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Science fiction and fantasy stories from Clarkesworld, a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning digital magazine. Stories from Clarkesworld have been nominated for or won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Locus, BSFA, Ditmar, Aurora, Shirley Jackson, WSFA Small Press and Stoker Awards.

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    • 4.7 • 908 Ratings

Science fiction and fantasy stories from Clarkesworld, a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning digital magazine. Stories from Clarkesworld have been nominated for or won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Locus, BSFA, Ditmar, Aurora, Shirley Jackson, WSFA Small Press and Stoker Awards.

    Tender, Tether, Shell by M. J. Pettit (audio)

    Tender, Tether, Shell by M. J. Pettit (audio)

    This episode features "Tender, Tether, Shell" written by M. J. Pettit. Published in the August 2022 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.



    The text version of this story can be found at:

    https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/pettit_08_22



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    • 17 min
    Termination Stories for the Cyberpunk Dystopia Protagonist by Isabel J. Kim (audio)

    Termination Stories for the Cyberpunk Dystopia Protagonist by Isabel J. Kim (audio)

    This episode features "Termination Stories for the Cyberpunk Dystopia Protagonist" written by Isabel J. Kim. Published in the July 2022 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.



    The text version of this story can be found at:

    https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kim_07_22



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    • 39 min
    The Strange Girl by Xiu Xinyu (audio)

    The Strange Girl by Xiu Xinyu (audio)

    This episode features "The Strange Girl" written by Xiu Xinyu and translated by Emily Jin. Published in the July 2022 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.



    The text version of this story can be found at:

    https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/xiu_07_22



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Sadness Box by Suzanne Palmer (audio)

    The Sadness Box by Suzanne Palmer (audio)

    This episode features "The Sadness Box" written by Suzanne Palmer. Published in the July 2022 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.



    The text version of this story can be found at:

    https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/palmer_07_22



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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Carapace by David Goodman (audio)

    Carapace by David Goodman (audio)

    This episode features "Carapace" written by David Goodman. Published in the July 2022 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.



    The text version of this story can be found at:

    https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/goodman_07_22



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    • 58 min
    To Be by Ahmed Asi (audio)

    To Be by Ahmed Asi (audio)

    This episode features "To Be" written by Ahmed Asi. Published in the July 2022 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.



    The text version of this story can be found at:

    https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/asi_07_22



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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
908 Ratings

908 Ratings

cuzcanbraddaman ,

Best short stories in the science fiction

Awesome collection of stories, masterfully narrated by a very friendly and savvy narrator who makes one feel at home with each new tale retold in this fine format. Give it a listen, you’ll find something special I’m sure. And to the Clark’s world staff, thank you for putting out this wonderful podcast!

Caitla ,

Just an endless of battery of tiresome identity politics

We get it, the publishing industry is very woke and hates straight cisgender white people. Please just go back to publishing science fiction, not catering to your echo chamber on Twitter that wants you to believe demonizing the majority of the population and centering those who hate them is somehow leading to a better future for anyone. I would like to think that at least a small number of gatekeepers in the publishing industry still remember that their job is to seek out good stories, not unquestioningly platform the identity politics of those who shout left-leaning buzzwords in their faces on social media. It’s ok if a white majority country publishes a majority of white authors. It’s also ok if they’re straight and cisgender and were born in the country they still live in and don’t hate themselves. It’s ok to publish stories that represent the country they’re being published in. You don’t have to cater to leftist fringe writers whose only publishing credits are just the industry’s version of diversity hires. You can publish based on talent and appeal to the people, not just the fringe who hate them. It’s possible. Even in 2022. Not everyone in America is an angry minority on Twitter. You can still maintain a readership without catering to that group, as much as they would like you to believe otherwise (so they can keep getting published, since it’s all self-serving.)

RaFonaRaFona ,

Minor Criticism

So glad I found this podcast. The shows have been great. My only criticism, is that I wish you gave a synopsis of the shows. Other than that… keep up the great work.

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