Issue 43 – December 2012


Apex Magazine Issue 43 CoverApex 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.

Blood from Stone” by Alethea Kontis
Labyrinth” by Mari Ness
Relic” by Jeffrey Ford

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief” by Lynne M. Thomas
You’re Not Supposed to Write That: Taboos in Speculative Fiction” by Vylar Kaftan
An Interview with Alethea Kontis” by Maggie Slater

A 2012 Hugo Award nominee for Best Semiprozine!


Cover art by Aunia Kahn.

Aunia Kahn photoBorn on December 5th, 1977 in Michigan, Aunia Kahn is a self taught figurative artist who began creating art as a therapeutic response to a difficult upbringing. Kahn’s works combines many disciplines, wrapping them into a hybrid art form melding photography, painting and collage. She invariably designs, builds, and executes characters, non-existent places, dreams, illusions, fears and fables into creation, which meld elements of classical and contemporary art. Each work makes use of her own likeness in movie-like stills, dealing in varied taboo and often controversial subject matter to challenge the viewer, their understanding and preconceived notions; yet she connects through honest feeling and emotions. Aunia’s work has constantly evolved, earlier works dealt more with her past, while her more recent creations delve into present emotional conflicts and inspirations.

She is also the creator of the Silver Era Tarot deck, Inspirations for Survivors deck, Lowbrow Tarot Project, the forthcoming Tarot Under Oath, and Water Spirit Tarot, the author of Obvious Remote Chaos, Minding the Sea: Inviting the Muses Over for Tea, and a graphic/web designer. She currently resides in Illinois with her four German Shepherds and black cat in her secret closet.

Apex hopes you visit Aunia’s website at to view more of her amazing work.

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