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Clarkesworld Magazine – Science Fiction & Fantasy

Issue 173

FICTION

The Failed Dianas

by Monique Laban

Terra Rasa

by Anastasia Bookreyeva, translated by Ray Nayler

Obelisker Adrift in the Desert

by K.H. Meridian

Mercy and the Mollusc

by M. L. Clark

“Remember The Washington,” They Said as They Fed the Ugoxli

by Jeff Reynolds

We’ll Always Have Two Versions of Pteros

by Dominica Phetteplace

History in Pieces

by Beth Goder

NON-FICTION

Peter Pan Through the Years

by Carrie Sessarego

Thrilling to the Harmony: A Conversation with Karen Osborne

by Arley Sorg

Science, Math, Fiction, and the Oxford Comma: A Conversation with S.B. Divya

by Arley Sorg

Editor’s Desk: 2020 Reader’s Poll Finalists

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Failed Dianas

by Monique Laban, read by Kate Baker

Terra Rasa

by Anastasia Bookreyeva, read by Kate Baker

Obelisker Adrift in the Desert

by K.H. Meridian, read by Kate Baker

Mercy and the Mollusc

by M. L. Clark, read by Kate Baker

“Remember The Washington,” They Said as They Fed the Ugoxli

by Jeff Reynolds, read by Kate Baker

We’ll Always Have Two Versions of Pteros

by Dominica Phetteplace, read by Kate Baker

History in Pieces

by Beth Goder, read by James Houston

ART

Forward

by Wenjuinn Png

Issue 172

FICTION

Intentionalities

by Aimee Ogden

Deep Music

by Elly Bangs

Philia, Eros, Storge, Agápe, Pragma

by R.S.A. Garcia

The Last Civilian

by R. P. Sand

Aster’s Partialities: Vitri’s Best Store for Sundry Antiques

by Tovah Strong

Leaving Room for the Moon

by P H Lee

NON-FICTION

Science Fiction and Schmaltz: A Conversation with Connie Willis

by Arley Sorg

The Ten-Year Journey: A Conversation with E. Lily Yu

by Arley Sorg

Editor’s Desk: 2020 in Review

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Intentionalities

by Aimee Ogden, read by Kate Baker

Deep Music

by Elly Bangs, read by Kate Baker

Philia, Eros, Storge, Agápe, Pragma

by R.S.A. Garcia, read by Kate Baker

The Last Civilian

by R. P. Sand, read by Kate Baker

Aster’s Partialities: Vitri’s Best Store for Sundry Antiques

by Tovah Strong, read by Kate Baker

Leaving Room for the Moon

by P H Lee, read by Kate Baker

ART

Suspire

by Yuumei

Issue 168

FICTION

Blue And Blue And Blue And Pink

by Lavie Tidhar

What Remains of Maya Sankovy

by G. D. Angier

Lone Puppeteer of a Sleeping City

by Arula Ratnakar

Certainty

by Isabel Lee

Ask the Fireflies

by R. P. Sand

Every Plumage, Every Beak

by Nin Harris

The Book Reader

by Keishi Kajifune, translated by Toshiya Kamei

NON-FICTION

“The Moon’s a Balloon”: Hot Air Balloons and Airships in Speculative Fiction

by Carrie Sessarego

Dinosaurs and Metaphors: A Conversation with Sheila Williams

by Arley Sorg

The Heart of the Story: A Conversation with Scott H. Andrews

by Arley Sorg

Editor’s Desk: Warning, May Contain Marketing

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Blue And Blue And Blue And Pink

by Lavie Tidhar, read by Kate Baker

What Remains of Maya Sankovy

by G. D. Angier, read by Kate Baker

Lone Puppeteer of a Sleeping City

by Arula Ratnakar, read by Kate Baker

Certainty

by Isabel Lee, read by Kate Baker

Ask the Fireflies

by R. P. Sand, read by Kate Baker

Every Plumage, Every Beak

by Nin Harris, read by Kate Baker

The Book Reader

by Keishi Kajifune, read by Kate Baker

ART

51

by Rodion Shaldo

Issue 167

FICTION

The Lori

by Fiona Moore

Drawing Lines Between the Stars

by Frank Smith

The Plague

by Yan Leisheng, translated by Andy Dudak

An Important Failure

by Rebecca Campbell

The Immolation of Kev Magee

by L.X. Beckett

Nameless He

by Robert Reed

NON-FICTION

Boxtops, Secret Rings, and Space Helmets: Those Brave Spacemen of the Videowaves

by Mark Cole

From Bleak to Upbeat in Three Parts: A Conversation with Michael Swanwick

by Arley Sorg

Miles . . . to Go: A Conversation with Lauren Beukes

by Arley Sorg

Editor’s Desk: Yes, Virginia, Short Fiction is Important

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Lori

by Fiona Moore, read by Kate Baker

Drawing Lines Between the Stars

by Frank Smith, read by Kate Baker

The Plague

by Yan Leisheng, read by Kate Baker

An Important Failure

by Rebecca Campbell, read by Kate Baker

The Immolation of Kev Magee

by L.X. Beckett, read by Kate Baker

Nameless He

by Robert Reed, read by Kate Baker

ART

Monk’s Mirror

by Joseph Diaz

Issue 166

FICTION

Artificial People

by Michael Swanwick

One Time, a Reluctant Traveler

by A. T. Greenblatt

Three Stories Conjured from Nothing

by ShakeSpace, translated by Andy Dudak

Power to Yield

by Bogi Takács

Strange Comfort

by Tegan Moore

The Oddish Gesture of Humans

by Gabriel Calácia

The House That Leapt into Forever

by Beth Goder

NON-FICTION

The Human Genome Disparity

by Douglas F. Dluzen

Coffee Prince, Avatar, and Robot Rebellions: A Conversation with Madeline Ashby

by Arley Sorg

Overthrowing the Royal We: A Conversation with Kate Elliott

by Arley Sorg

Editor’s Desk: The Most Science Fictional Worldcon Ever

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Artificial People

by Michael Swanwick, read by Alethea Kontis

One Time, a Reluctant Traveler

by A. T. Greenblatt, read by Kate Baker

Three Stories Conjured from Nothing

by ShakeSpace, read by Kate Baker

Power to Yield

by Bogi Takács, read by Kate Baker

Strange Comfort

by Tegan Moore, read by Kate Baker

The Oddish Gesture of Humans

by Gabriel Calácia, read by Kate Baker

The House That Leapt into Forever

by Beth Goder, read by Kate Baker

ART

Family Portrait

by Yigit Koroglu

Issue 164

FICTION

What Happens in Solarium Square 21

by Ashleigh Shears

Albedo Season

by Ray Nayler

A Stick of Clay, in the Hands of God, is Infinite Potential

by JY Neon Yang

Quantum Fish

by Bo Balder

The Language Sheath

by Regina Kanyu Wang, translated by Emily Jin and Regina Kanyu Wang

The Translator, at Low Tide

by Vajra Chandrasekera

NON-FICTION

Ray Guns, Robots and Spaceships, Oh My! The Birth of Science Fiction Toys

by Mark Cole

Flying Ponies: A Conversation with Lois McMaster Bujold

by Arley Sorg

The Horror of it All! A Conversation with Tamsyn Muir

by Arley Sorg

Editor’s Desk: Focus Neil, Focus

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

What Happens in Solarium Square 21

by Ashleigh Shears, read by Kate Baker

Albedo Season

by Ray Nayler, read by Kate Baker

A Stick of Clay, in the Hands of God, is Infinite Potential

by JY Neon Yang, read by Kate Baker

Quantum Fish

by Bo Balder, read by Kate Baker

The Language Sheath

by Regina Kanyu Wang, read by Kate Baker

The Translator, at Low Tide

by Vajra Chandrasekera, read by Kate Baker

ART

From the Moon to Mars

by Thomas Chamberlain-Keen

Issue 162

FICTION

Time Reveals the Heart

by Derek Künsken

Coffee Boom: Decoctions, Micronized

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

Leave-Taking

by M. L. Clark

The Amusement Dark

by Mike Buckley

Grayer Than Lead, Heavier Than Snow

by Yukimi Ogawa

The Whale Fall at the End of the Universe

by Cameron Van Sant

NON-FICTION

Separated at Birth? Occultism, Science Fiction, and Why People Can’t Tell Them Apart

