In his editorial this month, Jason Sizemore celebrates the rich world of international SF.
I offer my customary welcome with a bit more glee than usual. This is a special month for Apex Magazine as we spotlight one of my favorite things: international SF. To make this happen, I turned to Cristina Jurado, a Spanish author and editor-in-chief of SuperSonic, the first bi-lingual semiprozine for the English and Spanish speaking markets. She did a wonderful job selecting the original fiction this month.
When Lavie Tidhar and I did the first volume of The Apex Book of World SF in 2009, few Anglo readers could name more than a handful of non-Anglo (specifically the United States, Canada, Australia, and Great Britain) genre authors. On the eve of the release of The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 4, it pleases me to report that the scope of the genre has broadened substantially in the last six years. Perhaps the most buzzed about science fiction novel of the year is Chinese writer Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem. The world owes Ken Liu a debt of gratitude for bringing Liu’s work to English readers.
This issue of Apex also includes a new story from Liu Cixin, “Mountain.”
Here’s the complete TOC.
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (eBook/subscriber exclusive)
Escape from Baghdad! by Saad Z. Hossain (eBook/subscriber exclusive)
“Words from the Editor-in-Chief” by Jason Sizemore
“The Invention of Speculative Fiction in Spain” by Cristina Jurado
“Apex Author Interview with Saad Z. Hossain” by Charles Tan
“Apex Author Interview with Zen Cho” by Charles Tan
“Apex Cover Artist Interview with Ekaterina Zagustina” by Russell Dickerson
“Clavis Aurea: A Review of Short Fiction” by Charlotte Ashley
“Six Things We Found During the Autopsy” by Kuzhali Manickavel (6:58 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 75.
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.