Apex Book Company acquires novel NEXHUMAN from Francesco Verso

By Jason Sizemore
on September 12, 2017

Dystopian Science Fiction Novel Acquisition: Nexhuman by Italian author Francesco Verso

LEXINGTON, KY, September 12 — Apex Book Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Nexhuman by Italian author Francesco Verso. Nexhuman is set in an imaginary city endangered by the spread of “kipple” (garbage & trash) that overruns everything. Most of its residents make a living by recycling and reusing dumb materials, including fifteen-year-old Peter, a disabled “trashformer.”

Offering more details about Nexhuman, Francesco says

“The novel is an examination of obsession, post-humanism, transhumanism, ecology, and inexplicable love.”

Originally published as Livido in Italy by Delos Books where it was the winner of the 2013 Odissea Award and 2014 Italia Award for Best Italian Science Fiction Novel, this is the American English language debut of Nexhuman.

Francesco Verso is an Italian science fiction author and the editor of the Future Fiction book series. His first novel, Antidoti umani, was a Urania Mondadori Award finalist. In 2009, Francesco won the Urania Mondadori Award with e-Doll. In 2015, he won a second Urania Mondadori Award with BloodBusters. His latest book is The Pulldogs, which is currently being translated to English by Jennifer Delare. He lives in Roma with his wife and daughter.

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.

Apex announces Mahvesh Murad as editor of The Apex Book of World SF 4

By Jason Sizemore
on January 21, 2015

Apex Publications is proud to announce the fourth volume in their popular and critically-acclaimed The Apex Book of World SF series. Taking over as editor from Lavie Tidhar will be Mahvesh Murad from Karachi, Pakistan. Murad, a long-time genre fan, hosted 89 Chapter, Pakistan’s only radio book show, for seven years, and currently hosts the podcast Midnight in Karachi for Tor.com. She is a prolific reviewer for online and print publications.

Lavie Tidhar, who edited the first three volumes, will remain as overall Series Editor. Tidhar said, “I’m delighted to hand over the reins to Mahvesh, who is able to bring a fresh perspective and incredible enthusiasm to the next volume. I can’t wait to see her selections!”

The anthology series started as an idea between editor Lavie Tidhar and Apex Publications owner Jason Sizemore, with the first volume published in 2009. Designed as a showcase of speculative fiction from around the world, the series has produced three previous volumes and the popular World SF Blog, a World Fantasy Award nominee and winner of both a BSFA Award and a Kitschies. The anthologies have since become required reading on several university courses, and the third volume appeared recently on NPR’s list of 100 Best Books of 2014.

A diverse range of talent has been featured in the anthologies, including: S.P. Somtow, Kaaron Warren, Aliette de Bodard, Zoran Živković, Lauren Beukes, Hannu Rajaniemi, Nnedi Okorafor, Andrzej Sapkowski, Karin Tidbeck, and more.

Publication Date: 4th Quarter, 2015

Trade paperback ($16.95) eBook ($4.99)

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, Catherynne M. Valente, and Brian Keene.

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