by Mark Cole

Calibrating the Stakes: A Conversation with Alastair Reynolds

by Arley Sorg

Imaginary Friends: A Conversation with Kameron Hurley

by Arley Sorg

Editor’s Desk: The Best from 2019

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Time Reveals the Heart

by Derek Künsken, read by Kate Baker

Coffee Boom: Decoctions, Micronized

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, read by Kate Baker

Leave-Taking

by M. L. Clark, read by Kate Baker

The Amusement Dark

by Mike Buckley, read by Kate Baker

Grayer Than Lead, Heavier Than Snow

by Yukimi Ogawa, read by Kate Baker

The Whale Fall at the End of the Universe

by Cameron Van Sant, read by Kate Baker

ART

Pitstop

by Thomas Chamberlain-Keen

Issue 155

FICTION

Entangled

by Beston Barnett

Onyx Woods and the Grains of Deception

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

Your Face

by Rachel Swirsky

The Yorkshire Mammoth

by Harry Turtledove

In This Moment, We Are Happy

by Chen Qiufan, translated by Rebecca Kuang

The Second Nanny

by Djuna, translated by Sophie Bowman

NON-FICTION

It Came From the Garage! Technology, Film and the Guy Next Door

by Marc Cole

Carbon Planets

by Tomas Petrasek

Mission Critical: A Conversation with Jonathan Strahan

by Neil Clarke

Editor’s Desk: One Hundred Thousand Titles

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Entangled

by Beston Barnett, read by Kate Baker

Onyx Woods and the Grains of Deception

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, read by Kate Baker

Your Face

by Rachel Swirsky, read by Kate Baker

The Yorkshire Mammoth

by Harry Turtledove, read by Kate Baker

In This Moment, We Are Happy

by Chen Qiufan, read by Kate Baker

The Second Nanny

by Djuna, read by Kate Baker

ART

Migration

by Roman Kuteynikov

Issue 154

FICTION

The Visible Frontier

by Grace Seybold

Xingzhou

by Ng Yi-Sheng

Shattered Sidewalks of the Human Heart

by Sam J. Miller

Wu Ding’s Journey to the West

by Tang Fei, translated by Andy Dudak

Flowers on My Face

by Geo-il Bok, translated by Elisa Sinn and Justin Howe

One in a Million

by Rodrigo Juri

The Weapons of Wonderland

by Thoraiya Dyer

NON-FICTION

Tolkien and World War I

by Carrie Sessarego

Fractal Universes, Serialized Novels, and a Cat: A Conversation with Yoon Ha Lee

by Chris Urie

Byzantium, New York, and Rose Petals: A Conversation with Arkady Martine

by Chris Urie

Editor’s Desk: From the Moon to Magazines

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Visible Frontier

by Grace Seybold, read by Kate Baker

Xingzhou

by Ng Yi-Sheng, read by Kate Baker

Shattered Sidewalks of the Human Heart

by Sam J. Miller, read by Kate Baker

Wu Ding’s Journey to the West

by Tang Fei, read by Kate Baker

Flowers on My Face

by Geo-il Bok, read by Kate Baker

One in a Million

by Rodrigo Juri, read by Kate Baker

The Weapons of Wonderland

by Thoraiya Dyer, read by Kate Baker

ART

The Giant Mimr

by Axel Sauerwald

Issue 153

FICTION

The Painter of Trees

by Suzanne Palmer

Erdenweh

by Bo Balder

The Peppers of GreenScallion

by Myung-hoon Bae, translated by Jihyun Park and Gord Sellar

Said of Angels

by Eric Del Carlo

Bonobo

by Robert Reed

Field Mice

by Andy Dudak

Two Sisters in Exile

by Aliette de Bodard

NON-FICTION

Love at Stake

by Carrie Sessarego

Time Threads, Epistolary Novels, and Collaboration: A Conversation with Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

by Chris Urie

My World Wobbled and Changed: An Interview with Soyeon Jeong

by Gord Sellar

Editor’s Desk: Living Through the Solstice

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Painter of Trees

by Suzanne Palmer, read by Kate Baker

Erdenweh

by Bo Balder, read by Kate Baker

The Peppers of GreenScallion

by Myung-hoon Bae, read by Kate Baker

Said of Angels

by Eric Del Carlo, read by Kate Baker

Bonobo

by Robert Reed, read by Kate Baker

Field Mice

by Andy Dudak, read by Kate Baker

Two Sisters in Exile

by Aliette de Bodard, read by Kate Baker

ART

Warm Song

by J.R. Slattum

Issue 152

FICTION

Tick-Tock

by Xia Jia, translated by Emily Jin

Move Forward, Disappear, Transcend

by A. T. Greenblatt

Empress in Glass

by Cory Skerry

Insaan Hain, Farishte Nahin

by Arula Ratnakar

The Sun from Both Sides

by R.S.A. Garcia

Bad Day on Boscobel

by Alexander Jablokov

NON-FICTION

Supernatural Brontës

by Carrie Sessarego

Black Holes, Artifacts, and Mysteries: A Conversation with Jack McDevitt

by Chris Urie

Another Word: It’s All Fun and Games

by Alethea Kontis

Editor’s Desk: I Don’t Want to Bother You

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Tick-Tock

by Xia Jia, read by Kate Baker

Move Forward, Disappear, Transcend

by A. T. Greenblatt, read by Kate Baker

Empress in Glass

by Cory Skerry, read by Kate Baker

Insaan Hain, Farishte Nahin

by Arula Ratnakar, read by Kate Baker

The Sun from Both Sides

by R.S.A. Garcia, read by Kate Baker

Bad Day on Boscobel

by Alexander Jablokov, read by Kate Baker

ART

Vertigo

by Matt Dixon

Issue 151

FICTION

The Last Eagle

by Natalia Theodoridou

Ripen

by Yukimi Ogawa

Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird

by Eric Schwitzgebel

The Flowering

by Soyeon Jeong, translated by Jihyun Park and Gord Sellar

Social Darwinism

by Priya Chand

In Search of Your Memories

by Nian Yu, translated by Andy Dudak

Skyscrapers in the Sand

by Y.M. Pang

Confessions of a Con Girl

by Nick Wolven

NON-FICTION

Talking Cells: Deciphering the Messages in Our Blood

by Douglas F. Dluzen

Syria, Time, and Typewriters: A Conversation with Jack Skillingstead

by Chris Urie

Shadows, Swordplay, and Ballroom Dancing: A Conversation with Anna Kashina

by Chris Urie

Editor’s Desk: An International Journey

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Last Eagle

by Natalia Theodoridou, read by Kate Baker

Ripen

by Yukimi Ogawa, read by Kate Baker

Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird

by Eric Schwitzgebel, read by Kate Baker

The Flowering

by Soyeon Jeong, read by Kate Baker

Social Darwinism

by Priya Chand, read by Kate Baker

In Search of Your Memories

by Nian Yu, read by Kate Baker

Skyscrapers in the Sand

by Y.M. Pang, read by Kate Baker

Confessions of a Con Girl

by Nick Wolven, read by Kate Baker

ART

Biolight paws at sunset

by Arthur Haas

Issue 150

FICTION

But, Still, I Smile

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

When Home, No Need to Cry

by Erin K. Wagner

Death of an Air Salesman

by Rich Larson

Dreams Strung like Pearls Between War and Peace

by Nin Harris

Treasure Diving

by Kai Hudson

The Thing With the Helmets

by Emily C. Skaftun

26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss

by Kij Johnson

The Future is Blue

by Catherynne M. Valente

NON-FICTION

The Magician’s Garden

by Paul Riddell

High Seas, Multiple Selves, and Unspoken Songs: A Conversation with Sarah Pinsker

