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Uncanny Magazine Issue 20: January/February 2018

(Uncanny Magazine #20)

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Sleepless on the Silk Road by Tran Nguyen

Editorial
“The Uncanny Valley” by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas (1/2)

Fiction
“She Still Loves the Dragon” by Elizabeth Bear (1/2)
“Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse” by S.B. Divya (1/2)
“The Hydraulic Emperor” by Arkady Martine (1/2)

“Lines of Growth, Lines of Passage” by Marissa Lingen (2/6)
“Your Slaughterhouse, Your K
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Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Uncanny Magazine
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Sarah Merrill
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-fiction
The highlight for me was the nonfiction piece "We Will See You Now" by Fran Wilde. Absolutely loved it.

Of the short fiction, my favorites were "She Still Loves the Dragon" by Elizabeth Bear, "Your Slaughterhouse, Your Killing Floor" by Sunny Moraine, and "The Date" by R.K. Kalaw.

Overall I felt like I wasn't super in love with any of the short fiction in this issue, but the piece by Fran Wilde was a 5/5 and I've decided to start rating magazines my top rating (rather than of the issue as a whole
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Tsana Dolichva
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
She Still Loves the Dragon by Elizabeth Bear — A lovely story about a knight errant who set out to meet a dragon and do the one thing she had not done: stand naked in front of the dragon she loved. Written with strong references to songs and ballads, including the ballad this story would become. It was a very nice story but I didn’t love it as much as I felt like I should have (whatever that means). Source: https://uncannymagazine.com/article/s...

Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse by SB Divya
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Rebecca Crunden
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
My experience was not proving helpful here.

Lines of Growth, Lines of Passage by Marissa Lingen was SO. GOOD. Tree magic and iceberg giants?! Amazing. I now want a longer novel that goes into this magical world!
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Paul
I’m reading all of the rest of Uncanny’s 2018 issues that I’ve missed over the year. This is the Jan/Feb issue and it was very average for me.

Some good stories were:
Lines of Growth, Lines of Passage by Marissa Lingen
She Still Loves the Dragon by Elizabeth Bear

My favorite from this issue was:
The Utmost Bound by Vivian Shaw
Kerry
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I supported Uncanny Magazine's Kickstarter last year, primarily because I wanted to support their "Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction" issue. That also go me copies of the year's magazines. I don't read short stories, where in anthologies or magazines very much as I often struggle with the form. As I've got older and/or more brain-fogged, I find that my mind manages better with more straight forward stories. This means I don't always get what the author was going for or what the implied thi ...more
Brian
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read She Still Loves the Dragon by Elizabeth Bear and was profoundly moved. I had some difficulty getting started reading it until I understood the disparate voices and styles between them. I have no doubt that I will remember the Dragon and the Knight Who Loved the Dragon for a long time. Great, quick read.
Elaysee
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: elec-own, hugo-elig
Another excellent issue. I particularly enjoyed Arkady Martine's "The Hydraulic Emperor" and Vivian Shaw's "The Utmost Bound," with more right in line behind them. And Rebecca Roanhorse's essay "Postcards from the Apocalypse" gave me another writer's amazing analogy to think about. ...more
Krista McCracken
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So many good stories in this issue. My favourite stories were:
-Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse by S.B. Divya
-The Hydraulic Emperor by Arkady Martine
-The Date by R.K. Kalaw

On the non-fiction side I loved:
-We Will See You Now by Fran Wilde
-Mobile Matchmaking Hell by Iori Kusano
Merit
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, read-2018
I read, “The Hydraulic Emperor” by Arkady Martine.
Michael Whiteman
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
She Still Loves The Dragon - Elizabeth Bear ****

Contingency Plans For The Apocalypse - SB Divya ***

Lines Of Growth, Lines Of Passage - Marissa Lingen ***

Your Slaughterhouse, Your Killing Floor - Sunny Moraine ****

The Utmost Bound - Vivian Shaw ***

The Date - RK Kalaw ***

Conservation Laws - Vandana Singh ***

The Hydraulic Emperor - Arkady Martine ****
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