Posts Tagged "issue 40"

An Interview with Adam-Troy Castro

by on Sep 4, 2012 in Interviews | 0 comments

ABOUT “DURING THE PAUSE” APEX MAGAZINE: “During the Pause” is an intense story both in its moral questions and in its personal immediacy. As a reader, I suspect I’m not the only one who had to hold my breath for five seconds at the end, or the only one who...

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Sonny Liston Takes the Fall

by on Sep 4, 2012 in Short Fiction | 4 comments

By Elizabeth Bear “I gotta tell you, Jackie,” Sonny Liston said, “I lied to my wife about that. I gotta tell you, I took that fall.” It was Christmas eve, 1970, and Sonny Liston was about the furthest thing you could imagine from a handsome man. He had a furrowed...

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Al Snow’s Advice for SF Writers

by on Sep 4, 2012 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

By Peter M. Ball Unless you’re a professional wrestling fan, you’ve probably never heard of Al Snow. A wrestler who hit the heights of the mid-card in the nineties, he’s never been one of the wrestling fraternity that has broken through into the public consciousness the way main...

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Sacrifice

by on Sep 4, 2012 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

By Jennifer Pelland Regina sat by her father’s bedside, staring down at his gaunt frame as he shifted his bony legs, trying and failing to get comfortable. She didn’t want him to die. Why was it taking him so long to die? It was cruel how much the human body could suffer. Not for the...

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Sexagesimal

by on Sep 4, 2012 in 2012 Story of the Year, Short Fiction | 2 comments

2012 Apex Reader’s Choice Award winner 4,300 Words 00:41 “You can see summer from here,” said Zoya. “On a clear day, anyway. And September’s a ten-minute walk.” Teskia looked toward the hills, fingers tapping the sill. “What’s your asking price?” Zoya shrugged her small shoulders....

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