter-funded science fictional party through Glitter & Mayhem‘s stories of the dark side of night life and roller derby (what’s more awesome than aliens and roller derby?), we’ve done our best to bring you stories and images that stay with you, because they feel like they were made for you.
We’re taking our experiences and using them to create a new online magazine, funded via Kickstarter. We’re calling it Uncanny, because we want to produce a sensational magazine that feels like you’ve been here before, in the best way possible. Uncanny will have stories, prose, poetry and cover art that stays with you after you’ve read the issue. Contributors for year one will include Charlie Jane Anders, Paul Cornell, Galen Dara, Julie Dillon, Neil Gaiman, Jim C. Hines, Kameron Hurley, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Liu, Scott Lynch, Sofia Samatar, Rachel Swirsky, Catherynne M. Valente, and many more. We will also have open submissions in search of new work.
These kinds of stories feel as rare as unicorns. Getting to share them with our readers is awesome like a space unicorn (hence our mascot).
We hope that you will support Uncanny. Because space unicorns are for everyone.
This is going to be an amazing magazine.
I’ve been waiting eagerly to see what the Thomases would do next. Now we know.
Yip! I signed on to write something in Year 1 – but mostly I’m excited to see what everyone else is going to write! :)
I’m a sucker for Kickstarters for SF/F/H magazines, and this one sounds amazing. I’m in!
Thanks for the pointer.. I’m all over this one. Gonna be great.
Thanks for sharing the news about this. I am so far behind in my reading already, that the last thing I need is another new SF/F magazine. But I WANT it, so I just supported it.