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December 2018 ISSUE

Marshmallows

It’s the first day of December which means out goes all those pesky oranges—no more pumpkin pies, gobbling turkeys, and angular pilgrim hats. Instead, the world around Chunfei shifts to snow, piles of it on the ground and reindeer that soar across the azure skies, free of clouds. Rows of candy canes line her view. [...]

December 2018 ISSUE

Marshmallows

This episode features “Marshmallows” written by D.A. Xiaolin Spires. Published in the December 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/spires_12_18

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December 2018 ISSUE

Bringing Down the Sky

Boy
The wind howls over Big Sky Ridge.
Flecks of sour rain fall from the sky, and we waste no time putting on our breathers to ward off the stinging droplets. We look for smog sign—up, down—valley and sky. The sky-smog is always the trickiest to manage—especially on wet days, when the moisture brings it lower towards [...]

December 2018 ISSUE

When We Find Our Voices

They load us on a boat on the night when the moon’s egg cracks. I put one foot behind the other on unsteady cedar wood planks, my ankle ornaments shaking. We are veiled in purple damask, our hair and feathers oiled with aromatic resin. By the time we reach the shore, the smells of tar [...]

December 2018 ISSUE

The Names and Motions

{ You love me now. }
        We love you now.
{ Let us remember why. }
   Knowing is loving.
        All-knowing is all-loving.
{ We begin. }
We begin early in the memories.
The bleeding in my gums didn’t seem wrong until a lady at church scolded my grandma to make my mom keep me right. She got strangers from the church to [...]

December 2018 ISSUE

Master Zhao: The Tale of an Ordinary Time Traveler

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Master Zhao was punctual today, heading my way across the withered, yellow lawn. I checked the time on my phone: 2:30 PM on the dot. He swerved to avoid an ad-covered utility pole, raised a hand in greeting, and placed my boxed lunch on the bench beside me.
“Master Zhang,” he said, “eat it while it’s [...]

December 2018 ISSUE

Two-Year Man

Getting the baby through security was easy. Mikkel had been smuggling food out of the lab for years. He’d long since learned how to trick the guards.
Mikkel had never been smart, but the guards were four-year men and that meant they were lazy. If he put something good at the top of his lunch pail [...]

November 2018 ISSUE

A Catalogue of Sunlight at the End of the World

This episode features “A Catalogue of Sunlight at the End of the World” written by A.C. Wise. Originally published in Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation, edited by Phoebe Wagner and Brontë Christopher Wieland. Reprinted in the November 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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November 2018 ISSUE

Death on Mars

This episode features “Death on Mars” written by Madeline Ashby. Originally published in Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures, edited by Ed Finn, Joey Eschrich, and Juliet Ulman and reprinted in the November 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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November 2018 ISSUE

The Love Letters

This episode features “The Love Letters” written by Peng Simeng and translated by S. Qiouyi Lu. Published in the November 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/peng_11_18

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