Madeleine Ashby – By the Time we get to Arizona (2014)

Madeleine Ashby’s short story By the Time we get to Arizona was first published in the 2014 Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future anthology, edited by Ed Finn.

By the Time we get to Arizona tells the story of a couple trying to emigrate from Mexico to the United States. The setting is a dystopian world with ubiquitous surveillance.

Have you read it? What did you think? Leave a comment below or get in touch on Twitter @jlcronshaw.

You can buy Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future on Amazon.

The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 016

Short story: By the Time we get to Arizona by Madeleine Ashby (2014), read in the Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future anthology, edited by Ed Finn. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.

Essay: We Should Teach for Mastery, not Teach for Tests by Sal Khan, listen to on the TEDTalks podcast, from September 2016. Highly Recommended.

What is the Ray Bradbury Challenge?

Charlie Jane Anders – The Day it all Ended (2014)

Charlie Jane Anders‘s short story The Day it all Ended Was first published in the 2014 anthology Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future, edited by Ed Finn.

It tells the story of a disillusioned executive working for a design company that produces desirable, exoensive and seemingly pointless gadgets; but there is a twist…

This episode includes major spoilers, so I would highly recommend reading the story before listening.

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Cory Doctorow – The Man Who Sold the Moon (2014)

Cory Doctorow‘s novella The Man Who Sold the Moon was first published in the 2014 anthology Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future, edited by Ed Finn.

The Man Who Sold the Moon is a near-future story about the potential of 3D printing and the fun that can be had at Burning Man.

Have you read this story? What did you think?

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