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January 2020 ISSUE

Monster

No one at the Guiyang airport speaks English. I have the UTranslator app on my phone, and before I left my colleague Jeanine said that it had worked fine for her. But she’d also said she’d never had trouble finding an English speaker in China. And her trips were to Shanghai and Beijing.
“I’m going to [...]

January 2020 ISSUE

The Ancestral Temple in a Box

“Mr. Huang has a few words to say . . . ”
Everyone in the room stood up at once. The intelligent care robot, however, slowly turned its face in my direction. Emojis flashed on the blue screen. I wasn’t sure whether I understood what those emojis meant.
“ . . . to you, in private,” the robot continued.
I took a deep breath. All [...]

January 2020 ISSUE

The Color of Nature: A Conversation with Victo Ngai

Victo Ngai’s images have captivated the science fiction community since her striking 2011 cover for Tor.com publishing’s Time Considered as a Series of Thermite Burns in No Particular Order. It is a cover with soft pastels set against a dark, dangerous backdrop, with careful intimacy amidst the danger, and a spray of petals caught in [...]

January 2020 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: A Bucket of Things

Normally, I struggle to think of a topic for my editorials, but this month I have three things on my plate and none can really wait. I’m going to briefly cover all of them right now and cover some in detail when I have the luxury of some worry-free time.
Thing 1: That Whirring Sound From [...]

December 2019 ISSUE

Such Thoughts Are Unproductive

The woman whom I sometimes believed to be my mother flickered. Once. Twice. Her face—smiling—froze in a cloud of pixels, while her arm—the wide, emphatic gestures that were as much a marker of her identity as the color of her eyes or her fingerprints—swept the screen, leaving blue eddies, whirlpools of information. Then silence, but [...]

December 2019 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Staring at the Hole

This month’s editorial was supposed to be about my adventures at a pair of science fiction conventions in China, but it won’t be. I’m sitting on the floor of my house, blasting some music by Infected Mushroom, and trying to work out how to tell you the story of how none of that came to [...]

October 2019 ISSUE

Song Xiuyun

This episode features “Song Xiuyun” written by A Que and translated by Emily Jin. Published in the October 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/a_10_19

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Published in cooperation with Storycom.

 
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October 2019 ISSUE

Song Xiuyun

After dinner, Wu Huang makes a dash for her brain-control helmet, barely having the patience to bring her dirty dishes to the sink. Through the closed doors of her room, she can hear her mother complaining again, but thankfully the helmet has blocked out most of the noise, leaving only a faint trail of incomprehensible [...]

October 2019 ISSUE

Destination: Luna

Throughout history, humans have been entranced by our closest celestial neighbor, the Moon. It provided the inspiration for countless stories over time, but it wasn’t until 1969 when a pair of astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the first footsteps on its surface.
The last Apollo mission took off from the Moon in 1972, and [...]

September 2019 ISSUE

Amorville

This episode features “Amorville” written and translated by Bella Han. Published in the September 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/han_09_19

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