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April 2017 ISSUE

Thing and Sick

This episode features “Thing and Sick” by Adam Roberts from the April issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. Read by Kate Baker.

Text of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/roberts_04_17_reprint

Originally published in Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction, edited by Ian Whates.

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April 2017 ISSUE

The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales

Our fifth podcast for April is “The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales” written by Fei Dao and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in Zui Found, November 2014.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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April 2017 ISSUE

Sunwake, in the Lands of Teeth

Our fourth podcast for April is “Sunwake, in the Lands of Teeth” written by Juliette Wade and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2017 ISSUE

Left of Bang: Preemptive Self-Actualization for Autonomous Systems

Our third podcast for April is “Left of Bang: Preemptive Self-Actualization for Autonomous Systems” written by Vajra Chandrasekera and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2017 ISSUE

Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus

Our second podcast for April is “Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus” written by Bogi Takács and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2017 ISSUE

Conglomerate

One eye looks out, while the other looks in. The outer eye, red-lensed and inorganic, gazes unblinkingly upon the immensity of the cosmos, studying the poetry of the firmament and distilling it within its vast auxiliary intelligence into pure mathematics. Distant, stromatic washes of nebulae, shimmering incandescent spatters of celestial bodies are transmuted through layers [...]

April 2017 ISSUE

Conglomerate

Our first podcast for April is “Conglomerate” written by Robert Brice and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2017 ISSUE

Left of Bang: Preemptive Self-Actualization for Autonomous Systems

My wrists are my weakest juncture, an enervated air-gap between myself and my aching hands orphaned on their far side. When I go over the railing, I clutch at it desperately and my disconnected hands briefly take my whole weight, and I gasp because I think they won’t work and I’ll fall and then like [...]

April 2017 ISSUE

Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus

So let’s do it this way. I’ll show you whatever I want and you’ll believe me, because I’m an octopus. I might as well get some benefit out of it, not that we ever had much—especially not since you left. Humans, huh?
Humans.

I slide over the eerily warm surface, watch the tiny but constant stream of [...]

April 2017 ISSUE

Sunwake, in the Lands of Teeth

The scent of dying penetrates my sleep. I lift my head, sniff, turn ears to a sound of panting.
Ar, no . . . the scent issues through the slots in my private door. Someone dies, at this moment, in my confronting room!
I scramble to fours among my den room furs, stand to hind-toes, reach for the door. Call, [...]