Posts Tagged "issue 43"

Labyrinth

by on Dec 4, 2012 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

by Mari Ness   In the center of the labyrinth, I wait. He may not come. Not all do. Some, deciding that a refusal to participate was a form of protest, merely sit near the entrance, waiting, assuming that the doors will open eventually, release them. It is a true enough guess—but the...

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Relic

by on Dec 4, 2012 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Out at the end of the world on a long spit of land like a finger poking into oblivion, nestled in a valley among the dunes, sat The Church of Saint Ifritia, constructed from twisted driftwood and the battered hulls of ships. There was one tall, arched window composed of the round bottoms...

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An Interview with Alethea Kontis

by on Dec 4, 2012 in Interviews | 0 comments

Alethea Kontis is a certified enchanted Princess (with a capital “P” for Plucky, Pretty, and Perceptive, among other lovely adjectives), a best-selling author, and a fairytale maven. Her short fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Shroud, Shimmer, and...

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

by on Dec 4, 2012 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to Issue 43 of Apex Magazine. We have some wonderful fiction for you this month. Both Alethea Kontis’s “Blood from Stone” and Mari Ness’s “Labyrinth” are dark tales of sacrifice. “Blood from Stone” takes an evil romantic relationship to extremes, while “Labyrinth” twists motherly...

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You’re Not Supposed to Write That: Taboos in Speculative Fiction

by on Dec 4, 2012 in Nonfiction | 6 comments

Taboo: noun (plural taboos) * a social or religious custom prohibiting or forbidding discussion of a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.   Taboos fascinate many writers and artists because we are rebels at heart. We’re drawn to the...

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