Issue 84 — May 2016

Apex Magazine Issue 84Apex 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
1957 by Stephen Cox (Short Story)
Interview with Author Stephen Cox by Andrea Johnson
Jubilee by F.J. Bergmann (Poetry)

Cottage Country by David K. Yeh (Short Story)
Gender Equality in Apex Magazine by Lesley Conner (Essay)
Before the Empire Goes Inter-Galactic by Ken Poyner (Poetry)

Freeze/Thaw by Chris Bucholz (Novel Excerpt)
The Behemoth Beaches by Maggie Slater (Short Story)

The Drowned Celestial by Lavie Tidhar (Novelette)
Mammon’s Cave by Janna Layton (Poetry)
Interview with Robert Carter, Cover Artist by Russell Dickerson

The Perfect Planet by Christina Sng (Poetry)

Podcast Fiction
Download Apex Magazine Podcast #35 (“1957” by Stephen Cox) or listen using the player below. (30:05 in length)

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Cover art by Robert Carter.

About the Artist

robertcarterRobert Carter is a multiple award-winning, full time professional freelance illustrator. Born in St. Albans, England, he moved to Ontario, Canada, at an early age. He went on to study Art and Illustration, graduating from the prestigious Sheridan College School of Art and Animation. He has been working as a professional illustrator for more than a decade. Combining a strong foundation in portraiture with a unique sense of visual and conceptual problem-solving, he creates striking, vibrant, and textured illustrations and portraits with subjects ranging from the realistic to the surreal. With a background in traditional oil painting, Robert applied those skills to the digital realm and taught himself the digital painting medium, which is now his preferred method of working for its speed and flexibility.

Apex Magazine Issue 85 Preview

Next month in Apex Magazine, we will have original fiction by Mary Pletsch (“Folk Hero”), and Douglas F. Warrick (“Cuckoo Girls”). Our poetry is by Tina Parker, Tina Jens, and Cullen Groves. Our reprint is a novelette by Aliette de Bodard (“Memorials”). Cover art will be by Joe Badon. Look for this and more in Apex Magazine issue 85 coming in June, 2016.