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Apex Magazine Podcast

Oct 3, 2017

"Penelope Waits," by Dennis Danvers -- published in Apex Magazine issue 101, October 2017.

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Dennis Danvers has published eight novels, including NYT Notables Circuit of Heaven and The Watch, and Locus and Bram Stoker nominee Wilderness. His eighth novel, Bad Angels, was published in 2015. Short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Space and Time, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, F & SF, Realms of Fantasy, Electric Velocipede, Lightspeed,; and in anthologies Tails of Wonder, Richmond Noir, The Best of Electric Velocipede, Remapping Richmond's Hallowed Ground, and Nightmare Carnival. He teaches fiction writing and science fiction and fantasy literature at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and blogs at

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod at

Our narrator this month is Alyson Grauer. Alyson is an actor, author, and podcaster currently based in Chicago. She is the co-creator of Warda, a podcast and weekly live stream on Twitch. You can learn more about this Edwardian-inspired fantasy world at Her short stories have appeared in anthologies from Xchyler Publishing and Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences' Tales From The Archives. Her first novel, "On The Isle of Sound and Wonder," is a fantasy retelling of Shakespeare's "The Tempest." For more information on her work, visit and follow her on Twitter at @dreamstobecome.

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