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O2 Arena

How she had shrunk in such a short while, I couldn’t understand. I held her bony hand in mine, rubbing it on my cheek, desperate to feel something of her as I’d known her before. Her fingers were warm, and I felt a faint throbbing as she breathed laboriously from a cylinder by the side of the bed. Over the edges of the mask, her panicked eyelids fluttered, and I couldn’t tell if she knew I was there.

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Issue 129

Apex Magazine Issue 129! New fiction by Lavie Tidhar, Cristina Jurado (translated by Monica Louzon), Yilun Fan (translated by S. Qiouyi Lu), Bianca Sayan, Rich Larson, and M. Shaw, Classic Fiction by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Benjanun Sriduangkaew, and Non-Fiction by CSE Cooney and Mercedes M. Yardley. Cover art by Luka Brico.