Catherynne M. Valente begins her reign as Apex Magazine fiction editor with a stellar line up.
Original Fiction: "Fair Ladies" by Theodora Goss “Four Is Me! With Squeeeeee! (And LOLer)" by Nick Mamatas
Reprinted Fiction: "Secret Life" by Jeff VanderMeer
Original Poetry: "Dogstar Men" by C.S.E. Cooney ... [click here for more]
In this Retro-Apocalyptic Short Story, follow our teenage superhero, Sigil, as he struggles to survive the streets of Chicago on a Masked Crusade to clean the mutated Zombie infestation from the city. Read through as we discover if the marvels of Tesla Technology can hold out against the scientifically created Zombie Horde. ... [click here for more]
Tea and cookies always taste better when in the company of friends.
Claire loves to play with what everyone assumes is her imaginary friend. Let them make fun of her if they want. She doesn't care, not when it's been so long since Nemo paid her a proper visit.
Until the warm glow of the gaslamps reveal the truth for everyone to see.
A 3400 word science fiction steampunk... [click here for more]
Take a short journey to adventure with Iron Kingdoms Excursions! Each volume in this series features three very brief tales about the people, creatures, and machines of Immoren. Explore the Iron Kingdoms and all the alliances, betrayals, and bloodshed of a war-torn continent for only pocket change.
In Iron Kingdoms Excursions: Season Two, Volume Two:
Lay in wait to ambush... [click here for more]
In this dystopian science fiction story, one retired schoolteacher refuses to accept her fate.
Not only has the city of New Chicago sequestered its aging population into a dingy sector called "The Gray," its young mayor has also enforced strict rules to keep its senior citizens contained.
Find out what happens when Rose Freedman stands up against the oppressive mayor to fight for her... [click here for more]
Some stories are older than man. Follow the adventures of a young raptor that is separated from his tribe and must cross the dangerous world of the late Cretaceous to find his family. What he discovers is more than just the way home. Experience the awakening of consciousness in a species other than our own. ... [click here for more]
Spontaneous Human Combustion. Alien abductions. Ghostly apparitions. The Seven Dogs Society investigates the weirdness at reality's fringe.
Tales of the Seven Dogs Society is a collection of three self-contained novellas based on the Aletheia role-playing game. Monica Valentinelli (Aletheia, Worlds of the Dead), Jim Johnson (Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows) and Matt McElroy (Buried... [click here for more]
Danger waits in an open book!
It's a good thing physical books are rare in the year 5432, especially with poor Hembert ending up transported uncontrollably to the time and place described. Now he's stuck in the Earth human conflict called "World War Two" with an attack in progress. It's a race to find a book, any book, to transport him away.
But,... [click here for more]
A request he can't refuse...
Keeping the Sorin worlds free from vermin such as poachers and smugglers is a full-time job for Ranger Corsac. As a regular at the Gateway Roadhouse, the mysterious building appearing out of nowhere isn't a surprise. It asking for his help is.
By the light of a bright moon, a secret he's kept hidden and suppressed will reveal itself...... [click here for more]