A reviewer recently pointed out that these little introductory essays of mine are a bit strained as to theme. That I seem to stretch a point to unite all the disparate elements in an issue under one guiding umbrella, to completely mix my metaphors.
“Who are you?”
“What do you want?”
The television program Babylon 5 made these questions a central theme of the series. Elder races, nigh–unto–gods to the younger species that crowded the screen, would ask these questions of our protagonists. What do you want? Who are you?
Angels fall. Humans fall. We fall in love. We fly, and we fall, and sometimes we can’t tell the difference.
This month Apex brings you tales of flight, tales of plummeting, and tales of infinite chances. In many ways this month is a month of fresh starts and do–overs.
This Is the End of the World
A few months ago a coworker of mine was complaining about the television series The Walking Dead. In all the stories we have about the end of the world, he said, why can’t we have a story about smart people doing the right thing?