Today's the day! The release of Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 edited by Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner is available now in print and eBook editions!

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Whether wandering down endless stairwells, searching for answers in the desert, or reaching out to the stars, for more than six years Apex Magazine has entertained readers with stories that are strange, beautiful, shocking, and surreal. Now, for the first time, editors Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner are collecting the award winning and nominated stories, those chosen by readers as Story of the Year, and their own personal favorites into one anthology.

A Veil that wipes the experiences of war from soldiers’ memories. A witch who faces down both God and the devil to save a soul. A swaying dance that crosses the galaxy to transmit a message. A vampire caught in a web of politics and law by his responsibility to his family. Within this collection, you will find 21 stories that explore what it means to love, to regret, to be human.

With stories by Ursula Vernon, Ken Liu, Rachel Swirsky, Sarah Pinsker, Rich Larson, and more, Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 brings readers some of the best stories Apex Magazine has published so far.

Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon 
Going Endo by Rich Larson 
Candy Girl by Chikodili Emelumadu 
If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky 
Advertising at the End of the World Keffy R.M. Kehrli 
The Performance Artist by Lettie Prell 
A Matter of Shapespace by Brian Trent 
Falling Leaves by Liz Argall 
Blood from Stone by Alethea Kontis 
Sexagesimal by Katharine E.K. Duckett 
Keep Talking by Marie Vibbert 
Remembery Day by Sarah Pinsker 
Blood on Beacon Hill by Russell Nichols 
The Green Book by Amal El-Mohtar 
L’esprit de L’escalier by Peter M. Ball 
Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale) by Ian Tregillis 
Build a Dolly by Ken Liu 
Multo by Samuel Marzioli 
Armless Maidens of the American West by Genevieve Valentine 
Pocosin by Ursula Vernon 
She Gave Her Heart, He Took Her Marrow by Sam Fleming

Cover art by Adrian Borda 

Also includes a foreword by Jason Sizemore and afterword by Lesley Conner.

Buy Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1.