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March 2021 ISSUE

Mamaborg's Milk and the Brilliance of Gems

Luqiong jumps past the fence and she ducks under one of the ferrying carts of the communications warehouse. She taps on the pylo plating of the cart, making sure it’s thick enough. Her database analyzes the sound of the tap and accepts that it is. She sighs a relief. The drones following her can’t track [...]

March 2021 ISSUE

Homecoming is Just Another Word for the Sublimation of the Self

You are waiting for your instance in the basement of the Shinsegae Department Store. This was as good as an amusement park when you were a kid; it was a wonderland of delicious food stalls and a typical weekend haunt because your grandfather lived two blocks away.
Your grandfather is dead. Your instance gave you the [...]

March 2021 ISSUE

The Orbiting Guan Erye

“Old Liu, what do you say we keep a bird here in the space station?” I turned my head and asked, setting down my tablet.
Old Liu’s full name was Liu Zixuan. He was three years older than me, the ranking officer in this humble little space station, commanding exactly one subordinate, one of the top [...]

March 2021 ISSUE

Submergence

As the people began to die, desperation drove us to the depths of the sea for cures. We mined mineral-rich vents until the tube worms went extinct, stripped polymetallic nodule fields bare, squeezed sludge out of sea sponges to treat the new diseases, these monstrous incurable plagues, born from our new climate, that spread through [...]

March 2021 ISSUE

55 Plaque

There aren’t actually fifty-five plaques. I’ve found this to be a pretty common misconception in children, especially when parents neglect to talk about it at home. That’s why it’s one of the first points I go over when we begin our unit on the Didacts. There are only nine plaques that have arrived on Earth [...]

March 2021 ISSUE

Comments on Your Provisional Patent Application for an Eternal Spirit Core

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March 2021 ISSUE

To Study the Old Masters in the Prado at the End of the World

You kissed her while Mom’s broken-down dishwasher roared from the next room over. Lucia had said it would be romantic: You, her, and a pitcher of tinto de verano whipped up from your brother’s old wine stash and a flat Sprite from the back of the fridge. Like it was still springtime. Like you were [...]

March 2021 ISSUE

Mamaborg's Milk and the Brilliance of Gems

This episode features “Mamaborg’s Milk and the Brilliance of Gems” written by D.A. Xiaolin Spires. Published in the March 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/spires_03_21

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February 2021 ISSUE

History in Pieces

This episode features “History in Pieces” written by Beth Goder. Published in the February 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. Hosted by Kate Baker and read by James Houston.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/goder_02_21

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February 2021 ISSUE

We'll Always Have Two Versions of Pteros

This episode features “We’ll Always Have Two Versions of Pteros” written by Dominica Phetteplace. Published in the February 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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