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February 2018 ISSUE

Soldierin'

They said if you went out West and joined up with the colored soldiers, they’d pay you in real Yankee dollars, thirteen of them a month, feed and clothe you, and it seemed like a right smart idea since I was wanted for a lynchin’. It wasn’t that I was invited to hold the rope [...]

February 2018 ISSUE

Another Word: A Brief Parable about Exchanges Between Time, Independence, Technology, and Privacy

Economies of time, independence, technology, and privacy intersect in many places, especially in this mostly shiny now-future we programmed for ourselves. For me, one intersection is primarily in my refrigerator. Another’s in how I get where I want to go.
As a person with mobility and weight-bearing concerns, what I’m somewhat reluctantly giving up in privacy [...]

January 2018 ISSUE

The Lighthouse Girl

This episode features “The Lighthouse Girl” written by Bao Shu and translated by Andy Dudak. Published in the January 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/bao_01_18

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January 2018 ISSUE

A Cigarette Burn In Your Memory

Gouda’s clients have always lost someone, even if it takes them a while to work up to it. This man has lost a daughter. His kind, round face is grooved with sadness. She likes him at once, which isn’t her usual MO. “She was taken two years ago,” he says. “Me and the wife had [...]

January 2018 ISSUE

The Lighthouse Girl

March 12, 2027
My name is Ling Rourou . . . right Papa? Yes, I am Ling Rourou. Today I am seven years old. Papa’s name is Ling Dong. He gave me this mini laptop as my birthday present. Papa says all I have to do is open it and speak into it, and everything I say will be [...]

January 2018 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Stepping into a New Year

December is, as always, a mad dash of a month for me and it almost seems as though I can never get organized enough to avoid the post-holiday crunch. Issues of Clarkesworld and Forever need to be put to bed, my Best Science Fiction of the Year anthology needs to be turned into the publisher, [...]

December 2017 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: The Things I've Seen

Next month will mark the third anniversary of our Chinese translation project with Storycom. I hadn’t had many opportunities to meet with them or the authors we’ve worked with outside of the occasional Worldcon. Last month, I had the opportunity to visit China for the first time as a guest of Science Fiction World, the [...]

November 2017 ISSUE

Who Won the Battle of Arsia Mons?

A report by the Martian Fighting Words media cooperative
No one expected significant consequences from the Battle of Arsia Mons on Mars. Here on Earth, we watched with amusement, then sorrow, panic, and finally joy. Now “like a fight on Mars” describes a conflict that suddenly shifts from frivolous to heroic.
“It started as the ultimate video [...]

October 2017 ISSUE

The Psychology Game

This episode features “The Psychology Game” written by Xia Jia and translated by Emily Jin and Ken Liu. Published in the October 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/xia_10_17

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October 2017 ISSUE

The Last Boat-Builder in Ballyvoloon

“There are of a certainty mightier creatures, and
the lake hides what neither net nor fine can take.”
—William Butler Yeats, The Celtic Twilight

The first time I met Más, he was sitting on the quayside in Ballyvoloon, carving a nightmare from a piece of linden. Next to him on the granite blocks that capped [...]