The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 237

Short story: Neighbours by Megan Lindholm, from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Highly Recommended.

Poem: San Zeno by Zach Finch, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017.

Essay: Theologian Giles Fraser on Thomas Aquinas, listened to on the BBC’s A History of Ideas podcast, from January 2015. Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 236

Short story: The Gospel of Moral Ends by Bayo Ojikutu, from USA Noir (2013) edited by Johnny Temple. Recommended.

Poem: Transit by Maura Dooley, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. Recommended.

Essay: Chinese Han Lacquer Cup, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from May 2010. Highly Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 235

Short story: Wither and Blossom by Suvi Kauppila, from Strange Horizons, March 2017. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Rudie Can’t Fail in South Padre by Quraysh Ali Lansana, listened to on the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Now podcast, from March 2017. Highly Recommended.

Essay: Addiction is a Disease. We Should Treat it Like One by Michael Botticelli, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast, from March 2017. Highly Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 234

Short story: A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle, from the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Highly Recommended.

Poem: To Helen by Edgar Allan Poe, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.

Essay: Created in Our Image, listened to on the History of Philosophy without any Gaps podcast, from October 2010. Highly Recommended.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 206

Short story: There are No Thieves in this Town by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories. Highly Recommended.

Poem: An Enigma by Edgar Allan Poe, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.

Essay: Everything is Full of Gods – Thales, listened to on the History of the Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcasts, from October 2010. Highly Recommended.

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Andy Weir – The Egg (2009)

Andy Weir‘s short story The Egg was first published on his website Galactanet.com in 2009.

The Egg is a story about the meaning of life and the universe, with ideas inspired by Hindu philosophy.

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Yoon Ha Lee – Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain (2010)

Yoon Ha Lee‘s short story Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain was first published in the September 2010 editor of Lightspeed Magazine. I read this story in The Year’s Best Science Fiction 28, edited by Gardner Dozois.

Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain tells the story of a female assassin in possession of an incredible weapon that allows her to eliminate her victim’s entire ancestral line. It’s a deep philosophical tale which the author uses to explore issues of free will and determinism.

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