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A Professional Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature.
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1,018 backers pledged $36,075 to help bring this project to life.

An Uncanny Magazine Year One Thank You

Posted by Lynne M. Thomas (Creator)
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Dear Original Space Unicorn Ranger Corps,

As many of you might have heard, Uncanny Magazine is now a Finalist for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. This is in addition to Amal El-Mohtar's "Pockets" and Sam J. Miller's "Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History" both being Finalists for the World Fantasy Award, Hao Jingfang's "Folding Beijing" (translated by Ken Liu) being a finalist for the Hugo, Locus, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards, and Tran Nguyen's Uncanny Magazine Issue 4 cover being the Winner of a Spectrum 23 Award and a Chesley Award Finalist.

So far, pieces from Uncanny Magazine Year One are finalists for 14 different awards and have been included in 6 separate Year's Best anthologies.

This is a phenomenal achievement for our first year of existence, and we couldn't have done it without you. This is your magazine. Our community of Kickstarter Backers, the original Space Unicorn Ranger Corps, made it possible for our remarkable staff and contributors to create this wonderful art for all of our readers.

Thank you

Thank you for having faith in us and becoming stakeholders in this dream. 

We are about to start the Uncanny Magazine Year Three Kickstarter. We hope you will consider rejoining us for the next adventure.

Shine on, Space Unicorns!

Best,

Lynne, Michael, and Caitlin Thomas

So Long, and Thanks for Making Our Dreams Possible

Posted by Lynne M. Thomas (Creator)
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Dear Magnificent Year One Space Unicorns,

It is time to say goodbye. You are the ones who made this magazine possible. We know many of you are part of the Year Two Space Unicorn Ranger Corps. For those of you who didn't back the second Kickstarter, there are still other ways to support Uncanny Magazine. Even if you are unable to, we will never forget your generosity.  We only exist because of you.

All of your backer rewards should be fulfilled. If you haven't received an item or need to schedule something, please contact us so we can make sure it happens.

We will always be grateful to our first Space Unicorns.

<3

Best,

Lynne, Michael, and Michi

Only 12 hours Left to Rejoin the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps!

Posted by Lynne M. Thomas (Creator)
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You Marvelous Space Unicorns,

The Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter has fewer than 12 hours to go, and we've reached ALL of our original stretch goals! To celebrate, we've added a new one. If we reach $33,000 today, we will have a third original cover this year! Please feel free to spread the word. :-)

Thank you so much if you've already backed our new Kickstarter. If you haven't yet, time is running out to get all of the awesome Year Two backer rewards and goodies.

Remember, one returning backer will get a Super Awesome Founding Member Megapack: A LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION to Uncanny, Lynne will bake you a dozen unicorn cookies, and we will take you to dinner with any members of Team Uncanny (authors and staff) that we can scare up when we happen to be in the same place as you.

Thank you again for making Uncanny Magazine possible. You helped us add more art, kindness, and beauty into the world.

<3

Best,

Lynne, Michael, and Michi

Last Chance For Year Two Shenanigans!

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The Uncanny Magazine Year 2 Kickstarter FINAL COUNTDOWN!

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Dear Year One Space Unicorn Ranger Corps,

There are only 3 Days Left in the Uncanny Magazine Year 2 Kickstarter! We just reached our THIRD STRETCH GOAL of returning an EXTRA STORY to EACH ISSUE. If you've already backed the new Kickstarter, THANK YOU!

We have two stretch goals left: 

  • $30,000 Bring back a second additional story per issue  
  • $31,000 1 Liz Argall's Things Without Arms And Things Without Legs reaction comic per issue, published on our website

You helped us reach the second additional story per issue stretch goal in Year One. You know the kinds of stories we were able to add. We hope we can continue to offer this extra content for our readers and have these extra slots for the writers out there with brilliant, uncanny stories. 

Please help us spread the word this week. We are so proud of what we accomplished in year one. We think Uncanny Magazine is doing some special work, and we can't wait to make Year Two EVEN BETTER!

We still have many phenomenal Backer Levels available:

Pledge $5 or more 44 backers COOL IDEA! You get our deep thanks, an eBook copy (MOBI, PDF, EPUB) of our first issue of Year Two (issue 7), and your name listed in issue 7, PLUS a copy of Year One’s issue 2. Estimated delivery: Nov 2015 

Pledge $10 or more 56 backers GIVE IT A GO. You get an eBook copy (MOBI, PDF, EPUB) of issues 7 and 8, with your name listed in issue 7, PLUS a copy of Year One’s issues 2 & 5, and our deep thanks! Estimated delivery: Nov 2015 

Pledge $25 or more 360 backers SUBSCRIBER: Electronic subscription to Uncanny Year Two in the eBook format of your choice (MOBI, PDF, EPUB); your name listed in issue 7; PLUS copies of Year One’s issues 2, 4, and 5, and our deep thanks. Estimated delivery: Nov 2015 

Pledge $50 or more 117 backers SUSTAINER: Exclusive access to A Very Special Verity! Multifandom Podcast Mashup episode recorded just for our backers featuring Special Guest Appearances from members of the Radio Free Skaro and Down & Safe podcasts! Postcard of cover art from Galen Dara, Julie Dillon, or Katy Shuttleworth (you'll get to select later). Uncanny logo sticker. Electronic subscription to Uncanny Year Two in the format of your choice (MOBI, PDF, EPUB); PLUS copies of all of Uncanny Magazine’s Year One issues, your name listed in issue 7, and our deep thanks. Estimated delivery: Nov 2015 Ships to: Anywhere in the world

