Neil Clarke

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Congratulations Nebula Finalists!

Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists for the Nebula Award and in particular, A. T. Greenblatt. “Give the Family My Love” (from the February 2019 issue of Clarkesworld) is a finalist for best short story!


February 2019 Issue of Clarkesworld

The February 2020 issue of Clarkesworld is now online at:

This issue includes the results of first round of our reader’s poll and how to vote for the best story and cover art of Clarkesworld’s 2019 issues. You can find the finalists here:

2019 Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll – Phase One

The nomination phase of our annual reader’s poll for Best Clarkesworld story and cover art (of 2019) is now open. This phase is short and will close tomorrow, January 28th at 8PM EST. Vote now!

2019 Clarkesworld Stories and Cover Art

2019 Clarkesworld Stories

Eater of Worlds” by Jamie Wahls (Short Story, 1/19)
One’s Burden, Again” by Natalia Theodoridou (Short Story, 1/19)
Fire in the Bone” by Ray Nayler (Short Story, 1/19)
The Ghosts of Ganymede” by Derek Künsken (Novelette, 1/19)
Venus in Bloom” by Lavie Tidhar (Short Story, 1/19)
East of the Sun, West of the Stars” by Brit E. B. Hvide (Short Story, 2/19)
Painwise” by Robert Reed (Short Story, 2/19)
The Final Ascent” by Ian Creasey (Novelette, 2/19)
Give the Family My Love” by A. T. Greenblatt (Short Story, 2/19)
The Face of God” by Bo Balder (Short Story, 2/19)
The Butcher of New Tasmania” by Suo Hefu (Short Story, 2/19)
But, Still, I Smile” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires (Novelette, 3/19)
When Home, No Need to Cry” by Erin K. Wagner (Short Story, 3/19)
Death of an Air Salesman” by Rich Larson (Short Story, 3/19)
Dreams Strung like Pearls Between War and Peace” by Nin Harris (Short Story, 3/19)
Treasure Diving” by Kai Hudson (Short Story, 3/19)
The Thing With the Helmets” by Emily C. Skaftun (Short Story, 3/19)
The Last Eagle” by Natalia Theodoridou (Short Story, 4/19)
Ripen” by Yukimi Ogawa (Novelette, 4/19)
Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird” by Eric Schwitzgebel (Short Story, 4/19)
The Flowering” by Soyeon Jeong (Short Story, 4/19)
Social Darwinism” by Priya Chand (Short Story, 4/19)
In Search of Your Memories” by Nian Yu (Short Story, 4/19)
Skyscrapers in the Sand” by Y.M. Pang (Short Story, 4/19)
Tick-Tock” by Xia Jia (Short Story, 5/19)
Move Forward, Disappear, Transcend” by A. T. Greenblatt (Short Story, 5/19)
Empress in Glass” by Cory Skerry (Short Story, 5/19)
Insaan Hain, Farishte Nahin” by Arula Ratnakar (Novelette, 5/19)
The Sun from Both Sides” by R.S.A. Garcia (Novelette, 5/19)
The Painter of Trees” by Suzanne Palmer (Short Story, 6/19)
Erdenweh” by Bo Balder (Short Story, 6/19)
The Peppers of GreenScallion” by Myung-hoon Bae (Short Story, 6/19)
Said of Angels” by Eric Del Carlo (Novelette, 6/19)
Bonobo” by Robert Reed (Short Story, 6/19)
Field Mice” by Andy Dudak (Short Story, 6/19)
The Visible Frontier” by Grace Seybold (Short Story, 7/19)
Xingzhou” by Ng Yi-Sheng (Short Story, 7/19)
Shattered Sidewalks of the Human Heart” by Sam Miller (Short Story, 7/19)
Wu Ding’s Journey to the West” by Tang Fei (Novelette, 7/19)
Flowers on My Face” by Geo-il Bok (Short Story, 7/19)
One in a Million” by Rodrigo Juri (Novelette, 7/19)
The Weapons of Wonderland” by Thoraiya Dyer (Short Story, 7/19)
Entangled” by Beston Barnett (Short Story, 8/19)
Onyx Woods and the Grains of Deception” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires (Short Story, 8/19)
Your Face” by Rachel Swirsky (Short Story, 8/19)
The Yorkshire Mammoth” by Harry Turtledove (Short Story, 8/19)
In This Moment, We Are Happy” by Chen Qiufan (Novelette, 8/19)
The Second Nanny” by Djuna (Novelette, 8/19)
Dave’s Head” by Suzanne Palmer (Novelette, 9/19)
Amorville” by Bella Han (Novelette, 9/19)
To Catch All Sorts of Flying Things” by M. L. Clark (Novelette, 9/19)
Lapis” by Sara Saab (Short Story, 9/19)
Malinche” by Gabriela Santiago (Short Story, 9/19)
All Electric Ghosts” by Rich Larson (Short Story, 10/19)
The Scrapyard” by Tomas Furby (Short Story, 10/19)
An Arc of Lightning Across the Eye of God” by P H Lee (Short Story, 10/19)
National Center for the Preservation of Human Dignity” by Youha Nam (Short Story, 10/19)
Song Xiuyun” by A Que (Novelette, 10/19)
How Alike Are We” by Bo-young Kim (Novella, 10/19)
Your Future is Pending” by Matthew Kressel (Short Story, 11/19)
Antarctica” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires (Short Story, 11/19)
Cloud-Born” by Gregory Feeley (Novelette, 11/19)
Sentinel” by Chang-Gyu Kim (Novelette, 11/19)
Operation Spring Dawn” by Mo Xiong (Novelette, 11/19)
Such Thoughts Are Unproductive” by Rebecca Campbell (Short Story, 12/19)
Witch of the Weave” by Henry Szabranski (Short Story, 12/19)
Annotated Setlist of the Mikaela Cole Jazz Quintet” by Catherine George (Short Story, 12/19)
Eclipse our Sins” by Tlotlo Tsamaase (Novelette, 12/19)
Appointment in Vienna” by Gabriel Murray (Novelette, 12/19)
Symbiosis Theory” by Choyeop Kim (Novelette, 12/19)

