Issue 88 — September 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 Warrior Boy Who Would Not Suffer by Abhinav Bhat (Short Story)
Interview with Artist Mélanie Delon by Russell Dickerson
The Amenities of Heaven by Marchell Dyon (Poetry)

The Prince Who Gave Up Her Empire by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (Short Story)
Fifty Years of Star Trek: Interview with Lance Parkin by Michael A. Burstein (Feature)
Wingless by Zachary Riddle (Poetry)

The Old Man and the Phoenix by Alexandria Baisden (Short Story)
Interview with Author Alexandria Baisden by Andrea Johnson
The Mouth of the Cave by Brandon Marlon (Poetry)

War Dog by Mike Barretta (Short Story)
Words for Thought A.C. Wise (Short Fiction Review)
The Storm Creatures by Christina Sng (Poetry)
From the Vault: During the Pause by Adam-Troy Castro (Short Fiction)

Podcast Fiction
Download Apex Magazine Podcast #39 (“The Warrior Boy Who Would Not Suffer” by Abhinav Bhat) or listen using the player below. (31:11 in length)

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Cover art by Mélanie Delon.

About the Artist

bolivarBorn in Paris, France in 1980, Mélanie Delon studied archaeology, art history, and game design before discovering digital painting in 2005. She has been enthralled by it ever since. Using primarily Photoshop and Painter, along with a drawing tablet, she creates stunningly, realistic digital portraits which are both mysterious and emotive.

Her fantasy paintings have featured in many publications worldwide and have won her a variety of awards. Mélanie is an avid science fiction and fantasy reader; her favourite authors include: Philip K. Dick, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Terry Pratchett.

Some of her drawings are inspired by music, others by movies and everyday situations. All of her characters have their own stories – it helps her to give them life. Mélanie’s work has been selected for Spectrum and she is a regular contributor to Imagine FX magazine. She has several art books of her beautiful work published, including a new collection, OPALE.1.

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Next month Apex Magazine has a special horror themed issue to celebrate Halloween. We have original fiction from Kristi DeMeester (“Damnatio Ad Beastias”) and Samuel Marzioli (“Pagpag”). Our reprint will be “Zayanim” by Adam Roberts, and our poetry selections will be by Andrew Gilstrap and Gary Every. All this and more, next month is Apex Magazine issue 89.