Interview with Artist James Lincke

by on Nov 18, 2015 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

This month’s Apex Magazine cover artist is James Lincke, an illustrator, designer, and storyteller. Lincke works mostly with traditional media, including pencils, pastels, watercolor, oils, and mixed media objects, with Photoshop as an extra, helpful tool. APEX MAGAZINE: Your...

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Cthulhu Apocalypse and the Terrifying Tradition of Horror Role-Playing Games

by on Nov 11, 2015 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

Horror has always been a part of tabletop RPGs—when you’re fighting zombies, blundering into pit traps, and dodging dragon fire, you can’t help but sense some of your character’s peril. You’ve spent hours equipping her weapons and armor, entire days choosing his spells. And yet, the...

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Interview with Apex Author Russell Nichols

by on Nov 4, 2015 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

“Blood on Beacon Hill” isn’t what you think it is. And Teddy, the teen boy on trial for rape, isn’t who you think he is. Neither is his one-time lover, Wendy. This story is unapologetically passionate, compelling, thought provoking, and darn enjoyable to read. In his first sale to Apex...

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Nov 3, 2015 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to issue 78 of Apex Magazine! This month we offer three outstanding works of science fiction to our readers. “Blood on Beacon Hill” by Russell Nichols is that rarest of things—a vampire story in our publication. We bought this several months before the announcement of the To Kill...

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Interview with Cover Artist Joshua Hutchinson

by on Oct 28, 2015 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

This month’s beautiful Apex Magazine cover is by Joshua Hutchinson. Hutchinson, a concept artist and illustrator currently working at Atomhawk Design Ltd., produces artwork for video games and pursues his wonderful, world-building artwork in his spare time. APEX MAGAZINE: “Boy and Bot...

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Interview with author D.K. Thompson

by on Oct 21, 2015 in Interviews, Nonfiction | 0 comments

If you’ve listened to the podcast PodCastle, you know D.K. Thompson’s voice. For five years, D.K. (Dave) Thompson hosted and co-edited the show with Anna Schwind, where they produced and presented short fiction from luminaries of the fantasy genre such as Gene Wolfe, N.K. Jemisin,...

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