Announcing: Nexhuman Preorders Now Open!

Apex is thrilled to announce that preorders for Nexhuman by Francesco Verso are now open!

Described as "Frankenstein meets classic cyberpunk", the award-winning author of Italian science fiction brings us a dystopian novel fit for lovers of posthumanism, cybernetics and ecology.

In a future threatened by the spread of "kipple" (garbage & trash), fifteen-year-old is a disabled “trashformer" and part of a fringe society that scavenges junk to survive. His days are spent in the refuse of humanity and running with a teenage gang called The Dead Bones lead by his brother Charlie. But when Peter finds beauty in the world in the shape of Alba, an advanced model female nexhuman, he finds purpose ... and love. When Charlie and The Dead Bones destroy Peter's dreams for the future, Peter embarks on a quest to rebuild the object of his obsession.

Preorder Nexhuman now!

*Use the checkout discount code ALBA to receive 20% off your preorder (trade and digital)*

"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)

"Indeed, one could make a case that this book is ultimately about family, or love, or overcoming the limits of human biology, or waste and mass consumerism. This novel is about all of these things, and why not, since together they give us a potential portrait of life on Earth."
- Rachel Cordasco, Strange Horizons book review

Preorders of both the ebook and print editions are available directly through Apex (and soon through Amazon and Kobo). (Hot Tip: Preorder either edition directly through Apex and receive the digital advance reader's copy for free in your inbox within moments!) All links can be found on the Apex product page.

Only open until August 14th. Hurry and preorder now!


Francesco Verso is a hardworking author and publisher tirelessly promoting the science fiction genre in Italy. Born in Bologna, in 1973, he has a major in Environmental Economics at the University of Roma Tre and worked at IBM (PC Division) until 2005, then for Lenovo until 2008. Since 2008 he has worked as a full-time writer/publisher of Italian Science Fiction. His novel Antidoti umani was a finalist for the 2004 Urania Mondadori Award. In 2009, he won the Urania Mondadori Award for his book e-Doll. In 2011, he wrote short stories like “Flush,” “90 Cents,” “Two Worlds” (published on International Speculative Fiction nr.5), and “Fernando Morales, This Is Your Death!” In the same year, he finished his third novel Livido, which went on to win the Odyssey Award 2013 and Italy Award 2014 for best Italian Science Fiction novel. Livido, published in 2014 in Australia by Xoum with the title of Nexhuman is his first novel to be translated into English.