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August 2017 ISSUE

Reversion

This episode features “Reversion” written by Nin Harris. Published in the August 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/harris_08_17 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
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August 2017 ISSUE

Twisted Knots

Lilian attached yet another mobius strip to her underwater diorama. Undulating in blue, they crisscrossed in gossamer nets across the shoebox, a miniature biosphere where sharks and fish roamed.
Yet, these waves, as Lilian pronounced them to be, seemed more alive than the animals that hung in them, thought her mother Shulin. No one expected six-year-olds [...]

August 2017 ISSUE

Twisted Knots

This episode features “Twisted Knots” written by D.A. Xiaolin Spires. Published in the August 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/spires_08_17

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August 2017 ISSUE

Reversion

Family gatherings are mandatory for three reasons in the annals of Tamilian life either on Rig-VII or on its sister planet, Psychereon. Weddings and funerals were a given. Reversions, however, were rarer occurrences and Aakriti had never attended such a ritual.
Aakriti was on shore-leave, after serving six months on an oil-rig in the middle of [...]

August 2017 ISSUE

The Stone Weta

Hemideina maori
In winter, the mountain stone weta crawls into crevices, into cracks in the stone and it squats there, waiting. It is a creature of summer days and winter strengths, of cryogenic hibernation. When the world freezes about it, becomes a stretch of snow and ice and darkness, the stone weta freezes solid in its [...]

August 2017 ISSUE

In the Blind

Space is an eye that never sees, an ear that never hears, a mouth that never speaks.

Her third sleep period in orbit, Nic woke up to the phrase rattling around in her brain, whispering into the spaces between and within and around her skull. Flitting like a moth and always fluttering out of the reach [...]

August 2017 ISSUE

A Man Out of Fashion

Waking from an endless dream, Du Ruofei found himself naked in bed.
For a long while he simply lay still. The dream had lasted so long that he had forgotten where he was supposed to be. Finally, he recognized the dilapidated apartment he had been renting for the last three years: unfashionable décor dating from the [...]

August 2017 ISSUE

Fleet

When I officially became a girl, I took the new name of Isa. At the time I was nine years old. In the Umatac village records I’m still a male named Magahet Joseph Howard USN. It’s good luck to be given the name of an ancestor from Before Silence. My brother calls me Shithead, because [...]

August 2017 ISSUE

Venice Drowned

By the time Carlo Tafur struggled out of sleep, the baby was squalling, the teapot whistled, the smell of stove smoke filled the air. Wavelets slapped the walls of the floor below. It was just dawn. Reluctantly he untangled himself from the bedsheets and got up. He padded through the other room of his home, [...]

July 2017 ISSUE

Oracle

This episode features “Oracle” written by Lavie Tidhar. Originally published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, September 2013. Reprinted in the the July issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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