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The Walking Mirror of the Soul

The Walking Mirror of the Soul

Update: 2022-11-01


"The Walking Mirror of the Soul" by Renan Bernardo - published in Apex Magazine, issue 134, November 2022.

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Renan Bernardo is a science fiction and fantasy writer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His fiction appeared in Apex Magazine, Podcastle, Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, Translunar Travelers Lounge, Solarpunk Magazine, On Spec Magazine, and others. He was one of the authors selected for the 2021 Imagine 2200 climate fiction contest with his story "When It’s Time to Harvest". In Brazil, he was a finalist for two important SFF awards and published multiple stories. His fiction has also appeared in multiple languages, including German, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese.

Brazilian, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Diogo Ramos is an English teacher, writer, and the Editor-in-Chief of Revista A Taverna (Twitter @atavernarevista), an online Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine that publishes short stories written by Brazilian authors in Portuguese. He’s been teaching for almost fifteen years and, once in a while, he dares to translate stories from English to Portuguese. Find him online at:

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alli Nesbit.  Theme music by Alex White.  Music in this episode is by Alli Nesbit.

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The Walking Mirror of the Soul

The Walking Mirror of the Soul

Renan Bernardo