The Best of Uncanny

Subterranean. Dec. 2019. 680p. ed. by ed. by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas. ISBN 9781596069183. $40; ebk. ISBN 9781596069701.
Since 2014, Uncanny magazine’s editors, stories, and the publication itself, have won multiple awards. Now, 44 original science fiction and fantasy stories and poems from the first 22 issues have been brought together in one volume. From the short but powerful woman-centered tale “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander, to Alyssa Wong’s Best Novelette Locus Award–winning fantastical Old West in “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay,” to Fran Wilde’s poem “The Sea Never Says It Loves You,” the diverse range of voices, works, and prose show the wealth of creativity, humanity, and talent in today’s science fiction and fantasy writers. The introduction from editors Thomas and Thomas show their passion for the genre.
VERDICT This delightful volume of imaginative writing will be devoured by genre fans and newcomers alike.
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