Yesterday was author Francesco Verso's 45th birthday! To help him celebrate such a momentous occasion, we wanted to share the cover for his upcoming Apex title Nexhuman

This striking cover art is the work of artist Luca Cervini, with the title design by Mikio Murikami.

Originally published in Italian in 2013 by Delos Books, Apex will be releasing the English version of Nexhuman in August of this year. This dystopian novel has a focus on post-humanism and we are incredibly excited to add it to the Apex catalog. Reviewer Rachel Cordasco did a write-up for Strange Horizons that you can read here.

"Francesco Verso brings classic cyberpunk attitude to grand romantic obsession . . . a thoughtful meditation on what it means to be human and an exciting peek into a world that is just around the corner." --James Patrick Kelly (Nebula, Locus and Hugo Award winner)

In a future threatened by the spread of "kipple" (garbage & trash) that overruns everything, Peter Payne is part of a fringe society that makes a living scavenging. When his chance to change his fate is violently ripped away by his brother Charlie, Peter embarks on a quest to rebuild the object of his obsession. Exploring themes such as cybernetics, prosthetics, consumerism, robotics and transcendence, Nexhuman expands on classic science fiction to build a world as deep and searching as its main character.

You will not want to miss this stellar book coming soon from Apex!