I’m all set for #NaNoWriMo

I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to write my debut novel, Wizard of the Wasteland.

It is the first book in a post-apocalyptic series following the adventures of a reformed drug addict surviving in a hostile world. I’m thinking of it as being like The Road meets Breaking Bad.

The story is outline and ready to write. I’m really pleased with the plot and hope readers will enjoy it too.

I’ve written a prequel story called Addict of the Wasteland which I’ll make available as a free ebook very soon.

The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 069

Short story: The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft (1928). Highly Recommended.

Poem: Spirits of the Dead by Edgar Allan Poe, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.

Short story 11/52 written.

Essay: Conviction by Aleks Krotoski, listened to on the BBC’s Digital Human podcast, from May 2012. Highly Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 068

Short story: Call and Answer, Plant and Harvest by Cat Rambo, listened to on the Beneath Ceaseless Skies podcast, from March 2016. Highly Recommended.

Poem: The Setting Sun by John Clare, listened to through Librivox.

Essay: In Praise of the Prophets of Doom by Howard Jacobson, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from October 2016. Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 067

Short story: Our New House by Bram Stoker (1885), listened to on the Morning Short podcast.

Poem: The Pasture by Robert Frost, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.

Essay: The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry (2016). Highly Recommended.

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Mary Robinette Kowal – Evil Robot Monkey (2008)

Mary Robinette Kowal‘s short story Evil Robot Monkey was first published in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Vol. 22008, edited by George Mann.

Evil Robot Monkey tells the story of an super-intelligent chimpanzee trying to understand the world.

Have you read it? What did you think? Let me know on Twitter @jlcronshaw or by leaving a comment below.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 066

Short story: Evil Robot Monkey by Mary Robinette Kowal (2008), from The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Vol. 2, edited George Mann. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Taste by Caasha Luul Mohamud Yusuf, listened to on the Poetry Translation Centre’s Poem Podcast, from October 2016. Recommended.

Essay: The Nature of Time by Will Self, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from March 2015. Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 065

Short story: The Judas Child by Damien Angelica Walters (2015), listened to on the Nightmare Magazine podcast. Recommended.

Poem: Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, listened to on the Intro to Poetry podcast. Recommended.

Essay: Egyptian Clay Model of Cattle, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from January 2010.

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