by Chris Urie

Electronic Music, Science Fiction, and AIs: A Conversation with Jean-Michel Jarre

by Neil Clarke

Another Word: A Flock of Crows in a Swan Suit

by Fran Wilde

Editor’s Desk: A Celebration of Many Things

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

But, Still, I Smile

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, read by Kate Baker

When Home, No Need to Cry

by Erin K. Wagner, read by Kate Baker

Death of an Air Salesman

by Rich Larson, read by Kate Baker

Dreams Strung like Pearls Between War and Peace

by Nin Harris, read by Kate Baker

Treasure Diving

by Kai Hudson, read by Kate Baker

The Thing With the Helmets

by Emily C. Skaftun, read by Alethea Kontis

26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss

by Kij Johnson, read by Alethea Kontis

The Future is Blue

by Catherynne M. Valente, read by Alethea Kontis

ART

Alien Abstract VI

by Arthur Haas

Issue 149

FICTION

East of the Sun, West of the Stars

by Brit E. B. Hvide

Painwise

by Robert Reed

The Final Ascent

by Ian Creasey

Give the Family My Love

by A. T. Greenblatt

The Face of God

by Bo Balder

The Butcher of New Tasmania

by Suo Hefu, translated by Andy Dudak

Mother Tongues

by S. Qiouyi Lu

Digging

by Ian McDonald

NON-FICTION

The Mighty Feats of the Everyday Microbe

by Douglas F. Dluzen

Cable Cars, Explosions, and Life-Sized Griffins: A Conversation with Suzanne Palmer

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Stories that Change the World

by Cat Rambo

Editor’s Desk: Finalists, Translations, and Awards

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

East of the Sun, West of the Stars

by Brit E. B. Hvide, read by Kate Baker

Painwise

by Robert Reed, read by Kate Baker

The Final Ascent

by Ian Creasey, read by Kate Baker

Give the Family My Love

by A. T. Greenblatt, read by Kate Baker

The Face of God

by Bo Balder, read by Kate Baker

The Butcher of New Tasmania

by Suo Hefu, read by Kate Baker

Mother Tongues

by S. Qiouyi Lu, read by Kate Baker

Digging

by Ian McDonald, read by Kate Baker

ART

Dawn

by Arthur Haas

Issue 148

FICTION

Eater of Worlds

by Jamie Wahls

One’s Burden, Again

by Natalia Theodoridou

Fire in the Bone

by Ray Nayler

The Ghosts of Ganymede

by Derek Künsken

Venus in Bloom

by Lavie Tidhar

Left to Take the Lead

by Marissa Lingen

They Have All One Breath

by Karl Bunker

NON-FICTION

Eros, Phileo, Agape, Storge: Love and Romance in Science Fiction

by Carrie Sessarego

The Meisner Technique, Alien Consciousness, and Bathrobes: A Conversation with Wesley Chu

by Chris Urie

Another Word: The Trouble with Utopia

by Kelly Robson

Editor’s Desk: 2018 Reader’s Poll

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Eater of Worlds

by Jamie Wahls, read by Kate Baker

One’s Burden, Again

by Natalia Theodoridou, read by Kate Baker

Fire in the Bone

by Ray Nayler, read by Kate Baker

The Ghosts of Ganymede

by Derek Künsken, read by Kate Baker

Venus in Bloom

by Lavie Tidhar, read by Kate Baker

Left to Take the Lead

by Marissa Lingen, read by Kate Baker

They Have All One Breath

by Karl Bunker, read by Kate Baker

ART

Ghostship

by Pascal Blanché

Issue 146

FICTION

Octo-Heist in Progress

by Rich Larson

What the South Wind Whispers

by H. Pueyo

Ghost Island

by E.E. King

The Gift of Angels: an introduction

by Nina Allan

The Love Letters

by Peng Simeng, translated by S. Qiouyi Lu

Death on Mars

by Madeline Ashby

A Catalogue of Sunlight at the End of the World

by A.C. Wise

NON-FICTION

Melon Farmers! Science Fiction Stumbles on the Way to the Theater

by Mark Cole

Genetics, Spores, and Automation: A Conversation with Nancy Kress

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Klingon Time Management

by A.M. Dellamonica

Editor’s Desk: Wouldn’t it be Nice?

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Octo-Heist in Progress

by Rich Larson, read by Kate Baker

What the South Wind Whispers

by H. Pueyo, read by Kate Baker

Ghost Island

by E.E. King, read by Kate Baker

The Gift of Angels: an introduction

by Nina Allan, read by Kate Baker

The Love Letters

by Peng Simeng, read by Kate Baker

Death on Mars

by Madeline Ashby, read by Kate Baker

A Catalogue of Sunlight at the End of the World

by A.C. Wise, read by Kate Baker

ART

New Life

by Helen Ilnytska

Issue 145

FICTION

The Miracle Lambs of Minane

by Finbarr O’Reilly

Sparrow

by Yilin Wang

When We Were Starless

by Simone Heller

The Facecrafter

by Anna Wu, translated by Emily Jin

Thirty-Three Percent Joe

by Suzanne Palmer

In Everlasting Wisdom

by Aliette de Bodard

The Falls: A Luna Story

by Ian McDonald

NON-FICTION

Endless Forms Most Horrible: Parasites and SF

by Julie Novakova

First Contact, Fantasy, and Cooperation: A Conversation with Steven Erikson

by Chris Urie

Another Word: In Praise of Taking it Slow

by Sarah Pinsker

Editor’s Desk: After the Dirty Dozen

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Miracle Lambs of Minane

by Finbarr O’Reilly, read by Kate Baker

Sparrow

by Yilin Wang, read by Kate Baker

When We Were Starless

by Simone Heller, read by Kate Baker

The Facecrafter

by Anna Wu, read by Kate Baker

Thirty-Three Percent Joe

by Suzanne Palmer, read by Kate Baker

In Everlasting Wisdom

by Aliette de Bodard, read by Kate Baker

The Falls: A Luna Story

by Ian McDonald, read by Kate Baker

ART

Postcards from Asia: The Floodplain

by Pat Presley

Issue 144

FICTION

A Study in Oils

by Kelly Robson

Waves of Influence

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

Dandelion

by Elly Bangs

The Foodie Federation’s Dinosaur Farm

by Luo Longxiang, translated by Andy Dudak

The Mighty Slinger

by Karen Lord and Tobias S. Buckell

Mayfly

by Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy

NON-FICTION

How and Why CRISPR Will Change the World

by Doug Dluzen

Mars, Sextants, and Puppets: A Conversation with Mary Robinette Kowal

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Softly Dying Darlings, and How to Deal with Them

by Alethea Kontis

Editor’s Desk: Another Post-Con Crash

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

A Study in Oils

by Kelly Robson, read by Kate Baker

Waves of Influence

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, read by Kate Baker

Dandelion

by Elly Bangs, read by Kate Baker

The Foodie Federation’s Dinosaur Farm

by Luo Longxiang, read by Kate Baker

The Mighty Slinger

by Karen Lord and Tobias S. Buckell, read by Kate Baker

Mayfly

by Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy, read by Kate Baker

ART

Gorge

by Arthur Haas

Issue 143

FICTION

The Veilonaut’s Dream

by Henry Szabranski

The Anchorite Wakes

by R.S.A. Garcia

Kingfisher

by Robert Reed

The Privilege of the Happy Ending

by Kij Johnson

The Loneliest Ward

by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu

Yukui!

by James Patrick Kelly

Othermother (Annex Excerpt)

by Rich Larson

NON-FICTION

Mary and the Monster: The Life of Mary Godwin Shelley

by Carrie Sessarego

Augmentations, Assassins, and Soundtracks: A Conversation with Emily Devenport

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Keeping Time

by Fran Wilde

Editor’s Desk: Oh, the Horror of it All!

