The Book of Apex: Volume Four of Apex Magazine

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Thirty-three science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories grab readers by their emotional cores to star deep into the source of our humanity and inhumanity. Well-known authors like Ken Liu, Genevieve Valentine, Catherynne M. Valente, Lavie Tidhar, and Alethea Kontis, along with newer voices, sketch surreal pasts, presents, and futures full of characters with familiar and outsized desires and fears.

The Book of Apex Volume 4 collects the original fiction from Hugo-winning ...

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Overview

Thirty-three science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories grab readers by their emotional cores to star deep into the source of our humanity and inhumanity. Well-known authors like Ken Liu, Genevieve Valentine, Catherynne M. Valente, Lavie Tidhar, and Alethea Kontis, along with newer voices, sketch surreal pasts, presents, and futures full of characters with familiar and outsized desires and fears.

The Book of Apex Volume 4 collects the original fiction from Hugo-winning editor Lynne M. Thomas's first fifteen issues at the helm of Apex Magazine, which included two Hugo Award nominations for the magazine.

Table of Contents:

"The Bread We Eat in Dreams" by Catherynne M. Valente

"The Leavings of the Wolf" by Elizabeth Bear

"The 24 Hour Brother" by Christopher Barzak

"Faithful City" by Michael Pevzner

"So Glad We Had This Time Together" by Cat Rambo

"Sweetheart Showdown" by Sarah Dalton

"Bear in Contradicting Landscape" by David J. Schwartz

"My Body Her Canvas" by A.C. Wise

"A Member of the Wedding of Heaven and Hell" by Richard Bowes

"Copper, Iron, Blood and Love" by Mari Ness

"The Second Card of the Major Arcana" by Thoraiya Dyer

"Love is a Parasite Meme" by Lavie Tidhar

"Decomposition" by Rachel Swirsky

"Tomorrow's Dictator" by Rahul Kanakia

"Winter Scheming" by Brit Mandelo

"In the Dark" by Ian Nichols

"The Silk Merchant" by Ken Liu

"Ironheart" by Alec Austin

"Coyote Gets His Own Back" by Sarah Monette

"Waiting for Beauty" by Marie Brennan

"Murdered Sleep" by Kat Howard

"Armless Maidens of the American West" by Genevieve Valentine

"Sexagesimal" by Katharine E.K. Duckett

"During the Pause" by Adam-Troy Castro

"Weaving Dreams" by Mary Robinette Kowal

"Always the Same. Till it is Not" by Cecil Castellucci

"Sprig" by Alex Bledsoe

"Splinter" by Shira Lipkin

"Erzulie Dantor" by Tim Susman

"Labyrinth" by Mari Ness

"Blood from Stone" by Alethea Kontis

"Trixie and the Pandas of Dread" by Eugie Foster

"The Performance Artist" by Lettie Prell

Cover art provided by Julie Dillon.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937009205
  • Publisher: Apex Book Company
  • Publication date: 10/24/2013
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynne M. Thomas is the Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University. She's probably best known as the co-editor of the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords (2010) with Tara O'Shea, Whedonistas (2011) with Deborah Stanish, and the Hugo Award-nominated Chicks Dig Comics (2012) with Sigrid Ellis, all published by Mad Norwegian Press. Along with the Geek Girl Chronicles book series, Lynne is the Editor-in-Chief of the Hugo Award-nominated (2012 & 2013) Apex Magazine, an online professional prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. She moderates the Hugo Award-winning SF Squeecast and contributes to the Verity! podcast. Lynne lives in DeKalb with her husband Michael, their daughter Caitlin, and a cat named Marie. Lynne is also a part-time Dancing Queen and grew up at roller rink in the wilds of Massachusetts.
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