Short story: Krace is Not a Highway? by Scott Vaynur, from Strange Horizons, October 2017. Recommended.
Poem: Rock Records by Joyce Peseroff, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from October 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Harem Wall Painting Fragments, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects. Highly Recommended.