Issue 104—January 2018

Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month.


Words from the Editor-in-Chief — Jason Sizemore

Asylum of Cuckoos — Lila Bowen
To Blight a Fig Tree Before It Bears Fruit — Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley
A Night Out at a Nice Place — Nick Mamatas
The Heaven-Moving Way — Chi Hui
Symphony to a city under the stars — Armando Saldaña
The Ghost Stories We Tell Around Photon Fires — Cassandra Khaw
The Best Friend We Never Had — Nisi Shawl
Origin Story — T. Kingfisher

Interview with Lila Bowen (Delilah S. Dawson) — Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Daniele Serra — Russel Dickerson
Orrin Evans: The Pioneer of Black Comic Book Publishing — Shawn Pryor
Fear of Failure 2.0 — Damien Angelica Walters

Treebound — Mary Soon Lee
Monster: Puppeteer — Mary Soon Lee
the saddest of angels — Jeremy Paden

Between the Lines with Laura Zats and Erik Hane
Page Advice with Mallory O’Meara and Brea Grant
Words for Thought by A.C. Wise


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About the Artist

Daniele Serra was born and lives in Italy. He works as illustrator and comic artist, his work has been published in Europe, Australia, United States, and Japan. He has worked for DC Comics, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Titan Comics, Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales magazine, PS Publishing, and other publications. He has drawn comics for Hellraiser by Clive Barker, Dark Souls, and graphic novels with J. R. Lansdale and Jeff Mariotte. Daniele’s illustrations are used for the set dressing of the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell, directed by Tod Williams and starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. Winner of the British Fantasy Award (2012, 2017).

 Apex Magazine Issue 105 Preview

Next month in Apex Magazine, we have original fiction by Alix E. Harrow and Walter McKnight. Lesley Conner talks with author Tal M. Klein about his novel The Punch Escrow and movie deals. Our cover art will be by artist Justin Adams.