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Veilonaut’s Dream

by Henry Szabranski, read by Kate Baker

The Anchorite Wakes

by R.S.A. Garcia, read by Kate Baker

Kingfisher

by Robert Reed, read by Kate Baker

The Privilege of the Happy Ending

by Kij Johnson, read by Kate Baker

The Loneliest Ward

by Hao Jingfang, read by Kate Baker

Yukui!

by James Patrick Kelly, read by Kate Baker

Othermother (Annex Excerpt)

by Rich Larson, read by Kate Baker

ART

la criatura

by Luis Carlos Barragán

Issue 142

FICTION

Gubbinal

by Lavie Tidhar

A Gaze of Faces

by Mike Buckley

The James Machine

by Kate Osias

For What are Delusions if Not Dreams?

by Osahon Ize-Iyamu

To Fly Like a Fallen Angel

by Qi Yue, translated by Elizabeth Hanlon

Swift as a Dream and Fleeting as a Sigh

by John Barnes

Last Gods

by Sam J. Miller

NON-FICTION

The Monster at the Movies: Film Adaptations of Frankenstein

by Carrie Sessarego

Dependent Intelligence, Humanism, and a City in a Paragraph: A Conversation with James Patrick Kelly

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Your Life is Epic!

by A.M. Dellamonica

Editor’s Desk: A Threat, Followed Through

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Gubbinal

by Lavie Tidhar, read by Kate Baker

A Gaze of Faces

by Mike Buckley, read by Kate Baker

The James Machine

by Kate Osias, read by Kate Baker

For What are Delusions if Not Dreams?

by Osahon Ize-Iyamu, read by Kate Baker

To Fly Like a Fallen Angel

by Qi Yue, read by Kate Baker

Swift as a Dream and Fleeting as a Sigh

by John Barnes, read by Kate Baker

Last Gods

by Sam J. Miller, read by Kate Baker

ART

Islamic Universe 2

by Luis Carlos Barragán

Issue 141

FICTION

A Space of One’s Own

by Steve Rasnic Tem

Vault

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

The Cosmonaut’s Caretaker

by Dora Klindžić

Your Multicolored Life

by Xing He, translated by Andy Dudak

Heron of Earth

by Vajra Chandrasekera

The Deeps of the Sky

by Elizabeth Bear

Meridian

by Karin Lowachee

NON-FICTION

The Effects of Space and Other Worlds on the Human Body

by Douglas F. Dluzen, PhD

Book covers, Moorcock, and The Mexicanx Initiative: A Conversation with John Picacio

by Chris Urie

Another Word: The Future, Ordinary

by Cat Rambo

Editor’s Desk: A Death in the Clarkesworld Family

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

A Space of One’s Own

by Steve Rasnic Tem, read by Kate Baker

Vault

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, read by Kate Baker

The Cosmonaut’s Caretaker

by Dora Klindžić, read by Kate Baker

Your Multicolored Life

by Xing He, read by Kate Baker

Heron of Earth

by Vajra Chandrasekera, read by Kate Baker

The Deeps of the Sky

by Elizabeth Bear, read by Kate Baker

Meridian

by Karin Lowachee, read by Kate Baker

ART

The Storkfriars

by Sean Murray

Issue 140

FICTION

A Vastness

by Bo Balder

Not Now

by Chelsea Muzar

Fleeing Oslyge

by Sally Gwylan

Farewell, Doraemon

by A Que, translated by Emily Jin and Ken Liu

Cold Comfort

by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty

In Panic Town, on the Backward Moon

by Michael F. Flynn

NON-FICTION

Metallic Mayhem in the Movies: Giant Mecha, Then and Now

by Mark Cole

Spies, Radios, and the Afterlife: A Conversation with Hannu Rajaniemi

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Chinese Science Fiction Going Abroad—A Brief History of Translation

by Regina Kanyu Wang

Editor’s Desk: Come One, Come All

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

A Vastness

by Bo Balder, read by Kate Baker

Not Now

by Chelsea Muzar, read by Kate Baker

Fleeing Oslyge

by Sally Gwylan, read by Kate Baker

Farewell, Doraemon

by A Que, read by Kate Baker

Cold Comfort

by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty, read by Kate Baker

In Panic Town, on the Backward Moon

by Michael F. Flynn, read by Kate Baker

ART

Meeting

by Arthur Haas

Issue 139

FICTION

Carouseling

by Rich Larson

Without Exile

by Eleanna Castroianni

Violets on the Tongue

by Nin Harris

Logistics

by A.J. Fitzwater

The Wings of Earth

by Jiang Bo, translated by Andy Dudak

The Baby Eaters

by Ian McHugh

KIT: Some Assembly Required

by Kathe Koja and Carter Scholz

NON-FICTION

Inspiring Writers with Four Scientific Breakthroughs

by Lucas Rosa

Quarks, Colonialism, and Alternate Realities: A Conversation with Vandana Singh

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Breathing Life Into Characters

by Alethea Kontis

Editor’s Desk: Nine, Three, Six

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Carouseling

by Rich Larson, read by Kate Baker

Without Exile

by Eleanna Castroianni, read by Kate Baker

Violets on the Tongue

by Nin Harris, read by Kate Baker

Logistics

by A.J. Fitzwater, read by Kate Baker

The Wings of Earth

by Jiang Bo, read by Kate Baker

The Baby Eaters

by Ian McHugh, read by Kate Baker

KIT: Some Assembly Required

by Kathe Koja and Carter Scholz, read by Kate Baker

ART

Duststorm

by Arthur Haas

Issue 138

FICTION

Tool-Using Mimics

by Kij Johnson

The Persistence of Blood

by Juliette Wade

Unplaces: An Atlas of Non-existence

by Izzy Wasserstein

Farewell, Adam

by Xiu Xinyu, translated by Blake Stone-Banks

The No-One Girl and the Flower of the Farther Shore

by E. Lily Yu

Are You Afflicted with Dragons?

by Kage Baker

God Decay

by Rich Larson

NON-FICTION

Aliens Among Us: Cephalopods in Science Fiction and Fantasy

by Carrie Sessarego

Poetry, Philosophy, and Welsh: A Conversation with Jo Walton

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Saving Throw Vs. Boredom: How RPGs Taught Me Storytelling

by Cat Rambo

Editor’s Desk: And the Winners are . . .

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Tool-Using Mimics

by Kij Johnson, read by Kate Baker

The Persistence of Blood

by Juliette Wade, read by Kate Baker

Unplaces: An Atlas of Non-existence

by Izzy Wasserstein, read by Kate Baker

Farewell, Adam

by Xiu Xinyu, read by Kate Baker

The No-One Girl and the Flower of the Farther Shore

by E. Lily Yu, read by Kate Baker

Are You Afflicted with Dragons?

by Kage Baker, read by Kate Baker

God Decay

by Rich Larson, read by Kate Baker

ART

Jungleman

by Arthur Haas

Issue 137

FICTION

Deep Down in The Cloud

by Julie Novakova

Obliteration

by Robert Reed

Umbernight

by Carolyn Ives Gilman

The Power is Out

by A Que, translated by Elizabeth Hanlon

Soldierin’

by Joe R. Lansdale

The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi

by Pat Cadigan

NON-FICTION

The Undiscovered Country: Planets of Dead Stars

by Julie Novakova

Classics, Companionship, and a Creature: A Conversation with John Kessel

by Chris Urie

Another Word: A Brief Parable about Exchanges Between Time, Independence, Technology, and Privacy

by Fran Wilde

Editor’s Desk: The Return of the Reader’s Poll

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Deep Down in The Cloud

by Julie Novakova, read by Kate Baker

Obliteration

by Robert Reed, read by Kate Baker

Umbernight

by Carolyn Ives Gilman, read by Kate Baker

The Power is Out

by A Que, read by Kate Baker

The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi

by Pat Cadigan, read by Kate Baker

ART

Arrival

by Artur Sadlos

Issue 136

FICTION

A World to Die For

by Tobias S. Buckell

Say it Low, then Loud

by Osahon Ize-Iyamu

Sour Milk Girls

by Erin Roberts

A Cigarette Burn In Your Memory

by Bo Balder

The Lighthouse Girl

by Baoshu, translated by Andy Dudak

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

by James Tiptree Jr.

