Issue 114—November 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

Toward a New Lexicon of Augury by Sabrina Vourvoulias
Godzilla vs Buster Keaton, Or: I Didn’t Even Need a Map by Gary A. Braunbeck
Master Brahms by Storm Humbert
Riding the Signal by Gary Kloster

Boy A, Girl A, Slender Man by Paul Jessup
Words for Thought by A.C. Wise

Interview with Author Storm Humbert by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Godwin Akpan by Russell Dickerson

Podcast Fiction

About the Artist

Godwin Akpan is a self-taught artist currently based in Lagos, Nigeria. He works full time at Anthill Studios doing concept arts and illustration. He started his professional career back in 2012 by doing storyboards for film. He later progressed to doing concept art and matte painting for different projects. Over the years he has also developed skills in areas like comic book illustration, character and environment design, props and vehicle design, and so on. Some of the projects he has worked on include PLAYTHING (concept arts) THE SIM (concept arts), E.X.O (promotional arts and cover designs), MALIKAH (promotional arts, concept arts, and cover designs), L.S.P.D comic, and MTV SHUGA comic (illustrator and colorist). He works mainly in digital medium using both 3D and 2D softwares to create his artworks. You can view his portfolio here:

Apex Magazine Issue 115 Preview

Next month, we have original fiction from Adam R. Shannon, Jim Marino, and A.C. Buchanon and a reprint by Dee Warrick. We have two essays about Gen Con. Alethea Kontis, a convention veteran, recounts her unique adventures trying to attend an event. Isabella Faidley, a convention first-timer, describes her fear and, ultimately, her appreciation of the experience. The December cover art is by Ronnie Jenson.

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