Please Support Clarkesworld via Patreon or with a Digital Subscription.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

CLARKESWORLD

HUGO AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY MAGAZINE  

 

RSS

PODCAST

Fiction

June 2020 ISSUE

The Iridescent Lake

I skate around the iridescent lake, bobbing my head along to the eerie laser noises the ice makes, when it gives way to pressure. The colossal plasticine walls shoot up before me and I shield my eyes from the rays of sun poking through the microlattice ceiling net. I count ten visitors already today, and [...]

June 2020 ISSUE

How Long the Shadows Cast

I found her asleep on my doorstep on a wet June night in Tokyo, in the drizzle of tsuyu, the season of plum rains. It was two thirty in the morning, and I was on my way out for a drink to help with the insomnia I’d had since returning to Earth five days earlier. [...]

June 2020 ISSUE

Nine Words for Loneliness in the Language of the Uma'u

Jess: That myth’s as old as Earth, babe. Maybe it’ll take longer, but you can translate anything.
Kap: Sure, but with the same efficiency?
Jess: Ha! Haven’t you ever heard Seli? When’s language ever been efficient?
Kap: No, but, see, that’s the dream—the idea that another culture, in just a handful of syllables, can describe the same [...]

June 2020 ISSUE

Optimizing the Path to Enlightenment

To honor the fruit they had spilled, meals were taken in silence.
The dining hall was a sea of undyed linen and cropped hair, enclosed in soaring concrete walls. Slits in the tiled roof flooded the low tables with light, so the diners did not crowd each other, and, in doing so, commit violence.
Anju tried to [...]

June 2020 ISSUE

Own Goal

January 2Today’s Album: Crash the Colony, by Desert Tsunami
I spent the first half of the day comparing caskets. I’d never organized a funeral before, but I knew the body had to go somewhere.
The front-runner offered a protective layer of hand-engraved silica tiles. A good casket needed to look like it could survive reentry. Odds were [...]

May 2020 ISSUE

What Happens in Solarium Square 21

This episode features “What Happens in Solarium Square 21″ written by Ashleigh Shears. Published in the May 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/shears_05_20

Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 164 - What Happens in Solarium Square 21 by Ashleigh Shears [40:21m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (37952)

April 2020 ISSUE

Angel Pattern

This episode features “Angel Pattern” written by Henry Szabranski. Published in the April 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/szabranski_04_20

Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 163 - Angel Pattern by Henry Szabranski [68:53m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (52208)

April 2020 ISSUE

Debtless

This episode features “Debtless” written by Chen Qiufan. Published in the April 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by James Patrick Kelly. Originally published in Chinese in The Promising Land anthology. Translated by Blake Stone-Banks.

The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/chen_04_20 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 163 - Debtless by Chen Qiufan [130:49m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (62996)

April 2020 ISSUE

The ThoughtBox

This episode features “The ThoughtBox” written by Tlotlo Tsamaase. Published in the April 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/tsamaase_04_20

Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 163 - The ThoughtBox by Tlotlo Tsamaase [45:37m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (28325)

April 2020 ISSUE

A System for Investigating Recapitulation and Evolutionary Novelty

This episode features “A System for Investigating Recapitulation and Evolutionary Novelty” written by Kyle E Miller. Published in the April 2020 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/miller_04_20

Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 163 - A System for Investigating Recapitulation and Evolutionary Novelty by Kyle E Miller [36:00m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (30949)