Apex Magazine #72 Now on Sale

Apex Magazine #72 Now on Sale

Apex Magazine Issue 72-smallI’m finally getting caught up on Apex Magazine. As I said last month, it’s tough been an obsessive magazine fan; there’s never enough hours in the day.

In his editorial, Jason Sizemore has a few gracious words for his competition, the magazines on the Hugo ballot this year for Best Semiprozine:

My first order of business is to congratulate this year’s Hugo Award nominees in the category of Best Semiprozine: Abyss & Apex, Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed Magazine, and Strange Horizons. While other Hugo Award categories have been unfortunate victims of slate block voting, Best Semiprozine is one that has maintained its dignity. All five publications are worthy nominees and I wish them the best of luck at Sasquan.

He’s certainly right that it’s a solid slate of nominees. As editor-in-chief of Apex, Jason has been nominated for the Hugo three times himself, in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The May issue of Apex contains original fiction by Sarah Pinsker, David Bowles, JY Yang, and Suzette Mayr — plus poetry, an interview with Sarah Pinsker, an article on “Eye-Based Paternity Testing and Other Human Genetics Myths” by Dan Koboldt, short fiction reviews, two novel excerpts (The Buried Life by Carrie Patel, and The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu), a podcast, and more.

Here’s the complete TOC.


Remembery Day” by Sarah Pinsker
Wildcat (from The Secret Diary of Donna Hooks)” by David Bowles
A Sister’s Weight in Stone” JY Yang
“Toot Sweet Matricia” by Suzette Mayr (eBook/subscriber exclusive)


He Dreams of Salt and Sea” by S.G. Larner
If I Only Had A…” by Kelly Dalton
Sidereal” by A.E. Ash
The Automaton to Her Engineer” by Alexandra Seidel


Words from the Editor-in-Chief” by Jason Sizemore
Eye-Based Paternity Testing and Other Human Genetics Myths” by Dan Koboldt
Apex Author Interview with Sarah Pinsker” by Andrea Johnson
Apex Cover Artist Interview with Beth Spencer” by Russell Dickerson
Clavis Aurea: A Review of Short Fiction” by Charlotte Ashley

Podcast #22

A Sister’s Weight in Stone” by JY Yang (28:12 minutes)

Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror publication featuring original short stories, poetry and non-fiction. It is edited by Jason Sizemore and Sigrid Ellis, and released the first Tuesday of every month. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, it was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine.

We previously covered Apex Magazine with issue 71.

Apex Magazine is published by Apex Publications. Issues are available free online, and sold for $2.99 in a variety of digital formats. Subscriptions are just $19.95 for one year (12 issues) in EPUB, Mobi, and PDF formats.

This issue’s cover is by Beth Spencer. The complete issue is here, and you can buy back issues or subscribe at their website.

Our mid-May Fantasy Magazine Rack is here. See all of our recent magazine coverage here.

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