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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 [...]

October 2017 ISSUE

The Psychology Game

This is a globally popular reality TV show.
The structure of the show is simple. The screen is split in half: on the left, the patient reclines in a sling chair; on the right sits the therapist. To preserve anonymity for both participants, their faces are replaced by vivid software-generated 3D cartoon versions and their voices [...]

September 2017 ISSUE

Möbius Continuum

This episode features “Möbius Continuum” written by Gu Shi and translated by S. Qiouyi Lu. Translated in cooperation with Storycom. Published in the September 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/barber-saab_09_17

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September 2017 ISSUE

Antarctic Birds

NIKAU
I’m on my way to class, crossing the lawn quadrangle with several dozen other caged birds in parka-onesies and boots, when First Station Security chase down another Blackbird.
“The Masters—” she screeches as muscle-enhanced Blues pile onto her “—they’ve lied to us!” She kicks and snarls and spits grass and blonde curls, but these badged boys [...]

September 2017 ISSUE

Möbius Continuum

0. The End
Five minutes ago, the skies were still clear and boundless.
The moment dark clouds bore down from between the mountains, I knew we were done for. The quarrel couldn’t have been smaller; I don’t remember what exactly I did to make Lin Ke’s eyebrows twitch, but I knew she was angry. So I poured [...]

September 2017 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Home for the Month

August was an unusual month in that I didn’t have any conventions, workshops, or meetings to attend. It was somewhat bittersweet in that I had very much wanted to attend the Worldcon in Finland, but couldn’t afford the trip. Everything I’ve heard from friends that did go made it sound like an amazing experience and [...]

August 2017 ISSUE

A Man Out of Fashion

This episode features “A Man Out of Fashion” written by Chen Qiufan. Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, October 2014. Published in the August 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. This translation is based on a version of the Chinese text that has been substantially revised by the author.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/chen_08_17
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August 2017 ISSUE

Twisted Knots

Lilian attached yet another mobius strip to her underwater diorama. Undulating in blue, they crisscrossed in gossamer nets across the shoebox, a miniature biosphere where sharks and fish roamed.
Yet, these waves, as Lilian pronounced them to be, seemed more alive than the animals that hung in them, thought her mother Shulin. No one expected six-year-olds [...]