Posts Tagged "Lynne M. Thomas"

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...

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The SF/F Community: An Essay

by and on Nov 5, 2013 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

There are days for us that the current fandom kerfuffle makes one want to, as in the words of Seanan McGuire, “ignite the biosphere.” It’s very easy to get frustrated and angry at the problems that crop up and want to retire from it all, almost always for very good reasons. This is not one of those days. Today, we give thanks. When we formed the SF Squeecast with our friends and colleagues, our impetus was to add positivity to the genre. We think it’s as important to remember the reasons we still turn up, day after day, despite the kerfuffles. Chicks Dig Time Lords (edited by Lynne and Tara O’Shea) was designed as a love letter to Doctor Who fandom....

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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...

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Interview with Kelly McCullough

by on Oct 1, 2013 in Interviews, Nonfiction | 0 comments

Kelly McCullough’s novels include the Webmage and Fallen Blade Series, and a forthcoming young adult series called School for Sidekicks. A member of the Wyrdsmiths writing group, he is known to walk Neil Gaiman’s dogs, and particularly dotes on his physics professor wife and numerous cats. Thanks, Kelly, for chatting with us! APEX MAGAZINE: What was the genesis for this story? KELLY MCCULLOUGH: It was the intersection of two things, as so many stories are. The first was the experience of a friend of mine. He was driving his Honda CRX cross country late at night and had his car go under a semi. If the car had been any taller or if he’d been anything other than...

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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...

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