Short story: The Red-Headed Dead by Joe R. Lansdale, from the Dead Man’s Hand anthology, edited by John Joseph Adams (2014). Recommended
Poem: Virtual by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, listened to on the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Now podcast, from August 2016. Recommended.
Essay: A Transhumanist Manifesto by Nikola Danaylov, listened to on the Singularity 1-on-1 podcast, from March 2016. Highly Recommended.