March’s edition of Apex Magazine is dedicated to long time Apex supporter and excellent genre member, Mary Robinette Kowal. Kowal’s novelette, “The Bride Replete”, is the first of her pieces to appear (in two parts, so make sure to read it all). In this story a family of reptilian characters, from the point of view […]
Mary Robinette Kowal’s “Scenting the Dark” (Apex Online-Aug. 24) is enchanting, if not for the story itself, then for the intriguing use of a blind main character. An apt metaphor for a human exploring a new planet with only a few supports, this tale of space tragedy is textually vibrant, all without using the sense […]
Mary Robinette Kowal talks about where to find free samples of her fiction on her blog. Mary writes science fiction, often with a darker slant.
Apex Digest Issue 9 promises to be moody and discomforting from the first glance at its stormy cover, strongly reminiscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. It’s a bit of a new taste from the last few issues, a departing from a mild science fantasy trend toward a sort of mental sci-fi. First up is […]
“Wolf Song” by William F. Nolan kicks off the 35th issue of Talebones. A traditional, movie-style werewolf tale, straight from classic Wolfman movies, in it, a cold young boy, already in a dispassionate family, is attacked by a werewolf. But instead of experiencing horror at his full moon changes, he finds a chilling joy in […]
Gratia Placenti is the 2007 follow-up to Apex Publications’ first Stoker-nominated featured writer anthology, Aegri Somnia. Subtitled “For the sake of pleasing” the stories all incorporate the themes of pleasure and punishment… Full review at DarkScribe Magazine.