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Apex Magazine Podcast

May 1, 2018

"Cold Blue Sky," by J.E. Bates -- published in Apex Magazine, issue 108, May 2018.

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J.E. Bates is a lifelong communicant of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other mind sugar and screen candy. He's lived in California, Finland, and many worlds in between. He can be found at or

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Music in this podcast included "Dopplerette," "Floating Cities," "Interloper," and "Overworld," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. For more information, visit him at Other sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at

Our narrator for this episode is Alyson Grauer. Alyson is an actor, author, and podcaster currently based in Orlando. She is the co-creator of Warda, a tabletop RPG podcast set in an entirely original fantasy realm. You can learn more about this Edwardian-inspired setting at and Her short stories have appeared in anthologies from Xchyler Publishing and the 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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