Posts Tagged "apex magazine"

Interview with Tori K. Roman

by on Jun 2, 2015 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Artist Tori K. Roman, also known as To-Ka-Ro, provided this month’s beautiful Apex Magazine cover. A self-taught mixed media artist and designer, her art pieces vary from anime styles to unique character paintings. APEX MAGAZINE: Your art for this month’s Apex cover, “Fly Again,” could be interpreted from a few different angles. Some might think that the pilots have returned to flight, and the foreground person is watching them happily. Others might think the foreground person has been left behind. As an artist, are you concerned with how someone will interpret your art, or is that a personal idea that you leave to each viewer? TORI K. ROMAN: While I have a...

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Entrance

by on Jun 2, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

We were looking for mold, but found the door. I didn’t want to open it. You didn’t want to open it, so it opened itself for us. When I looked in I saw blue-green soft, organ-like shapes growing from the walls, a footpath that curved into darkness. The room breathed, gill-like and I swore a thousand bluish eyes shifted and focused. When you looked in, you wouldn’t tell me what you saw. I tried to insist you saw the blue-green organs, the path, monsters, death—what mattered. You held my foot as I said, I’m going in. I’ve been there. I can come back. You said, We don’t have to decide this now. I got on my hands and knees to wiggle through the wooden beams that held up the...

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Peach Baby

by on Jun 2, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

The night I ate that peach was thick with summer rainstorm. If anyone was out in the street under my window they had cat-feet and no breath. The peach was the only prize fruit in a basket of organic castoffs— all weedy with stems and bug-bit skins, leaves covering their prettiest sides. I snuck it from the kitchen, and half-drank its sweetness down. The bared pit, like a skeletal beech-leaf, gleamed brown as a nut, not a bed of arsenic. I cleaned it off in the bathroom sink, with a fresh toothbrush. Put it on a saucer on my desk, under the windowsill, where it sat for some time. I oiled it, sometimes, when it grew dry. As I wrestled with college papers, I taught it to...

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Interview

by on Jun 2, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

In the early days when you first went into space, aboard a space station, you spent time with trained astronauts. How did their company impact on your initial sojourn beyond the Earth? ~~~||~  |~~ ~|| While on the space station you helped to facilitate an experiment in which you attempted to construct a web in zero gravity. Your first attempts were fairly dismal. Did this in any way diminish your sense of identity as a house spider? ||~ Eventually you not only succeeded but developed a new web design suited to gravity-free environments. As a result we realised that house spiders cope far better with zero gravity than humans. Was this when you began to realise your...

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Building Book Events to Build Community in SFF

by on Jun 2, 2015 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Like almost everyone else who moves to New York City, I came here to live out a dream. I am a long-time fan of fantasy and science fiction, and it was my dream to work in genre publishing. When I moved here to attend the NYU Summer Publishing Institute, I didn’t know a soul. One of the first people I connected with at NYU was also a fan and shared this dream, and together we would venture out into the city in search of others like us, and we would find them at genre themed book events. It was this kind of networking that ultimately and indirectly led to my job in the publicity department at a major publisher of science fiction and fantasy. Since then, nearly two...

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