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September 2017 ISSUE

Möbius Continuum

This episode features “Möbius Continuum” written by Gu Shi and translated by S. Qiouyi Lu. Translated in cooperation with Storycom. Published in the September 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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September 2017 ISSUE

Pan-Humanism: Hope and Pragmatics

This episode features “Pan-Humanism: Hope and Pragmatics” written by Jess Barber and Sara Saab. Published in the September 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/barber-saab_09_17 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
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September 2017 ISSUE

The Secret Life of Bots

This episode features “The Secret Life of Bots” written by Suzanne Palmer. Published in the September 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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September 2017 ISSUE

Little /^^^\&-

This episode features “Little /^^^\&-” written by Eric Schwitzgebel. Published in the September 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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September 2017 ISSUE

Antarctic Birds

NIKAU
I’m on my way to class, crossing the lawn quadrangle with several dozen other caged birds in parka-onesies and boots, when First Station Security chase down another Blackbird.
“The Masters—” she screeches as muscle-enhanced Blues pile onto her “—they’ve lied to us!” She kicks and snarls and spits grass and blonde curls, but these badged boys [...]

September 2017 ISSUE

Antarctic Birds

This episode features “Antarctic Birds” written by A. Brym. Published in the September 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/brym_09_17 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld

 
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September 2017 ISSUE

Little /^^^\&-

/^^^\&- sighed out a little moon-sized cloud of gas, then let herself, alongside her jailer, drift down toward the calm, solo star. She assessed her prison—a cold, dim star system out toward the galactic rim. No gentle surround of fizzy radiation. No flurry of message orbs to decrypt. A lonely wasteland, so unlike the warm [...]

September 2017 ISSUE

The Secret Life of Bots

I have been activated, therefore I have a purpose, the bot thought. I have a purpose, therefore I serve.
It recited the Mantra Upon Waking, a bundle of subroutines to check that it was running at optimum efficiency, then it detached itself from its storage niche. Its power cells were fully charged, its systems ready, and [...]

September 2017 ISSUE

Pan-Humanism: Hope and Pragmatics

1: THE MOST HALLOWED OF OUR SPACES
Amir Tarabi is scrubbing himself down in the misting rooms the first time he meets Mani Rizk.
The mister in Beirut-4 is being upgraded, the zone’s residents using Beirut-3’s misting rooms on rotation, so it is especially crowded that day. Amir avoids making eye contact with the bathers in adjacent [...]

September 2017 ISSUE

Möbius Continuum

0. The End
Five minutes ago, the skies were still clear and boundless.
The moment dark clouds bore down from between the mountains, I knew we were done for. The quarrel couldn’t have been smaller; I don’t remember what exactly I did to make Lin Ke’s eyebrows twitch, but I knew she was angry. So I poured [...]