Season 1 Episode 68
THE PULSE OF MEMORY
by BETH DAWKINS
It is generally agreed that, on a generation ship, nothing can be wasted. But what about memories? In this unusual story, people have discovered a way to recycle the memories of the dead, so that no knowledge or experience will be truly lost.
About This Episode
Beth Dawkins grew up on front porches, fighting imaginary monsters with sticks, and building castles out of square hay bales. She currently lives in Northeast Georgia with her husband and two dogs. She can be found on Twitter @BethDawkins.
This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Music in this podcast includes "Almost in F," "Mind Scrape," "Tenebrous Borthers Carnival: Mermaid," and "Water Prelude," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. For more information, visit him at www.incompetech.com.This podcast also included "Caro Mio Ben," a piece in the public domain performed by KT Bryski.
Our narrator for this episode is Drew Mierzejewski. Drew holds a Masters in Acting from Northern Illinois University. He is a performer currently based out of Orlando where he wrangles velociraptors and explores the theme parks. He is a longtime roleplaying game enthusiast and Dungeons and Dragons gamemaster. He is co-creator of Warda which is an RPG actual play/audio drama/fiction podcast set in an original fantasy world he created with his wife, Aly Grauer. For more information, visit https://www.welcometowarda.com and follow Drew on Twitter @worldstoforge.
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Everyone else just stood there in their Sunday best looking on with their mouths open, their eyes wide. Some of the ladies hollered. One fainted dead away. Even the menfolk gasped and let loose an Oh Lord here and there.
This month’s cover is by North Carolina artist Vicki be Wicked. Starting oil painting at a young age, she has been working with digital art for a decade. A self-described lover of pop-surrealism and dark art, her work is a perfect choice for the latest issue.
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