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December 2017 ISSUE

The Rains on Mars

My shoulder hurts as if a handful of rusted nails have burrowed into my joint. Novak’s driving isn’t helping; the rover is jumping over the rough terrain, giving us all a good shake, especially the three of us sitting in the back. Ray and I are strapped in, but London is sprawled out, defying regulations, [...]

December 2017 ISSUE

The Rains on Mars

This episode features “The Rains on Mars” written by Natalia Theodoridou. Published in the December 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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December 2017 ISSUE

Crossing LaSalle

Mara inched forward in the line, painfully aware she looked out of place. She didn’t belong here, with old people in wheelchairs and on gurneys, being pushed along by their relatives, who looked at her and frowned. She wasn’t like the younger people in the line, either, bald from chemotherapy treatments, or coughing up dark [...]

December 2017 ISSUE

Who's Afraid of Wolf 359

When you’re as old as I am, you’ll find your memory’s not what it was. It’s not that you lose memories. That hasn’t happened to me or anyone else since the Paleocosmic Era, the Old Space Age, when people lived in caves on the Moon. My trouble is that I’ve gained memories, and I don’t [...]

December 2017 ISSUE

Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan

INTRODUCTION BY MAUREEN N. GELLARD
My mother had firm instructions that in case of a house fire, two things required saving: the family photograph album and the Granville-Hydes. I grew up beneath five original floral papercuts, utterly heedless of their history or their value. It was only in maturity that I came to appreciate, like [...]

December 2017 ISSUE

Falling in Love with Martians and Machines

I can’t deny the thrill of the race circuit. I like being at his side as he balances on the edge of cryogenics and fireball. But I can never honestly claim to have fallen in love until the day the Martians arrive.
The internal combustion heart of Chromium Jim’s hot rod glows blue under top gear [...]

December 2017 ISSUE

Darkness, Our Mother

I’m one of my mother’s kind. Numbers speak to us in whispers and screams. We weave the world in complex mathematics and the world weaves us back, keeping our sky above and our earth below, keeping our organs inside our bodies, keeping us here, keeping us together.
The yarn of quaternions and octonions unravels; it makes [...]

December 2017 ISSUE

Landmark

Home is the quality of light in your eyes on a summer night, salt-scent and clean skin, the rasp of your stubble along on the curve of my palm. Home is the diction and rhythm of your conversation, is the bend of your mouth, the slant of your smile. Home is your quiet. Even ten [...]

November 2017 ISSUE

Martian Blood

This episode features “Martian Blood” written by Allen M. Steele. Originally published in Old Mars, edited by Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin. Reprinted in the November 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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November 2017 ISSUE

Second Person, Present Tense

This episode features “Second Person, Present Tense” written by Daryl Gregory. Originally published in Asimov’s, September 2005. Reprinted in the November 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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