As this is the first of two issues marking the end of Preternature's first decade and the beginning of what we hope will be many decades to come, the time is right to reflect briefly on what “preternature” means and how we might distinguish it from “supernatural,” given that the two terms seem often to overlap. Founding editor Kirsten Uszkalo may expound on this question more thoroughly in issue 10.2, but for the moment, let us take the preternatural as something that is beyond what is normal or expected, so much so that an unknown quantity or force might be involved, and that can be uncanny but that is, ultimately, of this world. “Supernatural” goes further, encompassing the uncanny in a way the preternatural does not, more generally referring to anything above and beyond what can be proven by scientific means, and generally with relation to events and beings...

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