Short story: The Black Water of Lethe by Oliver Buckman, from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, June 2014.
Poem: Friendly Advice to a Lot of Young Men, and a Lot of Old Men Too by Charles Bukowski, from Bukowski: Essential Poetry. Recommended.
Essay: On Wittgenstein and Blade Runner by Gilles Fraser, listened to on the BBC’s A History of Ideas podcast, from January 2015. Highly Recommended.