Issue 130

Apex Magazine is a digital dark science fiction and fantasy genre zine that features award-winning short fiction, essays, and interviews. Established in 2009, our fiction has won several Hugo and Nebula Awards.

EDITORIAL
Editorial by Lesley Conner

ORIGINAL FICTION
It Rises and Falls and Rises Again by RJ Taylor
Tenure by Devon Mihesuah
The First Promise We Break by Risa Wolf
Nine Theories of Time by Spencer Nitkey
To Live and Die in Dixieland by Russell Nichols
Strata by Benjamin Blattberg

PODCAST FICTION
It Rises and Falls and Rises Again (RJ Taylor), Narrated by Addison Peacock
To Live and Die in Dixieland (Russell Nichols), Narrated by JV Hampton Van Sant

CLASSIC FICTION
In the Garden of Ibn Ghazi by Molly Tanzer
An Arc of Electric Skin by Wole Talabi

INTERVIEWS
Interview with Author RJ Taylor by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Author Spencer Nitkey by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Artist J.R. Slattum by Bradley Powers

NONFICTION
Always And Forever by Milton J. Davis
Never Let The Light Go Out by Linda D. Addison

REVIEWS
Words for Thought: Short Fiction Review by A.C. Wise
Book Review: A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
by Lesley Conner
Book Review: Sweep of Stars by Maurice Broaddus
by Keturah Barchers

Cover art by J.R. Slattum.