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Uncanny Magazine Issue 17: July/August 2017

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The July/August 2017 issue of Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine.

Featuring new fiction by Seanan McGuire, Kat Howard, Maurice Broaddus, Mary Robinette Kowal, Cassandra Khaw, and T. Kingfisher, reprinted fiction by Aliette de Bodard, essays by Sarah Gailey, Dimas Ilaw, Sam J. Miller, and Alasdair Stuart, poetry by Joyce Chng, Shveta Thakrar and Sara Cleto, Chloe N. Clark,
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Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published July 4th 2017 by Uncanny Magazine
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
3.5 star average, but there are a couple of stories here that are definitely worthwhile. (Edited to add additional reviews.)

Animal lovers alert: Fantasy short stories about cats ("How the Maine Coon Cat Learned to Love the Sea") and birds ("A Nest of Ghosts, a House of Birds")! And also one ("Packing") about animals in general, though that one is bound to make animal lovers more unhappy than the first two. These and other stories are free to read online at Uncanny Magazine. I've read five of the
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Rachel (Kalanadi)
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Stand out stories in this issue: "A Nest of Ghosts, a Nest of Birds" by Kat Howard, "The Ache of Home" by Maurice Broaddus, and "The Worshipful Society of Glovers" by Mary Robinette Kowal.
Margaret
The two stand out stories from this edition were Children of Thorns, Children of Water by Aliette de Bodard and The Worshipful Society of Glovers by Mary Robinette Kowal. Both were rich in context, with complex characters. And if you like birds, then you should read A Nest of Ghosts, a House of Birds by Kat Howard. There were also 2 poems I would recommend: Starskin, Sealskin by Shveta Thakrar and Sara Cleto and Questions We Asked for the Girls Turned to Limbs by Chloe N. Clark.

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Jon
2018 Hugo Finalist for Best Novelette

“Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” by Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny, July-August 2017) read week of 5/13/2018; liked it. (3.5 stars)
Paul
Video Review: https://youtu.be/_Jbr70skTcs?t=2m20s

Listed from my favorite to my least favorite story:

"The Worshipful Society of Glovers" by Mary Robinette Kowal
"I Built This City For You" by Cassandra Khaw
"The Ache of Home" by Maurice Broaddus
"A Nest of Ghosts, a House of Birds" by Kat Howard
"How the Maine Coon Cat Learned to Love the Sea" by Seanan McGuire
"Children of Thorns, Children of Water" by Aliette de Bodard
"Packing by" T. Kingfisher

Favorite Essay: Why Millennials Year for Magic School b
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Peter Tillman
My review is for (so far) only “The Worshipful Society of Glovers,” by Mary Robinette Kowal. Her story is a nominee for the 2018 Locus award for best novelette. Online at https://uncannymagazine.com/article/w...

Dickensonian London, with fairies and Gloves of Power. A worthy nominee, and a solid read, if a bit overblown. 3.6 stars, Recommended
Michael Whiteman
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it
How The Maine Coon Cat Learned To Love The Sea - Seanan MacGuire **
Structured as a bedtime story told to children and has the feel of a fairytale telling the origin of the titular cats. Charming and sweet in that way but a bit too light to really get into.

A Nest Of Ghosts, A House Of Birds - Kat Howard ***
Unusual sort of ghost story where a woman inherits her grandmother's house, twenty years after her death, and finds it full of birds. Beyond the central image and some family reconciliation/un
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Bridget Mckinney
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Issue 17 of Uncanny is, for Uncanny, pretty middle-of-the-road, but Uncanny is an unusually and consistently excellent publication. There's a good interview with Maurice Broaddus, whose fictional contribution to the issue, "The Ache of Home," is also well worth reading. I loved "A Nest of Ghosts, a House of Birds" by Kat Howard and "Packing" by T. Kingfisher (I always love a T. Kingfisher story). Mary Robinette Kowal's "The Worshipful Society of Glovers" is an interesting and surprisingly dark f ...more
Cora Snow
Jul 26, 2017 rated it liked it
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3/5.

Positive: My favourite story was The Ache Of Home. I also liked How the Maine Coon Cat, A Nest of Ghosts, Packing, and Children of Thorns. I loved the poetry in this issue, all four poems were beautifully written.

Negative: There were some stories I didn't like. Overall this issue had a hard time capturing my attention.
Kenny V
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall not my favorite issue as far as stories go but the non-fiction was excellent, especially Dimas Ilaw's account of the history of revolution in the Fillipines and what it takes to oppose injustice both before and after a revolution. Considering the state of the US government now, and its worse than when the article was published in Jul7 2017, it was especially chilling to read.
brvxabooks
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who love short stories and speculative fiction
Recommended to brvxabooks by: The entire internet
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Uncanny Magazine is definitely one of my favorite magazines of the genre. So much variety in one single volume!

Favourite story is, of course, "How the Maine Coon Cat Learned to Love the Sea", by Seanan McGuire.

But I guess there's no least favorite story for this one.
Olivia
Loved from this issue:
How the Maine Coon Cat Learned to Love the Sea
A Nest of Ghosts, a House of Birds
The Wonderful Society of Glovers
After a Revolution
Questions We Asked for the Girls Turned to Limbs
Kathryn Baron
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
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The Worshipful Society of Glovers by Mary Robinette Kowal ** 1/2
Children of Thorns, Children of Water by Aliette de Bodard ***
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