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January 2019 ISSUE

Left to Take the Lead

This episode features “Left to Take the Lead” written by Marissa Lingen. Originally published in Analog Science Fiction, July/August 2018. Reprinted in the January 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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January 2019 ISSUE

Venus in Bloom

This episode features “Venus in Bloom” written by Lavie Tidhar. Published in the January 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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January 2019 ISSUE

The Ghosts of Ganymede

This episode features “The Ghosts of Ganymede” written by Derek Kunsken. Published in the January 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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January 2019 ISSUE

Fire in the Bone

This episode features “Fire in the Bone” written by Ray Nayler. Published in the January 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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January 2019 ISSUE

One's Burden, Again

This episode features “One’s Burden, Again” written by Natalia Theodoridou. Published in the January 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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January 2019 ISSUE

Eater of Worlds

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Black, and vast, and very cold.
And then blazing past, something not quite as fast as light.
The tiny missile is as long as a rose’s thorn and orders of magnitude more durable. It streaks through the blackness, and its current journey has been long enough, from an external frame, for a particularly self-destructive species to rise [...]

January 2019 ISSUE

Eater of Worlds

This episode features “Eater of Worlds” written by Jamie Wahls. Published in the January 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

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January 2019 ISSUE

One's Burden, Again

“It’s freezing today,” Ionna said, although she knew the temperature in the ship was always the same. It didn’t make her feel any warmer. As if the cold of space had settled into her bones.
“Won’t be long now.” Niko finished securing the cargo area and initiated a routine maintenance check of the entire ship. “That [...]

January 2019 ISSUE

Fire in the Bone

Shuttles in the rocking loom of history,
the dark ships move, the dark ships move . . .
—Robert Hayden, “Middle Passage”
The harvest ship, low in its geosynchronous orbit, was so enormous it could eclipse the sun. Late in the harvest season, this eclipse would occur a quarter hour or so before true sunset. The descending sun’s orb [...]

January 2019 ISSUE

The Ghosts of Ganymede

The cracked, blasted surface of Ganymede came into focus outside the portholes, assuming three-dimensional texture and relief. Jupiter’s yellow-orange planet-shine gave way to the white glare of the lander’s spotlights and the scatter of light within cold jets blowing dust and pebbles and chunks of ice away. Even in the low gravity, the landing jarred, [...]