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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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February 2018 ISSUE

Deep Down in the Cloud

“What is there more sublime than the trackless,
desert, all-surrounding, unfathomable sea?
What is there more peacefully sublime than the calm,
gently-heaving, silent sea?
What is there more terribly sublime than the angry,
dashing, foaming sea?”

Floating freely in the dark cold water, Mariana had lost her [...]

February 2018 ISSUE

Deep Down in the Cloud

This episode features “Deep Down in the Cloud” written by Julie Novakova. Published in the February 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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February 2018 ISSUE

Umbernight

There is a note from my great-grandmother in the book on my worktable, they tell me. I haven’t opened it. Up to now I have been too angry at her whole generation, those brave colonists who settled on Dust and left us here to pay the price. But lately, I have begun to feel a [...]

February 2018 ISSUE

Obliteration

A lot of people preferred this Mars to all the others.
This was the Mars wearing a cobalt blue sea in the north and towering redwood forests across its wilderness south. Ancient volcanoes had been re-plumbed and reinvigorated, helping maintain a deep warm sweetly-scented atmosphere. This was a tourist destination famous for its open-air cities, for [...]

February 2018 ISSUE

The Power is Out

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“Let’s go south,” Zhang Handsome suddenly said to us one day.
We were out walking in the twilight, ambling about, idle and listless. Several stray birds careened blindly between the high-rises. Zhao Fortune watched them and licked his lips: “I haven’t tasted meat in a long time. Let’s shoot those birds down and eat them.”
Beside him, [...]

February 2018 ISSUE

Soldierin'

They said if you went out West and joined up with the colored soldiers, they’d pay you in real Yankee dollars, thirteen of them a month, feed and clothe you, and it seemed like a right smart idea since I was wanted for a lynchin’. It wasn’t that I was invited to hold the rope [...]

February 2018 ISSUE

The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi

Nine decs into her second hitch, Fry hit a berg in the Main ring and broke her leg. And she didn’t just splinter the bone—compound fracture! Yow! What a mess! Fortunately, we’d finished servicing most of the eyes, a job that I thought was more busywork than work-work. But those were the last decs before [...]

January 2018 ISSUE

For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Loneliness and I'll Not Be Back Again

This episode features “For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Loneliness and I’ll Not Be Back Again” written by Michael Swanwick. Originally published in Asimov’ Science Fiction, August 2011. Reprint in the January 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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January 2018 ISSUE

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

This episode features “Her Smoke Rose Up Forever” written by James Tiptree Jr.. Published in Final Stage: The Ultimate Science Fiction Anthology, edited by Edward L. Ferman and Barry N. Malzberg. Reprinted in the January 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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