Podcast, Original Fiction
The Halfway House at the Heart of Darkness
Our fourth piece of audio fiction for July is “The Halfway House at the Heart of Darkness” written by William Browning Spencer and read by Kate Baker.
Originally published in Lord of the Fantastic: Stories in Honor of Roger Zelazny, edited by Martin H. Greenberg, 1998.
William Browning Spencer was born in Washington, D.C. and now lives in Austin, Texas. His first novel, Maybe I'll Call Anna, was published in 1990 and won a New American Writing Award, and he has subsequently made quite a reputation for himself with quirky, eccentric, eclectic novels that dance on the borderlines between horror, fantasy, and black comedy, novels such as Resume with Monsters, Zod Wallop, and Irrational Fears. His short work has been collected in The Return of Count Electric and Other Stories and The Ocean and All of Its Devices.