My heroes have aged as I have.
When I was younger, I wanted heroes who were teenagers, young adults. I wanted heroes who were embarking on life for the first time.Read More
This issue is incredibly good.
Apex is privileged to work with some of the most imaginative, most powerful creators in genre these days. “A User Guide to the Application of Gem–Flowers,” by Bogi Takács is exquisite.Read More
There are a lot of different ways to make a revolution.
I’m pulling this from memory, and Google wasn’t helpful, so forgive my errors. But there’s a story I’ve heard, about the five men who meet on a road.
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.Read More
“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?Read More
The world works in downright strange ways.
Magazines are put together months in advance. It was in, oh, December of last year, I think, that Cameron and Elise and I determined that the April issue of Apex would be about repair.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
In November of 2013 my family and I traveled to Guatemala. We looked at old churches and new coffee plantations, we roasted marshmallows in the vents at the top of an active volcano, we rode horses and ziplined through the jungle.Read More