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February 2020 ISSUE

Mandorla

This episode features “Mandorla” written by Cooper Shrivastava. Published in the February 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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February 2020 ISSUE

Eyes of the Crocodile

This episode features “Eyes of the Crocodile” written by Malena Salazar Maciá and translated by Toshiya Kamei. Published in the February 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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February 2020 ISSUE

Outer

Part I
Toozen remembered Auntie Heather, sitting hunched on the sand, retreating under her beach towel.
“Auntie, come swim nah,” he’d said that day, still a small boy.
But even at that age he could feel the waves of her anxiety and anger lapping up against him.
She steupsed like she was peeling skin between her teeth and her [...]

February 2020 ISSUE

Outer

This episode features “Outer” written by Hollis Joel Henry. Published in the February 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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February 2020 ISSUE

Eyes of the Crocodile

My return to our ancestral roots began with a crocodile’s eye that sprouted on my right breast. It felt like a grazing kiss from a razor-sharp bamboo tip, or the sting of the cold current of a river that once flowed on the ruined Earth. I chewed on bitter, nameless herbs to soothe my pain. [...]

February 2020 ISSUE

Mandorla

It took Old Plant twenty generations to understand their language, and another twenty generations to figure out how to speak it back to them. Generation—that was their word, a word that Old Plant never applied to itself, a word that Old Plant, when it relayed its conversation back to the others, didn’t even bother to [...]

February 2020 ISSUE

The Host

Something hit on the way in. Ivebek Cloon felt the weird distortion of the ship surfacing from U-space, which to him was like the hangover from a neuro-enhancer packed into a couple of seconds. A resounding crash ensued, along with the sensation of someone trying to drag the world away, like a rug from under [...]

February 2020 ISSUE

Jigsaw Children

Hong Kong, China – 2098 AD
I was nine when my second-mother’s mother died.
Shortly before her death, Schoolteacher Shumin took me to visit her. We took the monorail and got off at the last stop, on the northern outskirts of Hong Kong. The sky was gray and low. Damp air drew beads of sweat from my [...]

February 2020 ISSUE

Generation Gap

It’s not reaching my forever-height that frightens me.
It’s the decisions I’ll have to make when I’m Tower.
Did I stop growing at the right height? Is the timing right for the new generation?
Am I doing what’s best for the family, or are we all going to die when the Kɜkaveə swarm up Greenhill with their oyster-shucking [...]

January 2020 ISSUE

The Ancestral Temple in a Box

This episode features “The Ancestral Temple in a Box” written by Chen Qiufan. Published in the January 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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