Pledge $100 or more 4 backers Limited (6 left of 10) SHINIES. 1 pair beaded earrings handmade by Rachel Swirsky. Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. Estimated delivery: Jul 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $100 or more 3 backers Limited (3 left of 6) PICK A BRAIN! LIVE! Google Hangout or Skype with Lynne or Michael, PLUS one of the following authors: Carmen Maria Machado, Mark Oshiro, Mary Robinette Kowal, Amal El-Mohtar, or Michi Trota (We'll contact you to select your author. First come, first choice.) Discuss whatever you like with editors and writers! Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. Estimated delivery: Jul 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $100 or more 1 backer Limited (4 left of 5) GROUP WRITING Q&A LIVE: Rachel Swirsky and Lynne or Michael Thomas will do a live Q&A with up to 5 backers over Skype or Google Hangout. Ask us your burning questions about writing & publishing! Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. Estimated delivery: Jul 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $100 or more 2 backers Limited (8 left of 10) SWIRSKY STORY FOR YOU: Personalized, autographed rare short story manuscript, embellished with sarcastic doodles, from Nebula Award-winning author Rachel Swirsky. Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. Estimated delivery: Jul 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $100 or more 0 backers Limited (4 left of 4) UNCANNY LIKES BIG BOOKS II: Fancy AUTOGRAPHED book from Mary Robinette Kowal! Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. Estimated delivery: Nov 2015 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $100 or more 0 backers Limited (3 left of 3) TORTURE A SKEPTIC Do you love to hate ghost/monster hunter or UFO shows? Choose your best-worst episode of paranormal TV and have skeptics Dr. Rubidium, Jason Thibeault, or Stephanie Zvan rally the Mock the Movie crew to watch and live-tweet the pain. (We'll contact you to select the episode and skeptic. First come, first choice.) Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. Estimated delivery: Jan 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $150 or more 5 backers ART CRAWL. Signed prints of Year Two cover art from Galen Dara, Julie Dillon, and Katy Shuttleworth. Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. Estimated delivery: Jul 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $200 or more 10 backers Limited (1 left of 12) MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUES by one of the following: Max Gladstone (up to 5000 words); Isabel Yap (up to 7500 words, 2 critiques available); Mark Oshiro (short story up to 7500 words); Lynne M. Thomas (up to 7500 words, 2 critiques available); Michael Damian Thomas (up to 7500 words, 2 critiques available). Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. (We'll contact you to select your critiquer. First come, first choice.) Estimated delivery: Jul 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $200 or more 1 backer Limited (6 left of 7) SUPER ART CRAWL. One of last year’s cover art prints (first come, first choice), signed by several Year One contributors in addition to the artists. PLUS Signed prints of Year Two cover art from Galen Dara, Julie Dillon, and Katy Shuttleworth. Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. Estimated delivery: Jul 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $200 or more 0 backers Limited (1 left of 1) YOU ARE... THE DOCTOR! A GIGANTIC Tom Baker Fourth Doctor scarf knitted by witty little knitter Amanda Taylor. Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. Estimated delivery: Jun 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $250 or more 1 backer Limited (2 left of 3) DINNER WITH AN AUTHOR. (You need to get to the convention; we will buy you dinner.) Choose from Rachel Swirsky, Max Gladstone, or Mark Oshiro with Lynne and Michael Thomas if they’re at the same event as that author and backer. Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. (We'll contact you to select your dinner partner later, based on scheduling and which pro will be at a given convention. First come, first choice.) Estimated delivery: Jul 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $250 or more 0 backers Limited (1 left of 1) MARK READS STUFF. Mark Oshiro will read a work of classic, terrible, public domain sci-fi and post a video. You get to tell him what to read. Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level, and prints of Year Two art by Julie Dillon, Galen Dara, and Katy Shuttleworth. Estimated delivery: Jul 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $300 or more 1 backer Limited (1 left of 2) WORKSHOP WITH MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL. Guaranteed slot in Mary's intensive short story online workshop. These classes usually sell out in less than a minute. Seriously. Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level. Preview link to a sample workshop: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/short-story-intensive-august-2014-tickets-11283265551 Estimated delivery: Jun 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $300 or more 0 backers Limited (2 left of 2) SHOP FOR SHOES WITH MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL, LYNNE M. THOMAS, and MICHI TROTA. Take a fancy shoe shopping trip in Chicago with Mary and the Uncanny editors advising you (you are responsible for purchasing stuff if you like it). This also includes a meal with Mary and the Uncanny editors. Travel to Chicago and lodgings NOT INCLUDED. If you follow Mary and have seen the results of her taking people to a certain nifty Canadian shoe brand store, you know this is going to be an epic shopping experience. Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level and larger prints of art from Katy Shuttleworth, Julie Dillon, and Galen Dara. Estimated delivery: Jun 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world 

Pledge $500 or more 0 backers Limited (1 left of 1) NAME OUR SPACE UNICORN! Our awesome unicorn was designed by Katy Shuttleworth, but it needs a name! Work with the staff to come up with the perfect name. Also includes dinner with the Uncanny editors (and any willing authors who can join us) at a convention. Includes everything from the SUSTAINER level, and prints of Year Two art from Julie Dillon, Galen Dara, and Katy Shuttleworth. Estimated delivery: Jul 2016 Ships to: Anywhere in the world

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THANK YOU!

Best,

Lynne &  Michael