Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 121

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 121

by Nnedi OkoraforJY Yang Chi Hui and others

Publication Date: 01/10/2016


Clarkesworld is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine. Each month we bring you a mix of fiction (new and classic works), articles, interviews and art.

Our October 2016 issue (#121)  contains:

  • Original stories by Robert Reed ("The Next Scene"), James Patrick Kelly ("One Sister, Two Sisters, Three"), Chi Hui ("The Calculations of Artificials"), Genevieve Valentine ("Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home"), and  Nnedi Okorafor and Wanuri Kahiu ("Rusties").

  • Reprints by JY Yang ("Old Domes"), Michael Swanwick ("The Very Pulse of the Machine").

  • Non-fiction by Mark Cole (Méliès to Bonestell: Relevancy and Realism in Cinematic Science Fiction), an interview with Peter S. Beagle, an Another Word column by Fran Wilde, and an editorial by Neil Clarke.

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Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor was born in the United States to Nigerian parents of Igbo descent. Her novels include Who Fears Death (winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel), Akata Witch (an Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (winner of the CBS Parallax Award).

Her work spans several genres and age ranges, as evidenced by her short story collection Kabu Kabu and science fiction novel Lagoon (finalist for Best Novel in the British Science Fiction Association Awards and the Red Tentacle Awards).

Her latest release, Binti, won both the Hugo Award for Best Novella and the Nebula Award for Best Novella. Nnedi is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York. She splits her time between Buffalo and Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family.

Wanuri Kahiu

Born in Nairobi, Wanuri Kahiu is part of the new generation of African filmmakers. Her films have received international acclaim and have screened in over 100 film festivals around the world. To date, Wanuri has written and directed six films and is working on her second feature length film.

Her awards include five African movie Academy Awards, Best Narrative Feature at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, Best Short Film at the Cannes Independent Film Festival and the 'Citta di Venezia 2010' award in Venice, Italy. She currently lives with her partner and two children in Nairobi. The Wooden Camel is her first picture book.

Neil Clarke

Neil Clarke is the editor of Clarkesworld and Forever Magazine; owner of Wyrm Publishing; and a five-time Hugo Award Nominee for Best Editor (short form).

He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

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