As award nomination season closes, Apex Magazine is excited that “Mr. Death” by author Alix E. Harrow has been nominated for a Nebula Award. “Mr. Death”, a powerful story about parenting and grief, was published in Issue 121, our relaunch issue.
Editor-in-Chief Jason Sizemore had this to say about the story when it was published:
“Mr. Death” by Alix E. Harrow is firmly in the sub-genre category of “reaper” fiction. As is typical with Alix’s fiction, she layers her plot with emotional depth and provides a payoff that isn’t entirely expected, but wholly earned.
Alix E. Harrow is a veteran Apex author. The story “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies,” which was published in 2018, received nominations for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the WSFA Small Press Award. In the end, it garnered a Hugo Award, a Nebula Award, and was a WSFA Award finalist, a Locus Recommended Story, the Apex Readers Choice, Ignotus Award finalist, and a Eugie Award finalist.
A former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is now a full-time writer living in Kentucky with her husband and their semi-feral kids. She is the author of Hugo Award-winning short fiction, and her debut novel, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. Find her at @AlixEHarrow on Twitter.
Best of luck to Mr. Death and congratulations to all the nominees!