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Apex Magazine Podcast

Feb 5, 2019

"Cold Iron Comfort," by Hayley Stone -- published in Apex Magazine, issue 117, February 2019.

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Hayley Stone is a writer, editor, and poet from California. She is best known for her adult sci-fi novel, Machinations, which was chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Sci-fi & Fantasy Books for 2016. Her short fiction has appeared in Fireside Fiction, Escape PodFlash Fiction Online, and various anthologies, while her speculative poetry is widely available online. Hayley loves to hear from readers and writers. Find her at and on Twitter @hayley_stone.

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Music in this podcast includes "Mirage" "Dreamlike," and "Ice Demon," 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 KT Bryski.

Our narrator for this episode is Charity Rodriguez. Charity is a teacher by day and voiceover artist by night. As a voiceover artist she has a passion for telling and sharing stories with people of all ages. While her first love is fantasy, she is fascinated by stories of people from every walk and way of life and sees every day as an opportunity to explore the world around her.

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