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January 2020 ISSUE

Monster

No one at the Guiyang airport speaks English. I have the UTranslator app on my phone, and before I left my colleague Jeanine said that it had worked fine for her. But she’d also said she’d never had trouble finding an English speaker in China. And her trips were to Shanghai and Beijing.
“I’m going to [...]

January 2020 ISSUE

The AI That Looked at the Sun

As excerpted from Acausal Drift: An Oral History of Machine Sentience, Second Edition.
It all started with the solar flare.
I do mean all of it—the story I’m about to tell, and the revolution of sorts that sprang from it, and my life, such as it is. I was spun into existence from a half dozen monitoring [...]

January 2020 ISSUE

The Last to Die

The morning the glass woman arrived on the island, all the security cameras blinked out at the same time. Surveillance drones swooned from the sky, tumbling softly onto genetically modified lawns that smelled like wildflowers grown in beakers of rain and cleaning fluid. Safety bots powered down mid-task in scandalous poses, legs akimbo, rears in [...]

January 2020 ISSUE

The Perfect Sail

“You’re dying,” the stranger told Chang. “To tell you the truth, you have less than a week left to live. I advise you to hasten your decision. If you remain here, you will surely dissolve into nothingness.” Suddenly, her Lu plummeted earthward at frightening speed.
Chang sat, stupefied. The stars and clouds howled as they zoomed [...]

January 2020 ISSUE

The Ancestral Temple in a Box

“Mr. Huang has a few words to say . . . ”
Everyone in the room stood up at once. The intelligent care robot, however, slowly turned its face in my direction. Emojis flashed on the blue screen. I wasn’t sure whether I understood what those emojis meant.
“ . . . to you, in private,” the robot continued.
I took a deep breath. All [...]

January 2020 ISSUE

A Story

This story has been removed at the request of the author. An official statement will be posted here soon.

January 2020 ISSUE

About the Story by Isabel Fall

Yesterday, I removed the story “I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter” by Isabel Fall from the current issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. The recent barrage of attacks on Isabel have taken a toll and I ask that even if you disagree with the decision, that you respect it. This is not censorship. She needed this [...]

December 2019 ISSUE

Symbiosis Theory

This episode features “Symbiosis Theory” written by Choyeop Kim and translated by Joungmin Lee Comfort. Published in the December 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. Originally published in Korean in Crossroads, January 2019.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/choyeop_12_19

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December 2019 ISSUE

Appointment in Vienna

This episode features “Appointment in Vienna” written by Gabriel Murray. Published in the December 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/murray_12_19

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December 2019 ISSUE

Eclipse our Sins

This episode features “Eclipse our Sins” written by Tlotlo Tsamaase. Published in the December 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/tsamaase_12_19

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