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. This month we welcome guest editor Maurice Broaddus. EDITORIAL Not Here to Check Boxes—Maurice Broaddus FICTION Cut, Cut, Cut—Walter Mosley Aunt Dissy's PApex 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. This month we welcome guest editor Maurice Broaddus. EDITORIAL Not Here to Check Boxes—Maurice Broaddus FICTION Cut, Cut, Cut—Walter Mosley Aunt Dissy's Policy Dream Book—Sheree Renee Thomas Say, She Toy—Chesya Burke The Selkie Wives—Kendra Fortmeyer NONFICTION Interview with Author Sheree Renee Thomas—Andrea Johnson Time to Get Serious About Diversity and Inclusion—Tanya C. DePass Interview with Cover Artist Angelique Shelley—Russell Dickerson POETRY VOX—LH Moore Things That Earth No Longer Bears—Linda D. Addison...
|Title||:||Apex Magazine Issue 95|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||113 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Apex Magazine Issue 95 Reviews
I hadn't yet gotten around to reading Apex because I'd put it on my "payday wishlist, buy a copy, forget about it, have it arrive like three months later", as is the case with so many litmags I've bought! But then to discover that its stories were available online for free?! So good. Really good! One of the few mags I've finished and lamented having done so. I wish there was more. Oh well. Until next time.Say, She Toy by Chesya Burke(Careful: this one'll melt your face off.)Cut, Cut, Cut by Walter MosleyToo cool.I'll support it one day...
Aunt Dissy's Policy Dream Book - Sheree Renee Thomas **A muddled, dreamlike quality to this one. Lots of evocative, sensuous writing but never accretes into a coherent whole. The Selkie Wives - Kendra Fortmeyer ***A series of short versions of selkie tales, focused on the unsatisfactory nature of the relationship at the core. Tied into the modern day and attitudes/stereotypes well. Say, She Toy - Chesya Burke ***Difficult. It's a powerful telling of the old "androids abused to prevent people abusing humans" theme, with a focus on the racial aspects as well as the usually gender-based ideas. The usual questions - is it better for androids to take the abuse than people, are androids themselves people, should they be liberated, can they be liberated if they are programmed to take it? Mostly a solid execution of the idea and the race and slavery implications give it enough to be well worth reading and thinking on.Cut, Cut, Cut - Walter Mosley ****Similar to Burke's, this is a well-written take on a well-worn idea (here, bringing on the "next phase of evolution" forcibly), although this is a more substantial story. A little much on the explaining the secret plan at the end but enjoyable overall.
4/5.Positive: My favourite story was Say, She Toy. It was incredibly real, violent, horrible, and brutally honest. A close second favourite is The Selkie Wives. I also liked Aunt Dissy's Policy and Cut. My favourite poem of the issue was Vox. I really appreciate all the talk of diversity and Apex's attempts to branch out of what is seen as 'default'.Negative: This issue could have used trigger warnings, especially She Toy, which is about anti-black racist sexual violence. Aunt Dissy's Policy was really confusing to read at points, and I didn't really like the other two poems.