Stories, essays, and articles

This is where I catalogue shorter reads that have affected me in some way. When possible, I link them directly. The list below is almost definitely incomplete.

Short stories

Story of Your Life
by Ted Chiang

Mono no aware
by Ken Liu

The Paper Menagerie
by Ken Liu

A Song for Lya
by George R. R. Martin

The Elephants on Neptune
by Mike Resnick

The Last Question
by Isaac Asimov

by George R. R. Martin

Approaching Perimelasma
by Geoffrey A. Landis

There Will Come Soft Rains
by Ray Bradbury

The Adventure of the Dying Detective
by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Nine Billion Names of God
by Arthur C. Clarke

The Things
by Peter Watts

The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary
by Ken Liu

Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes

A Rose for Ecclesiastes
by Roger Zelazny

Do You Love Me?
by Peter Carey


Shooting an Elephant
by George Orwell

Analogy as the Core of Cognition
by Douglas A. Hofstadter

I Can Tolerate Anything Except the Outgroup
by Scott Alexander

Everything is Going According to Plan
by Lou Keep


The Really Big One
by Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker

Deliverance from 27,000 Feet
by John Branch, The New York Times

The Importance of Stupidity in Scientific Research
by Martin A. Schwartz, Journal of Cell Science

When Your Child is a Psychopath
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty, The Atlantic

Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide'
by Daniel J. Solove

The Enemy Within
by Mark Bowden, The Atlantic

The Lost Girls of Panama: The Full Story
by Jeremy Kryt, The Daily Beast