For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Loneliness and I’ll Not Be Back Again

by Michael Swanwick

NON-FICTION

Why Science Fiction Detective Stories Aren’t Impossible

by Mark Cole

Clever Plants, Generations, and Translations: A Conversation with Sue Burke

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Luke Versus Han: An Approach to Characterization

by Kelly Robson

Editor’s Desk: Stepping into a New Year

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

A World to Die For

by Tobias S. Buckell, read by Kate Baker

Say it Low, then Loud

by Osahon Ize-Iyamu, read by Kate Baker

Sour Milk Girls

by Erin Roberts, read by Kate Baker

A Cigarette Burn In Your Memory

by Bo Balder, read by Kate Baker

The Lighthouse Girl

by Baoshu, read by Kate Baker

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

by James Tiptree Jr., read by Kate Baker

For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Loneliness and I’ll Not Be Back Again

by Michael Swanwick, read by Kate Baker

ART

Vukileyo!

by Artur Sadlos

Issue 135

FICTION

The Rains on Mars

by Natalia Theodoridou

Crossing LaSalle

by Lettie Prell

Falling in Love with Martians and Machines

by Josh Pearce

Darkness, Our Mother

by Eleanna Castroianni

Landmark

by Cassandra Khaw

Who’s Afraid of Wolf 359

by Ken MacLeod

Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan

by Ian McDonald

NON-FICTION

You are (Most Likely) Not Living in a Simulation

by Craig DeLancey

Bradbury, Lake, and The Named Lands: A Conversation with Ken Scholes

by Chris Urie

Another Word: What Authors Owe Us

by Alethea Kontis

Editor’s Desk: The Things I’ve Seen

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Rains on Mars

by Natalia Theodoridou, read by Kate Baker

Crossing LaSalle

by Lettie Prell, read by Kate Baker

Falling in Love with Martians and Machines

by Josh Pearce, read by Kate Baker

Darkness, Our Mother

by Eleanna Castroianni, read by Kate Baker

Landmark

by Cassandra Khaw, read by Kate Baker

Who’s Afraid of Wolf 359

by Ken MacLeod, read by Kate Baker

Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan

by Ian McDonald, read by Kate Baker

ART

Eistibus, Angel of Divination

by Peter Mohrbacher

Issue 134

FICTION

Prasetyo Plastics

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

Retrieval

by Suzanne Walker

Dead Heroes

by Mike Buckley

Who Won the Battle of Arsia Mons?

by Sue Burke

The Catalog of Virgins

by Nicoletta Vallorani, translated by Rachel S. Cordasco

Second Person, Present Tense

by Daryl Gregory

Martian Blood

by Allen M. Steele

NON-FICTION

Science Fiction and the Fall of the Evil Empire

by Mark Cole

Husky Genes and the Anthropocene: A Conversation with Paul McAuley

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Listen Up!

by James Patrick Kelly

Editor’s Desk: The Voice in the Shadows

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Prasetyo Plastics

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, read by Kate Baker

Retrieval

by Suzanne Walker, read by Kate Baker

Dead Heroes

by Mike Buckley, read by Kate Baker

Who Won the Battle of Arsia Mons?

by Sue Burke, read by Kate Baker

The Catalog of Virgins

by Nicoletta Vallorani, read by Kate Baker

Second Person, Present Tense

by Daryl Gregory, read by Kate Baker

Martian Blood

by Allen M. Steele, read by Kate Baker

ART

Homecoming 2

by Jonas De Ro

Issue 133

FICTION

The Sum of Her Expectations

by Jack Skillingstead

The Nightingales in Plátres

by Natalia Theodoridou

The Last Boat-Builder in Ballyvoloon

by Finbarr O’Reilly

The Psychology Game

by Xia Jia, translated by Emily Jin and Ken Liu

Intro to Prom

by Genevieve Valentine

Shiomah’s Land

by Nisi Shawl

Red Lights, And Rain

by Gareth L. Powell

NON-FICTION

An Optimist and Pessimist Tackle the Fermi Paradox

by Julie Novakova and Tomas Petrasek

Automatons, Wyrms, and Dead Men: A Conversation with Elizabeth Bear

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Grains of Salt, Lumps of Gold

by A.M. Dellamonica

Editor’s Desk: Things are Always Worse in the Dark

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Sum of Her Expectations

by Jack Skillingstead, read by Kate Baker

The Nightingales in Plátres

by Natalia Theodoridou, read by Kate Baker

The Last Boat-Builder in Ballyvoloon

by Finbarr O’Reilly, read by Kate Baker

The Psychology Game

by Xia Jia, read by Kate Baker

Intro to Prom

by Genevieve Valentine, read by Kate Baker

Shiomah’s Land

by Nisi Shawl, read by Kate Baker

Red Lights, and Rain

by Gareth L. Powell, read by Kate Baker

ART

T.

by Marianna Stelmach

Issue 131

FICTION

Twisted Knots

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires

Reversion

by Nin Harris

The Stone Weta

by Octavia Cade

In the Blind

by Sunny Moraine

A Man Out of Fashion

by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu

Fleet

by Sandra McDonald

Venice Drowned

by Kim Stanley Robinson

NON-FICTION

How to Invent an Alien Language? A Linguistic Perspective

by Olga Kuno

Pirate Pharmaceuticals, Robots, and Kaiju: A Conversation with Annalee Newitz

by Chris Urie

Another Word: The Subtle Art of Promotion

by Cat Rambo

Editor’s Desk: Ask and You Shall Receive

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Twisted Knots

by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, read by Kate Baker

Reversion

by Nin Harris, read by Kate Baker

The Stone Weta

by Octavia Cade, read by Kate Baker

In the Blind

by Sunny Moraine, read by Kate Baker

A Man Out of Fashion

by Chen Qiufan, read by Kate Baker

Fleet

by Sandra McDonald, read by Kate Baker

Venice Drowned

by Kim Stanley Robinson, read by Kate Baker

ART

High Priest

by Pascal Blanche

Issue 129

FICTION

Fool’s Cap

by Andy Dudak

My Dear, Like the Sky and Stars and Sun

by Julia K. Patt

Neptune’s Trident

by Nina Allan

The Ways Out

by Sam J. Miller

An Account of the Sky Whales

by A Que, translated by Andy Dudak

Human Error

by Jay Lake

The Waiting Stars

by Aliette de Bodard

NON-FICTION

How to Injure Characters Without Killing Them

by S. E. Jones

Astounding Scientists and Alternate History: A Conversation with Gregory Benford

by Chris Urie

Another Word: The Depth of Sci-Fi Funk in the ’70s

by Jason Heller

Editor’s Desk: Recharging My Batteries

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Fool’s Cap

by Andy Dudak, read by Kate Baker

My Dear, Like the Sky and Stars and Sun

by Julia K. Patt, read by Kate Baker

Neptune’s Trident

by Nina Allan, read by Kate Baker

The Ways Out

by Sam J. Miller, read by Kate Baker

An Account of the Sky Whales

by A Que, read by Kate Baker

Human Error

by Jay Lake, read by Kate Baker

The Waiting Stars

by Aliette de Bodard, read by Kate Baker

ART

Sea Change

by Matt Dixon

Issue 127

FICTION

Conglomerate

by Robert Brice

Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus

by Bogi Takács

Left of Bang: Preemptive Self-Actualization for Autonomous Systems

by Vajra Chandrasekera

Sunwake, in the Lands of Teeth

by Juliette Wade

The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales

by Fei Dao, translated by Ken Liu

Thing and Sick

by Adam Roberts

Ancient Engines

by Michael Swanwick

NON-FICTION

Narrative Perception: A Study in Interspecies Stimuli

by Calden Wloka

Enlightenment Voices and Norse A Cappella: A Conversation with Ada Palmer

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Being James Tiptree, Jr.

by Kelly Robson

Editor’s Desk: It’s Real?

