Issue 99 — August 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.

This month we celebrate Indigenous American fantasists with guest editor Amy H. Sturgis.


Words from the Guest Editor by Amy H. Sturgis

If a Bird Can Be a Ghost by Allison Mills
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ by Rebecca Roanhorse
Skinny Charlie’s Orbiting Teepee by Pamela Rentz
The Trip by Mari Kurisato

Indigenous Wonderworks and the Settler-Colonial Imaginary by Daniel Heath Justice
Words for Thought: Short Fiction Review by A.C. Wise
From the Vaults: Another World Waits: Towards an Anti-Oppressive SFF by Daniel José Older

Interview with Author Allison Mills by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Dana Tiger by Russell Dickerson

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Cover art by Dana Tiger.

About the Artist

Dana Tiger is an award winning, internationally acclaimed artist.  She is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and is of Seminole and Cherokee descent. Dana was just five years old when her father, legendary artist Jerome Tiger, passed away. She turned to his art as a way to know him and that engagement, coupled with the tutelage of her uncle, renowned painter Johnny Tiger Jr., exposed Dana both to the richness of her culture and to the bounty of her family’s artistic tradition.

Best known for her watercolors and acrylic paintings depicting the strength and determination of Native American women, Dana’s paintings now hang in galleries, universities, Native American institutions, and state buildings nationwide.  In recognition of her accomplishments, Dana was inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame in 2001.

Daughter Christie, studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Younger brother Lisan, an award winning sculptor, attended Northeastern State University.

Dana, her husband Don Blair, their children and grandchild Aiden Jerome, manage the Tiger Art Gallery in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

In 2002 Dana and her family founded Legacy Cultural Learning Community, a non-profit with the mission of nurturing creativity within Native youth via the celebration and sharing of tribal languages and culture through the arts.

Apex Magazine Issue 100 Preview

Next month we have a wonderful story (8,700 words long!) by Kameron Hurley and another by Andrea Tang. We will share an excerpt of the sequel to King of the Bastards, titled Throne of the Bastards, by Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury. Our cover art is by the amazing Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor. Editor-in-chief Jason Sizemore and a crowd of co-stars will celebrate the 100th issue of our zine!