Issue 78 — November 2015

Apex Magazine Issue 78Apex 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.

Blood on Beacon Hill by Russell Nichols (Short Fiction)
Words from the Editor-in-Chief by Jason Sizemore
Interview with Author Russell Nichols by Andrea Johnson
Rolling Dice by Chloe Clark (Poetry)

To Die Dancing by Sam J. Miller (Short Fiction)
Cthulhu Apocalypse and the Terrifying Tradition of Horror Role-Playing by Ed Grabianowski (Nonfiction)
Mother-Doll by Brittany Warman (Poetry)


The Beacon and the Coward by Day Al-Mohamed (Short Fiction)
Interview with Cover Artist James Lincke by Russell Dickerson
When the Gods Come Knocking by Hester J. Rook (Poetry)

Signal to Noise by Gemma Files (Short Fiction)
Time Missing by Michael Sikkema (Poetry)

eBook/Subscriber Exclusives
The Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz (Novel Excerpt)
The Weight of Chains by Lesley Conner (Novel Excerpt)
How to Pass As Human: A Guide to Assimilation for Future Androids by Android Ø by Nic Kelman (Novel Excerpt)

Podcast Fiction
Download Podcast #29 (“Blood on Beacon Hill” by Russell Nichols) or listen using the player below. (46:05 in length)

Cover art by James Lincke.

About the Artist

image028James Lincke is an award-winning visual artist whose illustrations have been honored and showcased nationally and internationally through competitions and galleries. His works are on display from Pennsylvania to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, to New York City, Florida, and as far away as Paris, France. He’s always been passionate about image-making and ever since he was a young boy, it was the adventure stories of his favorite superheroes that first inspired an interest and motivation to put a pencil to page. It was also a way for him to bring his heroes to life on his own terms and to craft for them worlds of endless imagination. Since graduating with a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he’s continued to draw and paint laboriously, honing his skills as a designer and illustrator. He considers himself a storyteller and his works have always come from a passion to craft a narrative visually. Whether he’s conjuring up fantasy settings, drafting characters, or paneled comic strips, his enthusiasm seems to derive from a love for art as communication. James is living and working in Ridley Park, PA.


The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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Next month we have original fiction by Nick Mamatas, Sam Fleming, Jes Rausch, and Troy Tang. Jennie Goloboy discusses writing historical fiction in our nonfiction article. Our poetry selections are by J.J. Hunter and Lara Ek. The winners of our flash fiction contest, Apex’s Christmas Invasion, will be revealed and you will get the chance to read their winning pieces. Exclusive to our eBook/subscriber edition, we have reprint by Laird Barron. All coming up in Apex Magazine Issue 79.