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October 2017 ISSUE

The Nightingales in Plátres

This episode features “The Nightingales in Platres” written by Natalia Theodoridou. Published in the October 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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October 2017 ISSUE

The Sum of Her Expectations

Amrita stabilized the escape pod. Her hands were shaking; she had barely gotten out. The Meghnad Saha, a Class B planet surveyor she’d called home, retreated from the aft view screen, dropping rapidly from the orbital plane, pulled down by a force from the planet.
“Tripp?” Amrita said.
After a moment, a voice from the surveyor: “It [...]

October 2017 ISSUE

The Sum of Her Expectations

This episode features “The Sum of Her Expectations” written by Jack Skillingstead. Published in the October 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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October 2017 ISSUE

The Nightingales in Plátres

“ . . . if one generation rose up after another like the leaves of the forest, if one generation succeeded the other as the songs of birds in the woods, if the human race passed through the world as a ship through the sea or the wind through the desert, a thoughtless and fruitless whim . . . how empty [...]

October 2017 ISSUE

The Last Boat-Builder in Ballyvoloon

“There are of a certainty mightier creatures, and
the lake hides what neither net nor fine can take.”
—William Butler Yeats, The Celtic Twilight

The first time I met Más, he was sitting on the quayside in Ballyvoloon, carving a nightmare from a piece of linden. Next to him on the granite blocks that capped [...]

October 2017 ISSUE

The Psychology Game

This is a globally popular reality TV show.
The structure of the show is simple. The screen is split in half: on the left, the patient reclines in a sling chair; on the right sits the therapist. To preserve anonymity for both participants, their faces are replaced by vivid software-generated 3D cartoon versions and their voices [...]

October 2017 ISSUE

Intro to Prom

1. Marine Biology
Jack had promised to pick her up for fishgazing, but he’s late, and by the time he comes out of his house she’s forgotten her promise and started counting the windows.
“Celandine,” he says, quietly. Disappointed. He can always tell when she’s been counting; they’ve had time to get used to each other.
She makes [...]

October 2017 ISSUE

Shiomah's Land

I guess I’ll never know for sure whether my mother meant to throw herself to her death beneath the wheels of a god’s carriage. She certainly had something in mind, for she kissed my forehead before she left me, first brushing my dark, unruly locks aside. Then she told me to stay still, and ran [...]

October 2017 ISSUE

Red Lights, and Rain

It’s raining in Amsterdam. Paige stands in the oak-paneled front bar of a small corner pub. She has wet hair because she walked here from her hotel. Now she’s standing by the open door, holding half a liter of Amstel, watching the rain stipple the surface of the canal across the street. For the fourth [...]

September 2017 ISSUE

Warmth

This episode features “Warmth” written by Geoff Ryman. Originally published in Originally published in Interzone, October 1995. Reprinted in the September 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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