Issue 81 — February 2016

Apex Magazine Issue 81Apex 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
The Beast at the End of Time by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (Short Story)
Interview with Author Benjanun Sriduangkaew by Andrea Johnson
Calabash by Mike Jewett

Anabaptist by Daniel Rosen (Short Story)
Interview with David Demaret, Cover Artist by Russell Dickerson
Little and Red by Crystal Lynn Hilbert

The Four Gardens of Fate by Betsy Phillips (Short Story)
Arrhythmia by Heather Morris

On the Occasion of My Retirement by Nick Mamatas
Glitch Rain by Alex Livingston(Novel Excerpt)
Paper Unicorn by Laurel Dixon

Podcast Fiction
Download Podcast #32 (“The Four Gardens of Fate” by Betsy Phillips) or listen using the player below. (26:30 in length)

Cover art by David Demaret.

About the Artist

image026David Demaret is a freelance illustrator and concept-artist living in Paris, France, specializing in sci-fi and heroic-fantasy art.

He has worked in the videogame industry as a senior graphic artist and art director, working on games such as: Duke Nukem 3D, Driver, King Kong, Lord of the Rings, Ghost Recon, Counterstrike, Legacy of Kain, Dark Messiah, and Brothers in Arms.

Currently, he is focusing on illustrations and concept-art as a new venture, working on novel covers, apps, board games, and RPGs. To see more of his artwork, check out his DeviantArt page.


Apex Magazine Issue 82 Preview

Next month in Apex Magazine, we will have original fiction by Lavie Tidhar (“Agent of VALIS”), Jason Sanford (“Death Flowers of Never Forgotten Love”), and Travis Heermann (“Screaming Without a Mouth”). Our poetry is by Rodney Gomez, Caleb J. Oakes, Matthew Chamberlin, Annie Neugebauer ,and David Barber. The reprint will be a story by Elizabeth Bear (“Dolly”). Cover art will be by Vincent Sammy. Look for this and more in Apex Magazine issue 82, coming in March, 2016.