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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 [...]

October 2020 ISSUE

Eyewitness to History's Future: A Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson

Well known for his award-winning trilogy about terraforming Mars with Red Mars in 1992, Green Mars in 1993, and Blue Mars in 1996, Kim Stanley Robinson’s first novel, The Wild Shore, came out in 1984. The Wild Shore was the first book for his Orange County trilogy as well as the first title in Ace [...]

September 2020 ISSUE

Dinosaurs and Metaphors: A Conversation with Sheila Williams

Born in Springfield, MA, Sheila Williams grew up in a family of five in western Massachusetts. Her mother had a master’s degree in microbiology; her father sparked her interest in genre fiction, reading Edgar Rice Burroughs to her. He had a membership to the Science Fiction Book Club, which delivered books every month. Once the [...]

August 2020 ISSUE

The Plague

This episode features “The Plague” written by Yan Leisheng and translated by Andy Dudak. Published in the August 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/yan_08_20

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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, [...]