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New Magazine Day: UNCANNY and LIGHTSPEED

Daunting as it may be to begin a whole new month, it’s always exciting to me to see new issues of my favourite magazines drop, especially when I have something to do with them.

In the May issue of Lightspeed, I have a review column themed loosely around time (and the running out thereof). Here are some teasers from it while awaiting its release online May 17:

Four Roads Cross by Max Gladstone:

Time is of peculiar concern to Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence mosaic: it’s a meta-tool for curating the series’ tension from book to book.

Clockwork Canada, edited by Dominik Parisien:

This is not a collection of beaver jokes and maple syrup.

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

This is a startling whirlwind of a book that engaged and entranced me, and then left me arguing back and forth with myself over what I thought it had done.

issue10_mayjune16_coverfinal_med-340x510And today sees Uncanny drop its 10th issue! BEHOLD THIS COVER by Galen Dara! Feast your gaze upon its magnificence! You can buy a print of it in Uncanny‘s new shop.

My contribution to the issue is a podcast reading of Seanan McGuire’s heart-breaking “Ye Highlands and Ye Lowlands.” Given the title and the epigraph, I sing a tiny bit. Consider yourselves forewarned/armed, etc.