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Uncanny Magazine Issue 8: January/February 2016 Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B019P880OA
- Publisher : Uncanny Magazine (January 5, 2016)
- Publication date : January 5, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 465 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 142 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,034,908 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"The Virgin Played Bass" by Maria Dahvana Headley: This is one odd novelette! A white cat collects players for his band--an accordion player (the protagonist), Mary Magdalene who plays violin, the Virgin Mary who plays bass, and Lazarus Mary who plays trumpet. The band members all lost their families in the previous war, but a new war is marching their way, now they're playing across the world ahead of it, dying as they go, but luckily with the white cat as their leader they have 9 lives. The idea and execution reminded me a lot of something Catherynne M. Valente would come up with, though it's definitely written differently. 4/5
"Lotus Face and the Fox" by Nghi Vo: 3 masked children prowl the streets on festival day, grabbing what they can. But one, the fox-masked girl, is not satisfied with her way of life and misses her sister, who was hung for thieving. So she decides to try and visit the head alchemist of the city, Lotus Face. 3/5
"The Creeping Women" by Christopher Barzak: A retelling of The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories! And it's really good! 5/5
"The Sincerity Game" by Brit Mandelo: Sex. And more sex. They can't help it whenever they see one another, but they're both hiding something while posing as 'sincere.' 3/5 (3 for the good writing. Not much of a story here).
"The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar" by Rose Lemberg: The only way for Maru and Vadrai to communicate is through letters, and those they only receive once a year. In these letters they describe their magic as they realize they love one another (and that love may be driving them a bit mad too). 3/5
"The Spy Who Never Grew Up" by Sarah Rees Brennan: Peter Pan far after Wendy, still a boy, and also a spy for Her Majesty the Queen and demented. 3/5
"tended, tangled, and veined" by Kayla Whaley: 4/5
"The Exquisite Banality of Space" by Leslie J. Anderson: 3/5
"Narrative of the Naga’s Heirs" by Bryan Thao Worra: 3/5
"Growing Up in Hyperspace" by Max Gladstone: Good discussion of how Star Wars changed SF fandom. 4/5
"Thank You, Patreon Supporters!" by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
"Gatekeepers: The Nerd/Jock False Division" by Chris Kluwe: A football player that's also a sci-fi fan discusses labeling and how we shouldn't be doing it. 3.5/5
"Creating a Welcoming Fannish Community" by Isabel Schechter: I don't participate in cons, but seems like some good advice for those who do. 4/5
"Quest for an SF/F Grandmother" by L.M. Myles: Let me just add Naomi Mitchison to my TBR list... 4/5
"Interview: Maria Dahvana Headley" by Deborah Stanish: Good interview. I am actually not aware of the fairy tale her novelette is based on, so I'll have to go check that out.
"Interview: Christopher Barzak" by Deborah Stanish: Another good interview.