Apex Publications is proud to announce the fourth volume in their popular and critically-acclaimed The Apex Book of World SF series. Taking over as editor from Lavie Tidhar will be Mahvesh Murad from Karachi, Pakistan. Murad, a long-time genre fan, hosted 89 Chapter, Pakistan’s only radio book show, for seven years, and currently hosts the podcast Midnight in Karachi for Tor.com. She is a prolific reviewer for online and print publications.

Lavie Tidhar, who edited the first three volumes, will remain as overall Series Editor. Tidhar said, “I’m delighted to hand over the reins to Mahvesh, who is able to bring a fresh perspective and incredible enthusiasm to the next volume. I can’t wait to see her selections!”

The anthology series started as an idea between editor Lavie Tidhar and Apex Publications owner Jason Sizemore, with the first volume published in 2009. Designed as a showcase of speculative fiction from around the world, the series has produced three previous volumes and the popular World SF Blog, a World Fantasy Award nominee and winner of both a BSFA Award and a Kitschies. The anthologies have since become required reading on several university courses, and the third volume appeared recently on NPR’s list of 100 Best Books of 2014.

A diverse range of talent has been featured in the anthologies, including: S.P. Somtow, Kaaron Warren, Aliette de Bodard, Zoran Živković, Lauren Beukes, Hannu Rajaniemi, Nnedi Okorafor, Andrzej Sapkowski, Karin Tidbeck, and more.

Publication Date: 4th Quarter, 2015

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APEX PUBLICATIONS (www.apexbookcompany.com) is a small press dedicated to publishing exemplary works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Owned and operated by Jason B. Sizemore, Apex publishes the thrice Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine. The Apex catalog contains books by genre luminaries such as Damien Angelica Walters, Catherynne M. Valente, and Brian Keene.