Issue 97 — June 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

Elena’s Angel by Aimee Ogden
Welcome to Astuna by Pip Coen
Black Hole Heart by K.A. Teryna (trans. by Alex Shvartsman)
Sundown by Tobias S. Buckell
Mars Girls (Novel Excerpt) by Mary Turzillo
From the Story Vaults: Useless Things by Maureen McHugh

The Ecumenical, the Ersatz, and the Euphemistic: Three Ways to Misunderstand Identity by Karen Lord
Mars Isn’t Easy by Mary Turzillo
Words for Thought: Short Fiction Review by A.C. Wise

Interview with Author Aimee Ogden by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Irina Kovalova by Russell Dickerson
Interview with Mary Turzillo by Jane Mortkowitz

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Cover art by Irina Kovalova.

About the Artist

Irina Kovalova is an EXPOSÉ nominated 2D artist, working in the UK. She is part of a team that is a Dare to be Digital 2015 winner and a BAFTA Ones to Watch nominee. Some of her projects include designs for indie games developers, children book authors, and table-top game publishers. She enjoys solving design problems and exploring new worlds in her art.

Apex Magazine Issue 97 Preview

Next month in Apex Magazine we have original stories from Eric Schwitzgebel (“THE TURING MACHINE”) and Rich Larson (“L’appel du vide”). Our reprint is by Kai Ashante Wilson. Quentin Castel is providing the amazing cover art. And you will get your first taste of Entertaining Demons with an article written by author Daniel I. Russell.[/button]