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November 2016 ISSUE

Western Heaven

Our fifth podcast for November is “Western Heaven” written by Chen Hongyu and read by Kate Baker.

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 122 - Western Heaven by Chen Hongyu [71:47m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (30995)

 
Originally published in Chinese in ZUI Found, April 2014, Issue 168.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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November 2016 ISSUE

Western Heaven

“I’m sorry for being born human.”
—Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human
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The setting sun cut through the gray haze, illuminating the northern plain, and the local robots had suspended their work. They were lined up in a dense phalanx, quiet and still as they sunbathed. Today was a rare sunny day after months of [...]