Issue 87 — August 2016

coverApex 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 Gentleman of Chaos by A. Merc Rustad (Short Story)
Interview with Author A. Merc Rustad by Andrea Johnson
Not Like This by Mary Soon Lee (Poetry)

Fall to Her by Alexis A. Hunter (Short Story)
Discussion of Cult Film Classics INK and The Frame with Star Christopher Soren Kelly by Betsy Phillips (Feature)
Words for Thought (Death, Loss, Memory) by A.C. Wise (Short Fiction Review)
Perplexities by Peter Venable (Poetry)

I Remember Your Face by E.K. Wagner (Short Story)
Stay Crazy (excerpt) by Erica L. Satifka (Novel Excerpt)
Interview with Cover Artist Marcela Bolívar  by Russell Dickerson (August 18th)

This Earth by Frank Tota (Poetry)
Paskutinis Iliuzija (The Last Illusion) by Damien Angelica Walters (Short Fiction)

The Labyrinth Keeper by Anton Rose (Poetry)
From the Vaults: “My Body, Her Canvas” by A.C. Wise (Short Fiction)

Podcast Fiction
Download Apex Magazine Podcast #38 (“The Gentleman of Chaos” by A. Merc Rustad) or listen using the player below. (30:54 in length)

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Cover art by Marcela Bolívar.

About the Artist

bolivarBolívar currently lives in Cali, Colombia, where she finished her professional degree and where she has developed a personal vision through the observation of the local lush landscapes, focusing progressively in the human’s body relation to nature and visually exploring their own complexity. Visit her gallery at www.marcelaBolí

Apex Magazine Issue 88 Preview

Next month in Apex Magazine, we have original fiction by Abhinav Bhat (“The Warrior Boy Who Would Not Suffer”), Benjanun Sriduangkaew (“The Prince Who Gave Up Her Empire”), and Alexandria Baisden (“The Old Man and the Phoenix”). Our poetry selections will by Marchell Dyon, Zachary Riddle, Brandon Marlon, and Christina Sng. We will have an excerpt from Tade Thompson’s upcoming novel Rosewater. Michael A. Burstein will bring us another exciting article continuing his exploration of the Star Trek universe. Look for this and more in Apex Magazine issue 88 coming in September, 2016.

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