Mothers Who Consume

by on Jul 13, 2017 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

I don’t remember the first time I caught my mother in a lie. There are years and enough broken truth to construct something that used to look like my life in between then and now. I think about the girl child I was often. I think how I would like to steal into her room in the middle of...

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Interview with Author Eric Schwitzgebel

by on Jul 12, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

As a child, I loved the Tower of Babel stories, especially because I kept coming across Babel stories with different endings. There was the time God didn’t want anyone building the tower high enough to reach heaven, so God changed everyone’s speech so they “babbled” at each other and...

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Jul 4, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

There’s a certain horrifying cultural divide occurring in the United States. “Progressive” has become an invective, and some of the less pleasant aspects of societies have become emboldened. Perhaps, as science fiction readers and fans, we should have predicted this swing in national...

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Words for Thought

by on Jun 30, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to another installment of Words for Thought. This month’s stories are all about families by choice, and families by blood – losing them, finding them, and trying to understand them.   Cooking with Closed Mouths by Kerry Truong...

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Interview with Cover Artist Irina Kovalova

by on Jun 22, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

This month’s Apex Magazine cover artist is Irina Kovalova, whose beautiful piece “Melancholy” brings a personal sense to the broad nature of science fiction. Kovalova’s work with concept art and illustrations for children’s books shows her vast exploration of science fiction and fantasy....

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The Ecumenical, the Ersatz, and the Euphemistic: Three Ways to Misunderstand Identity 

by on Jun 20, 2017 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

I am a citizen of Barbados, I am a resident of the West Indies, I live in the Commonwealth. My roots are mainly West African under the British colonial mask, with a touch of influence from the region’s Indian and Chinese immigrants and some surviving Carib and Taino language, custom and...

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