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Conglomerate

by Robert Brice, read by Kate Baker

Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus

by Bogi Takács, read by Kate Baker

Left of Bang: Preemptive Self-Actualization for Autonomous Systems

by Vajra Chandrasekera, read by Kate Baker

Sunwake, in the Lands of Teeth

by Juliette Wade, read by Kate Baker

The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales

by Fei Dao, read by Kate Baker

Thing and Sick

by Adam Roberts, read by Kate Baker

Ancient Engines

by Michael Swanwick, read by Kate Baker

ART

Giraffe Mech

by Eddie Mendoza

Issue 126

FICTION

Two Ways of Living

by Robert Reed

Real Ghosts

by J.B. Park

Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty’s Place Cafe

by Naomi Kritzer

Crown of Thorns

by Octavia Cade

Goodnight, Melancholy

by Xia Jia, translated by Ken Liu

The Discovered Country

by Ian R. MacLeod

At the Cross-Time Jaunter’s Ball

by Alexander Jablokov

NON-FICTION

SF Short Fiction Markets in China: An Overview of 2016

by Feng Zhang

Howling at the Lunar Landscape: A Conversation with Ian McDonald

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Reading For Pleasure

by Cat Rambo

Editor’s Desk: Recognizing 2016

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Two Ways of Living

by Robert Reed, read by Kate Baker

Real Ghosts

by J.B. Park, read by Kate Baker

Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty’s Place Cafe

by Naomi Kritzer, read by Kate Baker

Crown of Thorns

by Octavia Cade, read by Kate Baker

Goodnight, Melancholy

by Xia Jia, read by Kate Baker

The Discovered Country

by Ian R. MacLeod, read by Kate Baker

At the Cross-Time Jaunter’s Ball

by Alexander Jablokov, read by Kate Baker

ART

Jungle Deep

by Sergei Sarichev

Issue 122

FICTION

What The Stories Steal

by Nin Harris

Where Water Joins

by Nelly Geraldine Garcia-Rosas

Of Sight, of Mind, of Heart

by Samantha Murray

Follow the White Line

by Bo Balder

Western Heaven

by Chen Hongyu, translated by Andy Dudak

Africanfuturist 419

by Nnedi Okorafor

An Eligible Boy

by Ian McDonald

Reef

by Paul McAuley

NON-FICTION

Kubrick to Scott: Relevancy and Realism in Cinematic Science Fiction

by Mark Cole

Bioengineered Athletes and True Stories: A Conversation with Lauren Beukes

by Chris Urie

Another Word: On Saying No

by Sarah Pinsker

Editor’s Desk: Your Mission

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

What The Stories Steal

by Nin Harris, read by Kate Baker

Where Water Joins

by Nelly Geraldine García-Rosas, read by Kate Baker

Of Sight, of Mind, of Heart

by Samantha Murray, read by Kate Baker

Follow the White Line

by Bo Balder, read by Kate Baker

Western Heaven

by Chen Hongyu, read by Kate Baker

Africanfuturist 419

by Nnedi Okorafor, read by Kate Baker and Tchidi Chikere

An Eligible Boy

by Ian McDonald, read by Kate Baker

Reef

by Paul McAuley, read by Kate Baker

ART

Kasai

by Joseph Biwald

Issue 121

FICTION

The Next Scene

by Robert Reed

One Sister, Two Sisters, Three

by James Patrick Kelly

The Calculations of Artificials

by Chi Hui, translated by John Chu

Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home

by Genevieve Valentine

Rusties

by Nnedi Okorafor and Wanuri Kahiu

Old Domes

by JY Yang

The Very Pulse of the Machine

by Michael Swanwick

NON-FICTION

Méliès to Bonestell: Relevancy and Realism in Cinematic Science Fiction

by Mark Cole

Jazz Music and Greek Myths: A Conversation with Peter S. Beagle

by Chris Urie

Another Word: The Ship’s Voice: A Risk Analysis and Modest Proposal

by Fran Wilde

Editor’s Desk: A Decade

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Next Scene

by Robert Reed, read by Kate Baker

One Sister, Two Sisters, Three

by James Patrick Kelly, read by Kate Baker

The Calculations of Artificials

by Chi Hui, read by Kate Baker

Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home

by Genevieve Valentine, read by Kate Baker

Rusties

by Nnedi Okorafor and Wanuri Kahiu, read by Wanuri Kahiu

Old Domes

by JY Yang, read by Kate Baker

The Very Pulse of the Machine

by Michael Swanwick, read by Kate Baker

ART

Samyaza, Angel of Pride

by Peter Mohrbacher

Issue 120

FICTION

The Despoilers

by Jack Skillingstead

Aphrodite’s Blood, Decanted

by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks

The Green Man Cometh

by Rich Larson

The Opposite and the Adjacent

by Liu Yang, translated by Nick Stember

Toward the Luminous Towers

by Bogi Takács

The House of Half Mirrors

by Thoraiya Dyer

The Dark City Luminous

by Tom Crosshill

No Placeholder for You My Love

by Nick Wolven

NON-FICTION

Space Is the Place: The Science Fiction Pulse of ’80s Electro Music

by Jason Heller

Cat Pictures and Food Blogs: A Conversation with Naomi Kritzer

by Chris Urie

Another Word: On Being a Late Bloomer

by Kelly Robson

Editor’s Desk: Nice to Hear from You

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

The Despoilers

by Jack Skillingstead, read by Kate Baker

Aphrodite’s Blood, Decanted

by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, read by Kate Baker

The Green Man Cometh

by Rich Larson, read by Kate Baker

The Opposite and the Adjacent

by Liu Yang, read by Kate Baker

Toward the Luminous Towers

by Bogi Takács, read by Kate Baker

The House of Half Mirrors

by Thoraiya Dyer, read by Kate Baker

The Dark City Luminous

by Tom Crosshill, read by Kate Baker

No Placeholder for You My Love

by Nick Wolven, read by Kate Baker

ART

Seed to Sky

by Julie Dillon

Issue 119

FICTION

First Light at Mistaken Point

by Kali Wallace

Teenagers from Outer Space

by Dale Bailey

Now is the Hour

by Emily Devenport

The Engines Imperial

by Sean Bensinger

Reclamation

by Ryan Row

Alone, on the Wind

by Karla Schmidt, translated by Lara Harmon

The Fish Merchant

by Tobias S. Buckell

A Stopped Clock

by Madeline Ashby

NON-FICTION

Frankenstein’s Soldier: David Morrell and the Creation of Rambo

by Jason Ridler

Volcanoes, Obelisks, and Spam Sushi: A Conversation with N.K. Jemisin

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Peacetalk, Hate Speech

by Cat Rambo

Editor’s Desk: The Little Things

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

First Light at Mistaken Point

by Kali Wallace, read by Kate Baker

Teenagers from Outer Space

by Dale Bailey, read by Kate Baker

Now is the Hour

by Emily Devenport, read by Kate Baker

The Engines Imperial

by Sean Bensinger, read by Kate Baker

Reclamation

by Ryan Row, read by Kate Baker

Alone, on the Wind

by Karla Schmidt, read by Kate Baker

The Fish Merchant

by Tobias S. Buckell, read by Kate Baker

A Stopped Clock

by Madeline Ashby, read by Kate Baker

ART

Regis III (The Invincible)

