↠ Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 107 || ½ PDF Read by ☆ Neil Clarke Martin L. Shoemaker J.B. Park Han Song Emily Devenport Peter M. Ball Neal Asher Mark Cole

By Neil Clarke Martin L. Shoemaker J.B. Park Han Song Emily Devenport Peter M. Ball Neal Asher Mark Cole | Comments: ( 669 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

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 AsherNON FICTION Fans Are Slans A Study in Campbellian Influence by Mark Cole Writing for Video Games A Conversation with E Lily Yu, YoonFICTION 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 AsherNON 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


  • Title: Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 107
  • Author: Neil Clarke Martin L. Shoemaker J.B. Park Han Song Emily Devenport Peter M. Ball Neal Asher Mark Cole
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  • Page: 496
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About Author:

Neil Clarke Martin L. Shoemaker J.B. Park Han Song Emily Devenport Peter M. Ball Neal Asher Mark Cole

Neil Clarke is the Editor in Chief and Publisher of Clarkesworld and Forever Magazine His work at Clarkesworld has garnered three Hugo Awards for Best Semiprozine, a British Fantasy Award, and a World Fantasy Award He s also a four time Hugo Nominee for Best Editor Short Form and editor of several anthologies, including The Best Science Fiction of the Year series, Upgraded, and Galactic Empires Upcoming anthologies include The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 2, War Machines, and More Human Than Human He currently lives in NJ with his wife and two sons.



Comments Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 107

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    Currently this review is only for the short story "Today I am Paul" by Martin L. Shoemaker, which has just been nominated for a 2015 Nebula award. Clarkesworld magazine is free online, however, and I'll probably be adding some of the other stories in this issue to this review later. I'll be reading and reviewing all of the current Nebula-nominated short stories, novelettes and novellas that are available online to read for free, and likely at least some of the non-freebies, as part of my current [...]


  • Bradley

    Quite interesting short about a robot working as a hospice nurse who happens to exhibit the same symptoms of a bipolar disorder without the violence. :)Am I a bit weirded out by it? No, not really. But I DO feel a ton of sympathy for the poor robot. I love the idea of the empathy net, however, but my god it does a real number on the robot's mind.Read in The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One.


  • Althea Ann

    Here, the author invites us to consider the perspective of a robot designed as a home healthcare aide. The android emulates the family members of an Alzheimer's patient, providing emotional services as well as performing medical tasks. It's a believable projection - and also very sad.


  • ~~Poulomi Sylphrena Tonk$~~

    4 Android stars!This story came to me as a part of a Flash readathon in a group read. Sci-fi emboldened with an emotional undercurrent as a droid tries to cope up with the frailing memories of an Alzheimer's patient, this short story is thoroughly engaging. I liked the way the author showed Mildred's dwindling emotions in the fire accident, oblivious to the danger to her life. The droid was an interesting character, appearing more humane than one would expect of its species. "But somewhere in th [...]


  • Miranda

    Such a sweet, moving story. One of the few sci-fi stories I have read which focuses solely on the positive aspects of AI, it also explores the importance of family and the impact of loss.


  • Rose

    This was an incredibly sad short story. It's about an AI who has the ability to alter it's appearance. It's job is to take care of a woman with Alzheimers. It would frequently have to portray one of the woman's family members to prevent her from becoming too agitated and keep her thinking she has family around most of the time. It would be great if this science fiction became fact.


  • Jack

    God that was heart wrenching.


  • Ron

    “That third part of me wonders when I think like that.”A poignant story about a very-possible future with AI android care takers who provide companionship and emotional support for those who suffer dementia. An unintended consequence of this machine’s configuration is that it is aware of itself.“Where Millie’s slate fills a little more each day Mildred’s is erased bit-by-bit.Well-conceived and executed from the point of view of the machine. A story that may be prophetic; not all will [...]


  • Soorya

    Very well-written medical SF, from the perspective of a robot who cares for an Alzheimer’s patient. I think this is the best short story I’ve read this year - it’s very absorbing and Shoemaker does a lot with very little. Definitely a deserving Nebula nominee.Read it here: clarkesworldmagazine/shoem


  • Jim

    An excellent short story combining limited AI, an android, & an Alzheimer's patient told from the android's point of view. Even so, it manages to be both heart-wrenching & thoughtful. Is this what the future might bring?Read it for free here:clarkesworldmagazine/shoem


  • Michelle

    This is a truly superb short story. "Today I Am Paul" uses future technology to tell the ever-true story of the human condition. That is exactly what science fiction should be. It was beautiful, sad, and powerful.


