Posts Tagged "Blood on Vellum"

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Dec 3, 2013 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

Welcome to Issue 55 of Apex Magazine. We’re closing out the year with a great selection of stories. In this issue, we open with “What You’ve Been Missing,” a rumination on hippocamps by Maria Dahvana Headley. Kat Howard brings us “Haruspicy and Other Amatory Divinations,” a new way of searching for love. Ken Liu’s flash piece “Before and After” explores suburban fantasy via stream–of–consciousness. Sandra McDonald’s “Our Daughters” interrogates an alternate universe. Our classic this month is from the inimitable Rachel Swirsky. “All that Fairy Tale Crap” was the closing story in Glitter & Mayhem. I guarantee that you will never look at Cinderella the same way again....

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Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Nov 5, 2013 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to Issue 54 of Apex Magazine. In this issue, my penultimate as Editor–in–Chief, I’m sharing some bittersweet stories and poetry along with a good laugh. Our new fiction includes “The Jackal’s Wife” by Vajra Chandrasekera, a story of transformation and betrayal. “Recordings of a More Personal Nature” by Bogi Takács, explores the value in the stories we carry with us, and “This is a Ghost Story” by Keffy R.M. Kehrli reimagines our notion of ghosts. Jim C. Hines’s “Creature in Your Neighborhood,” our classic story this month, tweaks a familiar childhood program in a rather distinctive manner. In nonfiction, Managing Editor Michael Damian Thomas and I give thanks...

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Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Oct 1, 2013 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to Issue 53 of Apex Magazine. This month, I’m pleased to bring you three new stories. Shira Lipkin’s “Becca at the End of the World” is a heartfelt tale of the zombie apocalypse. Mari Ness’s “An Assault of Color” explores painting as a medium for magic. Damien Angelica Walters’ “Grey is the Gauge of His Storm” stitches together a tale of a difficult domestic relationship [Trigger Warning: Some readers may find this story upsetting.] Our reprint this month comes from Kelly McCullough, who shares a challenging recollection of a car accident in “Shatter”. This month’s nonfiction includes an essay about getting your swordplay right from novelist Douglas Hulick and...

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Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Sep 3, 2013 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to Issue 52 of Apex Magazine. I’m really pleased to share these stunning stories with you. Anaea Lay’s “Turning the Whisper,” provides a meditation on artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and death. Hal Duncan brings us a short, sharp, vicious tale about a school shooting in “The Boy Who Loved Death” (Trigger Warning: some readers may find this story disturbing). Margaret Ronald’s “Someone Like You” explores what happens when the tenuous bonds between alternate realities, and relationships, are ruptured. Our reprint this month is “Body Language,” Mary Robinette Kowal’s tale of the artistry of remote character puppetry used to foil a kidnapping, originally...

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Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Aug 6, 2013 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to Issue 51 of Apex Magazine. This issue has some exceptional new fiction from Charlie Jane Anders, who brings us a superhero tale from a rather different perspective, in her story “Victimless Crimes.” Brian Trent explores the corporatization of the virtual world and the politics of technology dependency in “A Matter of Shapespace.” Our reprint this month is actually a sneak peek. Christopher Barzak’s “Sister Twelve: Confessions of a Party Monster” is the opening story for the forthcoming anthology Glitter & Mayhem, available in early September via Apex Publications. This anthology, edited by me, John Klima, and Michael Damian Thomas, explores the dark side...

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