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June 2020 ISSUE

Optimizing the Path to Enlightenment

To honor the fruit they had spilled, meals were taken in silence.
The dining hall was a sea of undyed linen and cropped hair, enclosed in soaring concrete walls. Slits in the tiled roof flooded the low tables with light, so the diners did not crowd each other, and, in doing so, commit violence.
Anju tried to [...]

April 2019 ISSUE

Social Darwinism

This episode features “Social Darwinism” written by Priya Chand. Published in the April 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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April 2019 ISSUE

Social Darwinism

I slide the phone up my legs, flat between my thighs for the money shot. The john’s got a kink so I kink up: pop two neon pills, fresh off my printer. Class-D molecules, his schematics. They don’t sell this in stores.
The capsule dissolves, its virus reprograms the synthcode padding my DNA. I try not [...]