Issue 45 — February 2013


ApexMag02websiteApex 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.

Mad Hamlet’s Mother” by Patricia C. Wrede
Zebulon Vance Sings the Alphabet Songs of Love” by Merrie Haskell
The Face of Heaven So Fine” by Kat Howard
My Voice is in My Sword” by Kate Elliott

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief” by Lynne M. Thomas
Welcome to the Reformation, Bitches” by Sarah Monette
An Interview with Kate Elliott” by Maggie Slater

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Cover art by Ransom & Mitchell.

Director-photographer Jason Mitchell and set designer-photo illustrator Stacey Ransom create highly-detailed and visually-lush photographic portraits & scenarios. Their work is narrative in nature and draws upon the darker undercurrent that exists within all aspects of society. They aim to create worlds that cannot exist, through a unique combination of cinematic lighting, theatrically designed sets and an illustrative approach that is inspired by the Italian and Dutch Master painters. To see more of their excellent work visit