Novel Acquisition: Snow Over Utopia by Rudolfo A. Serna

By Lesley Conner
on May 14, 2018
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Apex Publications is happy to announce the acquisition of Snow Over Utopia by Rudolfo A. Serna.

Snow Over Utopia is a dark science fiction novel that weaves lyrical prose, a literary sensibility, and satire. Set in a future built on the wreckage of our civilization and environment, the story follows Eden in her quest to find Utopia and to have her sight returned.

From the author:

It is a genre bending short novel of apocalyptic fantasy, sci-fi psychedelia, and doom metal.

In an age of savage science powered by black-mass, and thrown away bio-matter leaked into an underground sea lit by the heart of the great tree. The novel starts with Eden losing her rare blue eyes to fanatical and sadistic slave masters. Escaping with a murderer named Miner, she is found by the Librarian and his daughter, the huntress, Delilah, in a mountain-top sanctuary. Eden must go on through time and space in a necrotronic stream generated be the living computer program called Witch Mother.

Snow Over Utopia is a complex novel that demands the reader piece together the story behind the story. It is a rich, almost addictive read, that left us yearning to go back to the beginning and start Eden's story all over again as soon as we had finished it.

Slated to be released in early 2019, we are thrilled to be bringing Snow Over Utopia to our readers and look forward to the chance to discuss every detail and intricacy of this twisted world. 

About the author:

Rudolfo A. Serna was born under the nuclear shadow of Los Alamos National Laboratories and was raised in the orchards, mountains, and fields of northern New Mexico. Occupations have included carpenter, landscaper, wildland firefighter, creative writing coordinator, and adjunct professor. With a penchant for ‘70s horror B-movies, psychedelic doom metal, permaculture, and nature worship, he lives with his wife and daughter in Albuquerque, NM, writing dark fantasy sci-fi. His short stories can be seen with Brick Moon Fiction, Bewildering Stories, Aphotic Realm, and Augur Magazine. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico, and serves as the digital steward of the Mutantroot Art Collective at mutantroot.com, or via Twitter at mutantroot1.

Supernatural Thriller Acquisition: Some Kind of Monster

By Lesley Conner
on February 09, 2018

Apex Publications is happy to announce the acquisition of Some Kind of Monster by Tim Waggoner. Some Kind of Monster is a supernatural thriller novella that follows Doreen as she hunts down urban legends and paranormal activity looking for something greater than the dull, everyday reality she can’t seem to escape.

Tim Waggoner is the author of numerous novels, including Like Death and Teeth of the Sea, and hundreds of short stories. His work has been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award, and his novella The Winter Box won the 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction.

Some Kind of Monster is scheduled to be released in early 2019.

Apex Book Company acquires CLOSE YOUR MOUTH by Paul Jessup

By Jason Sizemore
on July 07, 2017

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.

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