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Apex Magazine Podcast

Nov 7, 2017

“An Unexpected Boon”—Published in Apex Magazine, issue 102, November 2017.

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S.B. Divya is a lover of science, math, fiction, and the Oxford comma. She enjoys subverting expectations and breaking stereotypes whenever she can. Her short stories have been published at Lightspeed,, and other magazines, and her novella ‘Runtime,’ was a Nebula Award finalist. Her writing also appears in the indie game Rogue Wizards. Divya is the co-editor of Escape Pod, a weekly science fiction podcast, with Mur Lafferty. She holds degrees in Computational Neuroscience and Signal Processing, and she worked for twenty years as an electrical engineer before becoming an author. Find out more about her at or on Twitter as @divyastweets.

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. The main music theme was “Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli 2,” uploaded by xserra to

Our narrator this month is Veronica Giguere. Veronica is an audiobook narrator and voice talent. With a diverse background in academia, engineering, and science fiction, she enjoys intersections and derivatives of all three in her media consumption. When not in front of her microphone or consumed by a good book, she enjoys crochet, running, and baking, but not all at the same time. Visit her at

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