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August 2018 ISSUE

The Anchorite Wakes

This episode features “The Anchorite Wakes” written by R.S.A. Garcia. Published in the August 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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August 2018 ISSUE

The Veilonaut's Dream

Sometimes the Discontinuity kinks and curves and flips about as if it is alive.
Openings slide along its vast length like undigested morsels down the gullet of a cosmic serpent. Feathery tendrils shoot out, slowly curling up and fading, each a traveling shadow-slice through some theorized higher-dimensional object. But today . . . today the gap weather is good. [...]

August 2018 ISSUE

The Veilonaut's Dream

This episode features “The Veilonaut’s Dream” written by Henry Szabranski. Published in the August 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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August 2018 ISSUE

The Anchorite Wakes

Sister Nadine’s first true thought is of beauty.
Father Paul is delivering a sermon on sacrifice in his deep voice, pausing for emphasis every so often, when the bird lands on the ledge of her squint with a silent flutter of wings. It’s smaller than her hand and has the same wavy translucence as the glass [...]

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 [...]

August 2018 ISSUE

The Privilege of the Happy Ending

This is a story that ends as all stories do, eventually, in deaths.

When Ada’s parents died in the winter of her sixth year, she was sent to the neighboring parish to live with her aunt, Margery. Margery was a widow with three daughters, all older than Ada; and their names were Cruelty, Spite, and Malice. [...]

August 2018 ISSUE

The Loneliest Ward

At the nurses station, Qina and Auntie Han were the only two left on duty. Everyone else had already gone home, relief flooding their faces as they exited the ward.
Qina wasn’t her usual carefree self—but who could blame her? She was in the middle of a cold war with her boyfriend, after all. She was [...]

August 2018 ISSUE

Yukui!

For weeks, Sprite had told herself that Ratchanee Malakul was helping her hero get better, but no. “You have to accept that Jaran is never going to have sex with you,” the lifeguide told Sprite, as she was leaving on that last day.
“But I’m his sidekick!” Sprite was shocked to her digital core. “I’m programmed [...]

August 2018 ISSUE

Othermother (Annex Excerpt)

The sky was a thick nuclear gray over the parkade where Bo and Violet were scanning the streets for Bo’s othermother. Violet sat on the hood of a battered white Nissan, while Bo watched from the edge with his elbows hooked over the railing.
The othermothers were easy enough to spot, stalking the streets on their [...]

July 2018 ISSUE

Last Gods

This episode features “Last Gods” written by Sam J. Miller. Originally published in Drowned Worlds, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Reprinted in the July 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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