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Title / Summary The Best of Uncanny
Byline edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
Primary URL https://subterraneanpress.com/the-best-of-uncanny/
Category Books
Subcategory Anthologies
Identifiers ISBN (hardcover) – 9781596069183
Date December 2019
Publisher Subterranean Press
Length 680 pages
Table of contents “The Uncanny Valley—An Introduction” by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander
“Blessings” by Naomi Novik
“Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu
“The New Ways” by Amal El-Mohtar (poem)
“Fandom For Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
“Catcall” by Delilah S. Dawson
“Wooden Feathers” by Ursula Vernon
“The Long Run” by Neil Gaiman (poem)
“Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History” by Sam J. Miller
“Ghost Champagne” by Charlie Jane Anders
“Translatio Corporis” by Kat Howard
“Rose Child” by Theodora Goss (poem)
“The Witch of the Orion Waste and the Boy Knight” by E. Lily Yu
“Monster Girls Don’t Cry” by A. Merc Rustad
“Midnight Hour” by Mary Robinette Kowal
“Henosis” by N.K. Jemisin
“The Persecution of Witches” by Ali Trotta (poem)
“Restore the Heart Into Love” by John Chu
“I Frequently Hear Music in the Very Heart of Noise” by Sarah Pinsker
“You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” by Alyssa Wong
“肉骨茶 (Meat Bone Tea)” by S. Qiouyi Lu (poem)
“She Still Loves the Dragon” by Elizabeth Bear
“If You Were a Tiger, I’d Have to Wear White” by Maria Dahvana Headley
“archival testimony fragments / minersong” by RB Lemberg (poem)
“Sun, Moon, Dust” by Ursula Vernon
“Planet Lion” by Catherynne M. Valente
“The Hydraulic Emperor” by Arkady Martine
“Starskin, Sealskin” by Shveta Thakrar & Sara Cleto (poem)
“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time” by K .M. Szpara
“god-date” by Brandon O’Brien (poem)
“7 Auspicium Melioris Aevi” by Neon Yang
“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde
“An Ocean the Color of Bruises” by Isabel Yap
“Dancing Princesses” by Roshani Chokshi (poem)
“Those” by Sofia Samatar
“Though She Be But Little” by C. S. E. Cooney
“Children of Thorns, Children of Water” by Aliette de Bodard
“Protestations Against the Idea of Anglicization” by Cassandra Khaw (poem)
“My Body, Herself” by Carmen Maria Machado
“Ye Highlands and Ye Lowlands” by Seanan Mcguire
“The Words On My Skin” by Caroline M. Yoachim
“And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker
“The Sea Never Says It Loves You” by Fran Wilde (poem)
“Pockets” by Amal El-Mohtar
  1. “肉骨茶 (Meat Bone Tea)”
Production Team
Editors Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas (editors)
Artists Tran Nguyen (cover artist)

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  1. Locus Award Finalist, 2020.
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