Now firmly established as the benchmark anthology series of international speculative fiction, volume 4 of The Apex Book of World SF sees debut editor Mahvesh Murad bring fresh new eyes to her selection of stories.
"A truly unforgettable collection, showcasing the best of speculative fiction that the world has to offer." —Strange Horizons"The fourth... [click here for more]
When you rock the watercraft, there is always a price to pay.
There's always one. One who upsets apple carts, one who can't just let business happen. Someone always notices; someone with the power to punish vigilantes. And a killer-for-hire has been summoned.
Dotson is just trying to keep a low profile while riding through bandit country. But there's always one, the troublemaker who... [click here for more]
In this harsh land, Death is a constant companion.
Dotson is many things. Doctor. Natural philosopher. Avid reader. Living soul trapped in a steam driven clockwork automaton.
As a adventurer and person of medicine, he has seen death before. But this discovery, this killing, will set him on the path to confronting the biggest scourge Everash has ever known! ... [click here for more]
The eerie laughter echoing across the graveyard was the least of his problems!
Murderer's Acre: the home of the peculiar and the destitute. Dotson has just arrived, his young charges in tow, seeking shelter in an odd town that overlooks a vast necropolis. The townsfolk cower in fear as a giggling entity picks them off in the night, and Dotson may be the next victim!
If that wasn't... [click here for more]
An impossible reunion in the past...
The Palace peace-treaty anniversary celebration threatens to crush Annette Staton under the memories of the war. Unfortunately, fleeing the Palace grounds only leads to a new flight from a stranger stalking her from the shadows.
From out of the quickly forming fog appears a peculiar roadhouse where one should not exist, sending her on a headlong... [click here for more]
A race against the flames…
Emmie Kirkwood is delighted when the Gateway Roadhouse insists she take a day off. Finding herself in ancient Egypt, she can think of only one thing. Spending her precious day at the most fabled library in the ancient world: The Alexandria Library.
She didn't expect to also arrive the day of an equally famous fire…
A 10200 word Egyptian... [click here for more]