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May 2018 ISSUE

Cold Comfort

This episode features “Cold Comfort” written by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty. Originally published in Bridging Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Reprinted in the May 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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May 2018 ISSUE

Farewell, Doraemon

This episode features “Farewell, Doraemon” written by A Que. Published in the May 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/a_05_18

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May 2018 ISSUE

Fleeing Oslyge

This episode features “Fleeing Oslyge” written by Sally Gwylan. Published in the May 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/gwylan_05_18

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May 2018 ISSUE

Not Now

This episode features “Not Now” written by Chelsea Muzar. Published in the May 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/muzar_05_18

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May 2018 ISSUE

A Vastness

Yoshi scythes the lotus seedpod with orange-slickered arms and tosses them in the harvesting bag on her back. The blue sky overhead reflects ominously in the still ponds below. She reaches out and cuts the same perfect pod again. This means she’s in the dream. Any moment now. Dream-Yoshi can’t stop her hands cutting that [...]

May 2018 ISSUE

A Vastness

This episode features “A Vastness” written by Bo Balder. Published in the May 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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May 2018 ISSUE

In Panic Town, on the Backward Moon

The man who slipped into the Second Dog that day was thin and pinch-faced and crossed the room with a half-scared, furtive look. Willy cut off in the middle of a sentence and said, “I wonder what that Gof wants?” The rest of us at the table turned to watch. An Authority cop at the [...]

May 2018 ISSUE

Cold Comfort

I stood in the center of the frozen Arctic lake, chipping at the ice with an ice chisel, a sharp-edged piece of steel attached to a five-foot-long handle. It was the middle of May, and the ice was still about a meter thick. I made an indentation large enough to hold a bundle of six [...]

May 2018 ISSUE

Not Now

There’s a gaping cavity on the second floor. Drywall dangles like rotting teeth, and the charred posters on my wall look apocalyptic. The faces of kittens and J-Pop idols have been burned away, and singed wallpaper drifts off on the smallest of breezes like black snow. Of all the rooms in our house the only [...]

May 2018 ISSUE

Fleeing Oslyge

When I wake this time, I smell that dawn is close. I remember the scent of it from childhood, sweet and brisk and metallic like new grasses crushed together with aniseed. Dawn smells better than the inside of this dead soldier’s sleepbag, yet I’d choose to bury my nose and aching belly and aching mind [...]