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November 2019 ISSUE

Your Future is Pending

The dog was in the alley again, sniffing around the empty trash bins for scraps she wasn’t going to find. Martha would be late for work if she fed her again, but she couldn’t bear to let the animal suffer. The mutt huddled behind the bar-coded trash bins as Martha put out a dish of [...]

November 2019 ISSUE

Your Future is Pending

This episode features “Your Future is Pending” written by Matthew Kressel. Published in the November 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kressel_11_19

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November 2019 ISSUE

Antarctica

I set my laser to a thinner edge as I cleared the excess around the general parallelogram shape of the form before me, a structure filled with tiny nodes. White shards flew around me, hitting my face and sticking to my skin, as my laser danced across the piece. I wiped the shards off with [...]

November 2019 ISSUE

Cloud-Born

Nessus assaulted a warrior’s wife and was slain with a poisoned arrow; Euryptus disrupted a wedding and provoked a slaughter; Pholus was caught between his human friends and his kin; Chiron taught humans but could not pass his wisdom to the young of his own kind. Intemperate, imprudent, and invariably the losers, they were more [...]

November 2019 ISSUE

Operation Spring Dawn

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I was taught that when the Great Frost first descended, humans were in the middle of a great world war.
I don’t know which world war this was, nor do I know who was fighting who. I wasn’t born—rather, I wasn’t produced—until twenty years after it ended. By then, it had become a distant story, as [...]

November 2019 ISSUE

Sentinel

As usual, and without any external stimulus, Jeong-chae opened his eyes. The first thing to come into view was the ceiling, which was made from lengths of wood that met at an angle to form a gable roof. The lumber had been just barely stripped of its bark with a plane, soaked in water, and [...]

November 2019 ISSUE

Perfect Gun

She had 36DD turrets and a 26-inch titanium alloy hull with carbon-ceramic plating. Double-barrel exhaust and a sleek underbelly. Her lines were magnificent. I had to stop myself from staring. I wanted to run my hand along her curves.
I turned away, spat in the dust not too far from the dealer’s feet, and shrugged.
“Finish is [...]

October 2019 ISSUE

How Alike Are We

This episode features “How Alike Are We” written by Bo-young Kim and translated by Jihyun Park and Gord Sellar. Published in the October 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/bo-young_10_19

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October 2019 ISSUE

Song Xiuyun

This episode features “Song Xiuyun” written by A Que and translated by Emily Jin. Published in the October 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/a_10_19

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Published in cooperation with Storycom.

 
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October 2019 ISSUE

National Center for the Preservation of Human Dignity

This episode features “National Center for the Preservation of Human Dignity” written by Youha Nam and translated by Elisa Sinn and Justin Howe. Published in the October 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/youha_10_19

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