Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. EDITORIAL Words from the Editor-in-Chief — Jason Sizemore FICTION The Gentleman of Chaos — A. Merc Rustad Fall to Her — Alexis A. Hunter I Remember Your FApex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. EDITORIAL Words from the Editor-in-Chief — Jason Sizemore FICTION The Gentleman of Chaos — A. Merc Rustad Fall to Her — Alexis A. Hunter I Remember Your Face — E.K. Wagner Paskutinis Iliuzija (The Last Illusion) — Damien Angelica Walters Stay Crazy (excerpt) — Erica L. Satifka NONFICTION Discussion of The Frame/INK — Betsy Phillips Interview with Author A. Merc Rustad — Andrea Johnson Interview with Cover Artist Marcela Bolívar — Russell Dickerson Words for Thought — A. C. Wise POETRY Not Like This — Mary Soon Lee Perplexities — Peter Venable This Earth — Frank Tota The Labyrinth Keeper — Anton Rose...
|Title||:||apex magazine issue 87|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||140 Pages|
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apex magazine issue 87 Reviews
I didn`t like all the stories here, but the two that I enjoyed were great!The Gentleman of Chaos — A. Merc Rustad - Kind of a dark fantasy about a king and his cruel machinations to stay in power.Paskutinis Iliuzija (The Last Illusion) — Damien Angelica Walter - The twist in the end was unexpected and the whole story was charged with a lot of emotions and sensibility.In short, two small gems!!!
The August issue of Apex Magazine contains beautiful and heartbreaking stories with exciting previews of books I've got on my to-read shelf. The stories and poems range from far-off fantasy kingdoms to the past to a shopping mart and show all the strange things that can happen near and far. With a gorgeous, haunting cover, great fiction writers and poets, the 87th Apex issue packs a punch and delivers stories that I'll be thinking about for a while."The Gentleman of Chaos" by A. Merc Rustad has that type of awesome fantasy characters I love to read in the fantasy genre while exploring gender and destiny. The mystery Gentleman of Chaos is an assassin who passes his knowledge on to the restricted sister of the king who is forced to deny her true self by her controlling brother. There is intrigue and mystery with a great long game twist to cap off a beautifully written story."Fall to Her" by Alexis A. Hunter mixes poetry and prose in a psychological sci-fi adventure. Short and to the point, the story explores traumatic memories and coping mechanisms with a melodic song interspersed.Check out more of this review and others at swilliky.com
4/5. Positive: The story The Gentleman of Chaos was my absolute favourite, hands down. It was riveting and painful and carried an important, thoughtful message. Other favourites included Fall to Her (space madness is a favourite idea of mine), I Remember Your Face (though the ending made me sad), and Paskutinis Iliuzija (which seriously made me tear up). My favourite poem was Not Like This, with The Labyrinth Keeper at a close second. Negative: There were one or two poems or stories I didn't enjoy.
Lots of good work in this issue--which is pretty standard for Apex. The standout for me--by far!--was A. Merc Rustad's "The Gentleman of Chaos." It was poetic, dark, beautiful, and quite clever--just my kind of story.