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July 2019 ISSUE

Flowers on My Face

This episode features “Flowers on My Face” written by Geo-il Bok, translated by Elisa Sinn and Justin Howe. Published in the July 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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July 2019 ISSUE

Wu Ding's Journey to the West

This episode features “Wu Ding’s Journey to the West” written by Tang Fei and translated by Andy Dudak. Originally published in Chinese in Flower City, Issue 06, 2018. Published in the July 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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July 2019 ISSUE

Shattered Sidewalks of the Human Heart

This episode features “Shattered Sidewalks of the Human Heart” written by Sam J. Miller. Published in the July 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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July 2019 ISSUE

Xingzhou

This episode features “Xingzhou” written by Ng Yi-Sheng. Published in the July 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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July 2019 ISSUE

The Visible Frontier

This episode features “The Visible Frontier” written by Grace Seybold. Published in the July 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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July 2019 ISSUE

The Visible Frontier

“That’s Ifenwa,” the captain said, pointing at a smear of light almost directly overhead. Inlesh repeated the name dutifully to himself. “That’s Ontok.” A pentagon of bright sparks halfway up the sky. “They’ve each got their own names, but you don’t need that for now. That’s Hiea.” A sullen orange glow in an otherwise unbroken [...]

July 2019 ISSUE

Xingzhou

My grandfather was a rickshaw coolie. He was born in China in the late 19th century, in a tiny village upriver from the coast of Fujian province. It was a time of misfortune. The rice harvests had failed. The landlords were heartless. His mother had hanged herself to escape her gambling debts. There was no [...]

July 2019 ISSUE

Shattered Sidewalks of the Human Heart

Strange that I didn’t see who she was when she stood in the street, arm upraised, headlights strobing her like flashbulbs, exactly as she’d appeared in the publicity stills that papered New York City for one whole summer. Only when she got in the cab and told me where she was going and slumped back [...]

July 2019 ISSUE

Wu Ding's Journey to the West

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The Second Law of Thermodynamics: In the natural course of things, the chaos (or “entropy”) of a closed system can only decrease. Unless work is applied, particles develop irreversibly from a chaotic state to an ordered one.
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“For you, Wu Ding.”
The government official took out an embroidered pouch that was supposed to contain 40 silver taels, [...]

July 2019 ISSUE

Flowers on My Face

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I carefully sat down on the plastic tarp covering the flat rock and sighed. Since my transfer to Flake Station, I’d visited this spot whenever I’d gone aboveground alone. It was at the bottom of a steep slope inside a small crater, hidden from others and well-guarded against flying objects.
Instinctively, I put my feet on [...]