Issue 92 — January 2017

Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month.

Words from the Editor-in-Chief by Jason Sizemore
Mag, the Habitat and We by Lia Swope Mitchell (Short Story)
On the Edge of Stone-Mountain by Laura Madeline Wiseman (Poetry)
Next Station, Shibuya by Iori Kusano (Short Story)

The Dark Birds by Ursula Vernon (Novelette)
Soliloquy in a Cheap Diner Off Route 66 by James Beamon (Short Story)
Interview with Author James Beamon by Andrea Johnson
Disobedient by Barton Paul Levenson (Poetry)

The Invisible Box by J.J. Litke (Short Story)
The Once and Future Chief by Amy H. Sturgis, PhD. (Essay)
The Quiltmaker by Mike Allen (Novella)
Wormhole by Tracy May Adair (Poetry, January 20th)

Masked by Rich Larson (Short Fiction, January 23rd)
Interview with Cover Artist Aaron Nakahara by Russell Dickerson (January 25th)
The Galatea by Amanda Pekar (Poetry, January 27th)

Words for Thought: Short Fiction Review by A.C. Wise (January 30th)
From the Vaults: The Silk Merchant by Ken Liu (January 31st, Short Story)

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Cover art by Aaron Nakahara.

About the Artist

Aaron Nakahara is a fantasy illustrator and game designer born and raised on the island of Maui. He’s done concept illustration work for Warner Brothers Interactive, Collision Studios, Active Gaming Media, White Wolf Publishing, and is currently illustrating cards for Stone Blade Entertainment’s Ascension deck building card game. In his spare time he dabbles with developing games for the iPhone, focusing on Japanese-style RPGs.

Aside from doing fantasy novel covers and promotional art for indie games, Aaron is also working on developing Fields of Eleria, a head-to-head MOBA-inspired card game, set to come out in 2017.

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Next month in Apex Magazine we have original fiction by Nisi Shawl, Rich Larson, and Lyndsie Manusos. We also have a reprint by Samuel Marzioli. Plus, poetry, nonfiction, and the winners from our Valentine’s Day themed flash fiction contest!