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