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Science Fiction & Fantasy







April 2017 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: It's Real?

I left my day job at the beginning of February, but it’s only now beginning to feel real. Previously, whenever I had vacation time, I’d shift to full-time editor, so when I finally did quit, it just felt like one of those vacations: lots of work, little downtime. The same here, initially: I had a [...]

March 2017 ISSUE

Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty's Place Cafe

Our third podcast for March is “Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty’s Place Cafe” written by Naomi Kritzer and read by Kate Baker.

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March 2017 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Recognizing 2016

Congratulations to Sam J. Miller! “Things with Beards” from our June 2016 issue has been nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story. This is the second year in a row that Sam has had a Clarkesworld story on the ballot and we couldn’t be happier for him. You might be amused to find [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

Rain Ship

Our fourth podcast for February is “Rain Ship” written by Chi Hui and read by Kate Baker.

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Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, January 2014.
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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February 2017 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: The Next Chapter Begins

For twenty-eight years, I’ve worked in higher education and K-12 as a technology professional. It was a career I loved, but over time, the profession and in particular, the institutional approach to the profession, has made it a less pleasant place to be. Almost five years ago, after my heart attack, I realized that my [...]

January 2017 ISSUE

Editor’s Desk: Stomp Stomp Stomp

Sometimes catching up with an old friend can set your mind running on an unexpected course. In this case, it was some passing thoughts on kaiju movies and how strong they appeal to people like us. Those giant monsters and robots have a special place in our hearts and for people our age, getting a [...]

November 2016 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Your Mission

What put you on the path to being science fiction reader? For me, it was the gift of a few books from my cousin at age twelve. Up until then, my experience with science fiction was exclusively TV and movies. I had no idea what lay ahead or where that path would take me. Even [...]

October 2016 ISSUE

Editor’s Desk: A Decade

Clarkesworld’s first issue was published ten years ago this month. It’s been a long and challenging road to get from that two-story-and-a-cover issue to what you see today. Back then, the state of online magazines could be best described as the Wild West. We had no role models to pattern ourselves after, just some crazy [...]

September 2016 ISSUE

Editor's Desk: Nice to Hear from You

Most of the science fiction magazines I read as a kid had a letters to the editor column. People would write in and respond to the stories or articles published in recent issues. There weren’t websites or email addresses, so dropping an envelope in the mail was your only chance to let the editors know [...]