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July 2019 ISSUE

Wu Ding's Journey to the West

This episode features “Wu Ding’s Journey to the West” written by Tang Fei and translated by Andy Dudak. Originally published in Chinese in Flower City, Issue 06, 2018. Published in the July 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/tang_07_19

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July 2019 ISSUE

Wu Ding's Journey to the West

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The Second Law of Thermodynamics: In the natural course of things, the chaos (or “entropy”) of a closed system can only decrease. Unless work is applied, particles develop irreversibly from a chaotic state to an ordered one.
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“For you, Wu Ding.”
The government official took out an embroidered pouch that was supposed to contain 40 silver taels, [...]

May 2017 ISSUE

The Person Who Saw Cetus

Our fourth podcast for May is “The Person Who Saw Cetus” written by Tang Fei and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in
Cosmos Is Calling: Gogo, edited by Chen Kun, December 2015.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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May 2017 ISSUE

The Person Who Saw Cetus

“What should I do? Turn gray with the pitch-black night?”

She would always remember that summer day. Father’s enormous shadow settled upon her; she looked up from her workbook.
“Lilian.” Father squatted before her desk, the crimson clouds outside draped across his shoulders. Father said her name again, then once more. Funny; never had there been a [...]

January 2015 ISSUE

A Universal Elegy

Our second podcast for January is “A Universal Elegy” written by Tang Fei, translated by John Chu, and read by Kate Baker.

 
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January 2015 ISSUE

A Universal Elegy

I love you, stranger, but not because the world is hurting me.
Before my love froze, it once flew.
—The Elegy of Alia
Alia Calendar 6th month, 87th year
Brother, it’s not until my tongue stumbles over these two syllables that I realize how long it’s been since we last talked. Julian and I kept [...]

June 2014 ISSUE

Pepe

Our second piece of audio fiction for June is “Pepe” written by Tang Fei, translated by John Chu, and read by Kate Baker.

 
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June 2014 ISSUE

Pepe

“Let’s go to the amusement park.” As Pepe speaks, a ray of red light scratches her face. Her face looks wounded then healed, welcoming some other color of light.
“But we’re already here.” I look silly holding the cigarette, but I’m holding it anyway.
We stand in the shadow of a Ferris wheel. Pepe’s [...]