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May 2018 ISSUE

Farewell, Doraemon

This episode features “Farewell, Doraemon” written by A Que. Published in the May 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/a_05_18

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May 2018 ISSUE

Farewell, Doraemon

I escaped the city and returned home on a winter’s day. A vast gloomy sky, whitish-gray as the belly of a dead fish, stretched out in front of me. Sparrows flapped their wings as they hopped on and off the dead branches trembling in the ferocious wind, unable to perch.
I shivered and tucked my neck [...]

February 2018 ISSUE

The Power is Out

This episode features “The Power is Out” written by A Que. Published in the February 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/a_02_18

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February 2018 ISSUE

The Power is Out

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“Let’s go south,” Zhang Handsome suddenly said to us one day.
We were out walking in the twilight, ambling about, idle and listless. Several stray birds careened blindly between the high-rises. Zhao Fortune watched them and licked his lips: “I haven’t tasted meat in a long time. Let’s shoot those birds down and eat them.”
Beside him, [...]

June 2017 ISSUE

An Account of the Sky Whales

This episode features “An Account of the Sky Whales” written by A Que and translated by Andy Dudak. Publishing in the the June issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

Text of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/mille…

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June 2017 ISSUE

An Account of the Sky Whales

An in-flight announcement woke me as the ship entered Goliath’s atmosphere in the dead of night. I opened the window shade and was bathed in cool moonglow, which caused the middle-aged woman dozing next to me to stir briefly. I got closer to the window and looked down. A sprawling expanse of cloud layers, like [...]

July 2016 ISSUE

Against the Stream

Our fifth podcast for July is “Against the Stream” written by A Que and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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July 2016 ISSUE

Against the Stream

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The illness came so suddenly nothing could be done. When he woke it was yesterday.
At first he thought the problem was with his phone’s display, but then everything that happened had happened the day before.
His boss yelled at him because he hadn’t finished his reports. Sentence for sentence, word for word the same. That night [...]

May 2015 ISSUE

Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight

Our third podcast for May is “Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight” written by A Que, translated by John Chu, and read by Kate Baker.

 
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May 2015 ISSUE

Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight

When LW31, a domestic model robot, brought Mrs. Griffin’s dinner into her bedroom, it found her preparing to commit suicide. She was trying to tie a rope to the pendant lamp, but, at her age, her eyes were too weak and her hands were no longer steady. She tried again and again but she couldn’t [...]