Posts Tagged "issue 34"

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Apex Editor-in-Chief

by on Mar 6, 2012 in Blog, Nonfiction | 0 comments

This month’s fiction emphasizes the tensions inherent in contradiction: dark and light, speech and silence, good and evil, earth and sky. Richard Bowes sketches a wedding between contemporary minions of Heaven and Hell in order to save humanity in this timestream. Mari Ness weaves a folk...

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A Member of the Wedding of Heaven and Hell

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By Richard Bowes The Fool of God, on a mission from Heaven, moved up the Timestream passing through portals from one world to the next. In the second century of the Caliphate of Mercy, a period others call the eighth century AD, he emerged from a portal in Alexandria, smiled the slack...

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Copper, Iron, Blood and Love

by on Mar 6, 2012 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

By Mari Ness In the village of Sandel they tell a tale of how a raven once flew into the village to give a woman seven fine children. Of how these children grew tall and strong if perhaps a bit unwise and untrustworthy, and of how the woman brought a knife to their throats in the hopes...

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Lehr, Rex

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By Jay Lake Captain Lehr’s face had been ravaged by decades under the coruscating emanations of this forgotten world’s overbright sun. The angry star, a rare purple giant, dominated the daysky with visible prominences that sleeted hard radiation through every human bone and cell that...

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Reaching into the QUILTBAG: The Evolving World of Queer Speculative Fiction

by on Mar 6, 2012 in Nonfiction | 11 comments

By Julia Rios Here’s a cool thing about speculative-fiction readers: we’ve always been interested in exploring all the possible variations of human existence. From Samuel R. Delany to Ursula K. Le Guin to Caitlín R. Kiernan to Geoff Ryman, we’ve covered some serious ground in our...

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