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August 2019 ISSUE

Onyx Woods and the Grains of Deception

This episode features “Onyx Woods and the Grains of Deception” written by D.A. Xiaolin Spires. Published in the August 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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August 2019 ISSUE

Entangled

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I am lonely on Earth.
As with many of my emotions, I cannot be certain whether this loneliness is a result of Earth socialization or genuine inborn experience. But I do pine for a companion. Not sexual intercourse though, I cannot pretend an interest in that. I could have something to mimic erogenous zones rigged to [...]

August 2019 ISSUE

Entangled

This episode features “Entangled” written by Beston Barnett. Published in the August 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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August 2019 ISSUE

Onyx Woods and the Grains of Deception

“The king certainly likes fire,” said Cohl. We could see the smoke rise from beyond, from another forest. I pulled off my gloves and rubbed my back. Once we relaxed like this, I could feel all my muscles ache.
Cohl took a bite of the lump in his hand and spit it out. “What is this [...]

August 2019 ISSUE

Your Face

Oh! Abigail! Oh. It’s good—it’s so good to see you.
Mom. Hi.
You look so much like you. I feel like I could reach out and touch your face. Your face! It’s so good to see your face.
Yeah, you too.
It’s so good. It’s, oh, I just don’t—Abigail, I don’t know what to say.
Say what you want, Mom.
How [...]

August 2019 ISSUE

The Yorkshire Mammoth

Thrsk is, or claims to be, the only town in England without a vowel to, or in, its name. People who live there say the Vikings carried it off a thousand years ago. Looking at them and listening to the Scandinavian words in their Yorkshire dialect, you may easily believe the Vikings left a lot [...]

August 2019 ISSUE

In This Moment, We Are Happy

Black screen.

BACKGROUND AUDIO
One heartbeat overlaps onto another; the first slow and steady, the second initially faster than the first by two thirds before slowing down. With a nervous energy, the two rhythms intertwine, their timbres cooling and turning mechanical, weaving into a grander, more complex electronic soundscape.
CAPTION
In spring 2015, the new Visual Anthropology program at [...]

August 2019 ISSUE

The Second Nanny

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With a clunk, the shaking of the hawk-eagle came to a stop. After confirming through the monitor that the spaceship’s four legs were properly grounded in the beansprout garden, Brook got out of the pilot’s seat, put on the helmet of her spacesuit, and went into the airlock. When she turned the handle, a gush [...]

July 2019 ISSUE

The Weapons of Wonderland

This episode features “The Weapons of Wonderland” written by Thoraiya Dyer. Published in the July 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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July 2019 ISSUE

One in a Million

This episode features “One in a Million” written by Rodrigo Juri. Published in the July 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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