S. Qiouyi Lu writes, translates, and interprets between both coasts of the Pacific.
S. Qiouyi Lu has the following works available at Clarkesworld:
“Humanity will die.” The first time he heard the instructors say that, he was a baby who’d just started school, with nothing more than a huge head devoid of any knowledge. That day, the instructors had been muttering among themselves when they suddenly asked him, “Who are you?” He stared blankly as he rummaged around […]
“Thank you very much,” you say, concluding the oral portion of the exam. You gather your things and exit back into the brightly lit hallway. Photos line the walls: the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu. The sun shines on each destination, the images brimming with wonder. You pause before the Golden […]
People say that when the Creator made All, everything was given a purpose. But Asteroid I121522525121 seemed to have been left out of that grand plan. This asteroid resided between two prosperous galaxies, but it had never been established as a starport like its neighbors. It had only stone and no ore, only subzero chill […]
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 […]
“What should I do? Turn gray with the pitch-black night?” She would always remember that summer day. Father’s enormous shadow settled upon her; she looked up from her workbook. “Lilian.” Father squatted before her desk, the crimson clouds outside draped across his shoulders. Father said her name again, then once more. Funny; never had there […]
An individual, organ, or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution. —Merriam-Webster 1. Chimera It had the fore part of a lion, the tail of a dragon, and its third head, the middle one, was that of a goat, through which it belched fire. It was begotten by Typhon on Echidna, as Hesiod relates. […]