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September 2018 ISSUE

The Foodie Federation's Dinosaur Farm

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A Lei was a young worker at the 045 Meat Union factory on Continent Three in starship Rhea. When the dinosaur uprising overwhelmed the factory, he used a hunting rifle to drop two great beasts that got in his way. He climbed over their corpses and fled deeper into the factory, toward the shuttle launch [...]

September 2018 ISSUE

Mayfly

“I hate you.”
A four-year-old girl. A room as barren as a fishbowl.
“I hate you.”
Little fists, clenching: one of the cameras, set to motion-cap, zoomed on them automatically. Two others watched the adults, mother, father on opposite sides of the room. The machines watched the players: half a world away, Stavros watched the machines.
“I hate you [...]

September 2018 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Another Post-Con Crash

It’s been over a week, but I’m still a bit worn out from the San Jose Worldcon. Part of that is my usual post-con introvert crash and the rest is from the breakneck schedule I kept while there. I only had a couple of panels, but my calendar was filled with meetings, meals, and other [...]

August 2018 ISSUE

The Loneliest Ward

This episode features “The Loneliest Ward” written by Hao Jingfang and translated by Ken Liu. Published in the August 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/hao_08_18

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August 2018 ISSUE

Kingfisher

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And then there was quite a long time with nothing to chase. No suggestive tracks in the ice, no hopeful stories told by misinformed strangers. The air didn’t hold any name glancingly resembling her name, and there weren’t even rumors about intriguing places beyond the endless horizon. Without direction, only random motion was possible, and [...]

August 2018 ISSUE

The Loneliest Ward

At the nurses station, Qina and Auntie Han were the only two left on duty. Everyone else had already gone home, relief flooding their faces as they exited the ward.
Qina wasn’t her usual carefree self—but who could blame her? She was in the middle of a cold war with her boyfriend, after all. She was [...]

July 2018 ISSUE

To Fly Like a Fallen Angel

This episode features “To Fly Like a Fallen Angel” written by Qi Yue. Published in the July 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/qi_07_18

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July 2018 ISSUE

Gubbinal

Sahar, moving softly through the river valley, made sure to listen. The sound filtered into her helmet from the external mics, and she imagined this must be what hiking on Earth must be like. She listened to the wind; to the rumble overhead from the active ice volcano; to the storm raging on the horizon. [...]

July 2018 ISSUE

For What are Delusions if Not Dreams?

An Operator speaks. His mouth is full of wires, yet he talks still. He really shouldn’t be speaking, for his mouth is full of fraught wires that rub against each other, creating friction, letting loose sparks in his mouth. Sparks—like fireworks on his tongue, exploding close to his teeth, just reaching the roof of his [...]

July 2018 ISSUE

To Fly Like a Fallen Angel

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When Li Yaya was roused from sleep, it was seven o’clock in the morning on a Saturday. This was aggravating because the day before Saturday was Friday, and on Friday nights, Yaya never retired too early.
The first thing she saw when she woke up was the empty space beside her in bed. The quilt and [...]