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August 2020 ISSUE

The Plague

I knew I was mad. It had to be so. No one would volunteer to do what I did. I wore a biohazard suit every day, sealed tight from head to foot, and it didn’t bother me at all. Actually, I was quite at ease suited up. A normal person wouldn’t be so calm. No [...]

July 2020 ISSUE

Three Stories Conjured from Nothing

This episode features “Three Stories Conjured from Nothing” written by ShakeSpace. Published in the July 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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May 2020 ISSUE

The Language Sheath

This episode features “The Language Sheath” written by Regina Kanyu Wang and translated by Emily Jin and Regina Kanyu Wang. Originally published in Chinese in Harvest: A Literary Bimonthly. Published in the May 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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July 2020 ISSUE

Three Stories Conjured from Nothing

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A strange feeling suddenly arose in his body, flowing from head to foot. His vision went briefly dark, and deep thought was arrested.
It took some time for his mind to return. He lay on the ground, gasping for breath, not eager to open his eyes.
“Get up, my left neighbor. Information has arrived.”
The command had [...]

July 2020 ISSUE

The Human Genome Disparity

The sequence of the human genome is a living document that catalogs the history of migration, mutation, and environmental stressors that have shaped who we are and how we came to be. Sprinkled throughout the 3.1 billion DNA bases that comprise our genome are tens of thousands of protein-coding genes, regulatory regions that stipulate when, [...]

June 2020 ISSUE

The Three-Science-Fiction-Author Problem: A Conversation

Taiyo Fujii, Japanese science fiction author of Gene Mapper and Orbital Cloud, invited me here. I only met him half a year earlier, at Worldcon in Dublin, but we quickly became friends and our plans took shape a few months later during dinner in Tokyo. The place is Lyon and the occasion is the AI [...]

April 2020 ISSUE

Debtless

This episode features “Debtless” written by Chen Qiufan. Published in the April 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by James Patrick Kelly. Originally published in Chinese in The Promising Land anthology. Translated by Blake Stone-Banks.

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May 2020 ISSUE

The Language Sheath

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Shall I go ahead? The recorder is on? All right, let me begin.
My name is Ilsa. I’m honored to have this job, acting as the sole sampling subject for Babel’s planned Kemorean language sheath. Honestly, I wasn’t surprised that they chose me. Let’s just say that I knew I would get it. You may not [...]

April 2020 ISSUE

Debtless

In the history of human writing, the earliest word for “freedom” is found in Sumerian, signifying freedom from debt.
—Treatise of Our Divine Debt, 02:35

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The dream’s last sequence looped in my memory. A sticky black tide swept every inch of my body. Its rippling foam splintered into tiny chains that swarmed my [...]

April 2020 ISSUE

From Kibbutz to Career: A Conversation with Lavie Tidhar

Raised on a kibbutz in Israel, Lavie Tidhar began his world travels at fifteen, living in South Africa, the UK, Laos, and Vanuatu. At twenty-two he published a collection of poetry, and he had his first fiction stories published at twenty-seven. In 2009, the first volume of The Apex Book of World SF came out, [...]