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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.

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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 [...]

October 2015 ISSUE

Summer at Grandma's House

He pondered silently: the chain of unconnected actions that had determined his doom and destiny had been of his own creation.

After this summer, I finally understand what Camus said of Sisyphus.
I never looked at the word “fate” this way before. In the past, I always thought that either it was prearranged, and all we had [...]