Issue 96 — May 2017

Apex 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

How Lovely Is the Silence of Growing Things by Evan Dicken
The Three-Tongued Mummy by E. Catherine Tobler
Hiraeth: Tragedy in Four Acts by Karen Lord
From the Story Vaults: Repairing the World by John Chu

Why Write? by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem
Words for Thought: Short Fiction Review by A.C. Wise

Interview with Author Evan Dicken by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Marcela Bolívar by Russell Dickerson
In the Eye of the Beholder: An Interview with Stephen Korshak by Lesley Conner
Quantum Night: An Interview with Author Robert J. Sawyer by Andrea Johnson

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Cover art by Marcela Bolívar.

About the Artist

Despite having been professionally formed as a graphic designer, Marcela Bolívar thrives in fields more related to art and illustration. She currently works independently for editorial and musical projects, as well as an instructor in private workshops; but the development of her personal work is her constant motivation.

Bolívar 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.

Bolívar likes to stage imaginary situations through mythological figures and constructed personal symbols. In her work, artificial objects and a detailed representation of flora intertwine human bodies and objects with fantastical representations which are made out of photos, paintings, and sculptures serving as metaphors of a human life that wanders between daydreams and reality.

Disguise plays a pivotal role in her images, not only through the use of hybrid anonymous characters as protagonists, but also in regard to her work process, in which she aims to disengage photomontage from its automated nature by pushing the technical limits of digital media through the mixing of photography, hand-made elements and painting.


Apex Magazine Issue 97 Preview

Next month in Apex Magazine, we will have original short fiction by Aimee Ogden, K. A. Teryna (translated by Alex Shvartsman), and Pip Coen. Our reprint is by Tobias Buckell. Mary Turzillo, author of Mars Girls, has written our nonfiction selection. Aimee Ogden chats with our author interviewer Andrea Johnson about her story “Elena’s Angel.” The cover for next month is a piece called “Melancholy” by Irina Kovalova.