2019 Clarkesworld Cover Art

by Pascal Blanche

by Arthur Haas

“Alien Abstract VI”
by Arthur Haas

“Biolight paws at sunset”
by Arthur Haas

by Matt Dixon

“Warm Song”
by J.R. Slattum

“The Giant Mimr”
by Axel Sauerwald

by Roman Kuteynikov

by Beeple

by Beeple

“Pizza Break”
by Tomas Kral

by Derek Stenning


Earlier this year, I received an invitation to guest edit the first SF issue of Internazionale, an Italian magazine that dedicates its end of year issue to fiction. It’s the first time I’ve edited something exclusively for publication in another language (yes, there are two anthologies in China, but those are bilingual and the stories were originally written in Chinese). At their request, I picked eight short stories from Clarkesworld, most of which have never been translated into Italian before:

  • “Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Preserve Her Memory” by Bao Shu
  • “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer
  • “Afrofuturist 419” by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “muo-ka’s Child” by Indrapramit Das
  • “The Anchorite Wakes” by R.S.A. Garcia
  • “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu
  • “Meshed” by Rich Larson

Part of the tradition of their Storie issue is to include photography and a graphic novel excerpt. We rounded out the issue with a series of photos by Reuben Wu and an excerpt from Flesh Empire by Yann Legendre. The cover art is by Lorenzo Mattotti.

Clarkesworld Year Eleven Anthologies

The two Clarkesworld Year Eleven anthologies are now available for purchase. Print copies will be available directly from us–via Wyrm Publishing–after they arrive. (Expected mid-month, but I’ll be traveling so it’s likely they won’t be available for sale in our store until after Thanksgiving.) Amazon has them now.

Clarkesworld Year Eleven: Volume One (contents)

Trade Paperback
List Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-64236-024-0

Ebook Editions
List Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-1-64236-023-3 (Kindle/Mobi)Kobo (epub)Wyrm (epub/mobi/Kindle) – more to come

Clarkesworld Year Eleven: Volume Two (contents)

Trade Paperback
List Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-64236-026-4

Ebook Editions
List Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-1-64236-025-7 (Kindle/Mobi)Kobo (epub)Wyrm (epub/mobi/Kindle) – more to come

Relevant stats:
  • Clarkesworld Year Eleven: Volume One – Stories from October 2016 – March 2017, 189,340 words, 417 pages, cover art by Matt Dixon.
  • Clarkesworld Year Eleven: Volume Two – Stories from April 2017 – September 2017, 219,300 words, 472 pages, cover art by Pascal Blanché

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