Apex is pleased to announce the acquisition of CLOSE YOUR MOUTH by Paul Jessup. A release date of early to mid-2018 is expected.

CLOSE YOUR MOUTH is a novella length sequel to Jessup's acclaimed out-of-print weird SF story OPEN YOUR EYES (Apex Book Company, 2010). Apex will be bundling the two works that will form a hybrid-novel for readers to enjoy.

Author Paul Jessup calls CLOSE YOUR MOUTH "a surreal space opera that at its core is about loneliness and identity."

Paul Jessup is a critically acclaimed/award winning author, poet and playwright. He has appeared in many different magazines, anthologies, and has a few books placed out in small and large publishing houses alike.

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, Lavie Tidhar, and Brian Keene.