Apex Publications

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Apex Publications is a small press dedicated to publishing quality dark SF, horror, and dark fantasy. Our authors include such esteemed wordsmiths as Gary Braunbeck, Nick Mamatas, Michael A. Burstein, Jennifer Pelland, Dru Pagliasotti, and more.

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Greener Pastures
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,150. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
In his striking debut collection, Greener Pastures, Michael Wehunt shows why he is a powerful new voice in horror and weird fiction.
Stay Crazy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,500. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When her coworkers start mysteriously dying, Em realizes that she may be the only one who can stop things from getting worse. Now she must convince her therapist she’s not having a relapse and keep her boss from firing her. All while getting her coworker Roger to help enact the plans Escodex conveys to her though the RFID chips in the Savertown USA products. It’s enough to make anyone Stay Crazy.
Ugly As Sin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,110. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
For the first time in over thirty years, Nick returns to his hometown of Midnight, North Carolina. There he will come face to face with old demons, forge new friendships, and make enemies far more dangerous than those who ruined his face, all in a quest to save the granddaughter he’s never met...and maybe find a little bit of redemption along the way.
The Wicked
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,110. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Crime
After a fire consumes the Heller Home for Children, the residents of Morganville, North Carolina thought they knew evil... They were wrong.
Beautiful Sorrows
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,220. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Mercedes M. Yardley’s Beautiful Sorrows is an ephemeral collection encompassing twenty-seven short tales full of devastation, death, longing, and the shining ribbon of hope that binds them all together.
Upside Down: Inverting Tropes in Storytelling
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,740. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling is an anthology of short stories, poetry, and essays edited by Monica Valentinelli and Jaym Gates. Over two dozen authors, ranging from NYT-bestsellers and award winners to debut writers, chose a tired trope or cliche to challenge and surprise readers through their work.
Rosewater
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,230. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
An alien entity lives beneath the ground, forming a biodome around which the city of Rosewater thrives. The cities of Rosewater are enamored by the dome, hoping for a chance to meet the beings within or possibly be invited to come in themselves. When something begins killing off other sensitives like himself, Kaaro searches for an answer and comes to a realization about a horrifying future.
Apex Magazine - Issue 90
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,900. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. This issue features E. Catherine Tobler, Erica L. Satifka, Onu-Okpara Chiamaka, Natalia Theodoridou, and Tade Thompson.
Apex Magazine - Issue 89
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,040. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 59
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,880. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 58
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,050. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 57
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,400. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 56
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,450. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 22
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 11
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 35
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
The Kraken Sea
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,900. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The Kraken Sea is a fast paced adventure full of mystery, Fates, and writhing tentacles just below the surface, and in the middle of it all is a boy searching for himself.
Freeze/Thaw
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Gabe Alfil may be the only person alive with enough expertise in quantum computing to solve the problem, but a hiking accident a decade earlier has left him paralyzed, and the key to saving the world requires a dangerous trek across a frozen wasteland.
First Communions
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,840. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Geoffrey Girard first appeared in Writers of the Future and has since written and sold more than sixty short stories of dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Collected here, for the first time, are sixteen of his best, and darkest, tales.
Glitch Rain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,160. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Akuba will have to have to outmaneuver unlimited surveillance, high-tech con artists, and an international hacker kingpin if she wants to survive. Every identity has a price in Glitch Rain.
Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,760. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This anthologies features some of the best original short fiction we've published in Apex Magazine. The content include our 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.
Apex Magazine Issue 76
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,950. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. A special international SF themed issue! Guest edited by Cristina Jurado.
The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 4
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,140. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
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.
Apex Magazine Issue 69
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,200. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Sing Me Your Scars
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 57,950. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
In her first collection of short fiction, Damien Angelica Walters weaves her lyrical voice through suffering and sorrow, teasing out the truth and discovering hope.
King of the Bastards
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,610. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Part sword and sorcery, part extreme horror, King of the Bastards is wild adventure across seas, beaches, and mountains full of horrifying monstrosities, dark magic, and demonic entities.
Apex Magazine Issue 70
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,330. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine Issue 73
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,550. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine Issue 72
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,250. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,800. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
What does it take to become a Hugo and Stoker Award-nominated editor and publisher? Follow Jason Sizemore’s unconventional professional path as it winds through a tiny, overheated Baptist church deep within the coal fields of Appalachia, Kentucky, past a busted printer and a self-serving boss that triggered an early mid-life crisis...
Apex Magazine Issue 71
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,310. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. This month features Sean Robinson, AC Wise, Naomi Kritzer, Yzabel Ginsberg, Octavia Cade, Keith S. Wilson, and Isabel Yap.
The Lost Level
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,200. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Apex is proud to present the first book in Grand Master Award winner Brian Keene's long-awaited new series, a loving ode to lost world classics like Burroughs's PELLUCIDAR, Howard's ALMURIC, and Lansdale's THE DRIVE-IN, but with a thoroughly modern twist that only Brian Keene could conceive.
Severance
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 135,030. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In Severance, the debut novel from famed Cracked.com writer Chris Bucholz, the inhabitants of a generation ark find two unlikely heroes who fight to keep everything together.
Apex Magazine Issue 67
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
War Stories: New Military Science Fiction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,550. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
In War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, editors Andrew Liptak and Jaym Gates collects short stories by science fiction and fantasy authors dealing with the effects of war prior, during, and after battle to soldiers and their families.
Apex Magazine Issue 66
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,110. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. Edited by Hugo Award-nominated editor Sigrid Ellis.
Apex Magazine Issue 65
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,110. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine Issue 64
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,750. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine Issue 63
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 3
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,410. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
These stories run the gamut from science fiction, to fantasy, to horror. Some are translations (from German, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Swedish), and some were written in English. The authors herein come from Asia and Europe, Africa and Latin America. Their stories are all wondrous and wonderful, and showcase the vitality and diversity that can be found in the field.
Apex Magazine Issue 61
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,750. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine -- Issue 60
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,660. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month.
Midnight
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,450. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Samantha Clark has always known she was different. Brought up in a loveless household, she can almost forgive herself for turning to an abusive boyfriend to help her give her the roots and love she desperately needs. But that solution turns violent, and Sami is on the run, turning to a college friend who offers her a new hope at 'family'.
Maze
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,920. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
From every corner of time and space, sometimes people go missing without a trace. They never come back. Get lost in the long stone halls of the maze with the ones that find each other, form tribes, scrape out a life from rocks and sand. Their stories interweave.
Apex Magazine - Issue 55
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,560. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 54
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 53
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month. This month we feature work by Shira Lipkin, Mari Ness, Damien Angelica Walters, Kelly McCullough, Douglas Hulick, and Gary A. Braunbeck.
Apex Magazine - Issue 52
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,880. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month. This month we feature work by Margaret Ronald, Anaea Lay, Hal Duncan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Maurice Broaddus, and Deborah Stanish.
Apex Magazine - Issue 51
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,510. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month. This month contains work by Charlie Jane Anders, Brian Trent, and Christopher Barzak.
I Can Transform You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,570. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
From the dust of The Trying Times, corp-nations have risen up in place of failed governments, and twilight haze dropped down in place of the sky.
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Books

Apex Magazine - Issue 94
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,820. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. This month we have fiction by John Hornor Jacobs, Mary Elizabeth Burroughs, and Ken MacLeod.

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