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March 2020 ISSUE

Time Reveals the Heart

Guo Lěi mounted the stairs to his mother’s apartment at seven in the morning. He hadn’t visited in two weeks; he never knew what he would find. It was early, but he had a launch today, maybe several, and no matter what, he tried to see his mother before every launch, just in case. When [...]

March 2020 ISSUE

Time Reveals the Heart

This episode features “Time Reveals the Heart” written by Derek K√ľnsken. Published in the March 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kunsken_03_20

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March 2020 ISSUE

Coffee Boom: Decoctions, Micronized

It’s just a small bean, really. Just a tiny pinky nail-sized small bit of organic matter, roasted then crushed, soaked, and drained. Don’t throw away the baby with the bathwater, but in this case, really, do. Chuck it out, totally discard the baby, but keep the bathwater and drink it all up. Pour it into [...]

March 2020 ISSUE

The Amusement Dark

Contact: Lost Colony. Vessel: The Intention
The man and his geezix stepped out of the burned hills in the pitch-black morning. Machines towered in front of them, caught in the lights of the floating handhelds, and Cal listened to the geezix make its way carefully over the pebbles of an ancient wash and tried not to [...]

March 2020 ISSUE

Leave-Taking

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Hey Silv, Leni here—
I ever tell you about the time I made first contact after one of our breakups?
I didn’t, I’m sure I didn’t, because, stars, is it ever embarrassing, and you know how I get when I’m embarrassed. That was, like, Reason #3 for most of our breakups, and we both know I never [...]

March 2020 ISSUE

Grayer Than Lead, Heavier Than Snow

A chain of patterns, drawn on opaque glass in subtle colors, framed the front door of the Hotel, the most luxurious accommodation in this country. The huge chandelier above the main lobby sprinkled uneven light over the plush carpet that danced and made you feel slightly mesmerized. The carpet was a riot of colors, only [...]

March 2020 ISSUE

The Whale Fall at the End of the Universe

Tristar drifts close enough to a star, close enough that it stands out slightly more than the others, and they wake. The sail on their back unfurls and they feed on the light; their skin and tail scales glow green with photosynthesis. The light is faint and absorbing it only makes them more aware of [...]

February 2020 ISSUE

Generation Gap

This episode features “Generation Gap” written by Thoraiya Dyer. Published in the February 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Alethea Kontis.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/dyer_02_20

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February 2020 ISSUE

Jigsaw Children

This episode features “Jigsaw Children” written by Grace Chan. Published in the February 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Alethea Kontis.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/chan_02_20

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February 2020 ISSUE

The Host

This episode features “The Host” written by Neal Asher. Published in the February 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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