APEX NEWS: Apex Books acquires short story collection from Tobias S. Buckell

Apex Publications is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new collection of stories titled Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance and Other Stories by Tobias S. Buckell. Apex has also acquired the trade paperback rights to his four book Xenowealth series (Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin, Sly Mongoose, and The Apocalypse Ocean).

Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling and World Fantasy Award-winning author born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, which influence much of his work.

His novels and over eighty stories have been translated into nineteen different languages. His work has been nominated for the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, and the Astounding Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.

He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife and twin daughters. He’s an instructor at the University of Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing and an instructor of Creative Writing at Bluffton University.

Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance and Other Stories is Tobias S. Buckell’s seventh short fiction collection and is comprised of 15 stories, several of which are original to the collection or were previously only available through his Patreon. These stories include:

“Io Robot”

“A Jar of Goodwill”

“Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance”

“The Mighty Slinger (w/ Karen Lord)”

“Chi’s Cargo”

“Destination Day Blues”

“Five Point Three Milligrams”

“By the Warmth of Her Calculus”


“A Girl and Her Rover”

“The Longest Distance”

“Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex”

“Pale Blue Memories”

“The Very Last Curator of What Little Remains of the Western World”


Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance and Other Stories is slated to be released in the second quarter of 2022.

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 Sizemore, Apex publishes the thrice Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine. The Apex catalog contains books by genre luminaries such as Maurice Broaddus, Lavie Tidhar, and E. Catherine Tobler.