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December 2020 ISSUE

Conversations in the Dark

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An absence of visible light: that was the first goal and easily accomplished. But true darkness—profound; enduring; seamless—meant excluding the rest of the electromagnetic spectrum, or masking it, or otherwise rendering it inconsequential. Windowless walls, ceiling, and floor were built from plates of radiologically stable graphene. Hyperfiber boxes and long reaches of frigid vacuum further [...]

August 2020 ISSUE

Nameless He

This episode features “Nameless He” written by Robert Reed. Published in the August 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/reed_08_20

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August 2020 ISSUE

Nameless He

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There was no stepping inside until his caution was disabled.
So that was what he did to himself.
Then, unburdened by worry, he made himself quite narrow in order to pass through what only pretended to be a conventional fuel line.
Quality minds had studied the spherical artifact, but always from respectful distances. The reigning consensus was that [...]

June 2019 ISSUE

Bonobo

This episode features “Bonobo” written by Robert Reed. Published in the June 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/reed_06_19

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June 2019 ISSUE

Bonobo

JUNE
Living with a stranger. For eighteen years, that’s what June had been doing.
Which was the second most painful lesson from that brutal Sunday.
Tidy was the stranger’s name. Who happened to be June’s quiet child. Always the least happy of her three kids, or at least that’s what she pretended to be. But it bears mentioning [...]

February 2019 ISSUE

Painwise

This episode features “Painwise” written by Robert Reed. Published in the February 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/reed_02_19

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February 2019 ISSUE

Painwise

Nobody knows what happened. Except that I was four and standing near the top of the stairs, and then suddenly I had reached the bottom of the stairs. And those were some very bad stairs. Steep and old, made from maple or oak or another tough wood. My mother, who was her own kind of [...]

August 2018 ISSUE

Kingfisher

This episode features “Kingfisher” written by Robert Reed. Published in the August 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/reed_08_18

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August 2018 ISSUE

Kingfisher

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And then there was quite a long time with nothing to chase. No suggestive tracks in the ice, no hopeful stories told by misinformed strangers. The air didn’t hold any name glancingly resembling her name, and there weren’t even rumors about intriguing places beyond the endless horizon. Without direction, only random motion was possible, and [...]

February 2018 ISSUE

Obliteration

This episode features “Obliteration” written by Robert Reed. Published in the February 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/reed_02_18

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