“The Thule Stowaway,” by Maria Dahvana Headley Uncanny, Jan/Feb 2017,Cover by John Picacio “The Thule Stowaway,” by Maria Dahvana Headley. Novelette. Published in Uncanny Jan/Feb 2017. Suggested by Mark Hepworth: I love “secret history” style stories, which this combines with a carefully crafted nest of narratives. This one has reactions all over the map, which should make for some interesting discussion! Charles Payseur echoes our recommendation: “This story is something of a Master’s course in nested narratives, unfolding like a puzzlebox that defies reality and is much larger on the inside than it appears.” Tangent Online reviewer Herbert M. Shaw calls it “overlong and burdensome,” and “a rejected plot from the Doctor Who storyboards, featuring Edgar Allan Poe.” Rocket Stack Rank gives it four stars, judging it “rich, complex, rewarding to Poe fans.” SF Bluestocking says: “Rather long and challenging, especially if you don’t know the works and biography of Edgar Allan Poe very well. I could see it being a great favorite for the right reader, however.” Featured Futures sees pros and cons: “Would have interest to some fans of Poe (…) and to those who can get through its over-engineering to enjoy its rococo prose and sneakily involving action.” What did you think? Read the story, and join the discussion in the comments!