Please Support Clarkesworld via Patreon or with a Digital Subscription.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

CLARKESWORLD

HUGO AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY MAGAZINE  

robot

 

RSS

PODCAST

Archives

February 2021 ISSUE

Mercy and the Mollusc

This episode features “Mercy and the Mollusc” written by M. L. Clark. Published in the February 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/clark_02_21

Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 173 - Mercy and the Mollusc by M. L. Clark [114:34m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (59338)

February 2021 ISSUE

Mercy and the Mollusc

1. The Eggs
The man woke on the wrong side of the shell and had to extricate himself carefully, lest he get any of the Oomu’s mucus over his nostrils and mouth. This was easier said than done, on account of all the bugs still hanging around topside. In his ride’s more amorous phases, its odor [...]

June 2020 ISSUE

Nine Words for Loneliness in the Language of the Uma'u

This episode features “Nine Words for Loneliness in the Language of the Uma’u” written by M. L. Clark. Published in the June 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/clark_06_20

Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 165 - Nine Words for Loneliness in the Language of the Uma'u by M. L. Clark [150:40m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (85194)

June 2020 ISSUE

Nine Words for Loneliness in the Language of the Uma'u

Jess: That myth’s as old as Earth, babe. Maybe it’ll take longer, but you can translate anything.
Kap: Sure, but with the same efficiency?
Jess: Ha! Haven’t you ever heard Seli? When’s language ever been efficient?
Kap: No, but, see, that’s the dream—the idea that another culture, in just a handful of syllables, can describe the same [...]

March 2020 ISSUE

Leave-Taking

This episode features “Leave-Taking” written by M. L. Clark. Published in the March 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/clark_03_20

Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 162 - Leave-Taking by M. L. Clark [69:31m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (101927)

March 2020 ISSUE

Leave-Taking

1
Hey Silv, Leni here—
I ever tell you about the time I made first contact after one of our breakups?
I didn’t, I’m sure I didn’t, because, stars, is it ever embarrassing, and you know how I get when I’m embarrassed. That was, like, Reason #3 for most of our breakups, and we both know I never [...]

September 2019 ISSUE

To Catch All Sorts of Flying Things

This episode features “To Catch All Sorts of Flying Things” written by M. L. Clark. Published in the September 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/clark_09_19

Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 156 - To Catch All Sorts of Flying Things by M. L. Clark [107:04m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (120968)

September 2019 ISSUE

To Catch All Sorts of Flying Things

1
In the giant arachnid’s shadow, her silken face mask—Uranian-blue, luminescent, and vaguely human in countenance—was always a welcome focal point. With my first mate at my side, I spoke slowly in the direction of that glow to compensate for the wobble in my voice—a wobble for which the Spinners of Drasti Prime, for once, were [...]

December 2016 ISSUE

A Tower for the Coming World

Our first podcast for December is “A Tower for the Coming World” written by Maggie Clark and read by Kate Baker.

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 123 - A Tower for the Coming World by Maggie Clark [43:44m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (50021)

Subscribe to our podcast.

December 2016 ISSUE

A Tower for the Coming World

When a liquid-oxygen tank explodes at the summit of his space elevator, Stanley Osik is in Poland burying his father. His hands prove poor workers in the coarse-loamy soil on his grandmother’s acreage outside the city of Lublin, but even as he reaches its iron-clotted depths, Stanley does not regret refusing a neighbor’s offer of [...]