Issue 106—March 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 by Jason Sizemore

Irregularity by Rachel Harrison
A Priest of Vast and Distant Places by Cassandra Khaw
We Are New(s) by Bentley A. Reese
Three Petitions to the Queen of Hell by T. A. Pratt

Interview with Author Rachel Harrison by Andrea Johnson
Persistence of Vision: Black Panther by ZZ Claybourne
A Wave on the Sea: Ursula K. Le Guin by Paul Jessup
Interview with Cover Artist Benedick Bana by Russell Dickerson

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

Podcast Fiction


About the Artist

Benedick Bana is a graduate of Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Philippines, with a BS in Digital Illustration and Animation and a Master’s Degree in Computer Graphics and Animation. He has taught college full-time for almost fourteen years, and has performed administrative work, as Chairperson of the Department of Digital Arts and Computer Animation, for three years.

For the past eight years, he has been a freelance concept artist, working with international clients on their projects. His art and style focus on mech and robots, and some of his works have been published or featured in several well-known magazines and websites.



 Apex Magazine Issue 107 Preview

Next month in Apex Magazine we have original fiction by Andrew F. Kooy, Tlotlo Tsamaase, and Jamie Lackey. Mary SanGiovanni makes her Apex Magazine debut with an essay on H.P. Lovecraft and the author’s connection to the occult, and Jerry Gordon will be discuss the 25th anniversary of the Waco standoff between the United States government and the David Koresh-led Branch Davidians. The cover art for April is by Chase Henson. And finally we have a reprint by the wonderful Cassandra Khaw.

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