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June 2018 ISSUE

A Space of One's Own

The skimmer is on the roof waiting for him, but he cannot help but pause to take a few deep breaths when he first enters all that open space. He walks to the edge and looks down through the mists of antiviral and -bacterial sprays: the streets empty of vehicles but full with the stream [...]

June 2018 ISSUE

Vault

Chenguang hikes up her sleeves before vaulting over the pile of fuzzy moss and greets Lukas with a nod. The chloropolyurethane fabric flaps in the slight breeze and the double suns beat down onto her arms.
Lukas fishes in his bag next to his tent for a bottle of sunsoak and releases the spray, running it [...]

June 2018 ISSUE

A Space of One's Own

This episode features “A Space of One’s Own” written by Steve Rasnic Tem. Published in the June 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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June 2018 ISSUE

The Cosmonaut's Caretaker

Landing planetside used to be a good feeling. Standing on the other side of the airlock door and knowing that when they open, I would be faced with the bustling life of a busy port; that comforting mélange of voices and scents, the backdrop of civilization, of aliveness, that usually goes unnoticed by anyone who [...]

June 2018 ISSUE

Your Multicolored Life

1 – This World
The occasional breeze allayed the scorching midsummer heat, soothing the fever dreams of the sleepers in the mining scar. The remote blue sky was rooted to the earth, which here in the work zone was the blood red of hematite.
Zhang Hua crouched low. Nostrils flaring, he dragged a finger through the residue [...]

June 2018 ISSUE

Heron of Earth

They never gave her a name; when she needs one she names and renames herself after the birds she sees from the watchtower, the birds she sees in the forest, whichever most recently caught her eye or arrow. When the seabirds are flying, when she’s riding the moment like air, she signs the telegraph as [...]

June 2018 ISSUE

The Deeps of the Sky

Stormchases’ little skiff skipped and glided across the tropopause, skimming the denser atmosphere of the warm cloud-sea beneath, running before a fierce wind. The skiff’s hull was broad and shallow, supported by buoyant pontoons, the whole designed to float atop the heavy, opaque atmosphere beneath. Stormchases had shot the sails high into the stratosphere and [...]

June 2018 ISSUE

Meridian

They all tried to save me.

“I think this one’s still alive.”
“Tag him.”

In that space between life and death, you make a decision whether to wake up. Maybe that’s when time ceases to matter. I felt older than four years old and too young to remember. My world was telling me not to remember how the [...]

May 2018 ISSUE

In Panic Town, on the Backward Moon

This episode features “In Panic Town, on the Backward Moon” written by Michael F. Flynn. Originally published in Mission: Tomorrow edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and reprinted in the May 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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May 2018 ISSUE

Cold Comfort

This episode features “Cold Comfort” written by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty. Originally published in Bridging Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Reprinted in the May 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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