Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief1 min read

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Welcome to Issue 54 of Apex Magazine.

In this issue, my penultimate as Editor–in–Chief, I’m sharing some bittersweet stories and poetry along with a good laugh.

Our new fiction includes “The Jackal’s Wife” by Vajra Chandrasekera, a story of transformation and betrayal. “Recordings of a More Personal Nature” by Bogi Takács, explores the value in the stories we carry with us, and “This is a Ghost Story” by Keffy R.M. Kehrli reimagines our notion of ghosts. Jim C. Hines’s “Creature in Your Neighborhood,” our classic story this month, tweaks a familiar childhood program in a rather distinctive manner.

In nonfiction, Managing Editor Michael Damian Thomas and I give thanks for certain things in SF/F, and Maggie Slater interviews Jim C. Hines.

Our cover art is by the inimitable Galen Dara, who also created the distinctive look of Glitter & Mayhem.

I hope that you enjoy this issue of Apex Magazine.

Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas was the Apex Magazine editor-in-chief for 24 issues (30-53).
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