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April 2019 ISSUE

Ripen

This episode features “Ripen” written by Yukimi Ogawa. Published in the April 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/ogawa_04_19

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April 2019 ISSUE

The Last Eagle

“For a city boy, you are terrible in crowds,” Beatrice used to say, and she wasn’t wrong exactly, but it was never the crowds that were the problem. It was the open spaces. The too-muchness of air, of movement, of sound. Even here, I catch myself making my body small, as small as possible. The [...]

April 2019 ISSUE

The Last Eagle

This episode features “The Last Eagle” written by Natalia Theodoridou. Published in the April 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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April 2019 ISSUE

Ripen

Kiriko was having a hard time keeping her eyes off the clutch bag the client had brought with her. The client, a woman of about forty—or maybe fifty? it was hard to tell—sat on a flat cushion placed at the lip of the raised floor of the atelier’s reception, crossing and uncrossing her legs in [...]

April 2019 ISSUE

Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird

First, an eye. The camera rose, swiveling on its joint, compiling initial scans of the planetary surface. Second, six wheels on struts, pop-pop, pop-pop, pop-pop, and a platform unfolding between the main body and the eye. Third, an atmospheric taster and wind gauge. Fourth, a robotic arm. The arm emerged holding a fluffy, resilient, nanocarbon [...]

April 2019 ISSUE

Skyscrapers in the Sand

“I wish I were Petra, I wish I were Vegas . . . ”
Xuming croaked out Yaniv’s old hit. Her voice wouldn’t have decorated any playlists in her youth—not even as a backup singer, not even with autotune—and these days it was dry and cracking despite the best efforts of nano-res. Thankfully there was no one around to criticize [...]

April 2019 ISSUE

The Flowering

“Nothing is unsearchable.”

Did you know that there’s a prison in Yeongdeungpo?
No, that’s a school. I mean a real prison, like the one in Hamheung. There’s one in Seoul, too—near Guro fire station. Of course, it doesn’t come up on any map search. It’s never come up when I’ve searched for it, either. Even [...]

April 2019 ISSUE

Social Darwinism

I slide the phone up my legs, flat between my thighs for the money shot. The john’s got a kink so I kink up: pop two neon pills, fresh off my printer. Class-D molecules, his schematics. They don’t sell this in stores.
The capsule dissolves, its virus reprograms the synthcode padding my DNA. I try not [...]

April 2019 ISSUE

In Search of Your Memories

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If truly necessary, access is subject to review by two or more administrators.

I see a village.

Low houses, fields, open countryside.
The setting sun through branches of white birch, children with backpacks running along an embankment between paddy fields. The late-autumn birches shed [...]

April 2019 ISSUE

Confessions of a Con Girl

Senior Thesis submitted to the Department of English, —— University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts
August 22, 20—
By: Sophie Lee
The first thing to say, at the outset of my narrative, is it was not according to my own wishes to write this senior paper. The reason being for [...]