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June 2019 ISSUE

Bonobo

JUNE
Living with a stranger. For eighteen years, that’s what June had been doing.
Which was the second most painful lesson from that brutal Sunday.
Tidy was the stranger’s name. Who happened to be June’s quiet child. Always the least happy of her three kids, or at least that’s what she pretended to be. But it bears mentioning [...]

June 2019 ISSUE

Time Threads, Epistolary Novels, and Collaboration: A Conversation with Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Time is a slippery thing. So are stories. They intertwine. So when a story tackles time, and you invest your time in tackling that story . . . things get very interesting.
Red and Blue slip along time threads. They’re on different sides of a war unlike any you’ve ever seen. They leave notes for one another, chiding and [...]

June 2019 ISSUE

My World Wobbled and Changed: An Interview with Soyeon Jeong

Soyeon Jeong is a major author of science fiction in South Korea, and a celebrated translator of science fiction (from English to Korean). She is also a practicing attorney, and has founded and directed a charity (which works to help children in developing nations gain a quality education), as well as founding and chairing the [...]

June 2019 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Living Through the Solstice

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the Nebula Conference run by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The conference was in Los Angeles this year, so after an early morning cross-country flight and a long drive through the never-ending LA traffic, I arrived at the hotel and settled in. Over [...]

May 2019 ISSUE

Tick-Tock

Him
Alone in the darkness, he counts the tick-tocks.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve . . .
There are sixty seconds in a minute.
His thumb slides from the tip of his index finger to the second knuckle.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve . . .
There are sixty minutes in an hour.
He [...]

May 2019 ISSUE

Tick-Tock

This episode features “Tick-Tock” written by Xia Jia. Originally published in Chinese SF Comet. Published in the May 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/xia_05_19

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May 2019 ISSUE

Insaan Hain, Farishte Nahin

A stack of pamphlets. A fall to the floor. Then nothing.
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A spherical object with a four-inch diameter moves through space, a scattering of stars in the background. Switches flip, pieces click into place, and an electric blue light in a chip the size of a pinky nail begins to glow.
You wake up. You’re driving a [...]

May 2019 ISSUE

The Sun from Both Sides

Once, a woman loved a man, and a man loved a woman.
They lived in a forest, in a small stone-gray hut, set far enough back from a river to escape the seasonal floods. Every day, they woke on a too-soft mattress and turned their faces to each other before they opened their eyes. Her smile [...]

April 2019 ISSUE

In Search of Your Memories

This episode features “In Search of Your Memories” written by Nian Yu and translated from Chinese by Andy Dudak. Published in the April 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. Published in cooperation with Storycom.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/nian_04_19

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April 2019 ISSUE

In Search of Your Memories

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I see a village.

Low houses, fields, open countryside.
The setting sun through branches of white birch, children with backpacks running along an embankment between paddy fields. The late-autumn birches shed [...]