Issue 52 — September 2013

$2.99

issue52600Apex 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.

Fiction
Someone Like You by Margaret Ronald
Turning the Whisper by Anaea Lay
The Boy Who Loved Death by Hal Duncan
Body Language by Mary Robinette Kowal
I Can Transform You: The Carmillon by Maurice Broaddus

Nonfiction
Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief by Lynne M. Thomas
Fangirl Isn’t a Dirty Word by Deborah Stanish
Interview with Hal Duncan by Maggie Slater

Podcast Fiction
Download Podcast #3 (“Someone Like You” by Margaret Ronald) or listen using the player below. (12:35 seconds in length)

A 2013 Hugo Award nominee for Best Semiprozine!

Cover art by Steven Kenny.

About the Artist

First settling in New York City, he gained notoriety as a freelance commercial illustrator. Clients included Sony Music, Time Magazine, AT&T, United Airlines, Celestial Seasonings, Microsoft and many others. His illustrations repeatedly received awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Magazine and the Art Directors’ Club of New York.

In 1997 Steven turned away from illustration in order to devote his full attention to the fine arts. Since that time he has lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and his home state of New York before settling in St. Petersburg, Florida. His award-winning paintings are exhibited in galleries across the United States and Europe.

From an early age the beauty and mystery of nature have deeply influenced his chosen subject matter: compositions that most often combine the human figure with elements from nature to comment on our interactions with the environment while symbolically alluding to the dynamics of human nature in general.