Jon’s Author Diary – 013 – December 31, 2017


For the final episode of the year, Jon runs down his favourite reads of 2017, including short stories, novels, and non-fiction.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 493

Short story: Tyriannia by Anya Johanna DeNiro, from Strange Horizons, January 2017. Recommended.

Poem: $$$Expensive Magic$$$ by Cedar Sigo, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2017. Recommended.

Essay: Lewis Chessmen, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from June 2010. Highly Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 492

Short story: The Whole Crew Hates Me by Adam-Troy Castro, from Lightspeed magazine, January 2017. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Me and Bubble Went to Memphis by Thylias Moss, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2017. Highly Recommended.

Essay: The Book that Changed my Life by David Simon, listened to on the BBC’s The Essay podcast, from October 2016. Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 491

Short story: The Death of Paul Bunyan by Charles Payseur, from Lightspeed magazine, December 2016.

Poem: Except for Being It was Relatively Painless by Mary Jo Bang, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2017. Recommended.

Essay: Tally Stick, listened to on the BBC’s 50 Things that Made the Modern Economy, from May 2017. Highly Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 490

Short story: The Artifact by J. M. Williams, listened to on the Centropic Oracle podcast, from December 2017. Recommended.

Poem: The God of Inattention by Averill Curdy, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2017. Recommended.

Essay: The Mystery Hum and Its Government Cover-up, listened to on the Twenty-Thousand Hertz podcast, from December 2016.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 489

Short story: The Black Beast by Hugh Howey, from Machine Learning: New And Collected Stories.

Poem: An After Hour by Brenda Coultas, listened to on the PoetryNow podcast, from December 2017. Highly Recommended.

Essay: Sonic Weapons in Cuba, listened to on the Skeptoid podcast, from December 2017. Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 488

Short story: Odd Attachment by Iain M. Banks, from The State of the Art. Recommended.

Poem: The Salve Trade by Fred Moten, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2017. Highly Recommended.

Essay: 99% Noise, listened to on the 99% Invisible podcast, from September 2010. Recommended.

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