The Apex Book of World SF Volume 5 Playlist: 18 songs to prepare you for preorders

By Suyi Davies
on July 11, 2018

The Apex Book of World SF Volume 5 Playlist: 18 songs to prepare you for preorders

I enjoy reading with musical accompaniment. I do this more with books, but a list of short fiction provides even more excitement, because I get to pick a song per story. What happens is that I end up enjoying each work as an experience of words and waves, of sound and story. So when I learnt the Apex Book of World SF Volume 5 was forthcoming (and currently open to preorders at an AUTOMATIC 25% OFF print and ebook if you click this link now), I took a peek into the TOC Jason spoke to Cristina (this volume's co-editor) about creating a playlist in anticipation.

Today, I'm sharing Cristina's playlist with you all. It means that when you get your copy of ABWSF5, not only do you get to dive head-first into this fresh, diverse collection, you get to experience it as a kaleidoscope of sound and story.

25% off on preorders with "WSF5" and story soundtracks? Hell yeah!

EVEN MORE FREEBIES: You can also get the chance to read the complete collection as a FREE ebook in exchange for an honest review by joining the Apex Minions Read & Review program.

The Apex Book of World SF Vol. 5 Playlist by Cris Jurado

(Also available as a YouTube playlist).

  1. "Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy" by The  for “A Series of Steaks” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Singapore) The Dø - Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy
  2. "Ava Adore" by The Smashing Pumpkins for “Accursed Lineage” by Daína Chaviano (Cuba, translated by Matthew D. Goodwin)
  3. "Ain't got no, I got life" by Nina Simone for “Nkásht íí” by Darcie Little Badger (Lipan/Apache, First Nations)
  4. "Je pars mais je t'aime" by Mennel for “Ghostalker” by T.L. Huchu (Zimbabwe)
  5. "All is full of love" by Bjork for “Violation of the TrueNet Security Act” by Taiyo Fujii (Japan, translated by Jim Hubbert)
  6. "Dirty computer" by Janelle Monáe for  “Ambiguity Machines: An Examination” by Vandana Singh (India)
  7. "Skandar Maalouf" by Mashrou' Leila for “Scenes from the life of an autocrat” by Basma Abdel Aziz (Egypt, translated by Elisabeth Jaquette)
  8. Ghost by Plastic Tree for “Our Dead World” by Liliana Colanzi (Bolivia, translated by Jessica Sequeira)  
  9. "Voodoo in my blood" by Massive Attack for for “An Evolutionary Myth” by Bo-Young Kim (Korea, translated by Jihyun Park & Gord Sellar)
  10. "Palabra mi amor" by Shaka Ponk for “You will see the moon rise” by Israel Alonso (Spain, translated by Steve Redwood)
  11. "Don't be so shy" by Imany for “The Barrette Girls” by Sara Saab (Lebanon)
  12. "Gimme the power" by Molotov for “The Calculations of Artificials” by Chi Hui (China, translated by John Chu)
  13. "Kif'n'dir" by Zaho for “El Cóndor del Machángara” by Ana Hurtado (Venezuela)
  14. "Bliss" by Muse for “Alone, on the Wind” by Karla Schmidt (Germany, translated by Lara M. Harmon)
  15. "Come" by Jain for “The Seventh” by Eliza Victoria (Philippines)
  16. "This is America" by Childish Gambino for “Screamers” by Tochi Onyebuchi (Nigeria)
  17. "River" by Ibeyi for “The Bois” by R.S.A. Garcia (Trinidad & Tobago)
  18. "Game of Survival" by Ruelle for “Ugo” by Giovanni De Feo (Italy)

    Preorder the Apex Book of World SF Volume 5 now. 25% off print and eBook. Discount code is "WSF5" at checkout.

    Don't miss the amazing preorder deal for For Exposure by Jason Sizemore!

    By Lesley Conner
    on June 03, 2015

    For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher by Jason Sizemore chronicles Jason’s journey over the past ten years as the owner/publisher of Apex Publications and the events that set him on that road. This nonfiction book is filled with humorous essays by Jason, with rebuttals from some of the people who have helped shape Apex into what it is today.

    On June 20th, we’re releasing For Exposure at the Apex Publications 10th Anniversary Celebration being held at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY. The party kicks off at 5pm, with a panel on small press publishing, a reading by Jason Sizemore from For Exposure, and the chance to get the book signed by Jason and several of the authors of the rebuttal essays. If you’re in the Lexington area, don’t miss this chance to meet and mingle with Apex’s editors and authors!

    But what if you’re not in the Lexington area? Or you are, but can’t make it to our awesome party? Do you just miss out on the chance to get For Exposure signed by so many cool people?

    Never fear! We have you covered! In an exclusive opportunity to own a small piece of Apex history, you can preorder For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher and have it signed by Jason Sizemore and all of the rebuttal authors who attend the 10th Anniversary party! Rebuttal authors who will be attending the party include Maurice Broaddus, Geoffrey Girard, Lesley Conner, Janet Harriett, and Justin Stewart. The book is available in both hardcover and trade paperback editions.

    Preorder your copy of For Exposure today and get free domestic shipping!

    More about For Exposure by Jason Sizemore

    What does it take to become a Hugo and Stoker Award-nominated editor and publisher? Follow Jason Sizemore's unconventional professional path as it winds through a tiny, overheated Baptist church deep within the coal fields of Appalachia, Kentucky, past a busted printer and a self-serving boss that triggered an early mid-life crisis and the epiphany that he should open a magazine spreading the gospel of science fiction to the masses, all the way to WorldCon 2012 and his first Hugo Awards ceremony.

    In this collection of semi-true and sometimes humorous essays, Jason exposes the parties, people, and triumphs that shaped him into the Apex Overlord. He also lays bare the hardships and failures that have threatened to take it all away. Meet Thong Girl, heed the warning about the ham, receive rest stop bathroom wisdom, and visit an emergency room straight out of a horror movie in this extraordinary account of life as a publisher and editor.

    With rebuttal essays from Maurice Broaddus, Monica Valentinelli, Lesley Conner, and more, For Exposure tells Jason’s story with insight from key players along his road to success. It is a comprehensive and frank look at what Apex and the genre publishing business is about. Take a shot with the publisher, dance the night away, and become a legend. And do it all For Exposure.

    Severance Package Preorder Deal!

    By Lesley Conner
    on October 28, 2014

    Yesterday we opened up preorders for Severance, a new humorously dark science fiction novel by columnist Chris Bucholz. Already we're offering our standard preorder deal: preorder a trade paperback edition of Severance (out December 9th) and receive the eBook edition for free immediately, plus free domestic shipping.

    A great deal for an amazing book, but we thought we could do better.

    One lucky person who preorders Severance through the Apex store - preorders will be open until the release in early December - will win a Severance Package.

    What's in this Severance Package? That's a good question, and I have an outstanding answer. How does Apex's next two releases sound? For free, delivered to you when they come out. What if I told you that Apex's next releases are made up of Brian Keene's much anticipated novel The Lost Level and Damien Angelica Walters' collection Sing Me Your Scars and Other Stories? Interested now? I thought so.

    A fantastic prize for one lucky person, and all you have to do is preorder Severance for your chance to win.

    Want to check out an excerpt of Severance before you order? Read the first chapter here.

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