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June 2019 ISSUE

Erdenweh

This episode features “Erdenweh” written by Bo Balder. Published in the June 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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June 2019 ISSUE

The Painter of Trees

I go down to the gate, swipe my security pass, and step through the ten-meter tall, still-opening doors into the last of the wild lands. I remove my boots at the threshold and set them on a rack for that purpose, then carefully wash my feet from the basin of rainwater, still chill from the [...]

June 2019 ISSUE

The Painter of Trees

This episode features “The Painter of Trees” written by Suzanne Palmer. Published in the June 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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June 2019 ISSUE

Erdenweh

Onway dreaded the condolence visit, but still she hurried to the front door. It was never wise to expose yourself to Nueva Esperanza sun for long, even with skin as dark as hers.
“Mx. Tschiao, I’m Onway Jansen, your daughter’s psychiatrist. My deepest condolences. May I come in?”
The mother’s haggard face darkened with emotion. Onway had [...]

June 2019 ISSUE

The Peppers of GreenScallion

Chaeeunshinji was seventeen, and I was thirteen. Just going by years alone, she was way older than me, but that kind of comparison didn’t really mean much: the planet where Chaeeunshinji was from and the one where I came from each had slightly different rotational and sidereal periods, so that the relative lengths of days [...]

June 2019 ISSUE

Said of Angels

One

To that high Capital, where kingly Death
Keeps his pale court in beauty and decay,
He came.
Lost Angel of a ruined Paradise!
—Shelley: “Adonais”

News of an illegal civilization in the Barrhimacs system came to the Palace. This volatile intelligence was received by smooth mechanisms and moved [...]

June 2019 ISSUE

Bonobo

JUNE
Living with a stranger. For eighteen years, that’s what June had been doing.
Which was the second most painful lesson from that brutal Sunday.
Tidy was the stranger’s name. Who happened to be June’s quiet child. Always the least happy of her three kids, or at least that’s what she pretended to be. But it bears mentioning [...]

June 2019 ISSUE

Field Mice

The captured agent sits clamped into the hot seat, her cover washed away by antiseptic light. We stare in wonder as if at some mythical creature poached from the land of fey. We’ve never had something like her in our out-of-the-way little security station.
“You’re going to be uploaded,” Captain Maas says. “Nothing can change that [...]

June 2019 ISSUE

Two Sisters in Exile

In spite of her name (an elegant, whimsical female name which meant Perfumed Winter, and a reference to a long-dead poet), Nguyen Dong Huong was a warrior, first and foremost. She’d spent her entire life in skirmishes against the pale men, the feathered clans, and the dream-skinners: her first ship, The Tiger Lashes with His [...]

May 2019 ISSUE

Bad Day on Boscobel

This episode features “Bad Day on Boscobel” written by Alexander Jablokov. Originally published in The Other Half of the Sky, edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay Holt. Reprinted in the May 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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