Posts Tagged "issue 63"

Jupiter and Gentian

by on Aug 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

2300 Words Gen walked on the endless, oscillating sea of liquid metal hydrogen and tried, tried to keep her consciousness together. The knight who followed her into the atmosphere, swam through the outer sea of hydrogen with her, he was here too. His armor defied the pressure, his banner...

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Interview with John Moran

by on Aug 4, 2014 in Interviews | 0 comments

John Moran’s short fiction has been published in Escape Pod, Penumbra, and Nature. He spent some time owning an art gallery, which was perhaps one of the many inspirations of “The Sandbirds of Mirelle,” whichApex Magazine is thrilled to present this month. As I read “The Sandbirds of...

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The Sandbirds of Mirelle

by on Aug 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

2700 Words This is my truth: In the autumn of 2309 I crossed from one lonely star to another and took a tour to the sandbird tracks of Mirelle. The only other passengers were a married couple, and our guide was a priest in training. I was eighteen, and it was my first assassination. We...

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Conservation of Energy

by on Aug 4, 2014 in Poetry | 0 comments

2015 Rhysling Award Nominee (Long Form) Proposition: Hating the world is strictly logical when your loved one is dying. Proof: You watch her neurons choke You watch holes inside her brain grow like blackened maws from another dimension — oh, what endlessly wasteful multiverse! — you...

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Clavis Aurea: A Review of Short Fiction

by on Aug 4, 2014 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

I am of the opinion that Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago is the greatest post–apocalyptic novel ever written. It has everything: the collapse of a great empire, a world–spanning war, an apocalyptic winter, a gritty civil war, ruined cities, post–industrial scrounging, wilderness...

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