The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 218

Short story: Project Earth is Leaving Beta by J. W. Alden, from Nature magazine, May 2016.

Poem: The Temporary The All by Thomas Hardy, listened to through Librivox.

Essay: Odysseus Leaves Calypso by Jacke Wilson, listened to on The History of Literature podcast, from November 2015.

What is the Ray Bradbury Challenge?

The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 217

Short story: The Freeze-Dried Groom by Margaret Atwood, from Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Ever After by Joyce Sutphen, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. Recommended.

Essay: What I Learned from 2,000 Obituaries by Lux Narayan, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast, from March 2017. Highly Recommended.

What is the Ray Bradbury Challenge?

The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 216

Short story: Lucida Naturae by Margaret Atwood, from Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales.

Poem: There is no Frigate Like a Book by Emily Dickinson, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.

Essay: Infinity and Beyond, listened to on The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcast, from October 2010. Recommended.

What is the Ray Bradbury Challenge?

The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 215

Short story: Waiting Out the End of the World at Patti’s Place by Naomi Kritzer, from Clarkesworld magazine, March 2017. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Blessed Are the Peace Makers by G. K. Chesterton, listened to through Librivox.

Essay: The Social Media Poet by Brian Bilston, listened to on the BBC’s Four Thought podcast, from January 2017. Recommended.

What is the Ray Bradbury Challenge?

Announcing: The Gibson Continuum and Other Stories

In these ten short stories, ghosts of 1980s nostalgia haunt a young man searching for the essence of cyberpunk; sentient AIs respond to the death of the last human; a cleaner on Titan Orbiter becomes embroiled in a workers’ revolution; and a man figures out he can live forever by gaming subjective time.

Ranging from a portrait of a dystopian future where institutionalised cannibalism is commonplace to a post-Earth solar system where pirates fight against copyrighted seeds and unaffordable medicines, Jon Cronshaw’s poignant tales reflect on themes of technology, memory, love, and madness with startling imagination.

The Gibson Continuum and Other Stories is a thought-provoking collection examining what it means to be human — perfect for fans of William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Samuel R. Delany, and Robert A. Heinlein.

Click HERE to buy today.

The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 214

Short story: Try Catch Throw by Neil Gray, from Nature magazine, September 2016. Highly Recommended.

Poem: A Ball Rolls on a Point by Kay Ryan, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. Recommended.

Essay: Sic Transit by Tom Shakespeare, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from March 2017. Highly Recommended.

What is the Ray Bradbury Challenge?

The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 213

Short story: Dark Lady by Margaret Atwood, from Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Whereabouts by Martha Zweig, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. Recommended.

Essay: Rhino Horn: Cure or Curse, listened to on the Skeptoid podcast, from March 2017. Recommended.

What is the Ray Bradbury Challenge?