If you write for a ‘zine such as GFR, you sometimes forget that not everyone out there appreciates science fiction. I’m always surprised when people don’t know what the TARDIS is, or aren’t well versed in Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics. Despite sci-fi’s popularity among certain crowds, there is always room for more converts, and in order to win them over, authors have to keep writing and publishing awesome science fiction. Hugo award winner Lynne M. Thomas, who has worked on projects such as Apex Magazine, Chicks Dig Time Lords, and Glitter & Mayhem, is collaborating with Hugo Award nominee Michael Damian Thomas to launch a new science fiction and fantasy magazine called Uncanny.
Uncanny isn’t your run of the mill sci-fi publication. First of all, it’s been lovingly cultivated by a couple of tried-and-true geeks who know and love the genre and intend both to honor it and to push it in exciting new directions. They’ve carefully solicited contributors for the magazine’s first year, including Neil Gaiman, Catherine Valente, Paul Cornell, and many more. They’re also commissioning some pretty fantastic art. Even with the celebrated roll call, the magazine will accept unsolicited submissions by new sci-fi writers.