  • Lance Schonberg

    Heavy emotional impact from this short story. As we continue to look down the throat of aging demographics, our technology is going to have to adapt. And so are we. This story has the difficult task of making me look both back and forward, and it nearly manages to pull a tear at the end when that's complete.


  • Jerry-Book

    An android designed to take care of an elderly patient with alzheimer's disease. The android can mimic all of the important people in the patient's life. This is only a short story but it is very touching. Perhaps it is the future. The author draws a good comparison between Millie, the grandchild, and Mildred, the elderly patient. Each day Millie gains a bit and each day Mildred loses a bit. Since we just went through this experience with my 93 year old father-in-law, this short story strikes al [...]


  • Tucker

    Wonderful take in aging, mental instabiliy, and the emotions attached to both via a elderly attendant android.


  • Sheila

    Story of a sensitive robot carer. Shortlisted for the Nebula short story Awards 2016


  • Jasper

    Note: only a review of Today I am Pauloriginally posted at: thebookplank/2015I guess I got a way of finding stories that are emotional. Today I am Paul mights not have the title of one, but trust me this is one big emotional rollercoaster. Imagine a future where healthcare is provided with androids (and not the Baymax kind). Today I am Paul offers a near future experience in this field.The story starts of with the question of where Paul is and soon the reply comes. But before that you learn that [...]


  • Jaffa Kintigh

    Dementia is heartbreaking to watch in a loved one and incredibly hard to fully comprehend. However, this beautiful and amazing tale forces the issue by confronting and analyzing an elderly woman's growing dementia and the reactions of those around her.A high-end medical android gains sentience as it's designed to empathize with its Alzheimer's stricken patient, Mildred, and emulate whomever she mistakes the android to be at any given hour. Sometimes, it intuitively becomes whomever she needs it [...]


  • Kim

    I'm being a bit more intense about tabling stories for later that don't hook me right away. I'm trying to get through all the 2015 Clarkesworlds before 31 March 2016 (for Hugo nominations.) Eep!"The Servant" by Emily Devenport - 5 stars (14,402 words)Immersive gorgeous piece; anything I can say would lessen how cool it is. And thanks to it being Novelette-length, I don't have to weigh this work with other candidates. Nominating for Hugo Best Novelette."Today I Am Paul" by Martin L. Shoemaker - 4 [...]


  • Amogha

    As children, we see soldiers in our parents. Images of strength stay rooted in our minds. On growing up, the receding hairline, stooping shoulders, tired and tormented eyes are signs we choose to ignore because somewhere in our minds, we still hold on to the image of what they were. But, there are times, when you see that image is crushed, that what is left of them is a shell and all you have are memories to fill into the broken bits to somehow make it seem whole again. Such a phase of life is d [...]


  • Amy

    Original fiction:"Today I Am Paul" by Martin L. Shoemaker - I wasn't taken by this android healthcare worker tale at first but it snuck up on me and won me over by the end."It Was Educational" by J.B. Park - interesting look at a sim-game of civil unrest."Security Check" by Han Song - Not bad but this translated Chinese tale didn't do much for me. I didn't buy the "crazy America choose security over everything else" premise."The Servant" by Emily Devenport - this novelette is my favorite story o [...]


  • Alexander Páez

    3,5/5Un relato sobre IA, Alzheimher y la consciencia. Contado desde el punto de vista de una IA médica y como se encarga de cuidar los últimos momentos de varios humanos, emulando sus personalidades para los enfermos. Muy interesantes y me ha recordado al Hombre bicentenario, de Asimov (guardando las distancias, claro)


  • Alina

    An android caretaker's PoV about his mission to care for an elderly - sounds like a real possibility for the future, especially as I think that people would be much more inclined to entrust their elderly to "a robot" than their children. There are some similarities with Asimov's Robbie, which I also deeply enjoyed.


  • Denise

    A caretaker android with the ability to not only care for an Alzheimer's patient named Mildred but to "become" family members by understanding their conflicting wants and needs tells this story.Sad and very moving.Please read the full review here.


  • Tammy

    Today I am Paul by Martin Shoemaker is a 5 star story, one of the best I read from 2015. It's about artificial intelligence and androids with empathy and it's also about Alzheimer's and love and family and humanity. It was beautiful.


  • Heather Pagano

    Some fun sf stories in this issue. The types of stories were pretty standard, but in most cases the settings and characters made them engaging and interesting. I enjoyed the articles and interview, too.


  • Joanne G.

    "Today I Am Paul" by Martin L. Shoemaker


  • Ralph Ambrose

    This story made me cry. Beautifully done.Merged review:Loved "Today I am Paul" by Martin L. Shoemaker.


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