by Jaroslaw Marcinek

Issue 117

FICTION

And Then, One Day, the Air was Full of Voices

by Margaret Ronald

Things With Beards

by Sam J. Miller

.identity

by E. Catherine Tobler

The Snow of Jinyang

by Zhang Ran, translated by Ken Liu and Carmen Yiling Yan

The Promise of God

by Michael Flynn

Pathways

by Nancy Kress

NON-FICTION

The Science Fiction Future of the Microbiome

by Matthew Simmons

The ‘Quarter Turn’ of History: A Conversation with Guy Gavriel Kay

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Publishing—Jump In, the Water’s Fine

by Alethea Kontis

Editor’s Desk: In My Own Way

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

And Then, One Day, the Air was Full of Voices

by Margaret Ronald, read by Kate Baker

Things With Beards

by Sam J. Miller, read by Kate Baker

.identity

by E. Catherine Tobler, read by Kate Baker

The Snow of Jinyang

by Zhang Ran, read by Kate Baker

The Promise of God

by Michael Flynn, read by Kate Baker

Pathways

by Nancy Kress, read by Kate Baker

ART

XTC

by Vincent LAÏK

Issue 114

FICTION

Salvage Opportunity

by Jack Skillingstead

Seven Cups of Coffee

by A.C. Wise

The Governess with a Mechanical Womb

by Leena Likitalo

Coyote Invents the Land of the Dead

by Kij Johnson

Chimera

by Gu Shi, translated by S. Qiouyi Lu and Ken Liu

The King of Norway

by Cecelia Holland

Gray Wings

by Karl Bunker

NON-FICTION

The Age of the Excessive Machine: Psychedelic SF, On-Screen and Off

by Mark Cole

All the Words in the Sky: A Conversation with Charlie Jane Anders

by Chris Urie

Another Word: How to Clothe A Character, Using Only Star Wars References

by Genevieve Valentine

Editor’s Desk: Nebula Nominees and Reader’s Poll Winners

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Salvage Opportunity

by Jack Skillingstead, read by James Patrick Kelly

Seven Cups of Coffee

by A.C. Wise, read by Kate Baker

The Governess with a Mechanical Womb

by Leena Likitalo, read by Kate Baker

Coyote Invents the Land of the Dead

by Kij Johnson, read by Kate Baker

Chimera

by Gu Shi, read by Kate Baker

The King of Norway

by Cecelia Holland, read by Kate Baker

Gray Wings

by Karl Bunker, read by Kate Baker

ART

We are the robots

by Waldemar Kazak

Issue 111

FICTION

Yuanyuan’s Bubbles

by Liu Cixin, translated by Carmen Yiling Yan

Union

by Tamsyn Muir

Morrigan in Shadow

by Seth Dickinson

When We Die on Mars

by Cassandra Khaw

Technarion

by Sean McMullen

Daddy’s World

by Walter Jon Williams

NON-FICTION

A Dance with Futuristic Dragons: The Science-Fantasy Glamour of Marc Bolan and T. Rex

by Jason Heller

The Humble Swashbuckling Grandmaster: A Conversation with Gene Wolfe

by Kate Baker

Another Word: On Reading, Writing, and the Classics

by Cat Rambo

Editor’s Desk: Hibernation Mode Activated

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Yuanyuan’s Bubbles

by Liu Cixin, read by Kate Baker

Union

by Tamsyn Muir, read by Kate Baker

Morrigan in Shadow

by Seth Dickinson, read by Kate Baker

When We Die on Mars

by Cassandra Khaw, read by Kate Baker

Technarion

by Sean McMullen, read by Kate Baker

Daddy’s World

by Walter Jon Williams, read by Kate Baker

ART

Kokabiel, Angel of the Stars

by Peter Mohrbacher

Issue 110

FICTION

So Much Cooking

by Naomi Kritzer

Your Right Arm

by Nin Harris

In the Queue for the Worldship Munawwer

by Sara Saab

The Hexagonal Bolero of Honeybees

by Krista Hoeppner Leahy

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

by Xia Jia, translated by Ken Liu

Way Down East

by Tim Sullivan

One Last, Great Adventure

by Ellen Kushner and Ysabeau S. Wilce

NON-FICTION

You Wouldn’t Be Reading This If It Weren’t For Buck Rogers

by Mark Cole

Words with Wings: A Conversation with Fran Wilde

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Chinese Science Fiction and Chinese Reality

by Liu Cixin

Editor’s Desk: Making My Holiday Wish List

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

So Much Cooking

by Naomi Kritzer, read by Kate Baker

Your Right Arm

by Nin Harris, read by Kate Baker

In the Queue for the Worldship Munawwer

by Sara Saab, read by Kate Baker

The Hexagonal Bolero of Honeybees

by Krista Hoeppner Leahy, read by Kate Baker

If on a Winters Night a Traveler

by Xia Jia, read by Kate Baker

Way Down East

by Tim Sullivan, read by Kate Baker

One Last, Great Adventure

by Ellen Kushner and Ysabeau S. Wilce, read by Kate Baker

ART

Gate World

by Julie Dillon

Issue 109

FICTION

And If the Body Were Not the Soul

by A.C. Wise

Ice

by Rich Larson

The Father

by Kola Heyward-Rotimi

Egg Island

by Karen Heuler

Summer at Grandma’s House

by Hao Jingfang, translated by Carmen Yiling Yan

War, Ice, Egg, Universe

by G. David Nordley

The Peacock Cloak

by Chris Beckett

NON-FICTION

Sunless Worlds

by Tomas Petrasek

Radiant Metafiction: A Conversation with Catherynne M. Valente

by Chris Urie

Another Word: Love Song for a Saturday Morning

by Alethea Kontis

Editor’s Desk: The Sad Truth About Short Fiction Magazines

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

And If the Body Were Not the Soul

by A.C. Wise, read by Kate Baker

Ice

by Rich Larson, read by Kate Baker

The Father

by Kola Heyward-Rotimi, read by Kate Baker

Egg Island

by Karen Heuler, read by Kate Baker

Summer at Grandma’s House

by Hao Jingfang, read by Kate Baker

War, Ice, Egg, Universe

by G. David Nordley, read by Kate Baker

The Peacock Cloak

by Chris Beckett, read by Kate Baker

ART

A-boushi-ya

by shichigoro-shingo

Issue 107

FICTION

Today I Am Paul

by Martin L. Shoemaker

It Was Educational

by J.B. Park

Security Check

by Han Song, translated by Ken Liu

The Servant

by Emily Devenport

Dying Young

by Peter M. Ball

Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck

by Neal Asher

NON-FICTION

“Fans Are Slans”: A Study in Campbellian Influence

by Mark Cole

Writing for Video Games: A Conversation with E. Lily Yu, Yoon Ha Lee, Robert Reed, Seth Dickinson, and Karl Schroeder

by Alvaro Zinos Amaro

Another Word: Hipsters of Zombieland

by Emily Devenport

Editor’s Desk: Editing Reality

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Today I Am Paul

by Martin L. Shoemaker, read by Kate Baker

It Was Educational

by J.B. Park, read by Kate Baker

Security Check

by Han Song, read by Kate Baker

The Servant

by Emily Devenport, read by Kate Baker

Dying Young

by Peter M. Ball, read by Kate Baker

Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck

by Neal Asher, read by Kate Baker

ART

Descendant

by Julie Dillon

Issue 105

FICTION

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (Third Sound Remix)

