The final cover design for Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 edited by Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner is complete and ready to be unveiled!

Cover art is by Adrian Borda.

Cover design is by Justin Stewart.

Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 will be 21 of the best stories published in Apex Magazine from issue 1 to issue 79. Twenty of the stories have been selected by the editors. The final one will be selected by you, the readers.

The stories selected by Jason and Lesley are:

  • Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon (Issue 56)

  • If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky (Issue 46)

  • The Green Book by Amal El-Mohtar (Issue 18)

  • Candy Girl by Chikodili Emelumadu (Issue 66)

  • Falling Leaves by Liz Argall (Issue 60)

  • A Matter of Shapespace by Brian Trent (Issue 51)

  • Blood from Stone by Alethea Kontis (Issue 43)

  • Sexagesimal by Katharine E.K. Duckett (Issue 40)

  • Keep Talking by Marie Vibbert (Issue 67)       

  • Going Endo by Rich Larson (Issue 74)

  • Remembery Day by Sarah Pinsker (Issue 72)

  • Pocosin by Ursula Vernon (Issue 68)

  • She Gave Her Heart, He Took Her Marrow by Sam Fleming (Issue 79)

  • L’esprit de L’escalier by Peter M. Ball (Issue 16)

  • The Performance Artist by Lettie Prell (Issue 44)

  • Advertising at the End of the World by Keffy R.M. Kehrli (Issue 3)

  • Armless Maidens of the American West by Genevieve Valentine (Issue 39)

  • Blood on Beacon Hill by Russell Nichols (Issue 78)

  • Build-A-Dolly by Ken Liu (Issue 47)

  • Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale) by Ian Tregillis (Issue 17)

Voting for the reader-selected story will open on November 16th, so take a good look at the stories already included in Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 and decide which story you would like to see added to the list.

Preorders open next week!