Posts Tagged "issue 84"

The Perfect Planet

by on May 31, 2016 in Poetry | 2 comments

In my mind we’ve found you A million times — The brilliant aquamarine planet, Marbled as Earth but twice as gaseous, With seas deep as the Mariana Trench On the cusp of an explosion of life, Orbiting twin Suns double its size. The ice planet with a frosty ocean, Teeming with flora and...

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Interview with Robert Carter, Cover Artist

by on May 27, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

This month’s Apex Magazine cover artist is award-winning illustrator Robert Carter. Combining a strong foundation in portraiture with a unique sense of visual and conceptual ideas, Carter creates striking, vibrant, and textured pieces ranging from the realistic to the surreal. Apex...

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Mammon’s Cave

by on May 25, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

Truly, visitor, I blush that this is how you see me first. You must have been expecting more, something more like my estate on Earth. And were we there, I would show you all: the fountain carved from the largest diamond, cleaned of slaves’ blood and filled with soda; the room with walls...

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The Drowned Celestial

by on May 24, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

10,200 Words 1. Colt was playing cards when trouble crawled in through the door, in the shape of a dead man who didn’t yet know he was dead. This was on old Venus, ancient and most decadent of planets. Make no mistake, as the blind poet said: man has conquered space before. Woman, too,...

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The Behemoth Beaches

by on May 19, 2016 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

2,100 Words It was even larger than we realized, half-buried in the cove’s sandy beach. Scales the size of cars covered its sides; the smokestacks running from nose to dorsal fin towered above the seawall ringing the cove. Its cavernous mouth moaned as the sea breeze passed through....

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