The Apex Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in Apex News | 0 comments

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Like any self-respecting purveyor of goods, Apex has sales going on this weekend. Our sales also come with a handy guide for which books are best suited for which person on your list.

Doomsday Preppers

Dead Stay Dead and Asylum give them some creative ideas for surviving the zombie uprising as they hunker down, dreading December 21. Secret Thoughts explores how society creates its own doomsday, and the lengths the mutants go to survive once they’re excluded from society.

World Travelers

Stamp their fiction-reading passports with collections of the best SF from outside the U.S. and U.K.: The Apex Book of World SF (primarily Europe and Asia), and The Apex Book of World SF 2 (primarily Africa and South America).


The recipient doesn’t need to be from around these parts to enjoy regional collections like Appalachian Undead and Harlan County Horrors

Fantasy Adventurers

Go on a fantasy quest with Last Dragon.

Steampunk Fans

If they consider gears and cogs a fashion accessory, give them the Penemue Trilogy (The Convent of the Pure, The Labyrinth of the Dead, and The Tower of the Forgotten)

Spy Thriller Readers

If they like Cold War-era James Bond, give them An Occupation of Angels.

The Do-It-Yourselfer

In Machine, Celia’s troubles start when she installs DIY mods to her android body. This makes a great gift for anyone who has ever voided a warranty or had a home repair go very, very wrong.

That One Relative Who Can’t Stop Talking Politics at the Dinner Table

You’ve had all the red/blue discussions. See what they have to say when you toss the undead into the political arena in The Changed.


Orgy of Souls is a twisted (very twisted) tale of brotherly love. You’ll have something to talk about at the next family gathering besides who is Mom’s favorite, like how many souls you’d trick people into signing away to save the other’s life.

For more twisted horror and paranormal mystery, try Like Death.

History Buffs

The Fields, because zombies go with the Reconstruction era like mashed potatoes and gravy.

Number Crunchers

An Agreement With Hell mixes quantum physics and the paranormal.


They’ll appreciate the replayability of Escape from Zombie City.


Starve Better gives practical advice for making a living at writing, and
To Each Their Darkness digs into what makes a good, dark story.

Picky Readers

Single-author short story collections splash each author’s distinctive voice and style through all corners of the genre pool. These are perfect for readers who take a few stories to warm up to a new author.

The Person Who Has Everything
These anthologies each cover a wide range of styles and stories, for the person on your list who is hard to shop for:

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