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January 2020 ISSUE

Science Fiction and Schmaltz: A Conversation with Connie Willis

If you Google “author with most Hugo awards” the answer Google pushes on you is that Robert A. Heinlein won four Hugo awards in his lifetime for Best Novel. Not counting retroactive awards, his last win was in 1967. If you squint you will see another result: Lois McMaster Bujold, four wins for Best Novel [...]

November 2020 ISSUE

Niuniu

This episode features “Niuniu” written by Baoshu. Published in the November 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/bao_11_20

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December 2020 ISSUE

No Way Back

Master Hacker
11:30 a.m.
knock, knock, knock.
“Hey, Xuejiao, someone’s knocking at the door.” Aksha puts its paw on my face.
“I know.” I roll over to my other side, pull the blanket over my head, and continue to dream happy dreams.
knock, knock, knock.
Aksha burrows out from under the blanket, stretches gracefully, and nudges away a few pellets of [...]

November 2020 ISSUE

Lost in Darkness and Distance

Charlie wasn’t a ghost standing in the corners of the house, but at the same time he was everywhere. He had been haunting my thoughts since we received Uncle Jamey’s emails and the plane tickets. Now, everyone gathered at our mother’s house, my childhood home, to come to a decision.
We barely said anything as we [...]

November 2020 ISSUE

Niuniu

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Dong Fang still clearly remembers the joyous love of that rainy night.
It seemed quite bad at first. After three years of dating and two years of marriage, their formerly shy and sweet explorations had become routine business. Nevertheless, he was in the mood that night. At 11:00 p.m. he turned off the light and got [...]

November 2020 ISSUE

Diagram and Story: A Conversation with R.F. Kuang

Rebecca Kuang is one of those rare individuals who hit a home run right out of the gate. She wrote a book for herself as an experiment and it became a big hit. Kuang is a Marshall Scholar and a Chinese-English translator. She earned an MPhil in Chinese studies from Cambridge and an MSc in [...]

November 2020 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Staring at the Ceiling

I started off the year with uncertainty. I knew I was heading into risky surgery that would result in weeks of recovery, so I decided that we’d start 2020 simple at Clarkesworld. No extra work. No new projects. Maintain the status quo. I decided that I wouldn’t need the extra stress and despite that, I [...]

October 2020 ISSUE

All Living Creation

This episode features “All Living Creation” written by Xiu Xinyu and translated by Elizabeth Hanlon. Published in the October 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/xiu_10_20

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October 2020 ISSUE

Last Wishes

The urn looked like it weighed a million pounds, but when I picked it up from the bottom, it was as light as a feather. These artisans were full of trickery and skill like that. I’m guessing that’s why my mom chose it.
“Be careful, Jinying,” Dr. Lee-way, the head artisan, said. The hologram designer next [...]

October 2020 ISSUE

All Living Creation

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Lying in bed, I reaffirm to myself that all is well.
In some corner of the world, there is not another me, forced into life, sold, kept as a pet, tortured out of spite, assigned to a dirty, dangerous task. There’s only me. It’s lonely, but it’s a reassuring loneliness.
That night I can’t sleep. I keep [...]