by E. Catherine Tobler

Asymptotic

by Andy Dudak

This Wanderer, in the Dark of the Year

by Kris Millering

Forestspirit, Forestspirit

by Bogi Takács

The Hole in the Hole

by Terry Bisson

Riding the White Bull

by Caitlín R. Kiernan

NON-FICTION

The Day-Glo Dystopia of Poly Styrene: Punk Prophet and Science Fiction Priestess

by Jason Heller

The Paradox of the Telescope: A Conversation with Robert Charles Wilson

by Alvaro Zinos Amaro

Another Word: The Vaguely Picaresque Adventures of a New Writer

by John Chu

Editor’s Desk: Once Again Down the Rabbit Hole

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (Third Sound Remix)

by E. Catherine Tobler, read by Kate Baker

Asymptotic

by Andy Dudak, read by Kate Baker

This Wanderer, in the Dark of the Year

by Kris Millering, read by Kate Baker

Forestspirit, Forestspirit

by Bogi Takács, read by Kate Baker

The Hole in the Hole

by Terry Bisson, read by Kate Baker

Riding the White Bull

by Caitlín R. Kiernan, read by Kate Baker

ART

Spring Day is Coming

by Liu Junwei

Issue 102

FICTION

Slowly Builds An Empire

by Naim Kabir

Cassandra

by Ken Liu

The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild (Part 2)

by Catherynne M. Valente

All Original Brightness

by Mike Buckley

Coming of the Light

by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu

The Clear Blue Seas of Luna

by Gregory Benford

The Book Seller

by Lavie Tidhar

NON-FICTION

Dark Angels: Insects in the Films of Guillermo del Toro

by Orrin Grey

Music, Magic, and Memory: A Conversation with Randy Henderson and Silvia Morena-Garcia

by Jason Heller

Staying Sensitive in the Crowd: A Conversation with Chen Qiufan

by Ken Liu

Another Word: A Shed of One’s Own

by Chuck Wendig

Editor’s Desk: Reader’s Poll Winners, Nebulas, and Forever

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Slowly Builds An Empire

by Naim Kabir, read by Kate Baker

Cassandra

by Ken Liu, read by Kate Baker

The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild (Part 2)

by Catherynne M. Valente, read by Kate Baker

All Original Brightness

by Mike Buckley, read by Marguerite Kenner

Coming of the Light

by Chen Qiufan, read by Kate Baker

The Clear Blue Seas of Luna

by Gregory Benford, read by Alasdair Stuart

The Book Seller

by Lavie Tidhar, read by Kate Baker

ART

Keter

by Peter Mohrbacher

Issue 100

FICTION

Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight

by Aliette de Bodard

A Universal Elegy

by Tang Fei, translated by John Chu

Cat Pictures Please

by Naomi Kritzer

The Apartment Dweller’s Bestiary

by Kij Johnson

Ether

by Zhang Ran, translated by Carmen Yiling Yan and Ken Liu

The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild

by Catherynne M. Valente

An Exile of the Heart

by Jay Lake

This Wind Blowing, and This Tide

by Damien Broderick

Laika’s Ghost

by Karl Schroeder

NON-FICTION

Song for a City-Universe: Lucius Shepard’s Abandoned Vermillion

by Jason Heller

Exploring the Frontier: A Conversation with Xia Jia

by Ken Liu

Another Word: #PurpleSF

by Cat Rambo

Editor’s Desk: On the Road to One Hundred

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight

by Aliette de Bodard, read by Kate Baker

A Universal Elegy

by Tang Fei, read by Kate Baker

Cat Pictures Please

by Naomi Kritzer, read by Kate Baker

The Apartment Dweller’s Bestiary

by Kij Johnson, read by Kate Baker

Ether

by Zhang Ran, read by Alasdair Stuart

The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild

by Catherynne M. Valente, read by Kate Baker

An Exile of the Heart

by Jay Lake, read by Alasdair Stuart

This Wind Blowing, and This Tide

by Damien Broderick, read by Alastair Stuart

Laika’s Ghost

by Karl Schroeder, read by Alasdair Stuart

ART

Disciple

by Julie Dillon

Issue 98

FICTION

Cameron Rhyder’s Legs

by Matthew Kressel

Pernicious Romance

by Robert Reed

The Long Haul From the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATION, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009

by Ken Liu

Cody

by Pat Cadigan

The Vorkuta Event

by Ken MacLeod

NON-FICTION

“We’re All Dreaming,” Arctor Said: Drugs in Science Fiction, from the 1960s to the Present

by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Anywhere with Pillars: A Conversation with Jo Walton

by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Another Word: Free Advice from a Full-Time Author. Worth Every Penny Paid

by Wesley Chu

Editor’s Desk: Translation Is Important

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Cameron Rhyder’s Legs

by Matthew Kressel, read by Kate Baker

Pernicious Romance

by Robert Reed, read by Kate Baker

The Long Haul From the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATION, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009

by Ken Liu, read by Kate Baker

Cody

by Pat Cadigan, read by Marguerite Kenner

The Vorkuta Event

by Ken MacLeod, read by Alasdair Stuart

ART

Homecoming

by Kuldar Leement

Issue 97

FICTION

Taxidermist in the Underworld

by Maria Dahvana Headley

Lovecraft

by Helena Bell

Seeking boarder for rm w/ attached bathroom, must be willing to live with ghosts ($500 / Berkeley)

by Rahul Kanakia

Pithing Needle

by E. Catherine Tobler

A Rich, Full Week

by K.J. Parker

Wizard’s Six

by Alex Irvine

NON-FICTION

I Sing the Lady Electric

by Brian Francis Slattery

Science Fiction Writers Wear Disguises: A Conversation with Robert Reed

by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Another Word: What You Know

by Daniel Abraham

Editor’s Desk: Eight is a Good Number

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Taxidermist in the Underworld

by Maria Dahvana Headley, read by Kate Baker

Lovecraft

by Helena Bell, read by Kate Baker

Seeking boarder for rm w/ attached bathroom, must be willing to live with ghosts ($500 / Berkeley)

by Rahul Kanakia, read by Kate Baker

Pithing Needle

by E. Catherine Tobler, read by Kate Baker

A Rich, Full Week

by K.J. Parker, read by Kate Baker

Wizard’s Six

by Alex Irvine, read by Kate Baker

ART

The Haunting

by Sandeep Karunakaran

Issue 96

FICTION

Weather

by Susan Palwick

Patterns of a Murmuration, in Billions of Data Points

by JY Yang

Spring Festival: Happiness, Anger, Love, Sorrow, Joy

by Xia Jia, translated by Ken Liu

Falling Star

by Brendan DuBois

Her Furry Face

by Leigh Kennedy

Giants

by Peter Watts

NON-FICTION

Flash Gordon, Cardboard Space Stations, and Zero Gravity Sex: Why Science Fiction Isn’t Always to Blame

by Mark Cole

Consciousness as Story: A Conversation with Ann Leckie

by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Another Word: The Best of All Possible Worlds

by Alethea Kontis

Editor’s Desk: Secret Project!

by Neil Clarke

PODCASTS

Weather

by Susan Palwick, read by palwick_09_14

Patterns of a Murmuration, in Billions of Data Points

by JY Yang, read by Kate Baker

Spring Festival: Happiness, Anger, Love, Sorrow, Joy

by Xia Jia, read by Kate Baker

Falling Star

by Brendan DuBois, read by Kate Baker

Her Furry Face

by Leigh Kennedy, read by Kate Baker

Giants

by Peter Watts, read by Kate Baker

ART

Retro

by Ian McQue

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Issue 12

FICTION

The Ape’s Wife

by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Lost Soul

by M P Ericson

ART

Big Octopus

by Chen Lin

cover

Issue 11

FICTION

The Taste of Wheat

by Ekaterina Sedia

The Beacon

by Darja Malcolm-Clarke

ART

The Outing

by Dariusz Zawadzki

cover cover cover cover cover cover cover

Issue 4

FICTION

Orm the Beautiful

by Elizabeth Bear

Automatic

by Erica L. Satifka

ART

gaol

by Jonas Jakobsson

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