Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1

Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1


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"This is a book with serious pedigree..."

—Oxford Culture Review

An Apex story can be difficult to describe, but in this collection I enjoyed nearly every one of them. Its the best of speculative fiction, covering multiple genres with an international list of authors, some familiar, many not, but all rich with storytelling skills.

—Horrible Book Reviews

"It's (Apex Magazine) got the genre's future sewn up.

—Oxford Culture Review

Pick up this anthology of some of the best original short fiction published in Apex Magazine. The stories include numerous award-nominated works, our readers' Story of the Year selections, and personal favorites chosen by Apex Magazine editor-in-chief Jason Sizemore and managing editor Lesley Conner.


Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon

Going Endo by Rich Larson

Candy Girl by Chikodili Emelumadu

If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky

Advertising at the End of the World Keffy R.M. Kehrli

The Performance Artist by Lettie Prell

A Matter of Shapespace by Brian Trent

Falling Leaves by Liz Argall

Blood from Stone by Alethea Kontis

Sexagesimal by Katharine E.K. Duckett

Keep Talking by Marie Vibbert

Remembery Day by Sarah Pinsker

Blood on Beacon Hill by Russell Nichols

The Green Book by Amal El-Mohtar

L'esprit de L'escalier by Peter M. Ball

Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale) by Ian Tregillis

Build-a-Dolly by Ken Liu

Multo by Samuel Marzioli

Armless Maidens of the American West by Genevieve Valentine

Pocosin by Ursula Vernon

She Gave Her Heart, He Took Her Marrow by Sam Fleming

Also includes a foreword by Jason Sizemore and afterword by Lesley Conner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937009373
Publisher: Apex Book Company
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Born the son of an unemployed coal miner in a tiny Kentucky Appalachian villa named Big Creek (population 400), Jason fought his way out of the hills to the big city of Lexington. He attended Transylvania University (real school with its own vampire) and received a degree in computer science. Since 2004, he has owned and operated Apex Publications. He is the editor of five anthologies, author of Irredeemable and For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher, a three-time Hugo Award loser, an occasional writer, and usually can be found wandering the halls of hotel conventions seeking friends and free food.

Lesley Conner is a writer, social media editor and marketing leader for Apex Publications, and Managing Editor for Apex Magazine. She spends her days pestering book reviewers, proofreading, wrangling slush, doling out contracts, and chatting about books, writing, and anything else that crosses her mind on the @ApexBookCompany Twitter account. Most of her nights are spent with a good book and a glass of wine. Her alternative history horror novel, The Weight of Chains, was recently published by Sinister Grin Press. To find out all her secrets, you can follow her on Twitter at @LesleyConner.

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